When four seriously legendary rockers form a band, they need a serious name.
And what’s better than Chickenfoot? Seriously?
As the band’s own web site states, “It’s a silly name for a band — and album — that kicks a donkey’s ass six ways to Sunday and back again. Maybe that’s because long before the four men who comprise Chickenfoot came together they already filled the pages of rock history with enough individual mind-blowing chapters to boggle the mind.”
Playing Monday at the Brady Theater, the group brings together some of the best rockers around.
There’s lead singer Sammy Hagar, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and former lead singer of Van Halen; guitarist Joe Satriani, a guitar god that great guitarists hope to be one day; Michael Anthony, founding member and former bassist for Van Halen; and drummer Chad Smith, of Red Hot Chili Peppers fame.
Their debut album – “Chickenfoot” (naturally) – sold more than 225,000 albums in one month. It debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Indie charts and No. 4 on Billboard’s Album charts.
Their first television appearance was June 5 on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien. And they’ve never looked back. Their North American tour started Aug. 2 and continues throughout the summer. They’ve constantly added dates, including a free show held at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.
Chickenfoot’s first album is being hailed by critics. As Guitar Player states:
“The band’s bombastic debut CD pretty much proves Chickenfoot is a cohesive unit of amazing players who truly enjoy zoning into each other’s musical passions, and having one huge blast churning out rock and roll thrills.
“Modeled after Led Zeppelin’s riff-and-rhythm propelled onslaught, Chickenfoot evokes the raw, electric energy of the ‘70s bands expanding the vocabulary of blues rock, while simultaneously keeping the tones and grooves sharp and modern.”
The band, like many, came together almost by accident. They started with playing together at jam sessions at Hagar’s club, Cabo Wabo Cantina, in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
“After just a few songs, it became stunningly obvious that we shared an overall musical agenda. The only question was could we make a great album?” said Satriani in an interview.
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Tickets are $37.50 and $45.
Doors open at 7pm.
For more on the band, visit their site at: http://www.chickenfoot.us