Sammy Hagar, Michael Anthony (you know, those two dudes not doing anything with Van Halen anymore,) Chad Smith (you know, that guy not doing anything with the Chili Peppers anymore,) and Joe Satriani . . . are Chickenfoot? Chicken. Foot. And then Sammy has this to say about the project: “When people hear the music, it’s LED ZEPPELIN. It’s as good as that. I know that’s a mighty bold statement…We could rival ZEP.” Oh no you di’n’t. The first rule musicians should know: never, ever equal yourself to the mighty Zeppelin, not even in jest (which this does not appear to be.) Forgive me for sounding overly pessimistic, but this whole thing really kind of sounds like a joke. Maybe I’m wrong and they will have to recast the pillars of rock – The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Led Zeppelin, and Chickenfoot.
As the commercials go, “But wait! There’s more!” Does this part, “Chad Smith has been playing with . . . his own jazz combo” not remind anyone of a certain ill-fated “Jazz Odyssey” from my favorite fake rock band?