Michael Anthony is confident that fans have yet to see the last of his and Sammy Hagar‘s supergroup, Chickenfoot, according to Blabbermouth. During a recent chat with New Jersey’s WDHA, the legendary Van Halen bassist spoke about further work between him, Hagar, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, and guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani. He said, “I think there’ll definitely be some kind of Chickenfoot (activity) in the future. Sammy and I, we talk about it all the time, and I text with Joe and Chad all the time, if we’re not speaking. And I know Joe really wants to do it.”
He went on to say that despite not playing together since 2018, Sammy Hagar hasn’t forgotten about the group: “It’s kind of funny, ’cause we start doing the Circle thing, and Sammy gets all enamored with the Circle. He’s all, ‘Oh, yeah. It’s the Circle this and that.’ But you never know. He might wake up tomorrow and go, ‘Oh my God. Chickenfoot — let’s do a Chickenfoot gig.'”
Anthony feels confident that Chickenfoot will rise again in some fashion: “I definitely think that Chickenfoot will do something else. Whether we’ll record another album, which would be great — I’d love to do that. But I’d love to just together and even just do some shows do a bunch of shows with those guys. ‘Cause that’s actually some of the best times I’ve ever had on the road. Believe me — touring with Chad Smith is like touring with no other. . . Even hanging out with Chad since he’s been sober, he’s still crazier than some of the most crazy people I know.”
He went on to say: “But we definitely have a great time. And I definitely feel that we’ll (get together), if not to record some new stuff, hopefully in the near future to at least get together and play some shows together.”
- Chickenfoot reunited at the Fillmore in San Francisco on May 15th, 2018 during the fifth annual Acoustic-4-A-Cure benefit concert.
- After opening the show with a short set of his own, ex-Van Halen singer Sammy Hagar returned to the stage to join the other members of Chickenfoot — guitarist Joe Satriani, bassist Michael Anthony and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith — for their first performance together in just over two years.
- Chickenfoot formed in 2008 and released two studio LP’s and one live set, with the band making infrequent appearances since 2011.
CHECK IT OUT: Chickenfoot performing Deep Purple’s “Highway Star” from 2017’s BEST+LIVE: