Sammy Hagar would love nothing more than to reunite with his supergroup Chickenfoot — but admitted there are issues with guitarist Joe Satriani. The band, which also features Van Halen‘s Michael Anthony on bass, and Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ drummer Chad Smith, released two albums and toured, before the members’ primary gigs ultimately pulled the band apart.
Ultimate-Guitar.com reported during Hagar’s recent chat on Inside With Paulo Baron, the “Red Rocker” was asked about any future Chickenfoot action: “Absolutely. I don’t know when. Joe (Satriani) won’t do anything because of the pandemic. I asked Joe to do something this year and he said, ‘I ain’t f***ing doing it, I’m not going in front of no people!’ ‘Easy Joe!’ Joe’s a fanatic, he’s a real character. He’s passive-aggressive. You say anything to him and goes, ‘Oh, sure, what do you want to do? I’m OK with anything.’ And then you say, ‘Hey Joe, let’s dress up like women and go on stage. . .’ ‘F*** you, I ain’t doing that!’ He seems like he’s easy-going but he’s not. He won’t play. So hopefully, he gets over that.”
Hagar added: “I’m sure the Chili Peppers are going to be f***ing going out again, they go out for five years at a time. I and Mikey would sacrifice a little bit of time with the Circle to do a Chickenfoot reunion.”
- Sammy Hagar & The Circle tour dates (subject to change):
July 17 – Hammond, IL – The Pavilion at Wolf Lake Memorial Park
July 18 – Aurora, IL – RiverEdge Park
August 12 – Springfield, IL – Illinois State Fair
August 13 – Wabash, IN – Eagles Theatre
August 21 – Boise, ID – Albertson’s Boise Open
August 22 – Airway Heights, WA – Northern Quest Casino
September 10 – Durant, OK – Choctaw Grand Theater
October 29, 20 – Las Vegas, NV – Strat Showroom
November 5, 6 – Las Vegas, NV – Strat Showroom
- 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.
CHECK IT OUT: Chickenfoot performing Deep Purple’s “Highway Star” from 2017’s BEST+LIVE: