, Red Hot Chili Peppers
drummer Chad Smith, guitar legend Joe Satriani
and former Van Halen
bass player Michael Anthony
have formed a new supergroup.
The quartet plans to record a new album under the name Chickenfoot.
Smith tells ThePulseofRadio.com he became involved in the project simply because he's a neighbor of Hagar's in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. He says, "If you're in Cabo, of course you know Sammy 'cause he rules the joint. He's a really nice man, he's a great guy actually. Somehow he's taken a liking to me, and we played in Vegas, and we played some cover songs - we're a good cover band now. Him and Joe got together up at his place and they wrote, like, five things together, and we'll see."
Hagar adds, "We've written eight, nine songs... 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!"
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