The red rocker Sammy Hagar plans to be a busy man in 2018, with plans to either set aside time to work on new music for Chickenfoot, or his other side project, The Circle. While Hagar hopes to get some new music out, planning is always the tough part, considering you have a heavy supergroup that calls for high demand amongst some of it’s key members.
Guitarist Joe Satriani is no slouch in his own right, having a new album in existence that he is planning to head out on tour to support. Mix that with Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, and you have yourself quite a puzzle to put together when it comes to seeing who is available to sit down and get to work on some new music.
“Joe [Satriani] and I have been talking, when he finishes his [solo] tour next June, if he has enough time and if Chad [Smith]’s available, about doing another Chickenfoot record. And if they can’t do it, if we can’t all get together, then I’m gonna do a Circle record. It’s gonna be one or the other. Those are my two favorite bands in the world, and I would like to do a Circle record,” said Hagar.
“I’m just afraid that, how can you compare my catalog with something we might write today? Chickenfoot’s got its own thing, but The Circle, we play Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, Sammy Hagar, Montrose, Chickenfoot … It’s, like, to write songs that fit in that set, boy, they better be good, right? [Laughs] In between ‘I Can’t Drive 55’ and ‘Right Now,’ let’s say, what are you gonna … a brand new one you’re gonna slip in there? Phew! You don’t wanna put the people to sleep. So I’m a little nervous about doing a Circle record. But a Chickenfoot record … I’m gonna do a record — let’s put it that way.”
JT “Doc” Berry \m/