‘Chickenfoot’; the all-star rock band consisting of drummer Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), bassist Michael Anthony (ex-Van Halen), guitarist Joe Satriani and vocalist Sammy Hagar (ex-Van Halen), will release their eponymous debut album in the UK, Monday June 8th on the earMusic label. Hailed as the most intense rock’n’roll album in years, the debut Chickenfoot album coincides with the bands’ sold out UK concert at London’s 02 Shepherds Bush Empire on June 25th. Full “Chickenfoot” Track Listing:
1. Avenida Revolution
2. Soap on a Rope
3. Sexy Little Thing
4. Oh Yeah
5. Runnin’ Out
6. Get It Up
7. Down the Drain
8. My Kinda Girl
9. Learning to Fall
10. Turnin’ Left
11. Future in the Past
Chickenfoot 2009 European Tour
Saturday June 20 AUSTRIA Nova Rock Festival
Tuesday June 23 CORK, IRELAND: Live at the Marquee
Thursday June 25 LONDON Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Friday June 26 HOLLAND: Heerhugowaard
Sunday June 28 BELGIUM Graspop Metal Meeting Festival
With Marylyn Manson, Nightwish, Disturbed, Chickenfoot
Monday June 29 PARIS: Olympia
Wednesday July 1 MADRID Palacio De Deportes Comunidad De Madrid
Friday July 3 PISTOIA, ITALY: Blues Festival (line-up TBA)
Saturday July 4 MONTREUX, SWITZERLAND: Stravinski Hall
Featuring Steely Dan, Dave Matthews, Chickenfoot
Sunday July 5 UDINE, ITALY: Lignano Sbbiadoro
Tuesday July 7 HAMBURG: Grosse Freiheit
Wednesday July 8 COPENHAGEN: Vega
Friday July 10 KILAFORS, SWEDEN: Rockweekend Festival
Sunday July 12 WEERT, HOLLAND: Bospop Festival
Featuring Bryan Adams, Journey and Chickenfoot
Music Radar.com – Chickenfoot: World Exclusive Podcast Interview
Lick Library, one of world leading suppliers of guitar tuition DVD’s, have just released the classic guide to playing Lynyrd Skynyrd tracks. This new double DVD set features some of the worlds most recognisable rock tracks including the famous Freebird.
The full track listing includes Sweet Home Alabama, Simple Man, Tuesday’s Gone Gimme Three Steps and Freebird. Each song is broken down into bite sized parts, including Intro Riff’s, solo’s, verse, chorus, outro and key phrases. Lick Library’s easy to learn lessons dissect the songs into manageable sections covering note by note, picking patterns right down to the famous opening solo in the great Freebird.
A wide variety of guitar techniques are covered: For example 12/8 timing in Tuesday Gone, through to using a slide in Freebird. You can see a sample backing track (Jamtrax) on the website at here.
Lick Library have also uploaded a free to watch exclusive interview with Lynyrd Skynyrd founding member Gary Rossington, taken at the recent Winter NAMM 09 show in California, here.
The Learn to play Lynyrd Skynyrd features top guitar tutor, Danny Gill who is a former pupil of Joe Satriani, and co-author of the Musicians Institute Rock Lead Guitar series. His songs have appeared on numerous TV shows including ‘The Osbournes’ as well as motion picture soundtracks such as ‘Insomnia’ and ‘Under Siege’.
The DVD is now available to purchase through www.licklibrary.com along with over 20,000 other guitar tuition products.
Joe Satriani has accused the band of plagiarism after claiming their recent single ‘Viva La Vida’ was a based on his song ‘If I Could Fly’ and has hired a legal team to serve Coldplay papers during the awards ceremony on Sunday (08.02.09).
Satriani is sure the group will attend the Los Angeles event because they have been nominated for seven awards.
It has been reported Satriani’s lawyer Howard King has hired a team to ‘dog the band everywhere they go’ so the papers can be served personally.
He is rumoured to have employed a camera crew to film the attempts at serving them the writ.
Coldplay – made up of frontman Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman, and Will Champion – have said they find the incident ‘frustrating and annoying’.
Drummer Will said: “It’s so far-fetched and ridiculous. But that’s about all we can say at the moment. We’re waiting to see what’s happening but it’s frustrating and annoying and totally unfounded.”