Van Hagar Spin-Off Could Be The New Led Zeppelin

anthonyjmiccio | May 29, 2008 1:00 am

Chickenfoot is go! The supergroup, led by Sammy Hagar, will also bring together fellow former Van Haleneer Michael Anthony, wank wizard Joe Satriani, and Red Hot Chili Pepper Chad Smith for an album, and Hagar could not be more pumped. “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.” Dude, I love Led Zeppelin! This is great news! I was totally telling someone the other day that we needed a new Led Zeppelin, and here comes Sammy Hagar with a bottle of tequila, saying that he’s got one. I haven’t been this stoked since Walking To Clarksdale.

Chickenfoot’s been in the works for a while; in 2007, after some jam sessions between Smith, Anthony and the Red Rocker, Hagar made this bold statement to “The band is like Cream, without the jazz, and with funk mixed in. We’ll get up, do a verse of a song and then just go for 20 minutes. It’s pretty great.” Maybe Led Zep will let this funky, jazz-free Cream open for them!

Think they got the name from Prison Break?

SAMMY HAGAR Talks Tequila; Video Available [Blabbermouth]Chicken Foot Sammy [YouTube]