Most of us hard rock and heavy metal fans have been stricken more than once by the supergroup bug. We hear about what seems like a dream team of musicians that we think is going to be the next LED ZEPPELIN or BLACK SABBATH. Then the album comes out and it is lame or even worse, b-o-r-i-n-g….snooze.
This is the second(yeah, second) release from Sammy Hagar, Joe Satriani, Michael Anthony, and Chad Smith and it is a glorious rock record. The debut CHICKENFOOT in 2009 was a very good record too but this is a major step forward for the guys. There are songs on this disc that will be played live by all the guys in whatever form they perform for years if not decades to come.
Hard rockers like BIG FOOT, DUBAI BLUES, and LAST TEMPTATION are air guitar magical. While mid-tempo pop rockers like ALRIGHT, ALRIGHT, DIFFERENT DEVIL, and LIGHTEN UP would fill radio airwaves if radio still mattered. The most moving tune is THREE AND A HALF LETTERS(I NEED A JOB) while COME CLOSER is one of the best songs Sammy Hagar has written in years.
If you like good old fashioned rock and roll done right you’ll love CHICKENFOOT III.