KENNY ARONOFF ANNOUNCED AS TOURING DRUMMER
CHICKENFOOT III DUE SEPTEMBER 27th FROM eONE MUSIC and earMUSIC/Edel
Single “Big Foot” Spends Four weeks at #1 On Classic Rock National Chart
(LOS ANGELES, CA) – The music video from the chart-topping lead single, “Big Foot” by CHICKENFOOT will debut on August 30th, it was announced today. The supergroup – guitar hero Joe Satriani, drummer Chad Smith, former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony and frontman Sammy Hagar – also announced the addition of Kenny Aronoff as the touring drummer in place of Smith for live dates in support of the band’s highly anticipated "Chickenfoot III" release. The video message from Smith about handing over the drumsticks to Aronoff can be seen on Chickenfoot’s YouTube Channel.
"Kenny brings that same combination of super chops and wild energy to the band that we're used to; and, offstage, he's just as crazy as Chad,” said Satriani.
"Chickenfoot III", produced by Mike Fraser and featuring a 3D package, is due September 27th from eOne Music in North America and around the world by earMUSIC/Edel. The lead single, “Big Foot,” debuted at #1 on the Mediabase Classic Rock Chart holding the position for four weeks and earning over 1.5 million listeners. In addition to the initial performance at radio, “Big Foot” is garnering additional media buzz on Rolling Stone’s Hot List in the September 1st issue:
“Get on the good foot! The world’s most random supergroup returns with dinosaur rock so lumberingly powerful that an actual T.rex would flee from its Satriani-ified riffery.”
"Chickenfoot III" features 10 tracks with so many moments of epiphany that one can barely take them all in on first listen. Colossal, stadium-shaking riffs abound on earth-movers such as “Alright, Alright,” “Last Temptation,” “Big Foot,” and “Lighten Up.” Tradition meets innovation on the Nashville pop-tinged “Different Devil,” the Delta-blues flavored “Something Going Wrong” and the aching rock ballad “Come Closer.” Special video releases and more can be seen at the band’s webpage and YouTube Channel.
"Chickenfoot III" follows up the band’s 2009 debut album, which debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 100 and was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. The band was also named “Best New Band” at Classic Rock Magazine.