RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS drummer Chad Smith "would love to make another record" with the CHICKENFOOT project despite singer Sammy Hagar's recent assertion that he didn't "see any reason" to make a new album.
During a Twitter question-and-answer session with Rolling Stone magazine, Smith was asked what his thoughts were on the future of CHICKENFOOT. "I would love to do some more CHICKENFOOT, but it takes four people to be in the same place at the same time," he replied. "Sam does other things and, of course, I'm busy with my band. Joe [Satriani, guitar] has his solo career. Mike [Anthony, bass], I think, is pretty open; he's kind of hanging. But it was a really fun thing to do. I haven't been very available. They had to get a different drummer, Kenny Aronoff, to tour the last record. I wouldn't be able to do any extensive touring with them, but I would love to make another record. I love the creative process, and I hope that we can do that in the future. But right now there's no plans for any new CHICKENFOOT stuff."
CHICKENFOOT reissued its gold-selling 2009 self-titled debut as a double-disc set. The new version features bonus live tracks recorded on the group's tour behind its sophomore studio effort, "III"
CHICKENFOOT's most recent touring lineup included legendary drummer/musician Kenny Aronoff, who was filling in for Smith while Chad was on the road with RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS.
"III" sold 42,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 9 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band's self-titled debut opened with 49,000 units back in June 2009 to debut at No. 6.
Hagar's current band, THE CIRCLE, plays songs from all eras of its members' lives, including tracks from VAN HALEN and LED ZEPPELIN.
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