By rock star standards, Joe Satriani should be kicking back right about now: In the past two years, he and the rest of Chickenfoot (singer Sammy Hagar, bassist Michael Anthony and drummer Chad Smith) released their debut album and toured extensively. In addition, the guitar icon took part in last year's spring run of the Experience Hendrix tour. And if that weren't enough, Satch issued one of his finest solo efforts yet, Black Swans And Wormhole Wizards. More road work followed.
Time for a breather, right? Wrong. Satriani is deep in the midst of the new Chickenfoot album, the all-important sophomore release. "The pressure's on, I guess," he says softly, not sounding like he's under any pressure whatsoever. "We're making this record very quickly. Our debut album was also recorded quickly, but as a group we did it in stages. We couldn't do that this time.
"I finished my Black Swans tour, knowing that we would have Chad for only a certain amount of time because of the Chili Peppers. So we had to meet up and blast through the tracks, which resulted in a terrific amount of energy and enthusiasm. It's like we were bottled up for so long, just waiting and waiting to get together to make this record. This isn't going to be a laid-back album by any means. It kicks pretty hard."
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