We reported in September that Chickenfoot might record a new album, and it’s looking like a stronger possibility now.
Sammy Hagar told Eddie Trunk on his satellite radio show, “Joe [Satriani] and I have been talking — that when he finishes his tour next June, if he has enough time and if Chad‘s [Smith] available — about doing another record. And if they can’t do it, if we can’t all get together, then I’m gonna do a Circle record. It’s gonna be one or the other. Those are my two favorite bands in the world. And I would like to do a Circle record. I’m just afraid that, how can you compare my catalog with something we might write today?”
Sammy’s nervous because of The Circle’s range. “Chickenfoot’s got its own thing, but The Circle, we play Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, Sammy Hagar, Montrose, Chickenfoot… It’s, like, to write songs that fit in that set, boy, they better be good, right?… You don’t wanna put the people to sleep. So I’m a little nervous about doing a Circle record. But a Chickenfoot record… I’m gonna do a record — let’s put it that way.”
Rounding out both Chickenfoot and The Circle is Michael Anthony on bass. Jason Bonham and Vic Johnson are the other two members of The Circle.