Friday, May 15, 2009

The New Zeppelin?

Sammy has reportedly said that Chickenfoot could 'rival Led Zeppelin'.

Hold on a second Sammy.

What the hell is a Chickenfoot?

"When people hear the music, it's Led Zeppelin, I know that's a bold statement, but it's as good as that."

Sammy could be considered an authority on the subject. A successful artist in his own right, he went on to front what was often referred to as the "American Zeppelin" during his ten-year stint with Van Halen. But, now Sammy Hagar has a new gig as the voice of Chickenfoot, a rock supergroup featuring bassist Michael Anthony (also ex-Van Halen), virtuso guitarist Joe Satriani and drummer Chad Smith (of the Red Hot Chili Peppers). Chickenfoot has completed a record set to be released on June 5, 2009 in Europe, and June 9 in the United States.


The new Zeppelin?

See for yourself.

Chickenfoot has already hit the road with a string of sold-out shows and will also headline the first Canadian Forces Halifax Rock Fest on Citadel Hill in Halifax, Nova Scotia on Sunday, August 2.

Led Zeppelin was one of the first rock supergroups, formed out of the ashes of the Yardbirds in 1968 when Jimmy Page brought Robert Plant, John Bonham and John Paul Jones together to form a band that withn two years would take over the world. The English quartet quickly soared to unimaginable heights and it could be argued are primarily responsible for defining an entire genre called "classic rock".

Will history repeat itself with Chickenfoot?

Here is how it unfolded back in 1970, when Led Zeppelin was seen for the first time on British television.

Sammy Hagar has set a high bar with the Zeppelin comparison.

Will the "Red Rocker" and his crazy chicken pals be able to get the Led out? Squeeze fresh lemon from some proven vets and climb a new stairway to rock and roll heaven?

Or will this newest rock supergroup be trampled underfoot, buried in a whole lotta hype?

As an old VH/Zep fan and friend of mine named JD once said ... "time will tell".

"Old men do it better. We're not so sensitive in certain areas"

p.s... The Intelligent Community Forum’s annual summit continues today in New York City with the ICF website ( hosting free live web streaming of the awards luncheon, starting at 2:30 p.m. New Brunswick Premier Shawn Graham and delegations from both the City of Moncton and the City of Fredericton are on hand, hoping to bring the title of the world's Most Intelligent Community back to the picture province.

p.s.s. ... With a long weekend upon us, TSB resumes regular posting when business returns to normal on Tuesday.


Mike Shanks PSP said...

Sounds a little like a 40 year pendulum swing....


Gair Maxwell said...

How many other people see a similar pattern developing here?