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June 5, 2015 at 6:17 pm Quote #45804

VAiN
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Oh my. Maybe he doesn’t see it. He actually believes he’s a good writer…. 8-O

I about fell out of my chair laughing when I read that. No doubt that was a sam-belishment™…


Resident dickhead. I will hurt your delicate feelings.


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June 5, 2015 at 10:44 pm Quote #45812

mrmojohalen
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The lower sales of CF3 & so-so reviews kinda put a damper on the band that was to be the next Led Zep.


When you turn on your stereo, does it return the favor?


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June 5, 2015 at 10:53 pm Quote #45815

mcs5150
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mrmojohalen: The lower sales of CF3 & so-so reviews kinda put a damper on the band that was to be the next Led Zep.

Well the so-so reviews would be similar to what Led Zep got back in the day :mrgreen:


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June 5, 2015 at 11:35 pm Quote #45817

mrmojohalen
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mcs5150: Well the so-so reviews would be similar to what Led Zep got back in the day :mrgreen:

That may be true. Good thing LZ didn’t give a hoot & carried on !


When you turn on your stereo, does it return the favor?


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June 6, 2015 at 7:02 am Quote #45825

wjamflan
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mrmojohalen: The lower sales of CF3 & so-so reviews kinda put a damper on the band that was to be the next Led Zep.

With all due respect mojo, I don’t ever remember anyone confusing Chickenfoot with Led Zeppelin.


“This hamburger don’t need no helper.” – DLR 5/17/15


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June 6, 2015 at 7:58 am Quote #45826

dogtown
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wjamflan: With all due respect mojo, I don’t ever remember anyone confusing Chickenfoot with Led Zeppelin.

Only Sammy.

Chickenfoot could rival Led Zeppelin ” he was quoted as saying. But my favourite was ” when people hear the music, it’s Led Zeppelin. I know that’s a bold statement, but it’s as good as that

I like the Chickenfoot albums, they’re really good but in this instance, Sammy’s talking out of his hole.


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June 6, 2015 at 5:25 pm Quote #45832

thismusicsux
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dogtown: Only Sammy.
Chickenfoot could rival Led Zeppelin ” he was quoted as saying. But my favourite was ” when people hear the music, it’s Led Zeppelin. I know that’s a bold statement, but it’s as good as that
I like the Chickenfoot albums, they’re really good but in this instance, Sammy’s talking out of his hole.

yeah maybe the next Led Zep cover band. They sound really good doing that, honestly. But that’s probably where it stops

VAiN: I about fell out of my chair laughing when I read that. No doubt that was a sam-belishment™

hahahaha… Brilliant. Out of all the the words I’ve seen that has to be my favorite (sam-belishment). And that’s not knocking his musical output…just his crazy inflated stories :-P


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June 7, 2015 at 12:16 pm Quote #45835

kaloway
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I think no band will be able to compete in record sales of yesterday. The digital age of buying a single tune and pirating music has destroyed any bands ability to sell music anymore. it would be interesting to check out Tokyo Dome’s real figures…
How many copies sold vs. How many copies exist..


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June 7, 2015 at 9:55 pm Quote #45836

PT5150
(5527)

I might be old school but I still love the CD looking at the booklet & having a physical item for the collection rather than digital on a hard drive..


EDDIE’S fingers aren’t fingers they are muscle-powered pistons that hammer guitar strings to the fretboard with the force of a rivet gun”.


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June 7, 2015 at 10:39 pm Quote #45837

guitard
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PT5150: I might be old school but I still love the CD looking at the booklet & having a physical item for the collection rather than digital on a hard drive..



I must be even older school than your old school … because I used to love album jacket covers and notes. And if it was a double fold-out album cover – all the better!


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June 8, 2015 at 1:57 am Quote #45839

Gilligan
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I’m the opposite anymore. I ordered Tokyo Dome from Amazon so I got the physical CD in the mail AND was able to download a digital copy. The digital copy is on my phone, iPod and computer while the CD remains unopened on a shelf collecting dust.


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June 12, 2015 at 8:45 am Quote #45915

ron
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http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/joe-satriani-says-its-impossible-for-chickenfoot-to-make-another-album/

JOE SATRIANI Says It’s ‘Impossible’ For CHICKENFOOT To Make Another Album
June 11, 2015

Legendary guitarist Joe Satriani has confirmed that CHICKENFOOT appears to finally be dead, with all four members of the band focusing on other projects for the foreseeable future.

The group, which also included former VAN HALEN singer Sammy Hagar, ex-VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony andRED HOT CHILI PEPPERS drummer Chad Smith, has not made a CD in four years and Hagar told Rolling Stone last year that there were no plans to work on a new one in the near future. He explained, “I love making music. But doing it on CHICKENFOOT’s level means spending a half million on a record. We write and record for six months. It’s a lot of work, and then to not sell many records, it’s disappointing. I don’t like being disappointed. I like winning.”

During an appearance on this past Monday’s ( June 8 ) edition of Eddie Trunk’s SiriusXM satellite radio show, “Eddie Trunk Live”, Satriani said that no progress has been made with respect to CHICKENFOOT working on new music, and he doesn’t see that situation changing anytime soon.

“It seems like [CHICKENFOOT is pretty much done], yeah,” he said. “It seems like the last couple of years of trying to get another record together has been impossible — just too impossible. And everybody kind of wants to do it, but schedules conspire against it. And I started to feel, sort of like, ‘Well, I’m really missing it. I’m missing being in a band and collaborating like that. And if this isn’t gonna happen, then I’d really love to keep doing it, so maybe I should find somebody else to do it with.’ Which is, you know… It’s a sad thing.”

According to Satriani, he has consistently pushed for CHICKENFOOT to remain active, even when the other members of the band seemed to be losing interest in keeping the project alive.

“I think I was the one who was always banging on those doors, saying to those guys, ‘You’ve gotta come out and make another record. Let’s do it,’” he explained.

Satriani revealed that conflicting schedules were at least partly to blame for CHICKENFOOT’s inability to continue, although politics played a part as well.

“I think it was always hard [for us to come together and record and tour],” he said. “I mean, the first record was really fun, ’cause it was a crazy idea, but all the other people that we work with suddenly realized, ‘Wow! If this thing takes off, what are we gonna do?’ And I think that, sort of, started to… That was the beginning of the first dark cloud, and so the second record was harder to pull off, and it made the third one almost impossible. But maybe for a good thing. I mean, you never know with these things.”

He continued: “When we get together and play, like we did… Chad and Sammy and I were playing together at the Acoustic-4-A-Cure benefit about two and a half weeks ago in San Francisco, and that was so much fun; it was great to play with those guys. I think I have a real connection with them. But, at the same time, Sammy’s got THE CIRCLE, and their new record is good. Sammy sounds very comfortable there.”

Satrani also denied that there were any personal differences between the members of CHICKENFOOT that are standing in the way of the band regrouping for a new record and tour.

“There’s great vibes all the way around; everybody loves doing it,” he insisted. “I mean, I can’t imagine… I really have no excuse, let’s put it that way… Honestly, I can’t tell you that there’s a really good reason why we’re not doing it, and that’s my complaint, I suppose. I don’t understand why anyone would be afraid to try to make new music. I mean, that’s our job; that is our only job — to make new music, go out and play music and rock and roll. So anything else is just stuff we shouldn’t even think about.”

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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June 12, 2015 at 9:09 am Quote #45917

guitard
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JOE SATRIANI: “I mean, the first record was really fun, ’cause it was a crazy idea, but all the other people that we work with suddenly realized, ‘Wow! If this thing takes off, what are we gonna do?”


Sounds like they took a fun idea and ran with it – and then record company executives got involved and fucked it all up.


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June 12, 2015 at 11:17 am Quote #45921

Revo11
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Gilligan: I’m the opposite anymore.I ordered Tokyo Dome from Amazon so I got the physical CD in the mail AND was able to download a digital copy.The digital copy is on my phone, iPod and computer while the CD remains unopened on a shelf collecting dust.

This is exactly what I do now, although I’ve gotten to the point where I throw away the case and just keep the CD. Sometimes I just download the CD though and back everything up. I think I have about 1500 CDs and they were taking up too much space.


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June 12, 2015 at 11:53 am Quote #45922

guitard
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Revo11: This is exactly what I do now, although I’ve gotten to the point where I throw away the case and just keep the CD.Sometimes I just download the CD though and back everything up.I think I have about 1500 CDs and they were taking up too much space.


It’s probably not the case anymore, but back in the day there were certain CDs that became valuable (if it was a sought after first printing, for example). But without the case inserts, the value went down significantly.


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