CHICKENFOOT TO RELEASE DELUXE LIMITED EDITION OF SELF-TITLED ALBUM
October 8, 2009
Chickenfoot, 2009’s stand out rock collaboration comprised of guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ drummer Chad Smith, and Van Halen front man Sammy Hagar and bassist Michael Anthony will release a Deluxe Limited Edition of their eponymous debut album, recently certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America with over 500,000 in album shipments. The album will be exclusively released through Best Buy and is available for pre-sale beginning today at www.bestbuy.com/chickenfoot.
On Sunday, September 27th, Chickenfoot was presented with a Recording Industry of Association (RIAA) Gold Certified record for their hit debut album, having shipped over 500,000 in albums. The attached photo (available in hi-res upon request), shows (left-right) guitarist Joe Satriani; Gary Arnold, Senior Entertainment Officer of Best Buy and Redline Entertainment, which released the album; band manager Mick Brigden; drummer Chad Smith; lead singer Sammy Hagar; band manager Carter and bassist Michael Anthony, backstage at the Gibson Amphitheatre, where the band accepted their gold records at the last show of their 30 city cross-country US Tour. The album was also certified gold in Europe by Impala with over 100,000 in shipped album.
Chickenfoot’s Deluxe Limited Edition will feature a reverse design from that which was featured on their self-titled debut. The original black album artwork was printed with heat sensitive ink and the new design will feature a white background printed with flourescent ink. In addition, the package will include one bonus track, “Bitten by the Wolf,” and a bonus DVD containing an hour of behind the scenes footage of the band, music videos, interviews and concert footage from their European and US Tours. It will be available initially for a sale price of $9.99, exclusively through Best Buy.
Chickenfoot was a critical, as well as commercial, success:
“Hagar and Satriani have embedded plenty of hooks and compact solos in these tunes, and the refreshingly agile rhythm section motors them along.” — USA Today
“Chickenfoot’s self-titled debut favors straight-ahead rockers like the single “Oh Yeah” or the blues-fed “Sexy Little Thing,” and “Soap on a Rope” sounds like a Led Zeppelin outtake sent back from the year 2019.” — Billboard
Chickenfoot just completed a 30-city cross-country US Tour in support of their debut album. The band made their first ever TV performing appearance during the first week of The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien on Friday, June 5th. The self-titled debut is a hard rock album that sets the standard for rock music. “The album is an 11-song slab of raging rock,” says writer Joe Bosso of Guitar World magazine. Chickenfoot is produced by Andy Johns (Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones) and mixed by Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Metallica). The band’s first single, “Oh Yeah,” has been embraced by radio. It has proven to be a true multi-format smash, topping both the mainstream and classic rock charts at #1, as well as charting in active rock.
For more information about Chickenfoot, the upcoming self-titled debut album Chickenfoot and tour dates, please visit www.chickenfoot.us. Fans can also stay connected with Chickenfoot by becoming a fan of the band on Facebook or following their Twitter updates at www.twitter.com/chickenfootjoe.