Joe Satriani Reflects On His ‘Unfinished Business’ With Sammy Hagar And Chickenfoot

Joe Satriani recently joined SiriusXM’s Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk for an interview during which he reflected on his plans of working with Sammy Hagar and Chickenfoot.

Joe Satriani joined Chickenfoot on May 29, 2008, and they released their self-titled debut album on June 5, 2011. Satriani contributed significantly to this album as he co-wrote all of the songs on the record. Moreover, the band recorded the album’s demos during breaks in Satriani’s busy touring schedule.

Apart from the last album they released on September 27, 2011, titled ‘Chickenfoot III,’ the band hasn’t released any new material except for a live album and one box set. After the second album’s release, Chickenfoot went on a hiatus. Although Hagar and Satriani talked about releasing new material from time to time, they haven’t made any releases yet.

In an interview with Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk, Eddie Trunk asked Satriani whether he had unfinished business with Sammy Hagar and Chickenfoot. As a response, Satriani said he thinks so, although he wasn’t that eager to work with the band in the past. He then implied the other band members need to make the first move as they are pretty busy.

As reported by Blabbermouth, Eddie Trunk asked Joe Satriani whether he still has ‘unfinished business with Chickenfoot, and the guitarist said the following:

I think so… I believe the last time that I was in the worst mood about Chickenfoot, I was at your studio and you were surprised, I think, when I had said that I’d be into working with other people ’cause I had kind of thrown my hands up in the air with those guys. After that, I kind of backed off bugging because I thought I just didn’t wanna be that guy. That’s the guy that’s always saying, ‘C’mon, guys. Let’s get the group back together.’

I still think that it has to happen from the other side there because they’re so busy. Like, Chad right now is about to launch a worldwide tour with the Chili Peppers and a new album. So the reality is that he won’t really have time for quite a while. It’s not my place anymore to be the guy bugging him about it. But Sammy and I talk every week, and it’s all cool. Everyone’s on good terms. It’s just a question of how do we fit it into this crazy world we live in.

During the conversation, Satriani mentioned that Chad Smith would embark on a tour with Red Hot Chili Peppers, and they are working on new material. So, although the guitarist is in touch with Sammy, he thinks they all need to find time to work together to make further efforts as a group.