Chickenfoot Named "BEST NEW BAND" At Classic Rock Awards

Nov 4 2009


LOS ANGELES, CA…November 4, 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 were named “Best New Band” at Classic Rock Magazine’s annual awards ceremony in London on November 2nd. Chickenfoot 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 units shipped. The deluxe album will be exclusively released through Best Buy and is available at Chickenfoot will be performing “Sexy Little Thing” and “Oh Yeah” on Jimmy Kimmel Live on November 6th. Chickenfoot have also announced a December 5th Show at the Joint in Las Vegas.

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 fluorescent 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 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 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.

Chickenfoot has also received critical 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

For more information about Chickenfoot, the upcoming self-titled debut album Chickenfoot and tour dates, please visit Fans can also stay connected with Chickenfoot by becoming a fan of the band on Facebook or following their Twitter updates at


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Congratulations on the award CF. What an outstanding group of "new musicians".

Rock on CHICKENFOOT rock on......

When Van Halen died, Chickenfoot rose out of the ashes and became the best new rock band in 20 years. Do not underestimate Mike's ability to bang the bass and back up Sammy like noone else. He is the heartbeat of the band as he was in Van Halen. Chad brings the funk and can rock the drums. Joe is quite simply the best guitarist today. Sammy is still phenominal and a pillar in rock music that will go down in history as the best writer/performer in American rock history.

You know what else? These guys are the real deal. Good guys. Fantastic, legendary artists and easliy lovable. Super smart in their approach and access to their fans. Not only can we enjoy the best rock to come along in a long time, but its easy to like these quality people.

Wow, I couln't have said it any better... Cool Logo as well.

Amen to that!

Oh my goodness!!!....Chickenfoot is awesome!! I saw you guys in Charlotte, NC at the Filmore and you guys were awwwwesome.'s all about u...but the boys make it crazy! Got a new tat with the foot symbol....gotta send a pic. Wish I could see u guys in Vegas!!! Peace!

Congrats to The 'Foot! The White Album Dvd is great! Hope you guys release a concert Dvd in time for the Holidays! I would buy a case of 'em as gifts for friends and family that love the 'Foot!

Being raised up & exposed to all music , Rock like ChickenFoot & with their AWESOME personnel, makes this band!! Joe, it's fun to watch you "slide on in" with your "sound" whew! - I was so excited to see you on The Tonight Show w/Conan, I was in shock. I got see you @ The Greek, S.F. Awesome also - Oh course seeing Sammy
w/Anthony & Chad! I cound't believe my ears. Oh, I must say, Congratulations on The Foot in producing a Fresh New Rock Throb for folks whom know / and enjoy GREAT STYLES of Rock - to nice new level! Glad you guys WON !
Congratulations to your Award ..Guys!

Great stuff guys absolutely Awesome !!!!

This comes as no surprise... The foot has taken flight!!! I wanted to go to Cabo just to see them, seeming I missed the show in my town. Dont doubt me i would have. Stupid school got in the way. But any way, THE FOOT LIVES!!!!!


awesome performance Chickenfoot!...nice filming too!

Thanks axeshredder , had a bit of a party last night based chickenfoot being on Kimmel. Was nice to see it again with a clearer head. They sounded awesome ......less than 4 weeks till Vegas!!!!!!!!!

Congrats on the awards guys! Totally deserved! Picked up my copy of the delux cd the other day, but haven't had time to sit down and watch the DVD yet. Can't wait for the weekend so I can sit down, throw back a few, and check it out! See you in Vegas for my 7th Foot show! Who's got me beat? I know somebody does!

Wow got to watch the DVD last night, simply awesome! I love the live stuff, and the shots from inside the studio! Just wish I could have made it to Montreux! Can't wait for Vegas!

Congrats big time guys on the Best New Band award! You more than deserve it! Your #1 in my book!!!

Much continued success,

<3 Darlene in R.I. /|\

Love the extra footage on the DVD!! Keep 'em coming!!

OH! YEAH!! picked up cd/dvd last night, was the only 1 i could find at my local best buy. glad to see 1 video from 1 of the 2 shows i attended this year! future in the past from AC. To bad they didnt do the Philly Future in the past video with Camille/aka stick holder but we enjoyed watching the dvd to get a new dose of Rick and Eva

Congratulations Chickenfoot...finally the world wakes up!

I see it comming, i dont know why.... but this is the greatest band in a lot of time, its classic, its new, its Chickenfoot!