UPDATED: A longer teaser of “Big Foot” has been added.
Attention Foot Soldiers…Get Your Boots On!
The First Single “BIG FOOT” release date 08.02.11 CHICKENFOOT III album release date on 09.27.11.
Michael Anthony talked to MusicRadar.com about basses, amps, and background vocals on Chickenfoot’s upcoming album. Anthony said that his vocals are featured more prominently on the new disc than on Chickenfoot’s debut. “For some reason, my voice doesn’t age,” he says. “I can still hit those high harmonies just like I did back in the day.” Laughing, he adds, “My wife likes to say I act like a kid, so maybe that’s why I sing like one!”
On a serious note, Anthony does cite one major factor for contributing to his increased vocal power: he gave up smoking. “I was never a real smoker,” he stresses. “I don’t think I’ve ever smoked an entire cigarette from start to finish. But for years and years, if I was out with people, having cocktails or dinner or whatever, and if somebody was smoking, I’d take a few drags off their cigarette. It was stupid, but that’s what I did.
“Recently, though, I said to myself, ‘Why am I doing this?’ So I just stopped messing around with cigarettes, just cut ‘em out entirely. For one thing, I want to live a long life and try to grow old gracefully, so that’s a good reason to quit. But I found that my singing improved dramatically. I’ve always been a natural singer on stage and in the studio – never had a vocal lesson in my life. But by trying to take better care of my voice, I can really feel and hear the difference. I’m pretty proud of my singing on this new album.” Read the full interview at MusicRadar.com.