Oct. 18, 2010
Drummer Chad Smith has confirmed to MusicRadar.com that he won’t tour with CHICKENFOOT next year in support of the band’s second album due to scheduling conflicts with his main group, the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS.
Although Smith plans on taking part in the recording sessions for CHICKENFOOT’s second album, he will be unable to go on the road with the rest of the band — Sammy Hagar, Michael Anthony and Joe Satriani — because RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS will be touring in support of their long-awaited new album.
“I can’t play in both bands next year,” Smith told MusicRadar.com. “Believe me, I’d love to play with CHICKENFOOT and I’m pretty certain I’ll be able to finish the second record. I’m really excited to get deeper into the mussy with those guys. Touring, though? I don’t see how.”
He added, “CHICKENFOOT started out as this fun thing to do, then it just got bigger and bigger. Everybody loves it — I love it, too. We have the best time together. But I got this other group. The PEPPERS have festival dates booked for the summer of 2011 already.
“It’s funny — I’ll be talking to Joe about CHICKENFOOT stuff, then when I bring up the CHILI PEPPERS he’ll say, ‘Man, I keep forgetting you’re in another band.'”
When asked whom he would ike to stand in for him with CHICKENFOOT, Smith said, “I don’t have a preference — it’s whoever they want. I’m cool with it.”
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