Monday, 16 November 2009

Chickenfoot Named 'Best New Band' At Classic Rock Awards

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 No 1, as well as charting in active rock.

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