VIDEO: Chickenfoot's stage gear revealed, part II

The infamous Jack Daniel's bass
The infamous Jack Daniel's bass

Yesterday, MusicRadar brought you on stage before Chickenfoot's soundcheck in New York City and gave you the video lowdown on all the cool guitars and gear Joe Satriani is using on tour.

Now we bring you back to the scene and talk to the techs for both bassist Michael Anthony and drummer Chad Smith.

In the video below, Michael Anthony's longtime tech, Dugie (he's worked with the bassist for 29 years, much of that time in Van Halen - imagine the stories!), shows off the four main instruments Anthony uses onstage, including the crowd-favorite Jack Daniel's bass, made by Yamaha.

Dugie also details Anthony's wireless gear and the new Peavey amps and cabinets that are being used on tour.

Next page: Chad Smith's tech shows off the funk-rocker's ultra-cool Pearl kit

After speaking with Dugie, MusicRadar sat down behind Chad Smith's beautious Pearl Masterworks kit (complete with a one-of-a-kind custom paint job by Orange City Choppers) and got the skinny from the new man on the Chickenfoot tech team, Three.

In additon to pointing out a most character-specific addition to Smith's drum setup (you have to watch the video below to find out), the good-natured Three also answers the burning question on everybody's mind: "How'd you get your nickname?"

By the way, if you're interested in picking up Chickenfoot's slamming debut album, is offering a download for the fan-friendly price of just $3.99. But the deal is only good from 5-8 June. (If you go there sooner, it'll cost you $9.99. Hey, never let it be said that MusicRadar didn't try to save you a few bucks.)

Joe Bosso

Joe is a freelance journalist who has, over the past few decades, interviewed hundreds of guitarists for Guitar WorldGuitar PlayerMusicRadar and Classic Rock. He is also a former editor of Guitar World, contributing writer for Guitar Aficionado and VP of A&R for Island Records. He’s an enthusiastic guitarist, but he’s nowhere near the likes of the people he interviews. Surprisingly, his skills are more suited to the drums. If you need a drummer for your Beatles tribute band, look him up.