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Chad Smith: 'I can't tour with Chickenfoot – and they know it'

Chad smith

Chad smith

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Another day, another quote suggesting that Chad Smith's time with Chickenfoot could be coming to an end.

Chad told Billboard.com that the rest of the 'Foot know the score - his Chili Peppers commitments mean he isn't free to tour with the Sammy Hagar-led hard rockers in 2011.

He said: "We just want to make a great record, and when it comes time to tour they can get somebody they want to play with. It's fine with me. There's a bunch of people that always call me and say, 'Hey, I hear you're not doing Chickenfoot. I want to do it.' So they'll find somebody good."

In a recent interview with MusicRadar.com, Chickenfoot axeman Joe Satriani suggested that Tommy Lee, Abe Laboriel Jr and Jason Bonham are among those he has in mind to step into Chad's shoes.

Rich is a teacher, one time Rhythm staff writer and experienced freelance journalist who has interviewed countless revered musicians, engineers, producers and stars for the our world-leading music making portfolio, including such titles as Rhythm, Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, and MusicRadar. His victims include such luminaries as Ice T, Mark Guilani and Jamie Oliver (the drumming one).