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Chickenfoot to record without Chad?

Chad smith

Chad smith

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Could Chickenfoot be able to head into the studio without Chad Smith? It sounds very much like that could be the case…

That's according to the band's poodle-haired, tequila loving frontman Sammy Hagar anyway. Hagar told the Pulse of Radio that Chad's Chili Peppers schedule could get in the way of the 'Foot's plans.

He said: "To me, Chad is Chickenfoot. But Chad's, you know, the Chili Peppers are, they've been writing for a year and they haven't even started recording, and I just don't see a window now.

"'Cause once they start recording, Chad's never gonna be able to get a break, and then when they're done with that, they're gonna go out on the road for a year and a half. So we really don't know what to do right now, but I think we're gonna probably play with a few different guys and see what happens."

So, who would you like to see step in for Chad? Let us know below…

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).