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Cherry Pop

Title - 'Chickenfoot III' (eOne Music)
Artist - Chickenfoot
Having established themselves in record time as one of the earths premier rock bands with their Gold-certified 2009 self-titled debut, Chickenfoot the illustrious, virtuosic supergroup formed by singing legend Sammy Hagar, guitar god Joe Satriani, and the renowned rhythm section of bassist Michael Anthony and drummer Chad Smith have now released their third album, Chickenfoot III.

Firing on all cylinders from the off, Hagar wraps his vocals around 'Last Temptation,' while Satriani instantly provides the delicious licks. 'Alright Alright' is a feisty track, with the melodic 'Different Devil' showcasing Hagar's trademark howl.

'Up Next' is, well, up next, and is a guitar fest, for sure. Satriani is at his finest here and tears the opening to the track up, before out and out rocker 'Lighten Up' and the slower 'Come Closer.' The spoken word 'Three and a Half Letters' makes you think twice, even when Hagar's screamed "I need a job" lyrics fill the chorus.

Thankfully we get back to some rockin' business with the best song on the album, for me, 'Big Foot,' before 'Dubai Blues' showcases Michael Anthony's bass work to a tee. The album closer, 'Something Gone Wrong' isn't as full on as I'd have liked a finale song to be, but at least it wasn't a ballad!

Admittedly, Chickenfoot sound like a watered down Van Halen, but once you get that out of your head it's plain sailing on the enjoyment front, trust me.

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