Sammy Hagar Talks New Chickenfoot

02/08/2011
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(hennemusic) Matt Warnock at Guitar International hooked up with Sammy Hagar to learn about how the recording of the new Chickenfoot album is going.

Sammy Hagar: We started last Saturday–it's a week today. Seven days and you ain't gonna believe it, but we've got eleven songs. It isn't like we wrote the songs previously, rehearsed them and then went in and just tried to cut 'em. We're writing in the studio on the spot. Joe presents us with some musical ideas, and his ideas are really together, it isn't this vague idea. He presents you with an intro, a verse, a chorus, a bridge, a solo and an ending.

Then we jam to it. I see if it feels melodically in my repertoire of blues licks that I have in my voice. [Laughs] Then I come up with a good melody and structure, and we work on the arrangement until we all agree. Then my job is to come up with a title before we're done rehearsing the song. Last but not least, I go out and write the lyrics. Believe it or not, I've already written lyrics for five of the songs on the new record. Then we get a take that sounds good and we continue the process. I can't believe how fast things are going with this record. It's amazing. A lot more here

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