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Chickenfoot III is the second studio album by American hard rock band Chickenfoot, released on September 27, 2011.[1] The first pressing of the album was packaged in an exclusive 3-D album cover and includes 11 new songs. Despite the title, this is not actually the band's third album. Other rumored titles that have been mentioned include Chickenfoot IV (four).

Chickenfoot III
Chickenfoot iii cover 3.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 27, 2011[1]
RecordedApril 2010 / January–June 2011
StudioThe Foot Locker / Red Rocker Recording
GenreHard rock, heavy metal, blues rock
Length45:12
LabeleOne Music, earMUSIC, WHD Entertainment Japan[2]
ProducerMike Fraser, Chickenfoot
Chickenfoot chronology
Chickenfoot
(2009)
Chickenfoot III
(2011)
LV
(2012)
Singles from Chickenfoot III
  1. "Big Foot"
    Released: August 2, 2011
  2. "Different Devil"
    Released: January 9, 2012
Sammy Hagar chronology
Chickenfoot
(2009)
Chickenfoot III
(2011)
LV
(2012)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 stars [3]
Rolling Stone Brasil2.5/5 stars[4]

Contents

ProductionEdit

The band began to record the album back in April 2010, when they had some free time. They demoed four unnamed songs and put one of them in a video describing the A.M.P.F. technology (which stands for "Audio Musical Performance Fidelity").[5]

On July 8, 2011, the band posted a new video online of the first teaser of one of the songs from the new album with this message included in the video: "Attention Foot Soldiers. Get Your Boots On. September 27, 2011."[6]

ReceptionEdit

Track listingEdit

All tracks written by Sammy Hagar and Joe Satriani, except where noted.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Last Temptation" 4:02
2."Alright Alright"Chickenfoot4:39
3."Different Devil"Hagar, Satriani, Chad Smith4:24
4."Up Next" 4:33
5."Lighten Up" 5:12
6."Come Closer" 4:08
7."Three and a Half Letters" 4:07
8."Big Foot" 3:49
9."Dubai Blues" 5:02
10."Something Going Wrong" 5:16
11."No Change" (bonus track)Chickenfoot4:24

Vinyl releaseEdit

Limited pressings in red vinyl and blue vinyl were also released in 12" LP format, but the hidden track "No Change" is not on the vinyl versions.

Bonus tracksEdit

Classic Rock fanpack
No.TitleLength
11."Down the Drain" (live in Phoenix)9:13
12."Oh Yeah" (live in Phoenix)6:24
Deluxe edition (Disc 2)[7]
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Avenida Revolucion"Sammy Hagar, Joe Satriani5:56
2."Soap on a Rope"Hagar, Satriani5:32
3."Sexy Little Thing"Hagar, Satriani4:14
4."Oh Yeah"Hagar, Satriani4:54
5."Runnin' Out"Hagar, Satriani3:52
6."Get It Up"Hagar, Satriani, Michael Anthony, Chad Smith4:41
7."Down the Drain"Hagar, Satriani6:17
8."My Kinda Girl"Hagar, Satriani4:32
9."Learning to Fall"Hagar, Satriani5:13
10."Turnin' Left"Hagar, Satriani5:48
11."Future in the Past"Hagar, Satriani, Anthony, Smith6:38
12."Bitten by the Wolf"Hagar, Satriani4:24
Deluxe edition (Disc 3 – DVD)[7]
No.TitleLength
1."EPK"TBA
2."Big Foot" (music video)TBA
3."Turning Left" (Live in Phoenix)TBA
4."Sexy Little Thing" (music video)TBA
Deluxe edition (Disc 4: DVD)[7]
No.TitleLength
1."Avenida Revolucion" (live)TBA
2."Soap on a Rope" (live at Montreaux, 2009)TBA
3."Sexy Little Thing" (live at Montreaux, 2009)TBA
4."Oh Yeah" (live)TBA
5."Runnin' Out" (live)TBA
6."Get It Up" (live)TBA
7."Down the Drain" (live at Montreaux, 2009)TBA
8."My Kinda Girl" (live)TBA
9."Learning to Fall" (live)TBA
10."Turnin' Left" (live)TBA
11."Future in the Past" (live)TBA
12."Bitten by the Wolf" (live)TBA
13."Soap on a Rope" (music video)TBA
BestBuy Version (Bonus DVD)
No.TitleLength
1."The Greeting"TBA
2."Making of the Chickenfoot III"TBA
3."Behind the Scenes"TBA
4."The Packaging"TBA
5."Big Foot" (music video)TBA

PersonnelEdit

ChickenfootEdit

Additional personnelEdit

  • Joani Bye - background vocals (6)
  • Linda Bye - background vocals (6)
  • Monique Creber - background vocals (6)
  • Mike Fraser – production, engineering, mixing
  • Mike Keneally – piano, organ (2, 3, 6)

AwardsEdit

Grammy Awards

Year Nomination Category
2012 Chickenfoot III Best Recording Package

Chart performanceEdit

Certifications and salesEdit

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[28] 35,000[27]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "CHICKENFOOT: New Album Gets Release Date; First Single Due In July - June 30, 2011". blabbermouth. .net. Retrieved 2011-07-01.
  2. ^ Chickenfoot III Archived November 21, 2011, at the Wayback Machine on WHD
  3. ^ Chickenfoot III at AllMusic
  4. ^ Cavalcanti, Paulo (9 December 2011). "Navegando pelo classic rock, novo disco do supergrupo não traz surpresas". Rolling Stone Brasil (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on 11 July 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2012.
  5. ^ A.M.P.F. - Chickenfoot official website
  6. ^ "Chickenfoot - 2011 New Album Teaser #1". 8 July 2011. Retrieved 24 July 2011.
  7. ^ a b c "CHICKENFOOT: 'III' Album Deluxe Version Detailed". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved 21 August 2011.
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  22. ^ "Chickenfoot Chart History (Digital Albums)". Billboard.
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  26. ^ "Chickenfoot Chart History (Top Tastemaker Albums)". Billboard.
  27. ^ "Sammy Hagar: 'I Would Agree to a Van Halen Reunion Tour for the Fans'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved July 4, 2015.
  28. ^ "American album certifications – Chickenfoot – III". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.