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Chickenfoot May Have Their New Drummer

Joe Satriani tells Planet Rock who may replace Chad Smith on the road

In an interview, which is due to be broadcast next month, Joe Satriani revealed exclusively to Planet Rock that the band would be jamming with renowned studio musician Kenny Aronoff

In the interview Satriani revealed that Smith, who can't tour with Chickenfoot due to touring commitments with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, is the person pushing Aronoff for the spot.

"Chad has definitely been the champion of having Kenny Aronoff come and join us and Kenny is an amazing drummer.

"I've known him for a long time but we've never played together, so we're gonna get together in about two weeks and see if there's the chemistry there. But that would be great if it works out."

Aronoff is best known for his work with John Mellencamp and John Fogerty, but he's drummed on hundreds of records and lots of tours by a vast array of artists including... Tony Iommi, John Mellencamp, The Smashing Pumpkins, Bob Seger, John Fogerty, Melissa Etheridge, Jon Bon Jovi, Elton John, Bob Dylan, Rod Stewart, Alanis Morissette, The Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Cinderella, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Puddle of Mudd, Avril Lavigne, Joe Cocker, B. B. King, Mick Jagger, Ray Charles, M2M, Alice Cooper, The BoDeans, Meat Loaf, Bonnie Raitt, Ricky Martin, Santana, Trey Anastasio, GB Leighton, Michelle Branch, Marion Raven, Vince Gill, Gladys Knight, Aaron Neville, Trisha Yearwood, Patti LaBelle, George Jones, Conway Twitty, The Buddy Rich Big Band, Jefferson Airplane, Jason Sadites, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Alex Band, Johnny Cash, Betty Moon, Brooke White, Stevie Nicks and Switchblade Glory.

Chickenfoot III (the band's second album) is released on 26 September. The first single from the album is released next week in the US.

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