Sammy Hagar, Chad Kroeger, Joe Satriani, Etc. Set For 2019 Acoustic-4-A-Cure Benefit Concert

Sammy Hagar (ex-Van Halen, Chickenfoot, etc.) has announced that the sixth annual Acoustic-4-A-Cure benefit concert will be held on May 15 at The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA. Joining Hagar at the event will be his The Circle bandmates Michael Anthony (ex-Van Halen, Chickenfoot), Vic Johnson, and Jason Bonham, as well as Tom Johnston (The Doobie Brothers), Chad Kroeger (Nickelback), Lukas Nelson, Joe Satriani (Chickenfoot, etc.), Rick Springfield, and Nancy Wilson (Heart). The show will benefit the Pediatric Cancer Program at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital and fans that buy tickets will receive a CD copy of Sammy Hagar And The Circle’s new album “Space Between” (out May 10).

Sammy Hagar, Joe Satriani, & Bob Weir Guest On Don Felder’s New Song “Rock You”

Don Felder (ex-Eagles) has premiered a lyric video for his new song “Rock You.” The track, which features Sammy Hagar (ex-Van Halen, Chickenfoot, etc.), Joe Satriani (Chickenfoot, etc.), and Bob Weir (Grateful Dead, Dead & Company, etc.), will appear on Felder’s new album “American Rock ‘N’ Roll” (out April 5).

[via Rolling Stone]

Slash, Sammy Hagar, Joe Satriani, Etc. To Guest On Don Felder’s New Album “American Rock ‘N’ Roll”

Don Felder (ex-Eagles) will be releasing his new album “American Rock ‘N’ Roll” on April 5 and the effort will feature a number of guests including Slash (Guns N’ Roses), Sammy Hagar (Chickenfoot, ex-Van Halen, etc.), Joe Satriani (Chickenfoot, etc.), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chickenfoot), and Mick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac). You can check out the title tack from the effort, which features Slash, Fleetwood, and Smith below:

[via Rolling Stone]

Dave Mustaine, Joe Satriani, Etc. To Take Part In 2019 “Experience Hendrix Tour”

Dave Mustaine (Megadeth), Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson, Doug Pinnick (King’s X), Billy Cox, and more are all set to take part in the 2019 Experience Hendrix Tour. That run will serve as a tribute to the legendary Jimi Hendrix.

Tour Dates:

03/03 Pompano Beach, FL – Pompano Beach Amphitheater
03/04 Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
03/05 Melbourne, FL – King Center for the Performing Arts
03/06 Jacksonville, FL – Florida Theatre
03/08 North Charleston, SC – North Charleston Performing Arts Center
03/09 Atlanta, GA – The Fox Theatre-Atlanta
03/10 Nashville, TN – Schermerhorn Symphony Center
03/11 Huntsville, AL – Von Braun Center
03/12 Chattanooga, TN – Tivoli Theater
03/14 Raleigh, NC – Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
03/15 Charlotte, NC – Ovens Auditorium
03/16 Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Theatre
03/17 Cincinnati, OH – The Taft Theatre
03/19 Louisville, KY – Palace Theatre
03/20 Madison, WI – Overture Center for the Arts
03/21 Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater
03/22 Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre
03/23 Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre
03/24 Charleston, WV – The Clay Center
03/26 Washington, DC – Warner Theatre
03/27 Bensalem, PA – Xcite Center at Parx Casino
03/28 Westbury, NY – Theatre At Westbury
03/29 Newark, NJ – New Jersey Performing Arts Center
03/30 Niagara Falls, NY – Seneca Niagara Casino
04/01 Syracuse, NY – Landmark Theatre
04/02 Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Theatre
04/03 Albany, NY – Palace Theatre
04/04 Lowell, MA – Lowell Memorial Auditorium
04/05 New Bedford, MA – Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
04/06 Wallingford, CT – Toyota Presents The Oakdale Theater

Joe Satriani Thinks Chickenfoot Will Work On New Music This Year

Chickenfoot recently reunited at the Fillmore in San Francisco for this year’s “Acoustic-4-A-Cure”, and now it looks like new music may be coming in the future as well. During an interview on “Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon”, Joe Satriani said he thinks the group will work on new material this year.

Here’s what Satriani had to say:

“Well, a couple of nights ago, we were on stage at the Fillmore here in San Francisco, and we played a four-song set acoustically. That was crazy; I’m playing CHICKENFOOT songs on acoustic — wow, that’s just crazy. But we had such a good time, and I know we were all wondering what was gonna happen. And the undeniable magic between us was palpable; everybody felt it. And afterwards, everybody said, ‘You guys have to record another record,’ and everybody wanted to do it. So everyone was hugs and smiles and we said, ‘Let’s do it.’ So I was pretty shocked, because it looked like it wasn’t gonna happen this year, but I think it is gonna happen this year. So I think the next step is writing and [seeing] if we can all get in the same city at the same time again for a couple of days. That’s the way the band operates. We never have three months where we rent a chateau in France and record an album; that’ll never happen. It’s here and there, hit the ground running, which I like in a way. It keeps the juices flowing and the spirits up and we don’t waste time. So I think that’s good.”

He also added:

“I’m cool with just doing a record or doing a record and a couple of maybe residencies around the world. I think that whole thing about us touring like JOURNEY or DEF LEPPARD or something like that, CHICKENFOOT, I don’t think, was ever going to do that, because we all have other things we’re doing. But I’ve learned to love it. [Laughs] It’s been frustrating in the past, ’cause I’m so used to touring and I love touring and I love the life and the tour bus and I love travelling. But it’s different, I guess, when you’re a singer. And those guys have accomplished a lot more in their careers than I have, so they have a different set of desires at this point in their lives.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Chickenfoot, Grateful Dead, Etc. Members Set For Fifth Annual Acoustic 4 A Cure Benefit

Sammy Hagar, Bob Weir, Joe Satriani, Chad Smith, Michael Anthony, Kevin Cronin, Eddie Money, and Vic Johnson have all been confirmed for the fifth annual Acoustic 4 A Cure benefit. This special acoustic show, which benefits the Pediatric Cancer Program at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, will serve as 75th birthday celebration for blues icon Taj Mahaland. The concert will be held at The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA on May 15. James Hetfield (Metallica) used to co-host the event alongside Hagar, but Weir is now taking his place.

James Hetfield, Sammy Hagar Etc. Set For Third Annual Acoustic 4 A Cure Benefit

James Hetfield (Metallica), Sammy Hagar, Melissa Etheridge, Tommy Lee (Mötley Crüe), John Mayer, Pat Monahan and Joe Satriani have been set for the third annual Acoustic 4 A Cure benefit. This special acoustic show benefits the Pediatric Cancer Program at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital and will be held at The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA, on May 15.


Rammstein, Black Sabbath, Slayer, Korn, Volbeat, Ghost, Etc. Set For 2016 Hellfest

Most of the lineup has been revealed for the 2016 Hellfest. The festival will take place June 17-19, in Clisson, FRA, and will include: Rammstein, Black Sabbath, Korn, Megadeth, Ghost, Slayer, Bring Me The Horizon, The Offspring, Volbeat, Anthrax, Bullet For My Valentine, Disturbed, King Diamond, Gojira, Shinedown, Testament, and much more.


James Hetfield, Sammy Hagar Etc. Set For Second Annual Acoustic 4 A Cure Benefit

James Hetfield (Metallica), Sammy Hagar, Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains), Pat Monahan (Train), Linda Perry, Joe Satriani and Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) have been set for the second annual Acoustic 4 A Cure benefit. This special acoustic show benefits the Pediatric Cancer Program at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital and will be held at the Masonic, in San Francisco, on May 15.