Tuesday, April 21, 2009


It would seem that, in the great universe of rock n' roll, all things are balanced. For every 'Back In Black' by AC/DC, there will be a "Love Beach" by Emerson, Lake & Palmer. For every "Live at Leeds" or "Frampton Comes Alive", there will be a Christmas album by Amy Grant. And for every Eddie, Slash or Yngwie, there will be a Tiny Tim. The scales of justice always seem to hang at "six of one, a half-dozen of the other".

And, of course, there is no exception for... the supergroup!

Case in point:

Have you heard about this brilliant new conglomeration? This meeting of the masses? This monsters of rock reunion? They are drummer Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), bassist Michael Anthony (Van Halen), guitar-virtuoso Joe Satriani, and on vocals, the Red Rocker himself, Sammy Hagar! The're loud! They're amazing! They're selling out shows and bringing down houses! They are...


Long story short, they're pretty awesome. Loud and proud, everyone's at the top of their game, the recordings sound amazing - it's gonna be great! Check 'em out here - http://www.chickenfoot.us

So now that the scales have been tipped so far in the favor of awesomeness, what is it that invariably must occur?


Get this...

On drums, the guy from Cheap Trick. On bass, some guy from some band called Fountains of Wayne (they thought your mom was hot), on guitar James Iha (lowering himself to this level from the once-great Smashing Pumpkins), and on vocals? You're not gonna believe this.... it's the middle kid from Hanson. Remember them? That band of prepubescent pop rockers who dared to try to do it without Disney's help (and were subsequently squashed by the Brittany/N'SYNC juggernauts)? Well don't worry - he's still just as lame.

I just thought it was interesting to watch the nature of rock run its course and keep the balance by producing this vacuum of maximum suckitude to reign in the awesomeness of the former band. The circle continues.

Thanks - g'night.