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- Posted on Jul 29th 2009 1:00PM by John D. Luerssen
"You know, it was a pretty bittersweet thing for me," co-founding bassist Anthony told Artisan News. "It was uncomfortable. It was one of the greatest nights, you know, one of the biggest accolades a person in the business can have. To be recognized for everything that we've done. I remember turning to Sammy, I think R.E.M. was playing and we were going, 'Man, it should have been us.'"
"It could have been," Hagar added. "Like the way Metallica did it this last year, they brought both bass players. They brought the father of the bass player that died, Cliff [Burton], and they all played together. That's the way you're supposed to do it at an event like that. So, it wasn't cool, I don't care what anybody says -- I'll dog those guys the rest of my life for not doing that -- but for me not to be there, or Mike not to be there, are you kidding? Like I said, it would take a shotgun to keep me from being there. It's an honor to be brought into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame and I'm going to show up if I'm invited, you know?! It's as simple as that."
Speaking of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Chickenfoot, which also features world famous guitarist Joe Satriani and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith -- will support its self-titled debut album by performing at the Cleveland Museum on August 15th. The free show is part of an upcoming eight-week North American tour, which gets underway in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on August 2nd. And despite its all-star line-up, Anthony doesn't want the band to be labeled a "super group."
"When we first got together and played, there was a magic and a chemistry there," Anthony tells Noisecreep. "Even in the beginning, we didn't go out and look for a record label. We just went in and started recording and doing it ourselves. We were just four guys having fun. We are not a super group. We're destroying that whole super group rumor now. "
"We're a cult band," Anthony insists. "We're working on our cult following. When you think of super groups anyway, you think of a prefabricated thing, a put together type of project that usually only lasts one album and one tour. They do it for the sake of publicity."