These days it seems like record companies are throwing the term supergroup around to describe each and every collaboration happening. For me, it takes more than just throwing a few rockstars together to truly form a “supergroup.” The band also needs to have a special chemistry that binds the talents of all these gifted musicians into a cohesive unit. These true “supergroups” are rare but when they come around they really are something special. One group that is definitely deserving of the supergroup title is Chickenfoot.

It’s been five years since we’ve heard anything new from Chickenfoot but they have recently released a brand new tune “Divine Termination” on their latest record “Best + Live.” The first disc is the best of collection and kicks off with the new “Divine Termination,” a hard hitting rocker that will get you up out of your seat. Frontman Sammy Hagar sounds as smooth as ever from the laidback feel of “Future In The Past” to the low down dirty groove of “Dubai Blues.” It’s a great collection for those wanting to get the best of Chickenfoot all on one disc. As a bonus, you’ll also get the Montrose classic “Bad Motor Scooter” and a rousing version of The Who’s “My Generation.” The second disc features never before released on CD live performances from Phoenix in 2009. In the live setting is where Chickenfoot really shines. Backed by the ultra solid rhtyhm section of Chad Smith on drums and Michael Anthony on bass, the Foot never, ever misses a beat and guitar master Joe Satriani is in a class of his own. Just listen to Satch lighting it up on “Avenida Revolution.” That solo alone is worth adding the CD to your library.

Whether you’re new to the band or a long time Chickenfoot fan, “Best + Live” is a must add to your musical playlist. Check it out today and experience a supergroup that is truly super.

About The Author Kris Engelhart

I am a small business owner, freelance writer, and part-time piano instructor in Charlotte, NC. My musical career started at the age of five when I was forced into taking piano lessons. I played flute in the school band and added the guitar as a young teen. There is nothing I would rather do than be at a live show. My first concert was Shaun Cassidy at the Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo in 1978. My top five live shows ever are: 1. Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band – Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, NY 1984- They played for 3 ½ hours and it was awesome. 2. Carolina Rebellion- Metrolina Expo Grounds, Charlotte, NC, May, 2011 – The first ever Carolina Rebellion featured over 15 bands with Avenged Sevenfold headlining. Non-stop music for over 12 hours. 3. Chevelle- Food Lion Speed Street, Charlotte, NC, May, 2008 - The first time I ever saw Chevelle live and I was hooked! 4. Skillet with Red- Bojangle’s Coliseum, Charlotte, NC, April, 2010 – Skillet is one of my favorite bands and they totally kick it live. 5. 106.5 The End’s Weenie Roast #9- Verizon Wireless Amiptheater, Charlotte, NC , October, 2003- Featured Staind, Shinedown, Three Days Grace.