10 Favorite Songs from Chickenfoot's Michael Anthony
David Lee Roth, the original frontman of Van Halen, undoubtedly had the charisma and vocal dexterity to deliver their high-energy material perfectly, but Anthony's melodic backup singing definitely helped land the band a permanent place on the FM dial.
Even though he's in his fifth decade as a recording artist, Anthony isn't showing any signs of slowing down. Chickenfoot, the supergroup that also features Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Joe Satriani and Sammy Hagar (also a former member of Van Halen), had its 2009 debut album go Gold, and they recently announced a Spring release for 'Get Your Buzz On,' a live DVD filmed last summer. The band is also writing songs for their sophomore album. With that kind of packed-in schedule, it's some kind of miracle that Anthony had time to become a guest blogger for our friends at AOL Radio.
The legendary bassist shared a playlist of tracks that were pivotal in his development as a musician in the late '60s and '70s. Unsurprisingly, giants like Jimi Hendrix and the Who make appearances, but the inclusion of lesser-known greats like the Electric Flag and Montrose, makes the piece a must-hear for any serious hard rock enthusiast.