Chad Smith has hand picked Kenny Aronoff as his deputy to sit in for Chickenfoot’s touring schedule to support the release of their second album "Chickenfoot III" which releases September 26.
Aronoff is a seasoned studio and live session man and has played with an astonishing array of artists over the years including The Smashing Pumpkins, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Cinderella, Stryper, Tony Iommi and The Rolling Stones.
Chickenfoot frontman Sammy Hagar couldn’t be happier with Smith’s choice and says there is a startling similarity between both drummers in their style of play. He said:
"Chad picked him because he said Kenny’s just like him. He beats his drum set to death. He doesn’t play them. He beats them to death. At the end of every show you have to buy a new drum set for these guys. We need that power."