Chad Smith: 'I can't tour with Chickenfoot – and they know it'

Chili Peppers curtail Chad's Chickenfoot commitments


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Another day, another quote suggesting that Chad Smith's time with Chickenfoot could be coming to an end.

Chad told Billboard.com that the rest of the 'Foot know the score – his Chili Peppers commitments mean he isn't free to tour with the Sammy Hagar-led hard rockers in 2011.

He said: "We just want to make a great record, and when it comes time to tour they can get somebody they want to play with. It's fine with me. There's a bunch of people that always call me and say, 'Hey, I hear you're not doing Chickenfoot. I want to do it.' So they'll find somebody good."

In a recent interview with MusicRadar.com, Chickenfoot axeman Joe Satriani suggested that Tommy Lee, Abe Laboriel Jr and Jason Bonham are among those he has in mind to step into Chad's shoes.