AC/DC meets ZZ Top-styled supergroup Chickenfoot’s 2nd album is two steps in the right direction (as implied in the title). Kicking off – roaring off – with the lurching Southern Rock of Last Temptation, the band is clearly more connected with each other’s abilities and musical natures than was the case on 2009′s self-titled debut. So-called ‘supergroups’ have often collapsed simply because they were studio wet-dreams, were not organically formed. Chickenfoot was born out of a chemistry discovered during jamming, and on III this chemistry is making itself known. Anthony and Smith’s rhythm section is both tight and thump-straight-ahead, anchored in Rock’s propellant heart, but are more than able to mix things up with some Rhythm & Blues and Soul elements. Really this is Hagar and Satriani’s show. Satriani is all over the place – without stepping on any toes – casually juggling various tropes of the Rock, Metal and Funk canons with intense, economic riffs and typically blistering and fun solos, while Hagar delights in having new, stimulating music off of which to riff his legendary vocal chords.