Joe Satriani

Born: July 15, 1956
Westbury, NY, USA

Joe Satriani grew up in New York. He has worked as a session musician in Japan. He has given guitar lessons to such people as Kirk Hammett, Charlie Hunter, and Steve Vai. After a failed band, the Squares, he released a solo album, Joe Satriani. After one album with the Greg Kihn Band, Joe released Not of This Earth, which was marginal, especially compared with Surfing with the Alien, which was the following album. This album enjoyed huge success and crossed over onto the pop charts, even though there were no vocals on the entire album. After doing some work with Mick Jagger's solo band, he released Flying in a Blue Dream in the early 90's. In 1994, he replaced Ritchie Blackmore in Deep Purple, but has since released more solo material. Joe Satriani is one of the most versatile guitarists around today.

Instruments Played / Skills:
Guitar Songwriter Vocals Banjo Harmonica

Heavy Metal Guitar Masters Progressive Rock

Joe Satriani Has Worked With:
Steve Vai David St. Hubbins Nigel Tufnell Derek Smalls Stu Hamm Greg Bissonette Kirk Hammett Mick Jagger

Joe Satriani Was Influenced By:
Eddie Van Halen

Artists That Were Influenced By Joe Satriani:
Kirk Hammett Adrian Smith Steve Vai

Joe Satriani's Discography:
Engines Of Creation
Release Date: March 14, 2000
Crystal Planet
Release Date: 1998
Joe Satriani
Release Date: 1995
Time Machine
Release Date: 1993
The Extremist
Release Date: 1992
Flying In A Blue Dream
Release Date: 1989
Surfing With The Alien
Release Date: 1987
Not of This Earth
Release Date: 1986
Guitar Techniques used by Joe Satriani
Dive Bomb
Pickup Preachin'
Unitone Whammy Bend
Two-Handed Tapping
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