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Joe Satriani

The 1980s were a golden age for guitar heroes but even six-string slingers need a hero of their own. Enter Joe Satriani. More than a hero, Satriani was a mentor, setting an example of what could be done with the instrument and also serving as a teacher to such luminaries as Kirk Hammett, Charlie Hunter, Primus' Larry LaLonde, and Steve Vai. This alone makes Satriani a significant figure in the history of rock guitar, but when he launched a career as a recording artist in 1986, he performed the rare feat of crossing over to a wide audience via instrumental guitar music. His 1987 album Surfing with the Alien turned him into a star, kicking off a series of hit records, successful tours, and plum supporting gigs -- including backing Mick Jagger in the '80s, joining Deep Purple in the '90s, and playing with Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony in the supergroup Chickenfoot -- that stretched well into the 21st century.

A native of Long Island -- he was born in Westbury on July 15, 1956 and raised in Carle Place -- Satriani started playing guitar at 14. His initial inspiration was Jimi Hendrix, and after a few years he began taking lessons from jazz musicians Lennie Tristano and Billy Bauer. Satriani enrolled in Five Towns College and also began teaching guitar, taking his first notable student in Steve Vai, a musician who would soon be credited with "stunt guitar" on Frank Zappa records. Satriani headed out to Berkeley, California in 1978, supporting himself through teaching and beginning to gig with local bands. Over the next few years, he racked up what would prove to be an impressive roster of pupils, instructing Kirk Hammett (who would join Metallica), jazz fusion guitarist Charlie Hunter, Larry LaLonde (later of Primus), Kevin Cadogan (who joined Third Eye Blind), and David Bryson (a Counting Crow). Slowly, Satch gained bona fides as a musician himself, landing his first notable steady gig in the Squares, self-releasing an EP in 1984 and then joining the Greg Kihn Band in 1986, just as the hits started to dry up for the power popper.

The Kihn gig came at an opportune time for Satriani. He financed his full-length debut LP, Not of This Earth, through credit cards and the regular performances helped him whittle down his debt. As Not of This Earth saw release on Relativity in 1985, Satriani's student Steve Vai was hired by David Lee Roth, a job that pushed him into the national spotlight and, once he was there, he often tipped his hat to Satriani. All this helped set the stage for the 1987 release of Surfing with the Alien, the album that turned Satch into a star. Appearing in the fall of 1987 on Relativity, the album earned rave reviews among guitar publications and it began a steady march into the rock mainstream. Over the next year, "Satch Boogie" and "Surfing with the Alien" charted on Billboard's Mainstream Rock chart and the record climbed its way to 29 on the Billboard 200; upon its release it earned a gold certification from the RIAA, and it would be certified platinum, an unusual occurrence for an instrumental album.

Satriani's sudden overnight success brought him considerable attention, including an offer from Mick Jagger to play guitar on the Rolling Stones singer's solo tour of Japan in 1988. The guitarist accepted and, after releasing the largely live EP Dreaming #11, set to work on his next album, Flying in a Blue Dream. Released in 1989, the album contained a couple of cuts where Satriani sang lead, a mainstream concession that may have helped the record climb further in the charts: it peaked at 23, supported by the singles "One Big Rush" and "Big Bad Moon," both reaching 17 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock chart. Ibanez signature guitars followed, helping keep Satriani in the spotlight as he worked on his next album, 1992's The Extremist. Driven by the lyrical "Summer Song," his biggest hit ever -- it reached five on the Mainstream Rock charts -- The Extremist peaked at 22, Satriani's highest-ever position on Billboard; it later was certified gold by the RIAA. A year later, the largely archival Time Machine -- a double-disc set that reissued the 1984 EP, some live tracks, and new cuts -- came along; then Satriani headed out with Deep Purple in 1993, taking over the lead guitar slot from the absent Ritchie Blackmore.

Satriani released a Glyn Johns-produced eponymous album in 1995, but the next big event in his career arrived in 1996 when he teamed with Steve Vai and Eric Johnson for G3, a tour designed to showcase the three guitar virtuosos. This initial tour, captured on the 1997 live CD/DVD set G3: Live in Concert, was a success and Satriani turned it into something of an institution, touring with a rotating group of guitarists over the next decade. Crystal Planet, his seventh studio album, appeared in 1998 -- it peaked at 50 on the Billboard 200 and was certified gold in the United Kingdom -- and then in 2000 Satch stretched himself with Engines of Creation, an album that bore hints of electronica. The double-disc Live in San Francisco arrived in 2001; then came 2002's Strange Beautiful Music. A compilation called Electric Joe Satriani: An Anthology appeared in 2003, and then he entered a period of extreme productivity, releasing Is There Love in Space? in 2004, followed by another G3 live album, while 2006 brought the studio collection Super Colossal and another live set, aptly titled Satriani Live!; then he delivered Professor Satchafunkilus and the Musterion of Rock in 2008. At the end of the year, he filed a suit against Coldplay, claiming their hit "Viva la Vida" contained "substantial original portions" of his 2004 composition "If I Could Fly"; the suit was settled out of court. Next up, Satriani joined ex-Van Halen rockers Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony plus Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith for the supergroup Chickenfoot. The band released a self-titled debut in 2009 and toured but Satriani kept his solo afloat, releasing Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards in 2010. A year later Chickenfoot released their second album, Chickenfoot III; then the guitarist released another live album, Satchurated, in 2012, which was followed by Unstoppable Momentum in 2013. A Complete Studio Recordings box set came in 2014, and in 2015 he delivered Shockwave Supernova. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi
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He is all over the fretboard in like all of his songs! He's like my idol!
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sorry, once you turn 18 on planet zenn la, they shave you bald permanently
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Wish he still had the hair
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rip silver surfer
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The silver surfer died of the legacy virus, just like revanche, the girl that looks like Psylocke.
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The BEST
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At least they have,flying in a blue dream.
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Where is his album the extremist? That is a kik asss album that should be on here.
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What about buckethead he tought him too.
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Happy Birthday Joe! Thanks for all the great sounds.
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Fantastic Gutarist!
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anthony64702
show off Joe !!
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A true guitar virtuoso, a guitar guru, an axeman supreme! Eat your heart out VanHalen!!!
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Come to the Bay Area. please!
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Pretty much can't go wrong with any tracks on Surfing With the Alien...
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damn no one does it like u .. period!!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! the Master ..
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Been listening since 1986
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NICE!
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Joe Satriani, one of the greatest guitarist of all time, an inspiration & a personal favorite! You GO Maestro! : )
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Satriani has one of the smoothest most expressive guitar styles of all time. Flying in a Blue Dream is a mind blowing album.
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Hallelujah, boogie on "Maestro" - SATCH BOOGIE! : )
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Joe Satriani, the one I personally call "The Maestro", for he is one of my personal favorite master guitarist!
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supersaiyant e t s u o
Behold, the rock star who teaches other rock stars. Awesome level: Master
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Not sure which drugs influenced the naming of some of the album titles, but it must be good if you can still play that good.
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I call him"The Maestro" & no doubt one of my favorite & greatest guitarist of all time, Joe Satriani! : )
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rccmsd
Joe when you get a chance call me my brother..... Riconator Lives.
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lil_sprout0
black power
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Only one no other keep it up swish said it
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THEY SAY BECAUSE OF HIS VIRTUOSITY ON THE VIOLIN THAT PAGANINI WAS POSSESSED BY THE DEVIL !WELL I'D SAY JOE SATRIANI HAS BEELZEBUB BY THE BALLS!
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This freaked me out. This isn't fake. Apparently, if you copy and paste this in ten comments in 10 minutes you'll have the best day of your life tomorrow. You will either be kissed or asked out. If you break this chain, you will see a little girl in your room tonight. In the next 4 minutes, someone will say I love you or I'm sorry.
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I think there is an angel from heaven that enlightens him when he plays!!! Just out of this world! Who can really play like him? Easy! No One! Gifted!!
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Playing with Chickenfoot.
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I'VE BEEN FOLLOWING THIS GENIUS FOR SEVERAL DECADES.THER E IS NONE HIGHER. THIS BIO TALKS OF HIS TEACHINGS TO STEVE VAI. I have one of there classes on tape. THAT'S VCR TAPE, boys n girls. O yea. Mr. Joe had a full head of long hair too. Everybody sit back watch and observe one the best of not thee best you'll ever see on this generation. Thanks Joe
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Live - left me dumbstruck
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The Sane, Flowing { Jimmy Hendrix } of today::
Ever Loving, AWESOMIST Guitarist*** > > >

Michael...
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Magic !!
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As a long-time guitarist, I now realize I chose the wrong player to idolize when growing up. Satch's songs are so diverse, and each speaks in a different language, but makes complete sense! Yngwie who?
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sleep with the alien
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Joe Sat.'s distinguishi n g genius is that he is so competent on his instrument that he has the mindfulness to be ALSO melodic&musi c a l . His music has integral structure/fo r m / c o m p o s i t i o n . Lesser metal-men are sidetracked by the power of this instrument, never reign themselves to the musicianship .
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Joe King is also a great guitarist... .
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Electrical shock....
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I don't know if there's love in space,perhap s in planes,but I DO know there's an unbelievable guitar alien from OUTER space!!!!!, a sonic smoregasbord of intergalacti c planetary bliss!probab l y the greatest guitarist on earth,,,,,,, , o r yes, jupiter
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freddyarakel i a n
I saw Joe satriani last night in sydney Australia.
...........M A G I C . . . . . . . .
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Where's The Extremist Pandora??!?? There's good stuff missing from this collection.
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Blasted of the past..glad I found you..
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I had cancer in 88' right after I graduated HS... the Satch man was in my Walkman 99% of the time.. his guitar helped me through some moments...
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I love Joe Satriani!!!
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Thanks Pandora for giving us REAL music fans better choices.
F-U i-tunes/crAp p l e ! You gargantuan whores! You suck!
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Joe
No one can compare how talented you are!. Did not know you financed your first album yourself until I read your Bio. That is an accomplishme n t in itself!! I would be your roadie anytime !!
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Joe you are irreplaceabl e in the world of guitar players. That fact you financed your first album is astonishing. Keep rockin !!
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