There’s no doubting that Joe Satriani is a guitar god!
In his formative years he taught guitar and if you look at the list of his former students it reads like a who’s who of guitar legends, with names like Vai, Hammett, Skolnick….
So, with a Satriani gig, you pretty much know what you’re going to get – some staggeringly good guitar playing from a man who can also construct songs and write music which takes its influence from a variety of different avenues but, at the same time, doesn’t stray too far from classic rock territory. However before we get to see the man himself tonight we are going to be warmed up by Matt Schofield.
Guitarist Joe Satriani has launched a video for his new single “A Door Into Summer” taken from his new 2013 album “Unstoppable Momentum”.
The video features exclusive footage from the famed Skywalker Ranch in Marin County, California, where Joe recorded the new album with Mike Keneally, Vinnie Colaiuta and Chris Chaney. The video is directed by Jon Luini and Arthur Rosato for Chime Interactive.
The new album is released by Sony Music UK on Monday 6th May, followed by North American release via Epic Records on Tuesday 7th May. For further info about the new album and Joe Satriani’s June UK tour dates, click HERE.
Joe Satriani UK RELEASE: MONDAY 6th MAY 2013; Features Vinnie Colauita, Chris Chaney & Mike Keneally
World Tour Starts in Europe in May – US Tour Starts in August
Legendary performer and the hardest working guitarist in the business, Joe Satriani confirms the release of his 14th studio album, “Unstoppable Momentum” in the UK on Monday May 6 (U.S. release is Tuesday May 7) through Epic Records/Sony Music UK. The album was recorded at Skywalker Sound in San Francisco and was produced by Satriani and Mike Fraser (AC/DC).
The new album features an amazing array of talented players including Vinnie Colauita (Sting, Jeff Beck) on drums, Chris Chaney (Janes Addiction) on bass and on keyboards, Mike Keneally (Dethklok).
Joe Satriani, one of rock music’s most respected and celebrated electric guitar players, will undertake a 10-date 2013 UK tour starting Saturday 8th June at the Manchester Apollo. This will be Satriani’s first UK tour since 2010’s Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards tour . Very special guest is blues guitarist Matt Schofield. Tickets go on sale Friday 2nd November and can be booked online from www.ticketline.co.uk or call 0844 888 9991 or the venue direct. The tour coincides with Satriani’s new solo album released by Sony worldwide in May 2013, followed by a career retrospective box set in the spring.
Earlier this year, Satriani performed a sold out concert with Chickenfootat the London Brixton Academy in support of the band’s second album III. He also embarked on multiple G3 tours in Australia, Europe and South America, had his music sampled in Nicki Minaj’ hit single Right ThruMe, and appeared as himself in Brad Pitt’s Oscar-nominated baseball film Moneyball.
Marshall Amplifiers have been the corner stone of many a practise room, live performance, studio and bedroom essential for many musicians over the last fifty years. Ranging from Jimi Hendrix right up to Lemmy Kilmister being well renowned users, the amps have become something of legendary status.
So what better way of celebrating the fact that these fantastic amps have been around for fifty years that showcasing the talent behind the airwaves, with a collage of talent here tonight all playing songs of their own, and many they made their own. Read the rest of this entry »
Guitar Legend Joe Satriani brings his strange beautiful music to the dark fantasy world of Eternal Descent.
Joe Satriani appearing in Eternal Descent Vol.2 #3 (of 6)
Continuing to explore the unholy alliance that has long existed between the worlds of heavy metal music and fantasy comics, multi-media phenomenon Eternal Descent has teamed up with Joe Satriani, drawing inspiration from his iconic back catalogue to bring you a reimagining of the mythos behind his music.
Set for release in February 2012 by IDW Publishing and available worldwide through Diamond Distribution, Eternal Descent Volume 2 Issue 3 opens with a group of heroes divided and in turmoil.
Upon making the ultimate sacrifice, Sirian finds himself caught amidst time and space as strange beautiful music resonates throughout the cosmos, heralding the arrival of Joe Satriani – The Extremist himself – seeking to guide the lost and bring harmony to dissonance.
The brainchild of British guitarist and comic creator Llexi Leon, Eternal Descent immerses fans in a dark fantasy world where angels and demons battle for supremacy alongside some of the biggest names in metal, from acts such as Firewind, Periphery, Arch Enemy and many more.Lost souls lurk in every shadow, darkness veils sinister designs and heavy metal could be the key to salvation… or the gateway to destruction!
To celebrate the appearance of Joe Satriani, Vol. 2 Issue 3 will be available with 4 different cover variants, distributed equally and at random. Each cover is a tribute to and re-imagining of a classic Satriani album with an Eternal Descent twist. The albums featured are: Not of This Earth, Crystal Planet, The Extremist & Time Machine. The 6 issue Eternal Descent Vol.2 series will also feature a brand-new 4page back-up story in every issue, where a reluctant hero with a grim gift takes his own brand of justice to the streets.
Offering a comic series, annual graphic novels, animations, games, limited edition ESP guitars and Digitech effects pedals to keep fans occupied, no wonder Eternal Descent is fast becoming an international phenomenon.
Fans of comics and heavy metal alike will be staggered in the scale of Eternal Descent’s ambitions and volume two of the cult comic promises to plunge readers even more deeply into the graphic novel’s dark, multi-faceted world.