RIP Bob Coburn
Such sad news that Bob Coburn has passed away. I knew Bob, LA’s “Godfather of Rock and Roll”, DJ extraordinaire, and host of “Rockline” for nearly thirty years. He was the ultimate professional on and off the air, and was a great champion and supporter of my music. He introduced me to millions of fans with his radio shows and I can’t thank him enough for that alone. I will miss him and all that he was. My deepest condolences go out to his family. - Joe
SUPERNOVA REMIX: THE FREE EP!
I called my most talented buddies near and far to get a new spin on five fan favorites from my latest release.
John Cuniberti and Eric Caudieux team up for both "Goodbye Supernova" and "Stars Race Across The Sky" and turn in two breathtaking and modern re-mixes.
Guitarist, engineer and producer Keith More from London, England, pumps up and mashes out two rockers, "In My Pocket" and "Cataclysmic".
John Cuniberti revisits "Lost In A Memory" and turns up the modern textures and drama to make a very spiritual and powerful remix.
And, as a little taste of what's to come in 2017, I asked ZZ to put together a short trailer for his full length experimental tour documentary about our "Shockwave Tour 2016". He followed us across Europe for almost two months and captured the sound and the fury, and all the crazy stuff no one else sees from the audience. Filmed and edited in ZZ's unique style, we hope to release the full documentary in the first half of 2017.
G4 EXPERIENCE 2017 - 30th Anniversary of Surfing With The Alien!
JOIN JOE AT THE 2017 G4 EXPERIENCE FOR 4 DAYS AND NIGHTS OF PURE GUITAR PLEASURE! Register today at: g4experience.com
It's the 30th Anniversary of "Surfing With The Alien", an album which changed the guitar landscape for decades to come. We'll be digging in deep to explore the making of this album, the effects, and the techniques needed, all of which with the help of original Surfing live band members Stu Hamm & Jonathan Mover. Also joining us as a special guest is legendary sound engineer and producer, John Cuniberti.
JSART 2 - JOE'S LATEST LIMITED EDITION GUITARS
Check out ZZ's film documenting my week in LA illustrating 76 guitar bodies for the Ibanez JSART 2016 project. To view a gallery of art and more info on the guitars, visit IBANEZ.COM/JSART2. - Joe
Limited Fan Appreciation Awards Now Available
Support Little Kids Rock and Enter To Win JS140 Guitar + VIP Tickets
As most of you know, for many years I've been supporting Little Kids Rock, a non-profit program which helps transform the lives of underserved children by restoring and expanding music education in schools. This year, they celebrated reaching over 500,000 kids with access to new instruments, music classes and teacher education at no cost to the children or their teachers.
In the spirit of this milestone, I am donating funds from the sales of my recently launched Limited Edition Fan Plaques to help further their work. The plaques are customized with your name and everyone who makes a purchase BEFORE DECEMBER 31st will be entered for a random drawing. Fans who have already purchased are already entered.
The Grand Prize winner will receive a JS140 series Ibanez + 2 VIP tickets to any Joe show! Second prize winner will get 2 VIP tickets to any Joe show, and the third prize will be 2 regular tickets.
Through this organization we can better and brighten the lives of children; they are the future of our planet... and at the same time you'll have something extra cool from me to say thanks for your support as a fan.
I wanted to be able to personally say thank you to my fans with memorabilia that will last a lifetime - a fan is a friend forever!
Visit joesatrianigold.com for more details and to secure yours.
Joe's Music Aficionado Guest DJ Playlist
What would it be like if guitar Joe took over a radio station for an hour? That's what Music Aficionado wanted to find out when they asked Satch to come up with this exclusive Artist Playlist. Check out his diverse selections and thoughtful comments at Music Aficionado and listen along. Joe has also posted the playlist on his Spotify channel which you can tune into here
Thank You from Joe / Little Kids Rock Contest Winners Announced
Thank you to everyone who entered the Little Kids Rock raffle (ALL 2,000 of you!!) to win a signed JS 20th Anniversary Ibanez -- your enthusiasm has brought a great amount of attention to this wonderful organization that helps children engage with music in their lives.
And our grand prize winners are... *drumroll*... Brian & Debbie Currier!!! Congratulations! On June 4th, Brian and Debbie flew out to meet Joe and receive their grand prize and watch Joe sign the guitar right in front of them. Runner up prize winners were Shane Davis (autographed Chrome Dome) and Rick Henry (autographed Ultimate Box Collection).
Joe had this to say: "I wanted to congratulate Brian & Debbie Currier and thank them for supporting Little Kids Rock as well as all of the other folks who entered the contest!"
Brian & Debbie (from 30+ combined Satriani shows) had this to say: "We have so many great memories of meeting Joe. He is kind, generous and a VERY cool guy! Winning this contest is simply icing on the cake."
The funds raised through the raffle will enable Little Kids Rock to bring the transformational gift of music to more than 700 public school children by helping launch Modern Band music programs in schools that may otherwise be in danger of having their music programming eliminated due to budget cuts. Little Kids Rock provides professional development training to music teachers and donates all of the instruments and curriculum they need to teach their students to play the popular musical styles that they know and love on day one! Little Kids Rock is proud to support music programs across the country, and specifically in the San Francisco Bay Area, where the program was founded and currently impacts the lives of nearly 12,000 K-12 public school students in more than 100 schools.
Joe Satriani on "Talk Is Jericho" Podcast!
Get your air guitar ready!
"Joe is the master who taught Kirk Hammett from Metallica, Alex Skolnick from Testament, and Larry LaLonde from Primus how to play guitar. He's toured with Mick Jagger and Deep Purple, and is also a member of Chickenfoot with Sammy Hagar, Chad Smith, and Michael Anthony! And yes, "Satch" (as his friends call him) has stories about it all... and he's telling 'em right here!"
NEW CHICKENFOOT DATE ANNOUNCED!
The Original Foot are Back!
One night only, May 7th, 2016 at Harrahs South Shore Room, South Lake Tahoe. Limited VIP packages available - fan club presale March 2nd with the code "FOOTSOLDIER"
REGISTER FOR THE G4 EXPERIENCE BEFORE MARCH 31st FOR FREE GEAR!
Great news - if you register for The G4 Experience before March 31st you will get two awesome pieces of gear for free!
Check out the Beat Buddy: Guitar Pedal / Drum Machine Hybrid and Two Notes Audio Engineering's program, Torpedo Wall of Sound III!
G3 2016 WILL BE LANDING IN ITALY THIS SUMMER
Joe is brining G3 back and will be joined by Steve Vai and The Aristocrats (featuring Guthrie Govan, Marco Minnemann & Bryan Beller) for dates in July in Italy.
The dates will follow the North America "Surfing To Shockwave" shows, appearing after Joe resumes the Shockwave Tour through the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark and others.
JOE SATRIANI AND BRENDON SMALL (METALOCALYPSE, DETHKLOK) LIVE CHAT
Joe and Brendon Small discuss guitar, animation, influences, guitar, the new Crystal Planet project, guitar, advice, answer fan questions, and more! Thanks to everyone who tuned in! Show your interest in Crystal Planet with #CrystalPlanet hashtag on social media and catch Joe on the road for the "Surfing to Shockwave" tour, beginning Feb 25 in Seattle!
JOE SATRIANI ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE FAN CONTEST DURING "SURFING TO SHOCKWAVE" 2016 RETROSPECTIVE TOUR
As the New Year kicks off, JOE SATRIANI is gearing up to launch his career retrospective "Surfing to Shockwave" Tour on February 25th in Seattle, WA. The 48-date tour will be celebrating "30 Years of Mind-Bending Guitar Daredevilry"; a phrase coined in a June 2014 career-defining retrospective feature in Rolling Stone. SATRIANI will spotlight music from his first solo album, "Not of this Earth" through his latest release and 15th solo album, Shockwave Supernova.
The exclusive "Surfing to Shockwave" Tour Contest!During the upcoming U.S. Tour, fans will have the opportunity to buy a raffle ticket at the show they attend (only those attending the show can purchase a ticket and it is one entry per person). The Grand Prize is a JS Surfing 20th Anniversary Guitar plus two roundtrip airline tickets to San Francisco, where they will meet Joe and get the guitar autographed. Additional prizes include; a signed Chrome Dome Joe Satriani 14-CD set and an autographed "Ultimate Collection" box set. The proceeds from this contest benefit Little Kids Rock, a nonprofit organization that provides new musical instruments and lessons for teachers to help expand music education in underserved public schools across the country.
View all of the upcoming dates and VIP ticket opportunities at satriani.com/road/
G4 Experience 2016 w/ Eric Johnson, Mike Keneally, Alex Skolnick
+ special appearance by Steve Vai!
AN INVITATION FROM JOE
I've got something very cool in store for you next year. Something we haven't done yet with the G4 Experience.
The G4 Experience in 2016 will literally take me back home. In the past two years the camp was in beautiful Cambria, CA. but we started looking at the East Coast for a variety of cool reasons. The idea of Long Island came up and I thought it would be interesting because of the obvious connection. Funnily enough, Glen Cove Mansion, where we'll be August 8-12, 2016, is very close to where I'm from. Once we chose the spot, the 2016 G4 Experience took on a very special meaning. We never repeat the same formula, but this homecoming really helped us reshape next year's camp.
Obviously, I grew up in Westbury, Long Island, but there's more to it than that. When I was a 14-year-old budding guitar player, I started my career at high school dances in the surrounding towns. At 16, I was playing bars in the area. At 17, I was doing weekend road trips to the Hamptons and performing at the clubs there.
My whole musical foundation starting on the drums at the age of nine centers around that area. I have so many family and friends there. Steve Vai and I became best friends back in high school! There's just this special concentration of like-minded guitar players.
Now, we’re inviting you into that circle…
This year, everybody will be staying in the incredible Glen Cove Mansion. As far as instructors go, Steve Vai, Eric Johnson, Alex Skolnick, and Mike Keneally will all be joining me. As always, there will be quite a few elements we change up. Of course, you'll get that incredible immersive interaction between students and teachers within the clinics. However, we're evolving to not only keep the campers happy, but also to keep the whole thing interesting for the performers too. It goes beyond what you'd get at a gig or a regular clinic or class. We're doing something unique.
The G4 Experience puts you together with 200 other extremely talented players from all stylistic sides of the guitar and from all over the world. You get to hang out with them, make connections, and trade wisdom. The classes are perfect for all levels, and they go deep. We're not introducing any sort of competition or anything like that. This is all about learning together and tailoring your experience to your needs.
Being indoors at Glen Cove also allows the instructors complete control. The environment is totally reflective of the sounds we want to achieve. That's a big part of this.
Ultimately, this is a great opportunity for everybody to make some incredible connections. The students become a catalyst for my reconnection with the instructors. I think it's going to be unforgettable. I guarantee you that the students are going to feel this incredible atmosphere of camaraderie and feel the musical sharing.
Welcome to the inner circle. Welcome to the G4 Experience 2016.
Learn more and register today at g4experience.com »
Joe Honored With "The Maestro" Award by Classic Rock Awards
Last week, Joe attended the 11th Annual Classic Rock Roll of Honour Award ceremony in London where Joe took home the award for "The Maestro" and was honored to present Brian May of Queen with the "Living Legends" award as well!
Check out more photos in our Facebook gallery »
Video Premiere: Joe Satriani Debuts Moving, Charitable 'Music Without Words'
"I'm very proud of this new song collaboration with United Nations Musical Director Robin DiMaggio to support UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Fund! Working with Robin evolved naturally, starting with him challenging me to create a melody that would touch the hearts of seven billion people, a call to humanity; a message of love. I'm thrilled with the song and this video fits the music perfectly." -Joe
Full details and credits on the discography page
JOE SATRIANI ANNOUNCES "SURFING TO SHOCKWAVE" 2016 RETROSPECTIVE TOUR
CELEBRATING "30 YEARS OF MIND-BENDING GUITAR DAREDEVILRY"
Los Angeles, CA - September 15, 2015 In 1986 JOE SATRIANI released his first solo album through Relativity Records, "Not of This Earth". Fast-forward to this year when SATRIANI released his 15th solo album, "Shockwave Supernova" to critical acclaim. To mark this major milestone anniversary, SATRIANI will bring to life the "Surfing to Shockwave" 2016 Tour, an evening spotlighting his 30-year career.
The 45-date tour celebrating "30 Years of Mind-Bending Guitar Daredevilry," a phrase coined in a June 2014 career-defining retrospective feature in Rolling Stone, launches February 25th at Seattle's legendary Paramount Theatre crossing the US into Canada ending April 24th. The shows will highlight music over SATRIANI's entire career, including songs the legendary guitarist hasn't played live in over 20 years!
This August, the world renowned guitarist released his 15th studio album, hitting Satriani's highest chart debut at #19 on Billboard's Top 200 Current Albums Chart. In addition, the album also debuted at # 3 on the Billboard Rock Chart and ranks as the highest charting all-instrumental rock album on Billboard's Top 200 in the SoundScan era.
The critical acclaim for Shockwave Supernova was unprecedented:
"...Joe Satriani has proven himself to be one of the most imaginative, brilliant and talented rock guitarists ever to strum six strings." - Rolling Stone
"...Satriani leans into ringing arpeggios that build into one of the soaring lead lines that have helped him rack up five gold albums and one platinum LP, along with 15 Grammy nominations since 1989." - The Wall Street Journal
"The immutable fact which emerges from repeated listens to Shockwave Supernova is that this is a combo for the ages and maybe the best one we've heard on Satriani record to date." - Popmatters
For two decades, the guitar virtuoso has traveled the world, playing to sold-out crowds as both a headliner and as founder of the all-star "G3" guitar extravaganza. Satriani's studio and live recordings have sold more than 10 million copies worldwide to date and of his many solo albums, two have gone platinum and four others went gold, with 15 Grammy nominations between them. His side project, Chickenfoot, featuring former Van Halen front man Sammy Hagar, former bassist Michael Anthony, and Red Hot Chili Peppers' drummer Chad Smith saw their debut album certified gold and their second studio album debuted at #9.
Joe's touring band remains Marco Minnemann on drums, Bryan Beller on bass and Mike Keneally on keys & guitar.
Tickets will be on sale beginning September 25th with exclusive Joe Satriani meet & greet and VIP packages available on sale starting September 23rd, for details please visit: http://www.satriani.com/road/#na2016_dates
New Web Site
We are pleased to present a refresh to the web site. The home page features an entirely new presentation of the latest Joe activities and over the coming weeks the rest of the site will continue to be updated to reflect the new design.
Shockave Supernova Arrives!
Joe's new studio album, Shockwave Supernova, is released today!
Get all of the info on the new album over on its discography page.