Last year brought us a shiny new Van Halen album — the first, in fact, to feature David Lee Roth behind the mic since 1984. That means the bar was set pretty high for 2013 — at least in terms of major rock events. Luckily, Black Sabbath came along with a killer of a reunion album (OK, partial reunion) called 13, the band's first studio release to feature Ozzy Osbourne since 1978.
From August 11 to 15, 2014, musicians of all ages and levels will converge in California’s scenic Central Coast for the G4 Experience featuring Joe Satriani, Paul Gilbert, Andy Timmons and Mike Keneally.
Originally intended to mimic the sound of a muted trumpet, it didn't take long for guitarists like Jimi Hendrix and Frank Zappa to make that sweet, sweeping "wah-wah" sound an integral part of the rock and roll lexicon.
When Ronnie Montrose died March 3, 2012, friends and musicians wondered what they could do to pay homage to one of rock's most influential guitarists. The result was a tribute concert that April, dubbed Concert for Ronnie Montrose: A Celebration of His Life In Music. Now the concert is coming to DVD on December 10.
Joe Satriani - Guitar Secrets is available now at the Guitar World Online Store. Learn guitar tips, tricks and secrets with this collection of 41 private lessons from Satriani's famous columns from Guitar for the Practicing Musician magazine.
In support of his 14th studio album, Unstoppable Momentum, Joe Satriani is spending September and October on tour in the US. Joining him are longtime band member/keyboardist Mike Keneally, and a new rhythm section: bassist Bryan Beller and drummer Marco Minnemann.
A large painting by Metallica bassist Jason Newsted hangs prominently in the front room of Joe Satriani’s San Francisco townhouse, just above the black, upright piano where Satch composed some of the music for his newest album, Unstoppable Momentum.
We found this video on Joe Satriani's Facebook page a while back, and it's just too good not to share. The video features guitarist Rhett Butler playing an arrangement of Satch's "Always With Me, Always With You" from Surfing With The Alien for two guitars. And he's playing them both. Even Satriani admitted that this is "just a bit insane."