He taught Steve Vai and Kirk Hammett to play guitar and has the shiniest head in shred, but what Guitar World readers really want to know is...He was voted No. 5 in our 2012 "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time Poll," his new album, Unstoppable Momentum, will be out in May, and he's just announced a US tour. But what Guitar World readers really want to know is ...
Joe Satriani has confirmed the release of his 14th studio album, Unstoppable Momentum, on May 7 through Epic Records. The album was recorded at Skywalker Sound in the Bay Area and produced by Satriani and Mike Fraser (AC/DC). The album features Vinnie Colauita (Sting, Jeff Beck) on drums, Chris Chaney (Janes Addiction) on bass and on keyboards and Mike Keneally (Dethklok).
Here's a Guitar World video from the 2013 Winter NAMM Show, which took place January 24 to 27 in Anaheim, California. During the gear- and rain-filled weekend, we paid a visit to the gang at the Ibanez booth to check out some new guitars. This video profiles the company's new Joe Satriani signature model, the JS2410.
As many predicted, the subject of the countdown ended up being the long-awaited release of the band's 2007 reunion concert at London's 02 Arena as both a live album and a spectacularly shot film on DVD and Blu-Ray. Dubbed Celebration Day, the film's release and subsequent press appearances will likely serve as a last hurrah for the legendary band, the film itself a document of Led Zeppelin's triumphant last ride.
With only 16 guitarists remaining in our massive tournament to crown your choice for the greatest of all time, we decided it'd be nice to take a break this week and take a good, close look at the men who have made it through three grueling rounds to make it to our Sweet 16, which is being brought to you by Sweetwater Sound.
This past Friday, the remaining members of Montrose — along with some very special guests — took the stage at The Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, California to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of the late guitarist Ronnie Montrose, who committed suicide last month at the age of 64.