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Joe Satriani: “The Guitarist Whose Tone I’d Never Mistake for Anyone Else”

Joe Satriani was asked to name one guitarist whose sound he would never confuse for anyone else. His choice? Queen guitarist Brian May.Speaking with Classic Rock, Satriani says, “Brian’s like a whole universe unto himself. The first time you hear him you go, ‘What the fuck is that?’ It’s beautiful music, original tone and an amazing application of the guitar—the harmony, the way he strings... …

Joe Satriani Recalls His Student, Metallica's Kirk Hammett: “He Was Very Eager to Learn”

As many know, Joe Satriani was a guitar teacher before he found fame with his 1987 album, Surfing with the Alien. He must have been a great instructor, because many of his students went on to achieve fame of their own. Among the best known are Steve Vai, Alex Skolnick, Andy Timmons, Larry LaLonde, Rick Hunolt, Charlie Hunter, Jeff Tyson and Kevin Cadogan. ... …

Joe Satriani Names the Most Underrated Guitarist—Plus Five Personal Revelations

Joe Satriani recently sat down with Classic Rock for a revealing look into his musical history and outlook. Among the fascinating tidbits, we learned what song made him want to play guitar, the first thing he learned on guitar, the album he wants to be buried with, and—most interesting—the guitarist he feels is the most underrated in history. Here are excerpts from the interview. The song that... …