“It’s one thing to listen, but when you play these songs, you go, ‘It’s no wonder Eddie had so much fun playing this’”: Tackling Van Halen, reforming G3, recording with Steve Vai – Joe Satriani is gearing up for his biggest year yet

Joe Satriani performs at SiriusXM Studios in Los Angeles on November 14, 2023
(Image credit: Kayla Oaddams/Getty Images)

Joe Satriani is primed for world domination in 2024. An original G3 revival. A tour with Steve Vai. Not to mention a Van Halen-adjacent trek with Sammy Hagar, Michael Anthony, and Jason Bonham. It's pretty epic, even by Satriani's lofty standards.

For starters, The Best of All Worlds tour has Van Halen fans all but quivering with delight. And Satriani, while tired, is excited, too, telling Guitar World, “It's nice, but I'm still recovering. I've had such a crazy schedule leading up to going to L.A. to do Howard Stern and Eddie Trunk. But I'm looking forward to all the playing – it’s going to be fun.”

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Andrew Daly

Andrew Daly is an iced-coffee-addicted, oddball Telecaster-playing, alfredo pasta-loving journalist from Long Island, NY, who, in addition to being a contributing writer for Guitar World, scribes for Rock Candy, Bass Player, Total Guitar, and Classic Rock History. Andrew has interviewed favorites like Ace Frehley, Johnny Marr, Vito Bratta, Bruce Kulick, Joe Perry, Brad Whitford, Rich Robinson, and Paul Stanley, while his all-time favorite (rhythm player), Keith Richards, continues to elude him.