Cory Wong enlists Joe Satriani for Massive, the shreddiest funk jam you’ve ever heard

Cory Wong and Joe Satriani
(Image credit: Jen Rosenstein / Olly Curtis/Future)

Cory Wong is surely the most prolific guitarist on the planet at this point in time. The funky man with the helicopter right hand is now gearing up to release his eighth(!) album of 2020, The Striped Album, and this time he’s brought along some very special guests… including one of the electric guitar’s all-time greats.

Massive is the first single to be released from the forthcoming effort, and features the formidable talents of Joe Satriani, who demonstrates his sharp blues phrasing with a wealth of high-gain wah leads, delivered over Wong’s uber-tight minor-key vamps.

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Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.