Joe Satriani reveals Robert Fripp’s bizarre stage demands for 2004 G3 tour

Joe Satriani and Robert Fripp performing live at the 2004 G3 tour
(Image credit: Jean Baptiste Lacroix/WireImage via Getty)

Best of 2022: Over the course of the past 20-plus years, Joe Satriani has masterminded a total of 18 G3 concert tours around the world, which have seen the shred legend join forces with some of the best electric guitar players on the planet.

Since the inaugural tour took place in 1996, the list of guest guitarists has expanded to include Steve Vai, Eric Johnson, Paul Gilbert, Steve Lukather, Yngwie Malmsteen, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Brian May, Guthrie Govan, Andy Timmons, Phil Collen and many, many more.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.