Joe Satriani on proposed Van Halen tribute concert: “If it's ever gonna happen, Wolfgang Van Halen should play guitar”

[L-R] Joe Satriani and Wolfgang Van Halen
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Wolfgang Van Halen should play guitar if there were ever to be a Van Halen tribute/reunion concert, says Joe Satriani.

In a new interview with Ultimate Classic Rock, Satch – who was in talks to play guitar at a proposed tribute event earlier this year – praises Wolfgang’s eerily accurate playing at Foo Fighters’ recent Taylor Hawkins tribute shows, which he displayed during performances of Panama, Hot For Teacher and On Fire, saying Eddie Van Halen’s son would be by far the better choice for such an event.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.