“The approach and innovation had me locked”: Steve Vai names his favorite Joe Satriani song – an underrated deep cut that features radical Auto-Tuned solos

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Steve Vai has named his favorite Joe Satriani song, and it’s a choice that took his fellow electric guitar hero by surprise. Chatting together on Satch’s YouTube channel ahead of their upcoming US co-headline run together, Vai singled out 2010 deep cut Wind in the Trees.

“Oh wow,” Satriani replied when Vai named his pick of an illustrious bunch. 

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Phil Weller

A freelance writer with a penchant for music that gets weird, Phil is a regular contributor to Prog, Guitar World, and Total Guitar magazines and is especially keen on shining a light on unknown artists. Outside of the journalism realm, you can find him writing angular riffs in progressive metal band, Prognosis, in which he slings an 8-string Strandberg Boden Original, churning that low string through a variety of tunings. He's also a published author and is currently penning his debut novel which chucks fantasy, mythology and humanity into a great big melting pot.