Joe Satriani Information
Joe Satriani is an American, instrumental-rock guitarist that rose to fame in the late â€˜80s. Influenced by Jimi Hendrix, Satriani began playing guitar at age fourteen and ultimately moved to Berkeley, California to pursue a music career. While living in California Satriani taught many now-famous musicians such as Kirk Hammett (Metallica), Larry LaLonde (Primus), and David Bryson (Counting Crows). Of course it was his former student, Steve Vai, that garnered Satrianiâ€™s road to fame. After Vai joined David Lee Rothâ€™s solo band, he had praised his teaching sessions which resulted in a widespread interest in Satriani. Satriani had already been recording his own successful albums and in 1996, he was recruited as the lead guitarist for Mick Jaggerâ€™s first solo tour. In 1995, Satriani founded G3. G3 is a concert tour that runs every fall and features Satriani as well as two other guitarists (who change from year to year). Currently, Satriani is the lead-guitarist for the supergroup, Chickenfoot.