Joe Satriani

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Joseph "Joe" Satriani (born July 15, 1956) is an American instrumental rock guitarist and multi-instrumentalist. Early in his career, Satriani worked as a guitar instructor, with many of his former students achieving fame, such as Steve Vai, Larry LaLonde, Rick Hunolt, Kirk Hammett, Andy Timmons, Charlie Hunter, Kevin Cadogan, and Alex Skolnick; he then went on to have a successful solo music career. He is a 15-time Grammy Award nominee and has sold over 10 million albums, making him the biggest-selling instrumental rock guitarist of all time.

In 1988, Satriani was recruited by Mick Jagger as lead guitarist for his first solo tour. Satriani briefly toured with Deep Purple as the lead guitarist, joining shortly after the departure of Ritchie Blackmore in November 1993. He has worked with a range of guitarists during the G3 tour, which he founded in 1995. His G3 collaborators have included Vai, LaLonde, Timmons, Steve Lukather, John Petrucci, Eric Johnson, Yngwie Malmsteen, Brian May, Patrick Rondat, Paul Gilbert, Adrian Legg, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Steve Morse and Robert Fripp. Satriani has been the guitarist for the supergroup Chickenfoot since joining the band in 2008.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1986 Not of This Earth Joe Satriani 6
1987 Surfing With the Alien Joe Satriani 5 9
1988 Dreaming #11 Joe Satriani 1
1989 Flying in a Blue Dream Joe Satriani 3.5 9
1992 The Extremist Joe Satriani 4 6
1993 Time Machine Joe Satriani 5 4
1995 Joe Satriani Joe Satriani 4
1998 Crystal Planet Joe Satriani 3
2000 Engines of Creation Joe Satriani 4 3
2000 Best of 2000 Joe Satriani 1
2002 Strange Beautiful Music Joe Satriani 4
2004 Is There Love in Space? Joe Satriani 3
2005 Unreleased Satch Joe Satriani 1
2006 Super Colossal Joe Satriani 5 2
2008 Professor Satchafunkilus and the Musterion of Rock Joe Satriani 4 3
2010 Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards Joe Satriani 5 3
2013 Unstoppable Momentum Joe Satriani 1
2015 Shockwave Supernova Joe Satriani 5 4

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1993 The Beautiful Guitar Joe Satriani 1
2003 The Electric Joe Satriani: An Anthology Joe Satriani 2
2005 One Big Rush: The Genius of Joe Satriani Joe Satriani 1
2010 The Essential Joe Satriani Joe Satriani 1
2014 The Complete Studio Recordings Joe Satriani 1
2015 Playlist: The Very Best of Joe Satriani Joe Satriani 2
Amazing Guitar - The Very Best Joe Satriani 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1988 King Biscuit Flower Hour Joe Satriani 1
1991 Always With You Joe Satriani 1
1994 1988-07-20: Elysee Montmartre Paris 20-7-1988: Elysee Montmartre, Paris, France Joe Satriani 1
2001 Live in San Francisco Joe Satriani 2
2005 Live From Anaheim Joe Satriani 1
2006 Satriani Live! Joe Satriani 2
2008 Always With Me Joe Satriani 1
2010 Live From Paris: I Just Wanna Rock Joe Satriani 1
2012 Satchurated: Live in Montreal Joe Satriani 3
2015 The Shockwave Tour Joe Satriani 1
1990-06-10: Paris 1990: Le Zenit, Paris, France Joe Satriani 1
1998-07-20: Surf on This Earth: Elysee Montmartre, Paris, France Joe Satriani 1
Live in Japan 1993 Deep Purple feat. Joe Satriani 1
Master of the Art (Recorded Live in the USA, 1993) Joe Satriani 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 I Believe Joe Satriani 1
1992 Cryin' Joe Satriani 1
1992 The Extremist Joe Satriani 1
1993 All Alone Joe Satriani 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1984 Joe Satriani Joe Satriani 1
1988 Dreaming #11 Joe Satriani 5
1993 The Satch EP Joe Satriani 2


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2000 Additional Creations Joe Satriani 1

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