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Joe Satriani

Formed: 1978
From: Westbury, NY, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Joe Satriani News

Below is our complete Joe Satriani news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

Rocksmith 2014 Song List Revealed

The full song list for Rocksmith 2014 Edition, which just came out yesterday, has been revealed. Rocksmith lets you plug any electric guitar or bass directly into your Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, or MAC, and teaches you to play while playing the game. Here's the latest video about Rocksmith 2014:

The full song list for Rocksmith 2014 is as follows (with even more available as downloadable content): More...

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Chickenfoot Posts New Album Teaser

Hard rock supergroup Chickenfoot, which features Sammy Hagar, Joe Satriani, Michael Anthony and Chad Smith, has posted its first video teaser online to promote its upcoming new album. The album, which is simply titled "Chickenfoot III," is set to be released on September 27, 2011 through the band's new label home eOne Music. You can check out the teaser trailer below.

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Joe Satriani Posts New Music Video Online

"Light Years Away", the new video from guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani, can be viewed below. The song comes off Satriani's 14th studio album, "Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards."

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Joe Satriani Announces New Album

Joe Satriani has announced the release of his 14th solo studio album, "Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards." The album will be produced by Epic Records and is set for a U.K. release date of October 4 and October 5 for the U.S. The fall release also coincides with a handful of U.K. concert dates. More...

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Hagar, Satriani, and Smith to Debut as Chickenfoot

The "supergroup" known as Chickenfoot -- comprised of ex-Van Halen singer Sammy Hagar and bassist Michael Anthony, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, and guitarist Joe Satriani -- have announced plans to release their first album.

The self-described "accidental" collaboration occurred as a result of jam sessions at Hagar's Cabo Wabo Cantina in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

Their self-titled debut will drop June 5, and comes complete with a "heat sensitive sleeve" which will reveal the cover artwork via touch.

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Joe Satriani Posts "Revelation" Music Video Online

Joe Satriani has posted his music video for the song "Revelation" online now for streaming. The video can be viewed below. More...

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Joe Satriani Announce "GC Sessions" Tour Dates

Joe Satriani has achieved legendary status as the premier electric guitarist with 13 solo albums, three platinum DVDs, and the mega-successful G3 tours. On April 1, 2008, Satriani kicks off the release of his 13th solo album, entitled "Professor Satchafunkilus And The Musterion Of Rock" (Sony/BMG), with the first of 11 nationwide "GC Sessions" at the Guitar Center in Boston, Mass. The much-anticipated "GC Sessions" will feature question-and-answer segments, autograph signings, and best of all, live performances by Joe Satriani. Following the album's release, Satriani will embark on a worldwide tour, kicking off April 30 in Lisbon, Portugal before hitting the continental European market, Australia, South America, and finally returning to the U.S. in the fall of 2008.

"GC Sessions" tour dates and cities:

April 01 - Natick (Boston), MA
April 02 - Manhattan, NY
April 03 - Plymouth Meeting (Philly), PA
April 04 - Rockville (DC), MD
April 05 - Chicago, IL
April 06 - Englewood (Denver), CO
April 07 - Phoenix, AZ
April 08 - Hollywood, CA
April 09 - San Francisco, CA
April 10 - Clackamas (Portland), OR
April 11 - Seattle, WA More...

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Joe Satriani Begins Recording New Album

Legendary guitarist Joe Satriani has entered the studio to begin recording his new album for a tentative April 2008 release. "Joining me this time are engineer/co-producer John Cuniberti, drummer Jeff Campitelli, bassist Matt Bissonette, multi-instra-mentalist Eric Caudieux, Zen Master Mike Manning and Mysterious Mike Boden, who shaved his head for the project!" Satriani writes on his web site. "There is no working title for the project as of yet... suggestions are always welcome."

Joe Satriani 20th anniversary reissue of the "Surfing with the Alien" LP came out in August 7.

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Metallica Announce Opening Acts for Upcoming Tour

METALLICA have issued the following update:

"Easter greetings from Metallica HQ! In our ongoing quest to keep you informed about every little thing we have planned for our upcoming jaunt through Europe this summer, we finally have an almost complete list of bands who will be joining us as we take a little break from recording to come hang with some of you in a few of the coolest cities on the planet. As you know, some of the shows are festival dates, so things could change a little here and there, and we may have one or two more surprises for you along the way, but as of April 8, here's what we've got for you so far. And for those of you in Denmark lucky enough to score tickets after we got done with Lars' guest list, we're spreading the Danish love with... just read Lars' extra special Easter greeting...in Danish!

We're super psyched to be sharing the stage with great musicians from all over the world . . . see you out there!" More...

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Initial G3 Tour Dates Announced

The 2007 incarnation of Joe Satriani's popular G3 tour will kick off on March 14th in Phoenix starring Satriani, John Petrucci (Dream Theater) and Paul Gilbert. The tour will play selected dates in North America throughout March and April.

The starting tour itinerary follows with more dates TBA shortly.

Mar. 14 Phoenix, AZ - Dodge Theatre
Mar. 15 Las Vegas, NV - House Of Blues
Mar. 16 Reno, NV - Grand Sierra Theatre
Mar. 17 Berkeley, CA - Berkeley Community Theatre
Mar. 18 Los Angeles, CA - Orpheum Theatre

The 2007 tour marks the 5th North American G3 run and the 12th G3 tour worldwide since its inception. The first G3 tour, featuring Satriani, Eric Johnson and Steve Vai, played to sold-out crowds throughout October and November, 1996 and was followed by successful treks in Europe, South America, Japan and Australia. The most recent North American G3 tour, in 2003, showcased Satriani, Vai and Yngwie Malmsteen and was documented in the platinum DVD G3 Live in Denver. Other platinum DVD's include the 1996 run and the 2005 Japanese tour with Vai and Petrucci.

For more information, visit www.satriani.com/G3.

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Joe Satriani Has Pneumonia, Cancels Few Tour Dates

According to a posting on his official web site, legendary guitarist Joe Satriani has been diagnosed with pneumonia and is unable to perform the concerts scheduled December 28 through January 1 2005. At press time, all the dates are expected to be rescheduled in early 2005.

"Joe is expected to make a full recovery after rest and medication," the statement continues. "He regrets being unable to perform this holiday season and wishes all his fans a Happy New Year and looks forward to seeing them as soon as he is back to 100 percent."

The affected dates are as follows:

Dec. 28 - 4th & B - San Diego, CA
Dec. 29 - House of Blues - Las Vegas, NV
Dec. 30 - Celebrity Theatre - Phoenix, AZ
Dec. 31 - Ventura Theatre - Ventura, CA
Jan. 01 - The Grove of Anaheim - Anaheim, CA

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