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Joe Satriani

An American virtuoso rock guitarist

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  • Sep 25, 2010
Surf with all the aliens you want man. Another great guitar playing.
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Joseph "Satch" Satriani (born July 15, 1956 in Westbury, New YorkUnited States) is an American multi-instrumentalist, best known as an instrumental rock guitarist, who has been nominated for the Grammy Award multiple times. Early in his career, Satriani worked as a guitar instructor, and some of his former students have achieved fame with their stellar guitar skills. Satriani has been a driving force behind other musicians throughout his career, as a founder of the ever-changing touring trio,G3, as well as performing in temporary positions with other musicians.

In 1988, Satriani was recruited by the The Rolling StonesMick Jagger as lead guitarist for the singer's second solo tour.[1]Later, in 1994, Satriani was also the lead guitarist for Deep Purple.[2] Satriani has also worked with a wide range of guitarists from many musical genres, including Steve VaiJohn PetrucciEric JohnsonLarry LaLondeYngwie MalmsteenBrian May,Patrick RondatAndy TimmonsPaul GilbertAdrian Legg, and Robert Fripp through the annual G3 Jam Concerts.[3]

He is heavily influenced by famous music icons such as Jimi HendrixEric ClaptonJimmy Page and Jeff Beck.[2] Since 1988, Satriani has used his own signature guitar, the Ibanez JS Series, which is widely sold in stores.[4] He also has a ...

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Filmography: For Your Consideration
Birth Date: July 15, 1956

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