Joseph Satriani is an American musician, composer, songwriter, and guitar teacher. 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 best-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 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. Satriani has been the guitarist for the supergroup Chickenfoot since joining the band in 2008.
|Birth name:||Joseph Satriani|
|Also known as:||Satch|
|Born:||July 15, 1956, Westbury, New York, U.S.|
|Genres:||Instrumental rock, hard rock, blues rock|
|Occupation(s):||Musician, songwriter, composer, guitar teacher, producer|
|Associated acts:||Alice Cooper, Mick Jagger, Deep Purple, Steve Vai, G3, Sammy Hagar, Chickenfoot, The Greg Kihn Band, Crowded House, Eric Johnson, Paul Gilbert|
|Website:||Joe Satriani's Official site|
|Twitter:||Joe Satriani's Twitter profile|
|Facebook:||Joe Satriani's Facebook profile|
|Youtube:||Joe Satriani's Youtube channel|
|IMDb:||Joe Satriani's IMDb|
|Spotify:||Joe Satriani's Spotify|
|iTunes:||Joe Satriani's iTunes|
About Joe Satriani
Biggest-selling instrumental rock guitarist of all time, who has toured and collaborated with such artists as Deep Purple, Alice Cooper, Mick Jagger and Crowded House. He was nominated for 15 Grammy Awards between 1989 and 2008.
He started playing guitar as a teenager after being inspired by Jimi Hendrix. He released his debut album Not of This Earth in 1986.
His second album, Surfing with the Alien, went Platinum in the US, ranking at #29 on the US Billboard chart.
He has a son named Zachariah with his wife Rubina Satriani.
He had the fourth most Grammy Award nominations of any artist without winning with 15, behind Brian McKnight.
Information related to Joe Satriani
- G3 (tour)
- Deep Purple members
- Chickenfoot members
- American heavy metal guitarists