Jeb Wright of Classic Rock Revisited recently conducted an interview with legendary guitarist Joe Satriani. You can now listen to the chat in three parts below.
"Light Years Away", the new video from Joe Satriani, can be viewed below. The song comes off Satriani's 14th studio album, "Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards", which sold 10,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 45 on The Billboard 200 chart. This marked the highest opening chart position ever for the Grammy-nominated guitarist.
Satriani's North American dates began on December 1 in Atlanta, with scheduled dates in Chicago, New York and Boston, among other cities. The second leg of Satriani's "Black Swans" tour will begin on January 4, 2011 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, with dates confirmed to follow in Seattle, Portland, the Bay Area, Los Angeles, Reno, Las Vegas and Texas.
Joining Joe on the road are veteran Satriani bandmate Jeff Campitelli on drums, and newcomers, keyboardist Mike Keneally (FRANK ZAPPA, STEVE VAI) and bassist Allen Whitman (MERMEN), all of whom recorded with Joe on this album. Satriani's classic six-string sound has become a staple on the American music scene and is now matched with a tantalizingly rich texture of new material as well. All together, both album and tour, Joe Satriani's "Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards" promises nothing less than a magical, musical experience that lifts the spirit and takes flight.
In 2009, Satriani joined with former VAN HALEN frontman Sammy Hagar, former bassist Michael Anthony, and RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS' drummer Chad Smith to form the stand-out rock collaboration CHICKENFOOT. After a highly successful U.S. tour, their self-titled debut album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America with over 500,000 in album shipments.
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