Marshall Amplification teamed up with LickLibrary.com and got the opportunity to catch up with guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani before his gig at the Hammersmith Apollo in London, England. Joe talked in detail about his beloved modded JVM410H and the settings and footcontrollers he uses for his live show. Check out the footage below.
"Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards", the 14th studio album from Joe Satriani, 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 marks the highest opening chart position ever for the Grammy-nominated guitarist.
Satriani's North American dates will begin on December 1 in Atlanta, with scheduled dates in Chicago, New York, Boston. 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.