Joe Satriani

Joe Satriani

Born: July 15, 1956

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Occupation: Musician, songwriter, producer

Biography: Joseph Joe Satriani is an American instrumental rock guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and multiple Grammy Award nominee. Early in his career, Satriani worked as a guitar instructor, and some of his former students have achieved fame such as Steve Vai, Larry LaLonde, Rick Hunolt, Kirk Hammett, Andy Timmons, Charlie Hunter, Kevin Cadogan and Alex Skolnick.

Source/Notes: Discussing his intentionally-out-of-tune intro to Back To Shalla Bal and contrasting it to the perfectness of Abba's vocals.
Source/Notes: On the decision to sing vocals himself for Flying In A Blue Dream, as quoted in Guitar Magazine (March 1990)

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Source/Notes: As quoted in Shred on Arrival in Guitar World (November 1993)