"The Elephants of Mars" has arrived! To celebrate the release of the new album, ZZ's music video for the title track premieres at 12pm PT / 3pm ET / 9pm CET and right afterwards Joe is holding a livestream with the band to celebrate with everyone!



After being forced to postpone numerous tour dates over the last two years JOE SATRIANI is more than ready to get back to live shows and playing for his legions of fans across the world. The U.S. leg of his worldwide tour will get things started with the tour set to launch on September 21, 2022 in Riverside, CA and continue on through November 19 with a final date in the States to take place in Dallas, TX. Satriani will then head over to Europe for rescheduled shows in early 2023. Tickets for the U.S. dates will be on-sale this Friday, April 1st.

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See Joe and the band talk about taking the new material from The Elephants of Mars on the road in this new video below!

View more at The Elephants of Mars discography page »



This high-energy song is a celebration of feeling all of your body pumping on all cylinders and is driven by a relentlessly funky bass & drum rock-fusion groove that Joe and keyboardist Rai Thistlethwayte soar above.

Pre-order Album   |   Stream "Pumpin"

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"Faceless" shows a melodic, poignant side of the exciting and briskly stylistic album.
"'Faceless' is about loneliness. When the person you want to see you for who you really are doesn't seem to recognize you. It's also a comment on a society where people are truly knowing each other less and less, being separated by their differences rather than being united for their shared hopes and dreams. The solo section represents one's true self finally breaking free." - Joe

Pre-order Album   |   Stream "Faceless"

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"I want to show people that an instrumental guitar album can contain far more creative and entertaining elements than I think people are using right now" -Joe

Pre-order Album   |   Stream "Sahara"

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Mick Brigden (November 4, 1947 - September 5, 2021)

It is with tremendous sadness that we confirm the passing of artist manager, and former Bill Graham protégé, Mick Brigden, on September 5 following an accident while on his property at his home in Santa Rosa, CA. He was 73.

Mick spent decades managing and road managing the likes of Humble Pie, Mountain and Peter Frampton in addition to Van Morrison, Taj Mahal and Carlos Santana among others. He directed tours for The Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan and is perhaps best known for the last three decades managing the career of multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated solo guitarist Joe Satriani.

Born November 4, 1947 in Southend On Sea, England, Brigden left for Canada at the age of 19 settling in Toronto as a graphic artist before finding his way to New York after meeting Mountain's Felix Pappalardi in the late 60's and becoming their road manager. As luck would have it, in July 1969 he met both Graham and his future wife, Julia at a concert they all attended at the Fillmore West and Brigden 'fell in love with San Francisco.'

In 1976, after working for Graham for seven years, Mick took the reins at the management division of Bill Graham Presents, co-leading alongside Arnie Pustilink, who recently succumbed to cancer on August 20. Recently Brigden told Billboard about his 25-year working relationship with Pustilnik "The two of us formed, I think, a left brain-right brain relationship that worked very well for our acts," Pustilnik was the radio promotion side with Brigden more adept at the creative and touring sides.

While working at BGP, Brigden and Pustilnik launched the Columbia distributed label, Wolfgang Records in the late 1970's. The labels first signing was the up-and-coming artist, Eddie Money and released his double-platinum debut in 1977 followed by four more albums. In the 80's the label waned but in 1995 it revived when they released Money's Love and Money among others.

Following Graham's death in 1991, Brigden and Pustilnik joined 13 other employees of Bill Graham purchasing 90% of the company with the remaining 10% held by Graham's two sons. In the early 2000's when Pustiknik's health began to deteriorate, he and Brigden sold the management business and Brigden opened MJJ with Satriani as his sole client.

Brigden later joined forces with longtime Sammy Hagar manager, "Carter" (aka John Carter) managing Chickenfoot, the new rock group Hagar had formed with Joe Satriani, Michael Anthony and Chad Smith before Carter passed from cancer just over a decade ago. More recently, Brigden brought on former Bill Graham alumni, Morty Wiggins, to partner on day to day management duties for Satriani.

After many years living in Marin Country, Mick settled down, with Julia, in the wine laced hills of Santa Rosa in 2001 It was here that he discovered a new-found talent for growing grapes in his vineyard, used to make an exclusive Owl Ridge cabernet. Brigden was also a true cycling enthusiast and old school - he rode a vintage Bianchi steel framed bike he bought and had shipped from italy during the massive 1982 European Rolling Stones tour he worked on.

Mick is survived by his loving wife, Julia, his beloved son, Jack, step-daughter, Jessica and grandson David Merz.

At this time, Memorial plans are pending. As an animal lover, his family asks that any donations in Mick's name be sent to The Humane Society of Sonoma County.

Joe Satriani on his dear friend and mentor, Mick Brigden:
"... it's been a crazy and wonderful 33 years of rock 'n' roll. I've never worked so hard, played so hard, laughed and cried so hard, made so much music and had so many worldwide adventures, and all with Mick by my side. He was the ultimate music business mentor. Honest, tough, nurturing, hardworking, respectful, tenacious, insightful, he was all of things and more. I learned so much about how to be a good person from Mick. Throughout his illustrious career he worked the biggest and the best, but always knew it was important to be kind, be respectful, be cool and do things the right way.

He, along with the entire BGM team, guided my solo career from its start. Mick was always full of energy and endlessly creative. He could help you get an album project organized, pick the right mix, pick a single, help with album artwork, book a tour, manage a tour, review the contracts, crack the whip with a smile and get a table at the right restaurant when you needed one. And, then, over a few glasses of wine, share his feelings and insights, listen to yours, and remind you to smell the roses along the way..."

Read Joe's full essay here



Crystal Planet begins as a five-issue series. The first print edition of each issue will be released as a prestige format limited edition collectible comic book, featuring cardstock covers, specialty foil treatments, glossy pages, and individual numbering. Each first printing will be limited to 1998 copies at $19.98, and available to order here. The first issue is available to order now and ships March 2021.

"Funny how things get their start. July 1994 I'm on tour with Deep Purple and I'm warming up with my guitar backstage in a bull's isolation cell at the Plaza de Toros in Gjion, Spain. Then and there I start writing the opening riff to a song that will become "Crystal Planet" and a few years later it's the title track for my '98 album release. Fast forward to 2013, friend and fellow guitarist Ned Evett makes an animated sci-fi video for my song "Lies and Truths" using artwork from my "Joe's Art 2013" book. We projected that video on a 30ft. screen every night of the Unstoppable Momentum Tour. It was a hit with the fans which got us thinking we could expand the clip into a "Crystal Planet" sci-fi epic. Ned and I formed Satchtoons, a company focused on creating animated content, and we got to work on scripts and demos for the "Crystal Planet" pilot. Seven years later, thanks to Llexi Leon and Heavy Metal, here we are with our first comic book series! Llexi and I had worked together on his awesome "Eternal Descent" comics, and by coincidence we met again when Heavy Metal published a short excerpt of "Crystal Planet" adapted by Brendon Small for the magazine's 2019 music issue. Both Ned and I love working with Llexi and the Incendium creative team, they bring so much artistry and expertise to our time-traveling adventure. I am thrilled to finally offer our fans the first full issue of what will ultimately be a three novel trilogy." - Joe

View more at the Crystal Planet page »



Steve Vai Jams on 'Teardrops' Watch now »
Please support my friends, family and fans in Santa Cruz County as they deal with the devastating effects of the CZU Lightning Complex Fire. Here is a special song for you called "Passion Caprice Number 1".

Please enjoy, share, and donate any amount at: https://www.cfscc.org/loveyoumadly
See more videos as part of "Love You Madly - Artists for Santa Cruz Mountains Fire Relief".



Steve Vai Jams on 'Teardrops' Watch now »
Stripped x Three Teaser Watch now »
"This collection represents three albums of backing tracks released years apart from each other spanning 16 years: "Is There Love In Space?" from 2004, "Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards" from 2010 and 2020's "Shapeshifting". Three remarkably different albums recorded and mixed in remarkably different locations. At the heart of it is my love for composing unique and moving music for the electric guitar. Each album project I undertake pushes me to discover new ways to write , play, produce and record. I love the journey as much as the end result. With this compilation of backing tracks you get to peak behind the curtain a bit and experience that journey as I built the songs in the studio. And, of course, you can play along!" — Joe

New videos from Phil Collen, Lari Basilio, Bumblefoot, and more will be unveiled over the next 2 weeks.

More on "Stripped x Three" »



Club Joe Streaming Sessions Episode 4: Satch in Film


MONDAY JUL 30, 2020
The new music video for "Yesterday's Yesterday", directed by ZZ Satriani and created during quarantine. A visual animation tour de force showing Joe shapeshifting through the song! Watch now »
Club Joe Streaming Sessions Episode 4: Satch in Film


From "Satch Boogie" to "Yesterday's Yesterday", 32 Years of Music Videos. We were joined by special guest ZZ Satriani who talked about his video with with his father, plus making "Yesterday's Yesterday" during quarantine. Watch now »


Club Joe Streaming Sessions Episode 3: G3 Experience w/ Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, & John Petrucci

Joe Satriani's new "Club Joe Streaming Sessions" returned for Episode 3 on Monday June 1st and focused on everything about G3 Experience. Joe will was joined by his good friends Steve Vai and John Petrucci to explore the past, present and future of G3.



Club Joe Streaming Sessions Episode 2: Band Profile: The How/What/Why of Chickenfoot

EPISODE 2 - Band Profile: The How/What/Why of Chickenfoot

MONDAY MAY 18, 2020
Episode #2 of Joe's new "Club Joe Streaming Sessions" happens Monday May 18th at 11am PT and focuses on all things Chickenfoot: how Joe connected with Sammy Hagar, Chad Smith and Michael Anthony, and the journey from songwriting, recording in the studio, and then taking it on tour.
Club Joe Streaming Sessions Episode 1: The Extremist

EPISODE 1 - Classic Album Revisited: The Extremist

MONDAY MAY 4, 2020
In 1992 Joe recorded his 4th album in LA with legendary producer Andy Johns and the Bissonnette brothers. Find out how it happened and what made the album so magical for Joe. Post your Extremist-related questions here and Joe will pick a few to answer!


Premiering exclusively with Billboard, the new visualizer video for "Big Distortion" is now available - the next single from Shapeshifting,.

"When I did the first demo for that song I just typed those words, 'Big Distortion,' in as a title, I just loved the sound of it, y'know? When I brought the song to the band in the studio everyone had the same reaction; They were looking at all these (song) titles that were very descriptive, and when we got to 'Big Distortion' everybody looked at me -- 'What's this about?' 'It's about big distortion. That's what it's about.'

I love the sound of a complex, distorted guitar. It is really a celebration of sound and vibe more than anything else. There isn't, like, a deep story or message tucked away in there. I can be very proud to say this is about the sound of the guitar and the feel of the music. A big smile should come over your face when you hear this beautiful sounding distortion."
— Joe

Read Billboard Article »

Shapeshifting links: Pre-order | Listen | More Details



Premiering exclusively on YouTube, Joe's new video for "Nineteen Eighty," the first single from his forthcoming studio album, Shapeshifting, set for release on April 10, 2020 via Sony Music/Legacy Recordings. The video premiered exclusively on Joe's YouTube channel at 11am PT/ 2pm ET tomorrow, February 19, 2020. Joe was on hand to chat with fans before and after the video premieres.

The video was shot and directed by Joe's son, ZZ Satriani and is set in a soundstage as well as featuring clips from the new album’s recording session. The video conveys the nostalgic feelings for the retro sounds of the song.

"The year that American Gigolo, The Shining, Raging Bull and Caddyshack came out I just wanted to rock. 'Nineteen Eighty' is my high energy, throwback instrumental soundtrack to that year,"
— Joe

Shapeshifting links: Pre-order, listen, more details, & tour.



The first single from Shapeshifting has landed! "Nineteen Eighty" is available now: Listen below, or click here to find it on your favorite streaming platform.

Pre-order it here and check out more details on the discography page.

See tour dates for the Shapeshifting tour in the road section.



"The Shapeshifting Tour" will open on April 15, 2020 in Mainz, Germany hitting various cities in Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Poland, Czech, Austria, Hungary, Italy, the UK and France before winding up in Mid-June. Current itinerary is below with more dates TBA shortly and U.S. tour dates to come in Fall 2020.

The live show will feature tracks from a new upcoming studio album, set to be released by Sony/Legacy in April 2020, in addition to many of his classic fan-favorites.

The 2020 touring band features celebrated drummer Kenny Aronoff (John Fogerty) bassist Bryan Beller (Aristocrats) and keyboardist Rai Thistlethwayte (Thirsty Merc) joining Joe Satriani on guitar.

See tour dates in the road section.



A Deluxe Edition of Joe's classic Surfing With The Alien is available exclusively at independent record stores on Black Friday, November 29th, on Yellow and Red double vinyl!

This deluxe edition includes, for the first time ever, the original backing tracks to all 10 songs:

"When I build a track from scratch it’s a kind of musical alchemy, a mixture of voodoo, mojo, blood, sweat, tears, prayers, etc.…and a lot of hard work. Each rhythm track has to inspire, in an original way, the performance of my melodies and solos, and challenge me to reach new musical heights. I cherish them because of this. So, it’s no wonder I’ve been reluctant to release them." - Joe

Check recordstoreday.com for participating stores and support an Indie Retailer near you!


Help For Those In Need From California Fires

California families and emergency response teams need our help fighting some of the worst fires in the state's history. Here are a few ways to help those in need.

Photo Credit: NBC News
  • Red Cross: Monetary donations can bae made to the American Red Cross by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or texting REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
  • California Community Foundation's Wildfire Relief Fund: Supports victims by helping to rebuild homes and providing financial assistance to those who need medical and mental treatment. Donate here.
  • North Valley Community Foundation: Fund goes to support the needs of the evacuation centers who opened their doors to house fire victims who lost their homes or had to evacuate. Donate here.
  • United Way of Northern California: United Way established a NorCal Disaster Relief Fund to help victims. To make a donation, text BUTTEFIRE to 91999.
  • California Fire Foundation: Provides financial support to surviving families of fallen firefighters and firefighters who are battling at the front lines of the blaze. Donate here.
  • Airbnb: The home-rental company started a program that asks users to open their homes to those hit hardest by the fire. Hosts in regions marked on the map will offer their homes for free until November 29, 2018. Offer is good for displaced residents and relief workers.
  • North Valley Animal Disaster Group: Works jointly with public and private agencies and organizations in the area help in the safety and well-being of all domestic animals and farm animals, including wildlife, affected by a disaster. This includes assistance with emergency temporary shelter, evacuation, and medical care. Donate here.
  • Volunteering: The Red Cross has a volunteer page for those who want to pitch in above and beyond donations.

G4 Experience Teachers Invite You To The G4 Experience


Beyond The Supernova Box Set Available For Pre-order!

I'm thrilled to be able to bring to you "Beyond The Supernova" on DVD. ZZ's stunning film is more than a documentary, it is an artform unto itself and it tells a unique story that only he could have discovered. It's a raw and revealing, behind the scenes look at a musician's cathartic, artistic process while on a world tour. The film combines beautiful, evocative imagary and music with a backstage pass to a rock band's romp through Europe and Asia. In addition to the DVD we've included the film's soundtrack with new original music from ZZ and myself, extended live tracks from the film, as well as ten bonus tracks. This has been a fantastic project to work on. Thanks to my team, crew and family for their great work and support. Enjoy! - Joe

Read more and order at:


Watch Joe's Guest Setlist from Stingray Music

Watch Joe's favorites from his Stingray Music Guest Setlist. See the songs that inspired him, from Black Sabbath, Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Pink Floyd, and many more! Start your free 7-day trial to make your own dream Setlists, watch "Beyond the Supernova" and thousands of other legendary concert films and music documentaries.

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Joe Announces 2019 G4 Experience

Joe has announced G4 Experience V5.0: Rocks the Desert, the latest edition of his annual guitar camp.

This year's edition will feature Journey's Neal Schon, Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen, Bumblefoot, Megadeth's Kiko Loureiro, former David Bowie guitarist Carlos Alomar and Lari Basilio. It will take place January 3-7, 2019 at Hotel Zosa in Palm Springs, CA.

"The students that have come to the first four G4 Experiences have been as unique and eclectic as you could imagine, so for G4 Experience V5.0, I've put together a team of instructors that really reflects that diverse nature," Satriani said. "The lineup this year is probably our best yet. It's so exciting, getting to be so totally immersed and getting to be so close to these great players. You never know what's going to happen and at the end of the week you'll think, 'I went somewhere beautiful, I had fun, I made some new friends, and I grew as a musician.' And there's nothing better than that."

In addition, Satriani will be joined at G4 Experience V5.0: Rocks the Desert by his own touring band, Mike Keneally (guitar and keyboards), Bryan Beller (bass), and Joe Travers (drums), all of whom will also serve as instructors and accompaniment for each night's all-star concert.

Presented annually by Dreamcatcher Events, G4 Experience V5.0: Rocks the Desert is an all-inclusive event with a jam-packed schedule sure to keep guests involved from morning until the wee hours of the night. It will feature four days and nights of activities, including multiple workshops led by each instructor, access to fully loaded jam rooms, meet-and-greets and nightly concert performances.

A variety of guest packages are available, with all registrations including accommodations, three meals a day, parking, Wi-Fi, and an exclusive welcome kit from D'Addario. Musical gear is not provided. Guests are asked to please bring their own instruments.

Check out Joe's announcement:

Complete information and registration details can be found now at:


Joe Joins Forces With Stingray Qello to Release His Documentary "Beyond The Supernova"

Announced today, Joe has joined forces with Stingray Qello to release his tour documentary, "Beyond the Supernova" filmed, edited, directed and produced by ZZ Satriani, while on tour in 2016 and 2017. The film received high praise from fans and critics, alike, when it made its debut last October at the Mill Valley Film Festival, which also included a special intimate live performance by the star guitarist.

Satriani said of the collaboration, "Stingray Qello is the place to go for music lovers and fans who thrive on live performances from their favorite artists. I'm always finding new concerts on the site, sounding and looking great, streaming at the stroke of a key! I'm so happy our film "Beyond The Supernova" has found a home at Stingray Qello."

The documentary highlights the 30 years since the release of his multi-platinum selling album, Surfing with the Alien, as Joe searches for the next step in his career. "Beyond the Supernova" is a tour documentary that offers a glimpse into the mind of the guitarist. Join Joe while he performs music from Shockwave Supernova through Asia and Europe and as he looks back on his career. We learn of the autobiographical concept behind the record and how it plays into determining Joe Satriani's next creative step. We'll also go behind the scenes of the "Surfing To Shockwave World Tour" featuring performances from Joe, Mike Keneally, Bryan Beller and Marco Minnemann, as well as cameo appearances by guitarists Steve Vai and Guthrie Govan.

"It is an exciting and incredibly rewarding moment for us to announce that a legend like Joe Satriani has selected Stingray Qello as the only online streaming platform to share his critically acclaimed documentary, Beyond the Supernova, with his fans," said Frederick Ranger, Vice-President, Product Marketing of Stingray. "It is our mission to create opportunities for artists to connect and engage with audiences around the world through a multitude of music and video services. Having the opportunity to work with Joe Satriani is a dream come true for all of us."

Enjoy this interview with Zac Monson at Stingray Qello.

Watch Full Documentary Now at http://www.qello.com/vip/satriani-bts-web/


"Beyond the Supernova" Sneak Peek

Enjoy this special sneak peek video into Joe's new documentary "Beyond The Supernova"! You can now watch "Beyond The Supernova" in its entirety exclusively on Stingray Qello

Watch Full Documentary Now at http://www.qello.com/vip/satriani-bts-web/


"Beyond the Supernova" Now Available on Stingray Qello

30 years after the release of his multi-platinum selling album, Surfing with the Alien, Joe searches for the next step in his career. "Beyond the Supernova" is a tour documentary that offers a glimpse into the mind of the guitarist. Join Satch while he performs music from "Shockwave Supernova" through Asia and Europe as he looks back on his career. We learn of the autobiographical concept behind the record and how it plays into determining Joe Satriani's next creative step. We'll also go behind the scenes of the "Surfing To Shockwave World Tour" featuring performances from Joe, Mike Keneally, Bryan Beller and Marco Minnemann, as well as cameo appearances by guitarists Steve Vai and Guthrie Govan.

Watch Now at http://www.qello.com/vip/satriani-bts-web/


Joe Recieves 2018 Sena European Guitar Award

Joe is the winner of the Sena Performers European Guitar Award 2018. On Thursday, April 12, the violinist from San Francisco will receive the prestigious award, abbreviated SEGA. Perhaps the most technically savvy guitarist in the world, is the successor of his compatriot Joe Bonamassa who received the award last year. Previous winners included super guitarist Steve Vai, Guns N 'Roses guitarist Slash, Queen guitarist Brian May and Steve Lukather from the band Toto. This is the third time that the ceremony for the Sena Performers European Guitar Award will take place in Bergen op Zoom.


Joe is in Europe for G3

Europe version of the G3 Tour features Satriani, John Petrucci (Dream Theater) & Uli Jon Roth (Scorpions)

The G3 tour stretches into Europe now winding up on May 1st playing shows in many European countries, including the UK. France, Italy, Spain, Poland, The Netherlands, Belgium, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Switzerland and more.

See all G3 Europe dates »


"Beyond the Supernova" premiere on AXS TV Tuesday, March 6th at 10/9c"

30 years after the release of his multi-platinum selling album, Surfing with the Alien, Joe searches for the next step in his career. "Beyond the Supernova" is a tour documentary that offers a glimpse into the mind of the guitarist. Join Satch while he performs music from "Shockwave Supernova" through Asia and Europe as he looks back on his career. We learn of the autobiographical concept behind the record and how it plays into determining Joe's next creative step. We'll also go behind the scenes of the "Surfing To Shockwave World Tour" featuring performances from Joe, Mike Keneally, Bryan Beller and Marco Minnemann, as well as cameo appearances by guitarists Steve Vai and Guthrie Govan. Don't miss a single moment and set your DVR for Tuesday, March 6th at 10/9c.

More info at http://www.axs.tv/news-and-docs/joe-satriani-beyond-the-supernova/


G3 Auction For NorCal Fire Relief

This special auction of autographed guitars from Joe Satriani, John Petrucci, Phil Collen, Carlos Santana and Neal Schon as well as items from Huey Lewis & the News raises funds for North Bay Fire Relief in Sonoma County.

"This auction is close to my heart. So many of my friends and coworkers are still in need after the devastating wildfires. Please join me and my musical buddies in raising some funds to provide some love and care. Thank you! - Joe Satriani

Bidding is open from Jan 14 to Jan 21 at http://www.g3tour.com/norcal-fire-relief


What Happens Next has officially been released in its entirety

The new, instrumentally electrifying album features a power trio of legendary status; Joe on guitar and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee bassist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple/Black Country Communion) and drummer Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), the latter reuniting with Joe for the first time since their work in the supergroup Chickenfoot. Satch is once again joined by producer/engineer/mixer Mike Fraser, his frequent collaborator over the last 20 years, on What Happens Next. Fraser is well-known for recording/mixing every AC/DC album since 1990's The Razors Edge along with his classic works with Joe going back to the release of Crystal Planet in 1998.

Order / Listen to "What Happens Next" at https://lnk.to/WHN


Satchaclaus Invites You To "12 Days Of What Happens Next"

Tune in to see Satchaclaus (ahem, Joe) invite you to this daily video series where he pulls the curtain aside and reveals some background to each song on the new album, "What Happens Next". We've shared a couple over the past few weeks, but now an episode for every single song is coming your way! Follow along: Here

Daily episodes being released Dec 13 - 24th, 2017.


Now Listen to the Title Track from What Happens Next

The fifth track to be released from What Happens Next is now available in its entirety on Spotify, as an instant-grat track for iTunes pre-orders, and on YouTube

It's the latest material taken from Satch's upcoming studio album What Happens Next, which will launch on January 12 via Sony/Legacy.


Listen Now to "Headrush" - The Latest Release from What Happens Next

The fourth track to be released from What Happens Next is now available in its entirety on Spotify, as an instant-grat track for iTunes pre-orders, and on YouTube

It's the latest material taken from Satch's upcoming studio album What Happens Next, which will launch on January 12 via Sony/Legacy.


Listen Now to "Cherry Blossoms" - The Latest Release from What Happens Next

The third song from What Happens Next is now available in its entirety on Spotify, as an instant-grat track for iTunes pre-orders, and on YouTube

It's the latest material taken from Satch's upcoming studio album What Happens Next, which will launch on January 12 via Sony/Legacy.


Brand New Song "Thunder High On The Mountain" Released to Radio and Streaming

The second single from What Happens Next is now available in its entirety on Spotify, as an instant-grat track for iTunes pre-orders, and on YouTube

It's the latest material taken from Satch's upcoming studio album What Happens Next, which will launch on January 12 via Sony/Legacy.

Read more and listen to the song at Classic Rock »



Europe version of the G3 Tour features Satriani, John Petrucci (Dream Theater) & Uli Jon Roth (Scorpions)

USA version features Satriani, Petrucci and Phil Collen (Def Leppard)

The tour stretches into Europe beginning March 16th in Moscow and winding up on May 1st playing shows in many European countries, including the UK. France, Italy, Spain, Poland, The Netherlands, Belgium, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Switzerland and more.

USA dates begin on Jan 11th and run through February.

See all announced dates »


"Energy" Released to Radio and Streaming

The first single from What Happens Next is now available in its entirety on Spotify, as an instant-grat track for iTunes pre-orders, and on YouTube

"The song 'Energy' shows the power, fun and excitement of true and spontaneous musical chemistry. Chad, Glenn and me rockin' out, not holding back, reveling in the moment." - Joe

Read more at GuitarWorld »


Joe Announces the release of "What Happens Next" on January 12th
+ New G3 U.S. Tour with John Petrucci and Phil Collen

Today Joe announces the release of his 16th solo album, "What Happens Next", set for release, January 12, 2018 on Sony/Legacy Recordings. Just a day prior to the album release, Satch revives his G3 tour entity, inviting Dream Theater's John Petrucci and Def Leppard lead guitarist, Phil Collen to join him. The G3 tour launches on January 11 in Seattle, WA and continues across the U.S. before winding up on February 25 in Milwaukee, WI.

There is a special tour pre-sale promotion giving fans the opportunity to buy concert tickets with the new album as well as VIP packages. Visit https://lnk.to/WHN! for more information, pre-sale opportunities and specific market pre-sale and on-sale dates.

The new, instrumentally electrifying album features a power trio of legendary status; Joe on guitar and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee bassist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple/Black Country Communion) and drummer Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), the latter reuniting with Joe for the first time since their work in the supergroup Chickenfoot. Satch is once again joined by producer/engineer/mixer Mike Fraser, his frequent collaborator over the last 20 years, on What Happens Next. Fraser is well-known for recording/mixing every AC/DC album since 1990's The Razors Edge along with his classic works with Joe going back to the release of Crystal Planet in 1998.

These new tracks literally vibrate the soul with an energy rarely found these days. From the dynamic opening track, "Energy", to the majestic crunch of "Thunder High On The Mountain", and the easy, sensual cords of "Smooth Soul". This unparalleled rock-rhythm section gives What Happens Next a depth of groove that sets it apart from Joe's other work.

Since its debut in 1996, Joe's G3 tour has featured the world's greatest guitarists (everyone from Steve Vai and Eric Johnson to Steve Lukather and Robert Fripp) and has become a consistent concert hall sell-out attraction in the U.S., South America, Europe, Australia and Japan. "I could say that I'm surprised at the durability of G3 and how much it's grown, but in a way I'm not," Joe says with a laugh, "I think part of its charm and its mojo is in the chemistry of having three top guitarists share what they do on stage. It's fun, it's unpredictable, it’s wild, it's everything you could want in a show."

"What Happens Next" Track Listing:

1 Energy
2 Catbot
3 Thunder High On The Mountain
4 Cherry Blossoms
5 Righteous
6 Smooth Soul
7 Headrush
8 Looper
9 What Happens Next
10 Super Funky Badass
11 Invisible
12 Forever And Ever

Click Here to see full listing of the G3 Tour


"Beyond The Supernova" Documentary Showing + Special Performance at Mill Valley Film Festival

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of "Surfing With The Alien", Joe's son ZZ Satriani, in his directorial debut, chronicles the 2017 concert tour with loving tribute to his father in "Beyond The Supernova". Offstage, Joe discusses his process and assesses his legacy. On stage, he let's it rip!

The world premiere will take place at the Mill Valley Film Festival on Saturday, October 14th at 4:00pm (at Lark). There will be a live performance by Joe following at The Sweetwater Music Hall. Get your tickets here!

More on the Mill Valley Film Festival at: www.mvff.com


New Updated Paperback Edition of "Strange Beautiful Music" with All-New Chapter

The new paperback edition of Strange Beautiful Music includes an all-new chapter detailing Joe's 2016 studio album Shockwave Supernova.

Read an exclusice exercpt from the new paper back edition now here!

Signed Book Giveaway contest on Joe's social channels is coming soon. Stay tuned!

Pre-order now on: Amazon


Phil Collen (Def Leppard) Pens G4 Anthem Dedicated to Joe

When Phil Collen stepped onboard to join this year's G4 Experience, he went all-in! As anyone who has attended the camp can tell you, it's a very special atmosphere that is created each year when a couple hundred guitarists of all levels gather to spend a week celebrating and exploring the guitar together. You can expect to be inspired the way Phil was (before even arriving!). Just a few spots left - come join us. http://g4experience.com/

Listen to a clip and pre-order "Yo To Joe (G4 Anthem)" at iTunes

Press release follows:

(Los Angeles, CA) - Soon after Def Leppard's PHIL COLLEN was invited to join the annual G4 Experience, led by guitar great JOE SATRIANI, he was moved to write an instrumental in homage to the guitar master.

"I was honored when Joe invited me to join the G4 experience and I decided to write and record an instrumental track called "Yo 2 Joe" as a tribute to him. I was further honored when he played on the track with me because he is such an amazing artist. I wanted the track to reflect the vibe of his influential Surfing with the Alien album. Thirty years later, he continues to wow generations of guitar players and music fans alike."

The track will be released as a single on July 21 and will be given free to those attending the camp. Pre-orders for the track begin today: flyt.it/yo2joeiTunes

Also joining SATRIANI and COLLEN at this year's G4 Experience: Surfing with the Alien 30th Anniversary are Warren DeMartini [Ratt], and Paul Gilbert. The event takes place on July 24-28 at Asilomar Center in Carmel, CA.

For its fourth installment, the G4 Experience enjoys a game-changing and historic first. The camp will celebrate the writing, recording, and performance of SATRIANI's seminal GRAMMY Award-nominated, platinum-selling 1987 epic, Surfing with the Alien-one of the most successful instrumental guitar albums ever made. Recognizing the record's 30th anniversary, campers will enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to pull back the curtain on the album with the visionaries behind the music.

SATRIANI will be joined by his original live band during the record's tour cycle, Stu Hamm and Jonathan Mover, return for the first time since 1995 for the evening's performances.

For more information on G4, visit: g4experience.com


Facebook Live Q&A With Sammy Hagar March 10

Join Joe and Sammy (& special guest) for a special Facebook Live event celebrating the release of Chickenfoot "BEST + LIVE" at 1pm PT Friday March 10th. They will answer questions and do some live signing + giveaways of the new CD! Post your questions in the comments on this Facebook post and pre-order your copy of BEST + LIVE at http://www.chickenfoot.us/#preorder


Photos from Asia Tour 2017

A few pics from the road on our Asia tour with Bryan Beller, Marco Minnemann, Mike Keneally. Having much fun playing for our Asian fans and being tourists on our days off!


New Chickenfoot "BEST+LIVE" Coming March 10

Chickenfoot's new release BEST + LIVE features the band's first new tune in 5 years. The new track "Divine Termination" opens up the group's first ever best of collection. Pre-order today

In addition to "Divine Termination," BEST + LIVE includes over 90 minutes of live music - for the first time released on CD. Sammy Hagar says, "Listening to this collection of songs from the 'Foot brings back memories of some of the most fun I've ever had in a band. The chemistry between Chad, Joe, Mike and me is very special. It's almost like visual music -- you can see us having fun when you listen to these songs."

In May 2016, Chickenfoot reunited for two highly-anticipated one-time shows at Harrah's Lake Tahoe, and played their first complete set in more than six years, along with a special unveiling of the new tune "Divine Termination." Joe Satriani describes the track as "bone crunching, hell raising rock, dripping with attitude and vibe. Just the way Chickenfoot likes it!.

Watch new video for "Divine Termination"


New JC2480MCR Ibanez Guitar

Joe's newest signature Ibanez gutar includes a Sustainiac® system and DiMarzio® Magnetar™ bridge pickup with a sharp Muscle Car Red finish. Coming in 2017!

More details available at Ibanez.com


RIP Bob Coburn

Such sad news that Bob Coburn has passed away. I knew Bob, LA’s “Godfather of Rock and Roll”, DJ extraordinaire, and host of “Rockline” for nearly thirty years. He was the ultimate professional on and off the air, and was a great champion and supporter of my music. He introduced me to millions of fans with his radio shows and I can’t thank him enough for that alone. I will miss him and all that he was. My deepest condolences go out to his family. - Joe



I'm dropping this cool five song re-mix EP as a gift to all my fans who have made the "Shockwave Supernova" album such a great success around the world. I can't thank you enough!

I called my most talented buddies near and far to get a new spin on five fan favorites from my latest release.

John Cuniberti and Eric Caudieux team up for both "Goodbye Supernova" and "Stars Race Across The Sky" and turn in two breathtaking and modern re-mixes.

Guitarist, engineer and producer Keith More from London, England, pumps up and mashes out two rockers, "In My Pocket" and "Cataclysmic".

John Cuniberti revisits "Lost In A Memory" and turns up the modern textures and drama to make a very spiritual and powerful remix.

And, as a little taste of what's to come in 2017, I asked ZZ to put together a short trailer for his full length experimental tour documentary about our "Shockwave Tour 2016". He followed us across Europe for almost two months and captured the sound and the fury, and all the crazy stuff no one else sees from the audience. Filmed and edited in ZZ's unique style, we hope to release the full documentary in the first half of 2017.

- Joe


G4 EXPERIENCE 2017 - 30th Anniversary of Surfing With The Alien!


It's the 30th Anniversary of "Surfing With The Alien", an album which changed the guitar landscape for decades to come. We'll be digging in deep to explore the making of this album, the effects, and the techniques needed, all of which with the help of original Surfing live band members Stu Hamm & Jonathan Mover. Also joining us as a special guest is legendary sound engineer and producer, John Cuniberti.



Check out ZZ's film documenting my week in LA illustrating 76 guitar bodies for the Ibanez JSART 2016 project. To view a gallery of art and more info on the guitars, visit IBANEZ.COM/JSART2. - Joe


Limited Fan Appreciation Awards Now Available
Support Little Kids Rock and Enter To Win JS140 Guitar + VIP Tickets

Hi everyone,

As most of you know, for many years I've been supporting Little Kids Rock, a non-profit program which helps transform the lives of underserved children by restoring and expanding music education in schools. This year, they celebrated reaching over 500,000 kids with access to new instruments, music classes and teacher education at no cost to the children or their teachers.

In the spirit of this milestone, I am donating funds from the sales of my recently launched Limited Edition Fan Plaques to help further their work. The plaques are customized with your name and everyone who makes a purchase BEFORE DECEMBER 31st will be entered for a random drawing. Fans who have already purchased are already entered.

The Grand Prize winner will receive a JS140 series Ibanez + 2 VIP tickets to any Joe show! Second prize winner will get 2 VIP tickets to any Joe show, and the third prize will be 2 regular tickets.

Through this organization we can better and brighten the lives of children; they are the future of our planet... and at the same time you'll have something extra cool from me to say thanks for your support as a fan.

I wanted to be able to personally say thank you to my fans with memorabilia that will last a lifetime - a fan is a friend forever!

Visit joesatrianigold.com for more details and to secure yours.

- Joe


Joe's Music Aficionado Guest DJ Playlist

What would it be like if guitar Joe took over a radio station for an hour? That's what Music Aficionado wanted to find out when they asked Satch to come up with this exclusive Artist Playlist. Check out his diverse selections and thoughtful comments at Music Aficionado and listen along. Joe has also posted the playlist on his Spotify channel which you can tune into here


Thank You from Joe / Little Kids Rock Contest Winners Announced

Thank you to everyone who entered the Little Kids Rock raffle (ALL 2,000 of you!!) to win a signed JS 20th Anniversary Ibanez -- your enthusiasm has brought a great amount of attention to this wonderful organization that helps children engage with music in their lives.

And our grand prize winners are... *drumroll*... Brian & Debbie Currier!!! Congratulations! On June 4th, Brian and Debbie flew out to meet Joe and receive their grand prize and watch Joe sign the guitar right in front of them. Runner up prize winners were Shane Davis (autographed Chrome Dome) and Rick Henry (autographed Ultimate Box Collection).

Joe had this to say: "I wanted to congratulate Brian & Debbie Currier and thank them for supporting Little Kids Rock as well as all of the other folks who entered the contest!"

Brian & Debbie (from 30+ combined Satriani shows) had this to say: "We have so many great memories of meeting Joe. He is kind, generous and a VERY cool guy! Winning this contest is simply icing on the cake."

The funds raised through the raffle will enable Little Kids Rock to bring the transformational gift of music to more than 700 public school children by helping launch Modern Band music programs in schools that may otherwise be in danger of having their music programming eliminated due to budget cuts. Little Kids Rock provides professional development training to music teachers and donates all of the instruments and curriculum they need to teach their students to play the popular musical styles that they know and love on day one! Little Kids Rock is proud to support music programs across the country, and specifically in the San Francisco Bay Area, where the program was founded and currently impacts the lives of nearly 12,000 K-12 public school students in more than 100 schools.


Joe Satriani on "Talk Is Jericho" Podcast!

Get your air guitar ready!

"Joe is the master who taught Kirk Hammett from Metallica, Alex Skolnick from Testament, and Larry LaLonde from Primus how to play guitar. He's toured with Mick Jagger and Deep Purple, and is also a member of Chickenfoot with Sammy Hagar, Chad Smith, and Michael Anthony! And yes, "Satch" (as his friends call him) has stories about it all... and he's telling 'em right here!"

Listen to the podcast here!



The Original Foot are Back!

One night only, May 7th, 2016 at Harrahs South Shore Room, South Lake Tahoe. Limited VIP packages available - fan club presale March 2nd with the code "FOOTSOLDIER"

Tickets & more info!



Great news - if you register for The G4 Experience before March 31st you will get two awesome pieces of gear for free!

Check out the Beat Buddy: Guitar Pedal / Drum Machine Hybrid and Two Notes Audio Engineering's program, Torpedo Wall of Sound III!

View packages & buy tickets



Joe is brining G3 back and will be joined by Steve Vai and The Aristocrats (featuring Guthrie Govan, Marco Minnemann & Bryan Beller) for dates in July in Italy.

The dates will follow the North America "Surfing To Shockwave" shows, appearing after Joe resumes the Shockwave Tour through the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark and others.

View tour dates »



Joe and Brendon Small discuss guitar, animation, influences, guitar, the new Crystal Planet project, guitar, advice, answer fan questions, and more! Thanks to everyone who tuned in! Show your interest in Crystal Planet with #CrystalPlanet hashtag on social media and catch Joe on the road for the "Surfing to Shockwave" tour, beginning Feb 25 in Seattle!

Watch video archive »



As the New Year kicks off, JOE SATRIANI is gearing up to launch his career retrospective "Surfing to Shockwave" Tour on February 25th in Seattle, WA. The 48-date tour will be celebrating "30 Years of Mind-Bending Guitar Daredevilry"; a phrase coined in a June 2014 career-defining retrospective feature in Rolling Stone. SATRIANI will spotlight music from his first solo album, "Not of this Earth" through his latest release and 15th solo album, Shockwave Supernova.

The exclusive "Surfing to Shockwave" Tour Contest!

During the upcoming U.S. Tour, fans will have the opportunity to buy a raffle ticket at the show they attend (only those attending the show can purchase a ticket and it is one entry per person). The Grand Prize is a JS Surfing 20th Anniversary Guitar plus two roundtrip airline tickets to San Francisco, where they will meet Joe and get the guitar autographed. Additional prizes include; a signed Chrome Dome Joe Satriani 14-CD set and an autographed "Ultimate Collection" box set. The proceeds from this contest benefit Little Kids Rock, a nonprofit organization that provides new musical instruments and lessons for teachers to help expand music education in underserved public schools across the country.

View all of the upcoming dates and VIP ticket opportunities at satriani.com/road/


G4 Experience 2016 w/ Eric Johnson, Mike Keneally, Alex Skolnick
+ special appearance by Steve Vai!


I've got something very cool in store for you next year. Something we haven't done yet with the G4 Experience.

The G4 Experience in 2016 will literally take me back home. In the past two years the camp was in beautiful Cambria, CA. but we started looking at the East Coast for a variety of cool reasons. The idea of Long Island came up and I thought it would be interesting because of the obvious connection. Funnily enough, Glen Cove Mansion, where we'll be August 8-12, 2016, is very close to where I'm from. Once we chose the spot, the 2016 G4 Experience took on a very special meaning. We never repeat the same formula, but this homecoming really helped us reshape next year's camp.

Obviously, I grew up in Westbury, Long Island, but there's more to it than that. When I was a 14-year-old budding guitar player, I started my career at high school dances in the surrounding towns. At 16, I was playing bars in the area. At 17, I was doing weekend road trips to the Hamptons and performing at the clubs there.

My whole musical foundation starting on the drums at the age of nine centers around that area. I have so many family and friends there. Steve Vai and I became best friends back in high school! There's just this special concentration of like-minded guitar players.

Now, we’re inviting you into that circle…

This year, everybody will be staying in the incredible Glen Cove Mansion. As far as instructors go, Steve Vai, Eric Johnson, Alex Skolnick, and Mike Keneally will all be joining me. As always, there will be quite a few elements we change up. Of course, you'll get that incredible immersive interaction between students and teachers within the clinics. However, we're evolving to not only keep the campers happy, but also to keep the whole thing interesting for the performers too. It goes beyond what you'd get at a gig or a regular clinic or class. We're doing something unique.

The G4 Experience puts you together with 200 other extremely talented players from all stylistic sides of the guitar and from all over the world. You get to hang out with them, make connections, and trade wisdom. The classes are perfect for all levels, and they go deep. We're not introducing any sort of competition or anything like that. This is all about learning together and tailoring your experience to your needs.

Being indoors at Glen Cove also allows the instructors complete control. The environment is totally reflective of the sounds we want to achieve. That's a big part of this.

Ultimately, this is a great opportunity for everybody to make some incredible connections. The students become a catalyst for my reconnection with the instructors. I think it's going to be unforgettable. I guarantee you that the students are going to feel this incredible atmosphere of camaraderie and feel the musical sharing.

Welcome to the inner circle. Welcome to the G4 Experience 2016.

- Joe

Learn more and register today at g4experience.com »


Joe Honored With "The Maestro" Award by Classic Rock Awards

Last week, Joe attended the 11th Annual Classic Rock Roll of Honour Award ceremony in London where Joe took home the award for "The Maestro" and was honored to present Brian May of Queen with the "Living Legends" award as well!

Check out more photos in our Facebook gallery »


Video Premiere: Joe Satriani Debuts Moving, Charitable 'Music Without Words'

"I'm very proud of this new song collaboration with United Nations Musical Director Robin DiMaggio to support UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Fund! Working with Robin evolved naturally, starting with him challenging me to create a melody that would touch the hearts of seven billion people, a call to humanity; a message of love. I'm thrilled with the song and this video fits the music perfectly." -Joe

Watch the video at Yahoo Music and show your support by downloading the song on iTunes at http://smarturl.it/Satriani_MWW_iTunes

Full details and credits on the discography page




Los Angeles, CA - September 15, 2015 In 1986 JOE SATRIANI released his first solo album through Relativity Records, "Not of This Earth". Fast-forward to this year when SATRIANI released his 15th solo album, "Shockwave Supernova" to critical acclaim. To mark this major milestone anniversary, SATRIANI will bring to life the "Surfing to Shockwave" 2016 Tour, an evening spotlighting his 30-year career.

The 45-date tour celebrating "30 Years of Mind-Bending Guitar Daredevilry," a phrase coined in a June 2014 career-defining retrospective feature in Rolling Stone, launches February 25th at Seattle's legendary Paramount Theatre crossing the US into Canada ending April 24th. The shows will highlight music over SATRIANI's entire career, including songs the legendary guitarist hasn't played live in over 20 years!

This August, the world renowned guitarist released his 15th studio album, hitting Satriani's highest chart debut at #19 on Billboard's Top 200 Current Albums Chart. In addition, the album also debuted at # 3 on the Billboard Rock Chart and ranks as the highest charting all-instrumental rock album on Billboard's Top 200 in the SoundScan era.

The critical acclaim for Shockwave Supernova was unprecedented:

"...Joe Satriani has proven himself to be one of the most imaginative, brilliant and talented rock guitarists ever to strum six strings." - Rolling Stone

"...Satriani leans into ringing arpeggios that build into one of the soaring lead lines that have helped him rack up five gold albums and one platinum LP, along with 15 Grammy nominations since 1989." - The Wall Street Journal

"The immutable fact which emerges from repeated listens to Shockwave Supernova is that this is a combo for the ages and maybe the best one we've heard on Satriani record to date." - Popmatters

For two decades, the guitar virtuoso has traveled the world, playing to sold-out crowds as both a headliner and as founder of the all-star "G3" guitar extravaganza. Satriani's studio and live recordings have sold more than 10 million copies worldwide to date and of his many solo albums, two have gone platinum and four others went gold, with 15 Grammy nominations between them. His side project, Chickenfoot, featuring former Van Halen front man Sammy Hagar, former bassist Michael Anthony, and Red Hot Chili Peppers' drummer Chad Smith saw their debut album certified gold and their second studio album debuted at #9.

Joe's touring band remains Marco Minnemann on drums, Bryan Beller on bass and Mike Keneally on keys & guitar.

Tickets will be on sale beginning September 25th with exclusive Joe Satriani meet & greet and VIP packages available on sale starting September 23rd, for details please visit: http://www.satriani.com/road/#na2016_dates


New Web Site

We are pleased to present a refresh to the web site. The home page features an entirely new presentation of the latest Joe activities and over the coming weeks the rest of the site will continue to be updated to reflect the new design.


Shockave Supernova Arrives!

Joe's new studio album, Shockwave Supernova, is released today!
Get all of the info on the new album over on its discography page.