Guitar extraordinaire Joe Satriani has propelled his craft immensely in an almost 40 year career releasing multiple albums, touring worldwide with G3 and as a solo artist and teaching masterclasses for aspiring guitarists to find their own unique voices on the instrument. Throughout his career Satriani has always been a working musician and his reputation has garnered him the opportunity to collaborate with some talented musicians in the music industry. For his latest album titled ‘What Happens Next ’ Satriani recruited Red Hot Chilli Pepper’s drummer Chad Smith (who’s also the drummer for his other band Chickenfoot) and legendary Deep Purple bassist Glenn Hughes.
Metal Wani writer Daniel Jaramillo had a chat to legendary guitarist Joe Satriani.
They spoke about Satriani’s new album “What Happens Next” and the inspiration behind the title, the recruitment of Glenn Hughes and Chad Smith in the sessions, the chemistry they ignite when they play as a trio.
He talks in depth about the creative process of writing songs from scratch and what distinguishes “What Happens Next” from his previous albums, how this record has a fantastic rock, soul and groove than any of his albums till date.
He tells Daniel what makes instrumental guitar music so special for audiences and if he’s considered adding vocals to his music, he mentions the up and coming guitarists that have blown him away and whether he believes rock music is in decline.
He also spoke about touring G3 next year with John Petrucci from Dream Theater and Phil Collen from Def Leppard, how he feels about doing G3 shows for more than 20 years and if he has any plans to work again with Steve Vai. Finally he answers whether a tour to Australia is on the cards for next year as part of his already busy touring schedule around the world.