Guitar Icon Joe Satriani Gives his Guitar Interpretation on These Items
Joe Satriani, Guitar extraordinaire, teacher for the other great guitarist out there and a musical rolemodel, was put on a spot light when he was asked to give his interpretation on all kind of things, from black holes to kittens, pizza and other concepts.
He wasn’t given much time to think about it, he just had to play what came to his mind when he heard: kitten… pizza… and so on.
Watch this cool video. Impressive sound and guitar handling at 2:46
Over the past 30 years, Joe Satriani has proven himself to be one of the most imaginative, brilliant and talented rock guitarists ever to strum six strings. He’s played guitar with Mick Jagger, Deep Purple and Chickenfoot. As a guitar teacher, his pupils included guitar prodigy Steve Vai, Metallica shredder Kirk Hammett and Primus experimentalist Larry LaLonde. And his own instrumental-rock releases, like Surfing With the Alien and The Extremist, earned him gold and platinum plaques and multiple Grammy nominations. So this guy can play anything, right?
When the guitar icon swung by the Rolling Stone office, he agreed to test his creativity by interpreting oblique concepts and words as impromptu solos. Watch the video above to see how the idea of a cosmic black hole inspired Jackson Pollock–like finger tapping and whammy-bar dives, and how “kittens” prompted a riff similar to Grease’s “Summer Nights” and feedback squeals.