Tag Archives: Joe Satriani

Album review: JOE SATRIANI – What Happens Next

Joe Satriani - What Happens Next

Sony Music [Release date 12.01.18] Satch’s energy and work output seem to have no chance of exhaustion.  He releases fairly regular albums, always including a smattering of greatness, and making his peers sometimes seem lazy. That continuing zest for performance … Continue reading

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Album review: STORM WARNING – Take Cover

STORM WARNING – Take Cover

Self release [Release date 09.04.17] Storm Warning’s ‘Take Cover’ is an object lesson in fine interpretive skills on original arrangements that drip with feel and are framed by an intuitive production. After 3 albums of mostly original material, the band … Continue reading

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Album review: TODD RUNDGREN – White Knight

TODD RUNDGREN - White Knight

The full version of this interview is broadcast as part of the 500th ‘Assume The Position’ presented by David Randall on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio. Repeated Monday 29 May, 22:00 GMT and Friday 2 June, 22:00 GMT (5:22) Now … Continue reading

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Album Review: DELICATE STEVE – This is Steve

ANTI- Records Release date 27.01.17] I’m not a lyrics guy. There I’ve said it. It’s always been about the music, and inevitably about the guitar(s). However, I’ve never been convinced that I’m an instrumental guy either. Sure, I’ve got a … Continue reading

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Album review: ADRIAN WEISS – Easy Game

ADRIAN WEISS – Easy Game

CD Baby [Release date 06.07.14] Just in case you dozed off listening to too much AOR, or you’ve have been concussed by too much metal, you may have missed the emergence of a whole new school of prog-metal instrumentalists including … Continue reading

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DVD review: THE RITCHIE BLACKMORE STORY

THE RITCHIE BLACKMORE STORY

Eagle Rock Entertainment [Release date 30.10.15] 2016 marks the return of Ritchie to the rock arenas and so this 2 hour plus documentary is timely.  He’s known as one of rock’s more reticent subjects when it comes to interviews, so … Continue reading

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Gig review: DAN PATLANSKY with JOE SATRIANI – Hammersmith Eventim Apollo, London, 10 November 2015

DAN PATLANSKY – Hammersmith Eventim Apollo, London, 10 November 2015

As an exercise in strategic marketing, the pairing of tonight’s special guest Dan Patlansky with the innovative stunt guitarist Joe Satriani has much to recommend it. Where Satriani glides over the front ranks of the seated Hammersmith venue and then … Continue reading

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Gig review: JOE SATRIANI – Manchester Apollo, 1 November 2015

JOE SATRIANI, Manchester Apollo, 1 November 2015

One thing is certain with a Satriani gig.  The energy levels are going to remain at 200% until the last whammy-bar whistle.  I’m the same age as Satch but he makes me feel really old. This was the first date … Continue reading

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Album review: JOE SATRIANI – Shockwave Supernova

JOE SATRIANI - Shockwave Supernova

In this interview edit from May 2013, Joe Satriani tells David Randall how he approaches the making of his albums, and his thoughts on what makes a good instrumental guitar album (and guitarist) (5:54) Sony Music [Release date 24.07.15] If … Continue reading

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News: WASP, POWERWOLF, JOE SATRIANI – Tuesday 24 March 2015

Powerwolf have named their upcoming album ‘Blessed & Possessed‘ which is released in July on Napalm Records. W.A.S.P. have signed to Napalm Records who release their new album, ‘Golgotha’ in August. Lynyrd Skynyrd release their 1996 Rockplast gig, ‘Sweet Home … Continue reading

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News: THERAPY?, JIM PETERIK, JOE SATRIANI – Tuesday 3 February 2015

Joe Satriani - Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, 11 June 2013

THERAPY? (Their new album ‘Disquiet’ is out on March 23rd) Fri March 27 BRISTOL Marble Factory Sat March 28 GLOUCESTER Guildhall Tue March 31 BRIGHTON Concorde 2 Wed April 01 LONDON Scala Sun April 12 PORTSMOUTH Wedgewood Rooms Mon April … Continue reading

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News: Get Ready to ROCK! Radio – June 2014 highlights

Dan McCafferty of Nazareth

June 2014 Highlights More information at the dedicated website Check back here as we add new features throughout the month. All times, BST (GMT+1) Sunday 22 June 2014, 13:00 Dan McCafferty of Nazareth Dan chats about his career and the … Continue reading

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Album review: DANIELE LIVERANI – Fantasia

SG Records www.danieleliverani.com Daniele Liverani is a very accomplished Italian guitarist and this latest instrumental album from him is very accessible and melodic. Joining Danielle are drummer Simon Ciccotti, bass player Nicolo Vese and on keyboards Marco Zago. Lots of … Continue reading

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Album review: ALICE COOPER – Reissues (Trash/Hey Stoopid)

Alice Cooper - Trash

Hear No Evil [Release date 23.09.13 and 27.01.14] Alice Cooper is not an artist whose back catalogue has seen much by way of remastering and re-issues and I’ve longed for Bob Ezrin to dig out the original recordings of Love … Continue reading

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Interview with OLI BROWN – 25 November 2013

Oli Brown

Having worked most of his career as part of his own band – including a UK tour with John Mayall and a recent high profile European tour with Joe Satriani – the multi-award winning guitarist and singer, Oli Brown takes … Continue reading

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Album review: SAMMY HAGAR & FRIENDS – S/T

  Frontiers www.frontiers.it Sammy Hagar has had an amazing career when you look back at it from Montrose, through to Van Halen, coupled with a successful solo career and more recently the supergroup Chickenfoot. This album with all its guests … Continue reading

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Album review: EWAN DOBSON – Acoustic Metal

Candy Rat Records [Release date 06.02.13] ‘Once you see the line between metal virtuosity and classical music the challenge begins.’ So says Canadian guitarist Ewan Dobson whose 2 CD ‘Acoustic Metal’ is a challenging, innovative and hugely enjoyable CD. If … Continue reading

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Album review: STEVE CICHON – Meltdown

Stephen Andrew Cichon [Release date 03.06.13] Florida’s prog/fusion guitarist Steve Cichon’s last instrumental album ‘Cranial Feedback’ was notable for its inventive guitar playing, shifting tone colours and vacillating twists and turns. ‘Meltdown’ extends his penchant for relentless guitar pyrotechnics with … Continue reading

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Album review: STEVE HUNTER – The Manhattan Blues Project

Steve Hunter

Deacon  Records [Release date 30.04.13] ‘I wanted to look at New York in a slightly different way – I wanted to look at it in a soulful, bluesy way’. Steve Hunter’s mission statement for this album is the guitarist musical … Continue reading

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Gig review: JOE SATRIANI – Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, 11 June 2013

Joe Satriani - Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, 11 June 2013

Up in the circle of the ornate Philharmonic Hall there was a distinct whiff of charity shop.  This was a slightly bizarre change from  the whiff of bowel disorder that one often encounters at gigs where the audience is of a certain … Continue reading

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