Joe Satriani talks Unstoppable Momentum

Unstoppable MomentumJoe Satriani’s new album, Unstoppable Momentum, is out now, and it stands as a fresh, kick-in-the-pants reboot of Satch music as we know it. There’s some of the restraint and enhanced focus on phrasing of his last few albums as well as the brash humanity of The Extremist, the fun of Chickenfoot and even some of that clash-of-adventurousness-and-directness that made Surfing With The Alien and Flying In A Blue Dream so memorable. Joe’s band on the album is Mike Keneally (keys), Vinnie Colaiuta (drums) and Chris Chaney (bass), and together these four guys really bring the material to life. Frankly, it’s kickass. Check out this video of Joe talking about the process of making the album. Read More …

New Joe Satriani video: ‘A Door Into Summer’

Unstoppable MomentumJoe Satriani is about to release his new album, Unstoppable Momentum, on May 7. Preorder it here! It features Vinnie Colaiuta on drums, Mike Keneally on keys and Chris Chaney on bass. Oh and his live band will feature Keneally as well as Bryan Beller on bass and Marco Minnemann on drums, which is an utterly killer line-up. I’ve heard Joe’s new album and without giving too much away let me just say that it continues along the vein of his last few but with a really engaging, human feel thanks to the talents of misters Colaiuta, Keneally and Chaney. Think The Extremist but with more push and pull from the rhythm section. The first single, A Door Into Summer, offers a bit of an indication of what to expect but it certainly doesn’t tell the whole story. Check it out below! Read More …

Joe Satriani names new album & best band ever

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Joe Satriani has just announced the May 9, 2013 release of his next album, Unstoppable Momentum, and a pair of killer bands associated with the project: the studio band consisting of Mike Keneally, Vinnie Colauita (whoa!) and Chris Chaney, and a new live band consisting of …Mike Keneally, Brian Beller and Marco Minnemann! That’s right, Keneally Minnemann Beller! This is mind-melting news for me and I’m sure many of you too.

Below is the news in Joe’s words, but before we get to that, let me add that Beller, Minnemann and their buddy Guthrie Govan will hit the road for a huge US Aristocrats tour this summer. Their¬†second studio album, tentatively titled Culture Clash, is targeted for a July 16 release, and the US tour will go for six weeks,¬†from mid-July to late August. Check out tentative dates here, but bookmark the tour page to keep an eye on the dates once they’re locked in.

And now for that word from Joe Satriani…

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