Joe Satriani – Shockwave Supernova

Satchmo has a brand new album out, Shockwave Supernova…

For many artists who reach the “double digit albums” stage of their career, inspiration often can be hard to come by.

However, for Joe Satriani—who released his 15th studio album, Shockwave Supernova, July 24—each album is seen as a chance to reinvent himself and test the limits of his guitar playing. The results don’t lie; he’s one of the most successful and innovative solo and instrumental guitarists playing today.

“I just approach each record like it’s a new thing and throw myself into it with total dedication,” he says during our phone interview from the G4 Experience in Cambria, California.

As a result of playing guitar with his teeth and a daydream, Satriani crafted up an alter-ego called Shockwave Supernova. The alter-ego, he says, is “a rock and roll animal” that tries to “draw attention to himself.” Throughout the album the alter-ego battles with his real self.

We talked with Satriani about how he still manages to keep things interesting. You can check out our interview here.

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