Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Halestorm, The Black Crowes, Etc. Members To Take Part In “Six String Salute” Virtual Concert

A number of artists will be joining forces for the “Six String Salute” virtual concert. The event will take place on September 17 and proceeds from it will benefit Crew Nation. Here’s the artists that are set to appear: Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Steve Vai, Tommy Shaw (Styx) with the Cleveland Youth Orchestra, Rich Robinson (The Black Crowes), Halestorm, Rik Emmett (Triumph), Joe Satriani, Joel Hoekstra (Whitesnake), Frank Hannon (Tesla), Alice Cooper’s Nita Strauss, Tommy Henriksen and Ryan Roxie with Kansas’ Richard Williams, Alex Skolnick (Testament), Jennifer Batten, Dave Pirner (Soul Asylum), Big Head Todd & The Monsters, Damon Johnson (Thin Lizzy), Steve Cropper, Jesse Dayton, Steve Hackett (Genesis), Jeff Watson (Night Ranger), Nick Perri (The Underground Thieves), Sammy Boller, Ross the Boss, and Joyous Wolf. “Six String Salute” will be hosted by Steve Black (“The Chop Shop”) and it can be viewed on Live Nation’s YouTube channel. Limited edition merchandise will be also be available during the stream.

Joe Satriani Shares Animated Video For “Yesterday’s Yesterday”

Joe Satriani has shared an animated video for his song “Yesterday’s Yesterday.” This track is from his latest album “Shapeshifting.”

Satriani’s son ZZ Satriani directed the clip and he had the following to say about it:

“First off, it was a fun challenge during these strange times of quarantine. We live in different cities, so Joe had to set up the lights, green screen, and camera, and film the video on his own. Once I put together the footage, I knew I had to add a little more character to the video. I tend to include my own artwork in my videos, and since the song is so cheerful, I figured why not paint each frame, add even more vibrancy to the whole project.”

Joe added:

“ZZ’s artwork, animation and editing really shine here. His introduction of ‘Joe Satriani’s Shapeshifting Club’ at the top of the video is a brilliant story telling device that invites us into a world where we can playfully shift into any shape we want. It’s also a subtle nod to the ‘Shapeshifting’ album from which the song comes. The original recording features special guest performances by Lisa Coleman (Prince, The Revolution) on piano and Christopher Guest on mandolin.”

“Each time I watch this video I find myself stopping at every frame to marvel at all the crazy morphing that plays out over the whole song. I’m hoping ZZ puts all the shape-shifted drawings together in a book soon!”

Slipknot, Halestorm, Bush, Etc. Members Set For “Rock For Relief” Virtual Concert

A special “Rock For Relief” virtual concert will be taking place on Friday (July 3) at 5pm PDT / 8pm EDT via rockforrelief.net. The show will be hosted by Lou Brutus and Rikki Rachtman and money raised from it will go towards Feeding America‘s Coronavirus Response Fund. Here’s the artists set to perform: Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour), Gavin Rossdale (Bush), Don Felder, George Thorogood, Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge), Lzzy Hale (Halestorm), Joe Hottinger (Halestorm), Filter, Lisa Loeb, BJ Thomas, The Dead Daisies, Jesse Hasek (10 Years), Brian Vodinh (10 Years), Chris Robertson (Black Stone Cherry), Starset, Simon Neil (Biffy Clyro), Brandon Saller (Atreyu), Ricky Byrd, Bobby Whitlock (Derek & The Dominos, CoCo Carmel), Joe Grushecky, Bones Owens, Kathy Sledge, Danielia Cotton & Mickey Factz, and Matt Bigland (Dinosaur Pile-Up). Alice Cooper, Peter Frampton, Joe Satriani, Melissa Rivers, and Adam Gontier (Saint Asonia) will also be involved in the event.

Joe Satriani Streams Bonus Track From “Shapeshifting” Sessions “When Trees Walked The Earth”

Joe Satriani has shared a bonus track from the sessions for his latest album “Shapeshifting.” The song is titled “When Trees Walked The Earth” and it can be streamed below. Satriani told Relix the following:

“What music would giant, walking Redwoods be listening to when they would pick and move up and down the West Coast in search of a new home? That’s what got me started on the song ‘When Trees Walked The Earth.’ It’s the soundtrack to an eco-sci-fi film idea.”

Joe Satriani Says He Is Working On Two New Albums

During a recent interview with Australian Musician, Joe Satriani revealed that he has been working on two new albums during his coronavirus downtime. This includes one instrumental effort and one with vocals.

The guitarist said the following:

“I got it in my head that I wanted to create two separate records in the next few months. One would be another instrumental album, and another would be a vocal-oriented record, but they would be centered around my live band. The unusual nature of that was because the band is so unique, with Kenny Aronoff on drums and Bryan Beller on bass guitar and an Australian phenomenal musician Rai Thistlethwayte on keyboards and guitar, who’s also a fantastic singer.”

Satriani also added that the band “have been texting each other music almost every day.” He continued:

“We’re all on board thinking that remotely we’re gonna build these records over the next number of months. So that’s what we’re doing with this time at home — we’re trying to be as creative as possible.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Joe Satriani Announces Rescheduled Dates For European/UK Tour

Joe Satriani has postponed his European/UK tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek will now take place in 2021.

Tour Dates:

04/09 Zurich, Switzerland – Volkshaus Zurich
04/10 Winterbach, Germany – Salierhalle
04/12 Aarhus, Denmark – Train
04/13 Odense, Denmark – Posten
04/14 Copenhagen, Denmark – Amager Bio
04/15 Stockholm, Sweden – Fryshuset
04/16 Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller
04/18 Mainz, Germany – Rheingoldhalle
04/19 Berlin, Germany – Huxleys
04/20 Numberg, Germany – Löwensaal
04/21 Karlsruhe, Germany – Tollhaus
04/23 Antwerp, Belgium – De Roma Borgerhout
04/24 Enschede, Netherlands – Muziekcentrum Enschede
04/25 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg
04/26 Heerlen, Netherlands – RABOzaal Heerlen
04/27 Oberhausen, Germany – Turbinenhalle
04/30 Birmingham, UK – Birmingham Symphony Hall
05/01 Bexhill, UK – Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion
05/02 Manchester, UK – Bridgewater Hall
05/04 London, UK – Palladium
05/05 Gateshead, UK – Sage
05/06 Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy

Satriani commented:

“The current COVID-19 virus has now reached pandemic proportions and is making daily life for all of us very challenging. As always, my concern for the health and safety of my fans, my band and crew always takes precedence when touring, and now is no exception. I’ve had to make the difficult but necessary decision to postpone the first leg of the European ‘Shapeshifting’ tour and we are working to reschedule the shows that are affected. Please hold on to your tickets for the rescheduled tour date. Let’s band together to beat this virus and rock another day.”

Joe Satriani Premieres New Song “Nineteen Eighty”

Joe Satriani has premiered a new song titled “Nineteen Eighty.” This track is from his new album “Shapeshifting,” which will be released on April 10.

“Shapeshifting” Track Listing:

01. “Shapeshifting”
02. “Big Distortion”
03. “All For Love”
04. “Ali Farka, Dick Dale, An Alien And Me”
05. “Teardrops”
06. “Perfect Dust”
07. “Nineteen Eighty”
08. “All My Friends Are Here”
09. “Spirits, Ghosts And Outlaws”
10. “Falling Stars”
11. “Waiting”
12. “Here The Blue River”
13. “Yesterday’s Yesterday”