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Joe Satriani
Joe Satriani

Background information
Born July 15, 1956
Born place Westbury, New York, United States
Genre(s) Instrumental Rock
Hard Rock
Heavy Metal
Years active 1978—present
Label(s) Epic Records
Sony Music
Relativity Records
Associated acts Chickenfoot
Deep Purple
Sammy Hagar
Steve Vai
Alice Cooper
Mick Jagger
Jason Becker
Website Website

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Joe Satriani Overview


Joseph "Joe" Satriani (born July 15, 1956 in Westbury, New York) is an Italian American multi-instrumentalist, known primarily for his work as an instrumental rock guitarist, with multiple Grammy Award nominations. Early in his career, Satriani worked as a guitar instructor, and some of his former students have achieved fame with their guitar skills (Steve Vai, Larry LaLonde, Kirk Hammett, Andy Timmons, Charlie Hunter, Kevin Cadogan, Alex Skolnick). Satriani has been a driving force in the music credited to other musicians throughout his career, as a founder of the ever-changing touring trio, G3, as well as performing in various positions with other musicians.

Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards (2010) Professor Satchafunkilus and the Musterion of Rock (2008) Satriani Live! (2006) Super Colossal (2006) Is There Love In Space? (2004) The Electric Joe Satriani-An Anthology (2003) Strange Beautiful Music (2002) Live In San Francisco (2001) Engines of Creation (2000) Additional Creations (2000)

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Coldplay Resolve 'Viva La Vida' Copyright Dispute With Joe Satriani

September 16, 2009
Coldplay have resolved a legal dispute with guitarist Joe Satriani, who sued the band for copyright infringement. Satriani, 52, claimed the melody in Coldplay's 'Viva La Vida' resembled the guitar riff in his instrumental song, 'If I Could Fly'.  Read more 

Coldplay Deny 'Viva La Vida' Copy Claims In Court Papers

April 7, 2009
Coldplay have denied elements of their song ‘Viva La Vida’ are copied from a 2004 track by American guitarist Joe Santriani. In court papers filed in Los Angeles, the band’s lawyers said any similarities weren’t enough to warrant damages.  Read more 

Joe Satriani Plans To Serve Coldplay At Grammy Awards

February 5, 2009
American guitarist Joe Satriani, who is suing Coldplay for copyright infringement, will serve the band at this weekend's Grammy Awards, his lawyer has said. Howard King said a fleet of process servers would "dog the band” in Los Angeles in order to ensure they are handed legal papers.   Read more 

Coldplay Reject Song Plagiarism Claims

December 10, 2008
Coldplay have called an alleged similarity between their hit single 'Viva La Vida' and a track by an American artist “entirely coincidental”. The band are being sued by American guitarist, Joe Satriani, who claims the song borrows “substantial original portions” from his 2004 instrumental track, 'If I Could Fly'.  Read more 

Joe Satriani 'Tried Everything' To Avoid Taking Legal Action Against Coldplay

December 8, 2008
Guitarist Joe Satriani has said he tried everything to avoid taking legal action against Coldplay over claims they plagiarised one of his songs. Satriani, 52, believes the melody in Coldplay's 'Viva La Vida' resembles the guitar riff in his instrumental song, 'If I Could Fly'.  Read more 

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