If you are fan of the guitar this man needs no introduction, his work as a solo artist is second to none. Most recently his work as the guitarist of the supergroup Chickenfoot has proved that he can do it in a band situation as well. Over the last two years Joe has worked with author Jake Brown to put together an autobiography of his music. The book called Strange Beautiful Music will be out in May. During that time he remastered every thing he ever recorded and the box-set The Complete Studio Recordings just hit stores. The replica head you can order right here with the high res files of the music is worth it for any collector. Joe goes into great detail about his book, his music and much more on the latest Hangar 19 Podcast edition.
James LaBrie isn’t a founding member of Dream Theater but he has been the lead singer since 199o. James sits down for a long conversation about the current North American Tour An Evening With Dream Theater, the new self titled album, playing with orchestras, why girls didn’t like them at first and much much more. Enjoy a conversation with a progressive metal legend.
ABOUT STRANGE BEAUTIFUL MUSIC
Go behind the scenes with the musician The New York Times called “a guitar God!” Oft-hailed as the Jimi Hendrix of his generation, living guitar legend Joe Satriani has long-transcended stylistic boundaries and his 6-string secrets have astounded listeners around the world for nearly 30 years.
In Strange Beautiful Music: A Musical Memoir, Joe and co-author, music biographer Jake Brown, take fans on their first authorized tour of the story behind his climb to stardom and the writing and recording of a storied catalog of classics including “Surfing with the Alien,” “Summer Song,” “Satch Boogie,” and more!
Featuring previously unpublished photos and hours of exclusive, first-hand interviews with Satriani, Strange Beautiful Music offers a unique look inside the studio, giving fans a chance to get up-close and personal like never before. With insider details about his collaboration with multi-platinum supergroup Chickenfoot, exclusive interviews with Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony of Van Halen and Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, commentary from fellow guitar legends such as Steve Vai and Metallica’s Kirk Hammett, this memoir offers a rare inside look for die-hard Satriani fans, guitar enthusiasts, and anyone who loves to rock.
ABOUT JOE SATRIANI + JAKE BROWN
For three decades, Joe Satriani, the biggest selling rock instrumental guitarist in the Soundscan era, has traveled the world, playing to sold-out crowds as both a headliner and as founder of the all-star “G3” guitar extravaganza. His studio and live recordings have sold more than 10 million copies worldwide, and of his many solo albums, two have gone platinum and four others went gold, with 15 Grammy nominations between them. In May of 2013, Satriani celebrated the release of his 14th studio album, Unstoppable Momentum.
Award-winning music biographer Jake Brown has written 35 published books in his decade-long career, featuring many authorized collaborations with some of rock’s biggest artists. In 2012, Brown won the Association for Recorded Sound Collections Awards in the category of Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research.
Joe Satriani: The Complete Studio Recordings is a box set worthy of one of the greatest instrumental rock guitarists of our time.
Joe Satriani is the guitar. Plain and simple. No one else has ever been able to play with such pizzazz, such fluidity, such timelessness.
Since the late eighties, the self-taught, multi-platinum virtuoso has been winning over fans and musicians alike with his groundbreaking style and legendary sounds. He has been around the world several times on tours of his own, as well as tours with Mick Jagger, Deep Purple, and
hugely successful G3 summer tours and albums with fellow guitar legends Steve Vai, Eric Johnson, and Kenny Wayne Shepherd and as part of the supergroup, Chickenfoot. He has been both artist and teacher, instructing such famous pupils as Steve Vai, Metallica’s Kirk Hammett, Counting Crow’s David Bryson, and jazz fusionist Charlie Hunter.
Now for the first time, all of Joe’s studio albums are compiled in The Complete Studio Recordings, the most comprehensive collection by the world’s bestselling instrumental guitarist. 15 albums including the new compilation titled Additional Creations and Bonus Tracks. Featuring brand-new digital remasters for the best sound reproduction overseen by Joe himself, each CD is packaged in a replica cardboard jacket and housed in a clamshell box.
“Joe Satriani’s my favorite guitar player.”
- SAMMY HAGAR
What music legends say about JOE SATRIANI
“Joe has refined his own style of playing to a point where he’s forever up there in the stratosphere of excellence that is reached by very few musicians.”
- BRIAN MAY
“Every time Joe puts his fingers on a guitar, what comes out sounds like inspired music, even if its just a finger exercise. He created and branded a niche with his own voice and in so doing he wielded an entire genre.”
- STEVE VAI
“After all the times I had been on stages with Joe, been on the side of stages watching and listening to Joe, and all the times I have been in the audience cheering for Joe, I continue to have no idea how Joe does what he does.”
- ROBERT FRIPP
James LeBrie is the lead singer of what may be the most popular “progressive metal” of all time Dream Theater. To discuss their current tour An Evening With Dream Theater, plus their latest self-tilted album and more James has joined us this weekend inside Hangar 19.
Then we are going In The Vault with legendary New Wave of British of Heavy Metal Band Saxon, This is them in 1985 talking about their then new album Innocence is no Excuse on the british version of Headbanger’s Ball ‘Monsters of Rock’
It took a few weeks for us to do it but this week’s Power Set celebrates the life of Oderus Urungus or as he is known by his earthly name Dave Brockie. Of course you know him as the lead singer and battle master of GWAR. He passed away on March 24, 2014 at the age of 50.
To keep it a little light hearted this week’s Then & Now is from the 80′s sleaze tribute (joke) band Steel Panther. Although their first album under this name didn’t come out until 2009, every metal head should know and enjoy this band. Their newest record is called All You Can Eat.
And finally this week’s Soundtrack recommendation is from the wrestling soundtrack compilation Bodyslam: Wrestling’s Greatest Themes. It includes some pretty cool metal covers from other metal bands.
All this plus three hours of classic metal inside Hangar 19