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12 - Publicity Photo 1This weekend guitar legend Joe Satriani makes his return to the Hangar in honor of the release of his new box-set Joe Satriani: The Complete Studio Recordings due out next Tuesday April 22nd. He also has a book that he wrote with author Jake Brown called Strange Beautiful Music due out May 6th. Joe goes into great deal about both this week inside Hangar 19. Learn more below:


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.

joesatrianibookIn 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Featuring previously unpublished photos and hours of exclusive, first-hand interviews with Satriani, Strange Beautiful Music offers a unique look inside the studio, giving fans a chance to get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.


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.”


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.”


“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.”


“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.”



dt18James 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’

OderusIt 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.

Steel-Panther-All-You-Can-Eat-coverTo 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


katakysmDid that get your attention? This weekend Maurizio Iacono the lead singer for Canadian death metal band Kataklysm. Since 1991 this band has been winning over fans of heavy music all over the world. They aren’t your average death metal band, but don’t listen to me, listen to them. Start with Iron will their career retrospective celebrating their 20th anniversary. Then check out their latest album Waiting for the End to Come that came out in 2013. Of course do that after this weekend’s show.

Then we are going to go In The Vault with the one of the story of one of the greatest guitar riffs the world has ever knows. The Story of Deep Purple’s “Smoke on the Water”

far beyondThis week’s Power Set is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the first “extreme” metal record to debut at number one on the billboard charts. It’s Pantera’s Far Beyond Driven. The re-issue is now out and features the remastered full album and the live disc Far Beyond Bootleg – Live From Donington ’94. 

dh-extremeistThen our Then & Now comes from the Christian Metal Band Demon Hunter who just put out their 7th studio album Extremist. 

Finally this week’s Heavy Metal Soundtrack recommendation is a completion called Thor – Superhero Heavy Metal. Thor is the most heavy metal superhero after all.

This plus 3 hours of classic heavy metal on Hangar 19.



gusGThis weekend inside Hangar 19 we continue to talk to Ozzy Osbourne guitarists as Greek guitar God Gus G. makes his return to Hangar 19. Gus of course was recruited by Ozzy before the making of his last solo album Scream. What you may not know is Gus also has a progressive metal band called Firewind and is about to release his debut solo album I Am the Fire. Gus is in the hangar this weekend to debut the title track and crank some metal.

We are also going to go In the Vault with an old school interview with Helix that I think proves hosts on European metal TV shows didn’t really care a whole lot, and most bands seemingly were just there for the party.

DP-BurnDP-StormOur Power Set this week features a look at two classic albums from Deep Purple. Burn and Stormbringer both came out in 1974 making this their 40th anniversary. Burn was the first album to feature the Mark III line-up that had David Coverdale on vocals and Glenn Hughes on bass/vocals. In fact both of them traded lead vocal duties throughout the record. If you’d like to find out more about both of these classic metal albums check them out here.

MOHCOVERThis week’s Then & Now features a metal singer that during that the last 20 years has been pretty underrated. You’d have to be pretty hardcore into power metal to know the band Symphony X, or maybe you saw them on Megadeth’s Gigantour a few years ago. Either way for 20 years Symphony X has gained a ton of fans. Well now their lead singer is in a band called Adrenaline Mob, a band that was founded by former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy although he is no longer in the band. Adrenaline Mob also features Disturbed and former Union Underground bassist John Moyer. Their 2nd album Men of Honor has just hit to a lot of glowing reviews.

Then this week’s heavy metal soundtrack recommendation is from the Jack Black movie School of Rock. We’ve featured this movie before but this time instead of playing songs from the soundtrack we’re playing a couple of tunes that were featured in the movie including Metallica covering Killing Joke and Kiss covering The Ramones. This year is it’s 10th anniversary and already has to be put up has one of the best “music” movies in history.

All this plus 3 hours of old school metal this week inside Hangar 19.



Zakk1We love Zakk though from his long time work as Ozzy Osbourne’s right hand man to his own band Black Label Society Zakk Wylde has become one of the most recognizable and influential people in hard rock and heavy metal. After 4 years and one acoustic record Black Label Society are back with Catacombs of the Black Vatican. A record that sounds just like you would expect, heavy with some melody, a couple of piano ballads and more guitar solos then what should be allowed. Zakk joins us in the Hangar to discuss all the above and play some records.

Then we are going to go In The Vault with The Melvins. Who were on tour with Nirvana in Europe in early 1994, the same tour that Kurt Cobain od’d before being sent home to recover where he eventually killed himself with a shot gun blast to the head. One of Nirvana’s biggest influences were The Melvins and in this quick interview in Slovenia they pay their sarcastic respects.

liveeargnrThis week’s Power Set will come from Gun’s N’ Roses who will be doing another residency in Las Vegas at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in May. That’s of course right after they headline some festivals and play the Revolver Golden God Awards. So this Power Set is taken from their live album Live Era ’87-93 that came out in 1999.

(Live Era artwork courtesy of Geffen Records)

LC-BlackcrownSpeaking of Revolver this week’s Then & Now comes from a band co-headlining the Revolver Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock tour. The band is Lacuna Coil and with their new album coming out the same week as Black Label Society’s we have a new song to debut plus an old school gem.

(Black Crown Halo artwork courtesy of Century Media Records)

We are also going to revisit the Last Action Hero soundtrack for this week’s Heavy Metal Soundtrack review.

All this and another 3 hours of old school metal only inside Hangar 19.