Rock producer Andy Johns dead at 62

LOS ANGELES, April 8 (UPI) -- Producer-engineer Andy Johns, who worked with Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and the Rolling Stones, died Sunday in Los Angeles, a publicist said. He was 62.
Coldplay plagiarism suit dismissed

Coldplay plagiarism suit dismissed

NEW YORK, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- A U.S. District Court judge in New York has dismissed guitarist Joe Satriani's plagiarism lawsuit against the British rock band Coldplay, legal records show.

Satriani sues Coldplay for plagiarism

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. rock guitarist Joe Satriani says the group Coldplay lifted parts of an instrumental he composed and used them in its hit song "Viva La Vida."

Jammy Awards handed out in New York

NEW YORK, April 21 (UPI) -- Frank Zappa received a posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award and Bob Dylan took home video of the year at the sixth annual Jammy Awards in New York.

Friends join Deep Purple singer for album

DETROIT, April 18 (UPI) -- Deep Purple singer Ian Gillan opened the new "Gillan's Inn" album for some friends.

Pneumonia sidelines guitarist Satriani

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Guitarist Joe Satriani canceled five appearances in Arizona, California and Nevada through Jan. 1 to recuperate from pneumonia, a report said.

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Music fans discouraged by the lightweight nature of new millennium pop music got terrific news this week when "Come Away With Me," the sensational debut album from the talented young singer/songwriter Norah Jones, elbowed Eminem out of the top slot on the
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Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band continue their world barnstorming tour this year with February and March concerts in U.S. cities, including Atlantic City, N.J., to take place before the band heads to Australia and Europe, where a series of stadium
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Spin readers cast their ballots in the Spin Readers Poll 2002; results will be published in the February issue, on newsstands Jan. 14.
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England's legendary Yardbirds is putting the finishing touches on its first new studio recording since "Little Games" in 1968. The new Yardbirds album, "Birdland," will be released April 22 on Favored Nations Recordings.
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Eminem's Shady/Interscope soundtrack "8 Mile" debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 this week, the second time the rap star has topped the Billboard album charts with a new release this year.
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The New York Post reports federal prosecutors are investigating several major rap figures for criminal conspiracy and may expand the investigation to include last week's slayings in New York of pioneering DJ Jam Master Jay and rap promoter Kenneth Walker.
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CREED Creed has canceled the second North American leg of its Weathered Tour after frontman Scott Stapp was in a car accident.
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Nominees for 44th Annual Grammy Awards

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Here is a list of the nominees for the 44th Annual Grammy Awards, which will be presented tonight at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, in ceremonies to be tele

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

MICHAEL JACKSON Michael Jackson has opted out of this week's Grammys. The announcement, made by a spokesman for the international media, seems strange ...
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Joe Satriani
Joe Satriani(L) and Matt Bisonette perform in concert at the Mizner Park Amphitheater in Boca Raton, Florida on April 22, 2006. (UPI Photo/Michael Bush)

Joseph "Satch" Satriani (born July 15, 1956 in Westbury, New York) is an American multi-instrumentalist, known as an instrumental rock guitarist, who has been nominated for Grammy Awards. Early in his career, Satriani worked as a guitar instructor, and some of his former students have achieved fame with their guitar skills. Satriani has been a driving force behind other musicians throughout his career, as a founder of the ever-changing touring trio, G3, as well as performing in temporary positions with other musicians.

In 1988, Satriani was recruited by the The Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger as lead guitarist for the singer's second solo tour. Later, in 1994, Satriani was the lead guitarist for Deep Purple. Satriani worked with a range of guitarists from many musical genres, including Steve Vai, John Petrucci, Eric Johnson, Larry LaLonde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Brian May, Patrick Rondat, Andy Timmons, Paul Gilbert, Adrian Legg, and Robert Fripp through the annual G3 Jam Concerts.

He is heavily influenced by blues-rock guitar icons such as Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck, possessing, however, his own easily recognizable style. Since 1988, Satriani has been using his own signature guitar, the Ibanez JS Series, which is widely sold in stores. He has a signature series amplifier, the Peavey JSX, and a signature Vox distortion pedal, the Satchurator. He is currently the lead guitarist for the supergroup Chickenfoot.

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