LIVE: Joe Satriani

Guitar master Joe Satriani captivated Balboa Theatre when he played the iconic downtown theater on March 1.

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Guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani captivated Balboa Theatre on March 1, 2016.
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Satriani's career spans more than 45 years and includes a grip of notables.
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The instrumental rock guitarist was once an instructor to such musicians as Kirk Hammett and Steve Vai.
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In 1988, Mick Jagger recruited him to play lead guitar on Jagger's first solo tour.
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He has 15 Grammy nominations to his name and has sold more than 10 million albums.
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It's said that Satriani's inspiration to play guitar came from his hearing of Jimi Hendrix's death.
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In the mid-'90s, Satriani founded G3, a touring trio of guitarists.
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The original lineup included Satriani, Steve Vai and Eric Johnson.
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While Satriani has been the only permanent member throughout G3's many iterations, other guitarists have included Yngwie Malmsteen, John Petrucci, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Robert Fripp.
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In 2008 Satriani joined Chickenfoot, a rock supergroup that includes members of Van Halen and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
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Satriani has loaned his guitar skills to records for Alice Cooper, Spinal Tap, Blue Oyster Cult and others.
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