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LA Players: Joe Satriani – “Andalusia”

Joe Satriani is a guitarist whose style resembles a modern updating of the classic blues-rock style pioneered by past greats like Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page and Ritchie Blackmore (whom Satriani would at one point replace as lead guitarist for Rainbow). Satriani is unique amongst guitar heroes in that he began his career as a teacher and is able to count the likes of Steve Vai, Kirk Hammett and Charlie Hunter among his former students. Satriani’s success in fact followed closely on… Read More

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LA Players: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – “Here Comes My Girl”

Since his breakthrough success in the late ‘70s, with his band, the Heartbreakers, Tom Petty has established himself as one of the first names in American rock. Hits like “Refugee,” “Don’t Do Me Like That” and “I Won’t Back Down” have made Petty a mainstay on classic rock radio for more than 30 years now. Outside of the Heartbreakers, he has enjoyed a career as a solo artist and as a member of the late ‘80s super-group, the Travelling Wilburys whose membership included the likes of Read More

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LA Players: Steve Vai – “I’m The Hell Outta Here” @ Crossroads Festival – INCREDIBLE!

Steve Vai epitomizes the term “guitar hero.” Since catching his break as a second guitarist for Frank Zappa’s band in the early ‘80s, Vai has established himself as a virtuoso whose angular and sometimes quirky guitar chops make him capable of going toe-to-toe with just about anybody in the rock arena.

 

It’s not for nothing that David Lee Roth chose to collaborate with Vai after his departure from Van Halen. Apart from his collaboration with Roth, Vai has also enjoyed success as a… Read More

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