Legendary guitarist Joe Satriani has released a five-song remix EP as a gift to all his fans who made his "Shockwave Supernova" album such a great success around the world.
Satriani says: "I called my most talented buddies near and far to get a new spin on five fan favorites from my latest release.
"John Cuniberti and Eric Caudieux team up for both 'Goodbye Supernova' and 'Stars Race Across The Sky' and turn in two breathtaking and modern remixes.
"Guitarist, engineer and producer Keith More from London, England, pumps up and mashes out two rockers, 'In My Pocket' and 'Cataclysmic'.
"John Cuniberti revisits 'Lost In A Memory' and turns up the modern textures and drama to make a very spiritual and powerful remix.
"And, as a little taste of what's to come in 2017, I asked ZZ to put together a short trailer for his full length experimental tour documentary about our 'Shockwave Tour 2016'. He followed us across Europe for almost two months and captured the sound and the fury, and all the crazy stuff no one else sees from the audience. Filmed and edited in ZZ's unique style, we hope to release the full documentary in the first half of 2017."
Guitar World magazine held its annual "Readers Poll" last year for which fans chose Satriani as "Best Shredder" as well as presenting "Shockwave Supernova" with the "Best Shred Album Of The Year". Released in August 2015, "Shockwave Supernova" scored Satriani his highest chart debut at No. 19 on Billboard's Top 200 Current Albums chart. In addition, the album also debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard Rock Chart and ranks as the highest charting all-instrumental rock album on The Billboard 200 in the SoundScan era.
For two decades, the guitar virtuoso has traveled the world, playing to sold-out crowds as both a headliner and as founder of the all-star "G3" guitar extravaganza. Satriani's studio and live recordings have sold more than ten million copies worldwide to date and of his many solo albums, two have gone platinum and four others went gold, with 15 Grammy nominations between them. His side project, CHICKENFOOT, featuring former VAN HALEN frontman Sammy Hagar, bassist Michael Anthony, and RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS drummer Chad Smith, achieved certified gold status with their debut album and their second studio album debuted at No. 9.
Satriani's touring band remains Marco Minnemann on drums, Bryan Beller on bass and Mike Keneally on keyboards and guitar.