Joe Satriani

The reason somebody gets to be a guitar hero would appear to be fairly obvious: He can do things on the instrument that most mere mortals simply can’t. Joe Satriani passed that test handily over 23 years ago when he released the multi-platinum Surfing with the Alien. Jaws were dropped, fists were raised and millions of music fans the world over picked up guitars both real and imaginary to celebrate and emulate a shred god who would continue to thrill and amaze, dazzle and delight.

Front and Center with Joe Satriani airs Monday, October 27 at 12:30 a.m. on THIRTEEN; Saturday, November 1 at 11:10 p.m. on WLIW; and Sunday, November 9 at 10 p.m. on NJTV.