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Till NoiseCreep säger Satriani:
- “I was on my very first solo tour, figuring out how to play Surfing With The Alien in front of an audience. We were losing lots of money as well – about eight grand a week playing two club shows a night. I was all but done. I was going to scrap the tour and just go figure something else out. Then I got a call about an audition for a Mick Jagger solo tour. I got the job and bam – all of a sudden I went from all but total obscurity into a hyperworld with a red carpet in front of me at all times.”
Men Jagger gjorde mer än så: “Not only was he the total rock star I always dreamed he would be, he was also funny, unpredictable, incredibly cool, open, and one of the most generous people I’d ever met. He said to me, ‘My staff is your staff. Use all my resources to help promote your record while we tour. Use this private room for interviews, use these people to help you.’ Then he gave me a big solo spot in the show. He was totally selfless and completely excited to help me with my success. I just learned so much and he really allowed me to establish myself as a solo artist.”
Satriani utgör tillsammans med Sammy Hagar, Michael Anthony och Chad Smith supergruppen Chickenfoot.
- “I can plan and dream about certain guys, like, say, Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck, guys I grew up loving that I would kill to play with. Then out of the blue comes something like Chickenfoot, a band I never expected but that I love to death. Who could have predicted that?
“You can plan, and you have to do that, but you have to keep an open mind because sometimes you wind up playing with people you never thought about – and it becomes a dream gig. That’s what I think about Chickenfoot. We just have so much fun.”
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|Av Alex Liljeblom 25 apr 2012 09:37|
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