JOE SATRIANI ‘SHAPESHIFTING’ AUSTRALIAN EXCLUSIVE PT 1
June 8, 2020
Shapeshifting is guitar legend Joe Satriani’s 18th studio album and has rocketed straight to the upper regions of the record charts. In part one of this Australian exclusive, Australian Musician’s Nic Nighthawk caught up with Joe via Skype to chat about the album and life in isolation and found him swimming in green screen! Joe also tells us he’s working on two new albums in lockdown, which will feature Thirsty Mercs Rai Thistlethwayte on keyboards.
The Shapeshifting session musicians consisted of: drummer Kenny Aronoff (John Fogerty), bassist Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction) and keyboardist Eric Caudieux, who were the core musicians on the new album with additional contributions coming from Lisa Coleman (The Revolution) and Christopher Guest. Jim Scott (Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers) co-produced the album sessions with Satriani. Longtime associate John Cuniberti was on board as well, handling the mastering duties.