I can embarrass myself very easily on guitar. It's funny because people say to me I can play anything; I'm God on the guitar. But I could make a big list of everything I can't play... I'm grateful that people don't notice that.
The Squares never really fit in. We weren't rock enough. We weren't alternative enough. We weren't new wave enough and we weren't punk enough. Maybe we just weren't the right people for the band.
Solos I kind of care less about. I know most people probably think that's what I care most about, but it's really the melody playing that is the cornerstone of what I'm working on.
I've always spent a lot of time on my records with what I think were unique rhythmic approaches... but no one ever writes about your rhythm playing
When you think about where guitar playing is going today...: it's going everywhere at the same time.
I've always done the wrong thing and had a pretty wonderful time doing it.
I pride myself on being incorrigible. I have a very hard time being told what to do.
If someone can relate my guitar solo to an exercise in a book... that's no fun at all.
I assume most guitar players are like me. They're playing, having fun; then they get a magazine in the mail that says Shred Is Dead and they say, What the Hell? They throw it away and keep on playing.
Guitars are fun. There are plenty of different kinds to play. They look cool. They sound cool. Don't *you* want to play guitar?
It really sucks when music is so perfect you just don't need to hear it anymore.
When I want to play music, you've got to get me on tape or else it goes.
Satriani's Law: There's at least a 30% chance that someone will print the name Satriani incorrectly
Sounds cool. Looks cool. Feels cool.
When you hear an instrumental song someone is singing over, you know right away it's wrong.