Jukebox – Music News Cuts – 1/19

Written by on January 19, 2024


Joe Satriani

Legendary guitarist Joe Satriani wants to bring himself forward into the sound of another legendary guitarist – by having an amplifier built to emulate his sound

For an upcoming tour, Satriani will be playing the music of Van Halen with, among others, Sammy Hagar. But he stated in an interview with Australian Musician that recreating Eddie Van Halen’s sound was a challenge.

No one had a more iconic sound than Eddie Van Halen. And part of that was going on in terms of notes and frequencies; the technical side. Satriani has a guitar that he played on the Howard Stern Show, alongside vocalist Sammy Hagar, bassist Michael Anthony and drummer Jason Bonham. It had 11 gauge strings and is tuned to a D Standard tuning, which, Satriani found out, he had a problem with. He couldn’t play 11 gauge strings.  Nor was he used to tuning down to D Standard. Eddie himself played in e flat tuning with lighter strings.

On the Howard Strern Show, Satriani found out that it went beyond tunings and string gauge; it was the equipment itself. So Satriani is reaching out to Dylana Scott at 3rd Power amplifiers to build him a rig that can do the job.

This is all to say that, beyond the guitar setup, beyond the amp, Satriani declares Eddie V ‘a genius.’

David Bowie

David Bowie, born David Jones on January 8th, 1947, was a marvel, a treasure, and an iconic legend all in one. His time in the spotlight covered many eras, and many personalities of this extremely diverse artist. Recently, Consequence of Sound put out “10 Times David Bowie Was the Coolest Man Who Fell to Earth,” They did a great job in describing the ten times, and we’ll merely list them here, with a link to the original article.

The Emergence of Ziggy Stardust (1972)

“1984” (1974)

Mugging for the Camera (1976)

Black Artists Matter (1983)

As Jareth the Goblin King (1986)

As Phillip Jeffries in David Lynch’s Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)

The Concert for New York City (2001)

“Little Fat Man” on Extras (2006)

Bowie Meets SpongeBob SquarePants (2007)

“Lazarus” Music Video (2016)

Link to the original article: https://consequence.net/2023/01/david-bowie-coolest-moments-list/3/


Tool was out and about in New York City this past weekend, Madison Square Garden specifically, to play two shows, on the 12th and 13th of January. They played with heavy psychedelic rockers Elder, and both shows were sold out. They hadn’t played Madison Square Garden since 2001, but they haven’t been strangers to the Big Apple music scene. Most specifically, they’ve played a few times since they released their last album, Fear Inoculum. They played on two stages, upon which Maynard hopped around on, and on the second show, he criticized people always on their phones.

Needless to say there is some, but limited, cellphone video of the shows.

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