Joe Satriani

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 2010 (The 2011 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?


Inducted into Rock Hall Projected in 2016 (ranked #59 in the Sidemen (Individuals) category) .

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Will Joe Satriani be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."
   

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SATRIANI........ SIMPLY THE BEST

Posted by SATCH OWNZ on Wednesday, 07.19.06 @ 06:16am


Definitely should be but experimental and prog rock normally gets passed over unfortunately. Still no Yes or King Crimson.

Posted by AZ Dave on Friday, 08.18.06 @ 22:51pm


Satch is amazing, but he's got two strikes against him...

1. He's predominately an instrumental rock artist. As AZ Dave said, they've pretty much snubbed the more experimental artists so far.

2. He's an 80s rocker. With a few exceptions, industry critics are pretty reluctant to acknowledge that 80s rock ever existed, regardless of the form it took.

Posted by Tim on Thursday, 11.16.06 @ 18:49pm


I'll disagree that Satriani is an '80's' rocker, he's released many albums since then and in my opinion they are just as good if not better then his early work. 1992's The Extremist was a successful album and he's still going strong releasing great original music every 2 years or so. It would be a shame to leave him out. I think his popularity as a household name may be working against his induction, I'm surprised how many people have never even heard of him.

And where is Steve Vai in the future rock list nominees?

Posted by Mike E on Monday, 01.8.07 @ 14:28pm


joe is nice , but his apprentice blows his head off easily : Steve Vai

Posted by xavier on Sunday, 03.4.07 @ 13:44pm


satch should be in the hof. him & vai have kept the guitar alive. the nineties were not a good time for guitar, yet they still sold albums & headlined throughout. vai is eligible in 2009, since flex able was released in 84. both of these men should be inducted as sidemen too!

Posted by thomas johnson on Monday, 04.9.07 @ 03:18am


Definatly deserves to be inducted.I agree with AZ Dave.Probably will get passed over.

Posted by Goldie on Monday, 12.31.07 @ 10:18am


The greatest guitarist to ever live should never be in the hall of fame./sarcasm

Posted by Joey on Wednesday, 08.27.08 @ 16:31pm


Joey...why don't you just say he's your favorite? Unless, of course you'd like to briefly explain why he's the greatest who ever lived, which I really don't think anyone could do!

A lot of great guitarists are on the outside looking in as far as the HOF's concerned. If they start adding them someday, there's a long line ahead of Satriani.

Posted by Gitarzan on Wednesday, 08.27.08 @ 18:35pm


Satriani is one of the more influental guitarists alive!

Posted by Shaemonu on Monday, 10.27.08 @ 13:26pm


If music was judged like the baseball hall of fame Joe Satriani should have a special place reserved for him with songs like always with me always with you - to surfing with the alien- no living guitar player can perform live like Holy Joe! Jostle the fossil Satriani Super Colossal.

Posted by RAZE REEZER on Wednesday, 11.26.08 @ 17:25pm



Satch should be the hall of fame! The man is a genious and it does not take another genious to figure that out! many people in the music industry have a hard time relating to "non-lyrical" rock/intrsumental rock and that is ok, but if you just take a moment and reflect on what joe has come up with from a musical, emotional and technical point of view, you can clearly see how unique and extremely talented joe is, his sense of phrasing is one of a kind, and his work in general clearly showcases how superior he is to the "standard" and sometimes boring way of creating a piece of music. Joe is the super combination of every little thing you like about pretty much every guitar hero out there, he's got the creativity of an inventor, the technique people wish to accomplish in a 100 years and a strong emotional touch wich makes his music a true art of honest story telling! I can sit here and talk about joe all day long, but if the question is weather he should be admitted to the hall of fame then: they should even lay down the red carpet for him and begg a little! let's not forget that this whole thing is all about a little something called music, and music is a form of art! I cannot think of any musician/guitar player out there today or from the past, that can fill in the role of a true artist like Mr.joe satriani. He has changed the way I look at the world! a true inspiration and simply the best of the best!

Posted by Salim.B on Tuesday, 06.2.09 @ 14:51pm


Now that Jeff Beck made it in I think Joe will too.

Posted by Brian on Tuesday, 06.16.09 @ 17:28pm


A few observations.

First, while there's not going to be any serious argument against Joe's technical virtue as a guitar genius, we are nonetheless left with the familiar maxim: None can really say who is "best," but any can indicate who is their "favorite." With that in mind, I'd encourage any of the naysayers to appreciate just how deeply Joe's many disciples feel for his place among the pantheon of music gods. You don't get that depth of feeling and commitment without there being something real there that inspires it. Whether one shares it or not is a different issue, but, even if not, it should be recognized for what we call it in certain other artists: Greatness, genius . . . the usual accolades.

The HOF falls prey to the usual criticisms of any organization ruled by politics and agendas. The very idea that groups like the Moody Blues, Jethro Tull, and Yes are not in the HOF should be evidence enough of that. Don't ask me for a better system, because I'd only choose a different ruling class, but we should lament the obvious genius that has been excluded.

That said, I'd hope that, irrespective of the politics and agenda, the judges would give their strongest consideration to a body of work that, over time, has been remarkable in its abundance and its consistency. Joe has put out so many great works over the last two decades, and he's done it consistently. How many of those already in the HOF can that NOT be said about? Plenty.

I hope Joe doesn't have to wait until the next life for his due recognition. Now that he's eligible, it's a short leash for me on whether to even take the whole HOF concept seriously, as long as he's left out.

Thanks,

Nick

Posted by Nick S on Monday, 01.4.10 @ 20:47pm


for me i think satch is one of the best guitar player and composer that ever exist. he made things that no one can made and his creativity and ability are awesome and unusual. i think he already has to be in the hall of fame.
LONG LIVE SATCH!

Posted by Pablo on Sunday, 11.28.10 @ 11:32am


Let's throw the words "best" and "favorite" aside for now. Joe is arguably the most TALENTED guitarist to have ever lived. I do not say this lightly, and most enthusiasts would agree. To not induct someone who is well-known (to those who matter in this case, rock enthusiasts) and has mastered the instrument in a way that no other guitarist ever has is ridiculous. For what it's worth, there's probably not one thing Joe cannot do that any other guitarist can when it comes to playing. My two cents.

Posted by Dylonious on Tuesday, 12.21.10 @ 12:34pm


Criteria for induction "demonstrated unquestionable musical excellence...artist's musical influence on other artists, length and depth of career and the body of work, innovation and superiority in style and technique, but musical excellence shall be the essential qualification of induction." I don't beleive that Joe is even remotely short in any of those criteria.

Joe's work as a virtuoso guitarist is demonstrated throughout his solo career and is substiated by 14 grammy nominations, but he has also been involved in other work as well. He was selected by Mick Jagar to play with the Rolling Stones, credited on albums with Alice Cooper, Spinal Tap, Blue Öyster Cult, Yardbirds's and Deep Purple amoung others not to mention one of the best rock groups to come along is quite a long time, i.e. Chickenfoot with current Hall of Famers Hagar and Anthony and soon to be inducted Chad Smith into Drummer hall of fame. Joe certainly needs to be recognized for his work, his innovation and world class expertise.

Posted by Napercussion on Monday, 01.17.11 @ 10:45am


Criteria for induction "demonstrated unquestionable musical excellence...artist's musical influence on other artists, length and depth of career and the body of work, innovation and superiority in style and technique, but musical excellence shall be the essential qualification of induction." I don't beleive that Joe is even remotely short in any of those criteria.

Joe's work as a virtuoso guitarist is demonstrated throughout his solo career and is substiated by 14 grammy nominations, but he has also been involved in other work as well. He was selected by Mick Jagar to play with the Rolling Stones, credited on albums with Alice Cooper, Spinal Tap, Blue Öyster Cult, Yardbirds's and Deep Purple amoung others not to mention one of the best rock groups to come along is quite a long time, i.e. Chickenfoot with current Hall of Famers Hagar and Anthony and soon to be inducted Chad Smith into Drummer hall of fame. Joe certainly needs to be recognized for his work, his innovation and world class expertise.

Posted by Napercussion on Monday, 01.17.11 @ 10:45am


Satriani is an absolute icon to guitarists. I'm surprised hes not in it already considering some of the inductees. He taught steve vai, kirk Hammett and a number of rock guitarists that went on to stardom. 25+ years of pushing out great albums its really a no brainer as long as the idiots of the top 100 guitarists of rolling stone magazine arent involved. last year they put van halen as number 77 and jack white from the white stripes like top top. c'mon. and no joe... interesting.

Posted by james on Wednesday, 12.21.11 @ 09:46am


If for no other reason, he should be inducted because of his involvement with other musicians, such as Steve Vai and Kirk Hammond of Metallica. If it weren't for Joe, them along with many others like them wouldn't have developed as the legends they became.

Posted by Dave on Saturday, 05.17.14 @ 18:29pm


Dave,

It's Kirk HAMMETT, not Hammond

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Monday, 05.19.14 @ 00:11am


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