Joe Satriani Says Playing Van Halen Songs Is ‘Frightening’


Joe Satriani has revealed that playing Eddie Van Halen's guitar parts are "frightening."

He recently told Forbes, "You can't fill them. You can put them on, but you can't fill them. You have to respect the genius of the architecture of his guitar parts and how he built the songs and you’ve got to get in there and just enjoy what he was building cause he would weave in and out of his original composition every time he played it live and bring new amazing little nuggets to each little section."

He added, "It is really frightening because I don't play like [Eddie] and I've had to learn to anticipate all his quirky accents where he likes to push things and turn things upside down. Just when you think they're going to go left, they go right or up or down."