Foghat is an English rock band formed in London in 1971. The band is known for the use of electric slide guitar in their music; the band has achieved eight gold records, one platinum and one double platinum record, despite several line-up changes, continue to record and perform. The band featured Dave Peverett on guitar and vocals, Tony Stevens on bass and Roger Earl on drums, after all three musicians left Savoy Brown in 1971. Rod Price, on guitar/slide guitar, joined after he left Black Cat Bones in December 1970; the new line-up was named "Foghat" in January 1971. Their debut album, was produced by Dave Edmunds and featured a cover of Willie Dixon's "I Just Want to Make Love to You", which received considerable airplay on FM stations; the album included a remake of Savoy Brown's bluesy ode to the road "Leavin' Again", "Sarah Lee", a classic blues burner featuring Price's slide guitar solo. The band's second self-titled album was known as Rock and Roll for its cover photo of a rock and a bread roll, it went gold.
Energized came out, followed by Rock and Roll Outlaws and Fool for the City. In 1975, Stevens left the band due to their endless touring schedule and was temporarily replaced by producer Nick Jameson for the recording of Fool for the City. During the next year, Jameson was replaced by Craig MacGregor, the group released Night Shift, a live album and Stone Blue, each attaining gold status in record sales. Fool for the City spawned the hit single "Slow Ride", but the greatest sales figures were reached by Foghat Live, which went double platinum. More hits followed: "Drivin' Wheel", "I Just Want to Make Love to You", "Stone Blue" and "Third Time Lucky". Price left the band in November 1980, unhappy with the group's still constant touring and the shift away from the hard boogie sound toward a more new wave-influenced pop direction. By February 1981, after months of auditions, he was replaced by Erik Cartwright. After 1978, Foghat's record sales began to slip, their last album for the Bearsville label, Zig-Zag Walk, only touched the charts at No. 192.
MacGregor quit in 1982 and Jameson returned to play on In the Mood for Something Rude and Zig Zag Walk before being replaced by Kenny Aaronson and Rob Alter. MacGregor returned in 1984; the band disbanded in 1984 after Peverett left and returned to England. Earl, along with MacGregor and Cartwright, reformed with a new singer/guitarist, Eric Burgeson, continued touring as Foghat into the early 1990s. MacGregor, Cartwright's brother Brett Cartwright and Jeff Howell alternated on bass during that period, while Phil Nudelman and Billy Davis took over from Burgeson. Dave Crigger joined on bass in 1991–1993. Peverett had returned to the United States by 1990 and formed his own version of the band, Lonesome Dave's Foghat, which featured Bryan Bassett, Stephen Dees and Eddie Zyne. Dees and Zyne had played among others. Former Molly Hatchet bassist Riff West replaced Dees in 1991, Price made several guest appearances. In 1993, the original line-up reunited at the urging of producer Rick Rubin. Although Rubin proved to be unavailable to produce their comeback project, the group went ahead and released a studio album titled Return of the Boogie Men and the Road Cases live album.
Their final album of the decade, King Biscuit Flower Hour, was released in May 1999 and consisted of live recordings from 1974 and 1976. After being back together for six years, the original line-up once again ended after Price decided to retire from touring for good. Bassett, from Lonesome Dave's Foghat, was brought in on guitar; the 2000s saw the deaths of founding members Price. Peverett died on 7 February 2000 from complications from kidney cancer at age 56. Charlie Huhn was brought in to replace him on lead vocals and guitar; this line-up of Earl, Stevens and Huhn recorded the album Family Joules. Price died on 22 March 2005 at age 57, due to a fall resulting from a heart attack; that year, original bassist Stevens left the band and was replaced by former bassist MacGregor. The 2010 version of Foghat consisted of Earl, MacGregor and Bassett. Former Rainbow and Black Sabbath drummer Bobby Rondinelli had temporarily replaced Earl for a summer 2010 concert, while Earl was recovering from surgery.
At another Foghat concert that summer, after Earl had returned to the band, bassist Jeff Howell temporarily replaced an ill MacGregor. Foghat's next album, Last Train Home, was the culmination of a dream shared by Peverett, it contained some of their favourite blues songs, three originals, two songs by special guest performer and longtime friend Eddie Kirkland, 86 years old at the time. He had played with Foghat as a guest in 1977 at Foghat's "Tribute to the Blues" show at New York City's Palladium, remained a good friend of the band until he was killed in a car accident on 27 February 2011. Performing on Last Train Home were Howell, Colin Earl and Lefty Lefkowitz. According to Earl, the album was "a testimony to Lonesome Dave. We always planned to do this. I am so fortunate to have partners in band members Charlie Huhn and B
The Fender Mustang is a solid body electric guitar produced by the Fender Musical Instruments Corporation. It was introduced in 1964 as the basis of a major redesign of Fender's student models, the Musicmaster and Duo-Sonic, it was produced until 1982 and reissued in 1990. In the 1990s, the Mustang attained cult status as a result of its use by a number of alternative rock bands. Early examples are seen as the most collectible of all the short-scale Fender guitars; the Mustang features two single-coil pickups, an unusual pickup switching configuration, a unique vibrato system. It was available in two scale lengths; the Mustang has an offset waist, reminiscent of the Jazzmaster, but its overall styling followed the existing student models the Musicmaster and Duo-Sonic, the slight waist offset being the main change. After the release of the Mustang, the Musicmaster and Duo-Sonic were redesigned using the Mustang body. All three Mustang-bodied models were offered with optionally the 21 fret 22.5-inch neck, or a 22 fret 24-inch neck, but the 24-inch was overwhelmingly more popular and 3/4 scale examples are rare.
A 24-inch scale is still short, the same as the Fender Jaguar but a full inch and a half shorter than the Stratocaster and three-quarters of an inch shorter than the Gibson Les Paul. The short scale may improve ease of use for people with small hands, enhances the ability to use the tremolo arm for upbends; this short scale, combined with a unique and direct tremolo arm would make the Mustang a cult guitar in the 1990s. Before that, its low cost and marketing as a student guitar made it an obvious candidate for aftermarket upgrades pickup changes and amateur finishes, its wiring with the original pickups lent itself to custom modifications. In 1966 Fender issued the Fender Mustang Bass. A new bass body was designed for this with a similar offset body style to the Mustang guitar, a short scale was used. In 1969 Fender released the "Competition" Mustang with a "racing stripe" paint job and painted headstocks. Body contours were added at this time; the Competition Mustangs came in Competition Red, Competition Blue, Competition Orange.
This paint scheme was influenced by the Shelby Mustang cars of the late 1960s. In 1982 Fender discontinued both the Mustang and the Musicmaster II; these were the last of the offset student models to be made. Fender replaced the Mustang line with the short-lived Fender Bullet line of guitars and basses before relegating production of their student guitars to their Squier division. In 2016, Fender released the "Offset Series" lineup which included reissues of both the Duo-Sonic and the Mustang, the latter of, redesigned to include a six-saddle hardtail bridge similar to that of the Stratocaster and eliminating the usual switching array for a simplified two-pickup, three-position pickup selector; the pickups are out of phase with each other, so the middle both-pickup position has the twanginess of the out-of-phase position of the original instruments. In the following year, Squier would re-release the classic design as the Vintage Modified Mustang and a simplified, HH version of the Offset Series instrument as the Bullet Mustang.
In 1990 Fender re-issued the Mustang as a result of the vintage movement prevalent at the time. Among grunge and punk rock guitarists, Fender's discontinued models had become popular; such models had Fender quality, but were less expensive secondhand than vintage Stratocasters and Telecasters. The reissued Mustang is made in Japan and available in only the 24-inch scale. While the original Mustangs used poplar wood for the body, MG-72 Mustang reissues are made of the similar basswood, the newer MG-65 reissues revert to the original poplar; the natural-finished MG-77 reissue is made of ash. In 2011 Fender released a new Mustang model in the Pawn Shop series, called the Mustang Special; the model features an offset Mustang body shape and a 24-inch scale neck, but with humbucking pickups and a hard-tail Stratocaster bridge. In 2012 Fender announced a Kurt Cobain Signature Mustang; this model is based on Kurt's modified Mustangs. Instead of having 2 single coil pickups it has a Seymour Duncan JB humbucker in the bridge and a normal Mustang single coil in the neck.
It has an angled Fender adjusto-matic bridge instead of the standard Mustang bridge. Finish colors included Fiesta Red, Sonic Blue, Dark Lake Placid Blue with Competition Stripe, though by 2015 the Kurt Cobain Mustang was only produced in Sonic Blue, it will be the first Mustang model that will be sold in both right and left-handed versions in Europe. In Summer 2012, Squier released a new Mustang in the Vintage Modified series, with similar specs to the original versions, but using more modern materials. In mid-2013, Fender released the Modern Player Mustang, it featured two Fender-branded P-90 pickups, a modern 9.5" neck radius, was offered in Daphne Blue and Honeyburst. In late 2013, Fender introduced the American Special Mustang, the first production Mustang made in the United States since the original run was discontinued; the American Special Mustang was different from vintage models, eliminated many unconventional features of the original Mustang. It featured the traditional
Hot sauce known as chili sauce or pepper sauce, is any condiment, seasoning, or salsa made from chili peppers and other ingredients. A popular addition to different types of food, hot sauce allows individuals to enhance the flavor of their meals. Many commercial varieties of mass-produced chili sauce exist; some commercially produced chili sauces are canned, with red tomato, processed into a pulp used as the primary ingredient. The H. J. Heinz Company is one major producer of chili sauces. In the United States, commercially produced chili sauces are assigned various grades per their quality; these grades include U. S. Grade A, U. S. Grade C and Substandard. Criteria in food grading for chili sauces in the U. S. includes coloration, character, absence of defects and flavor. Humans have used other hot spices for thousands of years. Inhabitants of Mexico, Central America and South America had chili peppers more than 6,000 years ago. Within decades of contact with Spain and Portugal in the 16th century, the American plant was carried across Europe and into Africa and Asia, altered through selective breeding.
One of the first commercially available bottled hot sauces in America appeared in 1807 in Massachusetts. Few of the early brands from the 1800s survive to this day, however. Tabasco sauce is the earliest recognizable brand in the United States hot sauce industry, appearing in 1868; as of 2010, it was the number 13 best-selling seasoning in the United States preceded by Frank's RedHot Sauce in 12th place, the sauce first used to create buffalo wings. Many recipes for hot sauces exist. Many hot sauces are made by using chili peppers as the base and can be as simple as adding salt and vinegar. Other sauces use some type of fruits or vegetables as the base and add the chili peppers to make them hot. Manufacturers use many different processes from aging in containers to pureeing and cooking the ingredients to achieve a desired flavor; because of their ratings on the Scoville scale, Ghost pepper and Habanero peppers are used to make the hotter sauces but additional ingredients are used to add extra heat, such as pure capsaicin extract and mustard oil.
Other common ingredients include vinegar and spices. Vinegar is used as a natural preservative, but flavored vinegars can be used to alter the flavour. Belizean hot sauces are extremely hot and use habaneros and onions as primary ingredients. Marie Sharp's is a popular brand of hot sauce produced in Dangriga. Traditional Panamanian hot sauce is made with "Aji Chombo", Scotch Bonnet peppers. Picante Chombo D'Elidas is a popular brand in Panama, with three major sauces; the yellow sauce, made with habanero and mustard, is the most distinctive. They produce red and green varieties which are heavier on vinegar content and without mustard. Although the majority of Panamanian cuisine lacks in spice, D'Elidas is seen as an authentic Panamanian hot sauce serviced with Rice with Chicken or soups. Peru and Bolivian medium hot, frutal locoto sauces are popular; the most popular sauce is the Diaguitas brand, made of pure red or yellow Chilean peppers mixed only with water and salt. Other hot sauces are made from puta madre, cacho de cabra, rocoto and cristal peppers, mixed with various ingredients.
Mild hot sauces include some "creamy style", or a pebre-style sauce, from many local producers, varying in hotness and quality. Mexicans prefer to eat chili peppers chopped, but when making hot sauces they are focused more on flavor than on intense heat. Chipotles are a popular ingredient of Mexican hot sauce and although the sauces are hot, the individual flavors of the peppers are more pronounced. Vinegar is used sparingly or not at all in Mexican sauces, but some particular styles are high in vinegar content similar to the American Louisiana-style sauces; some hot sauces may include using the seeds from the popular achiote plant for coloring or a slight flavor additive. The process of adobos has been used in the past as a preservative but now it is used to enhance the flavor of the peppers and they rely more on the use of vinegar. Mexican-style sauces are produced in Mexico but they are produced internationally; the Spanish term for sauce is salsa, in English-speaking countries refers to the tomato-based, hot sauces typical of Mexican cuisine those used as dips.
There are many types of salsa which vary throughout Latin America. These are some of the notable companies producing Mexican style hot sauce. Búfalo A popular Mexican sauce Cholula Hot Sauce Known for its iconic round wooden cap Valentina A traditional Mexican sauce The varieties of peppers that are used are cayenne, chipotle and jalapeño; some hot sauces, notably Tabasco sauce, are aged in wooden casks similar to the preparation of wine and fermented vinegar. Other ingredients, including fruits and vegetables such as raspberries, mangoes and chayote squash are sometimes used to add flavor, mellow the heat of the chilis, thicken the sauce's consistency. Artisan hot sauces are manufactured by private labels in the United States, their products are produced in smaller quantities in a variety of flavors. Many sauces have a theme to catch consumers attention. A mild chili sauce is produced by Heinz and other manufacturers, is found in cookbooks in the U. S; this style chili sauce is based on tomatoes, green and/or red bell peppers, spices.
This sauce is more akin to tomato ketchup and cocktail sauce than predominantly chili pepper-based sauces. Srir
Cream were a British rock power trio formed in 1966 consisting of drummer Ginger Baker, guitarist/singer Eric Clapton and lead singer/bassist Jack Bruce. The group's third album, Wheels of Fire, is the world's first platinum-selling double album; the band is regarded as the world's first successful supergroup. In their career, they sold more than 15 million records worldwide, their music included songs based on traditional blues such as "Crossroads" and "Spoonful", modern blues such as "Born Under a Bad Sign", as well as more current material such as "Strange Brew", "Tales of Brave Ulysses" and "Toad". The band's biggest hits were "I Feel Free", "Sunshine of Your Love", "White Room", "Crossroads", "Badge"; the band made a significant impact on the popular music of the time, along with Jimi Hendrix and other notable guitarists and bands, popularised the use of the wah-wah pedal. They provided a heavy yet technically proficient musical theme that foreshadowed and influenced the emergence of British bands such as Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Black Sabbath in the late 1960s and the early 1970s.
They influenced American southern rock groups the Allman Brothers Band and Lynyrd Skynyrd. The band's live performances influenced progressive rock acts such as Rush. Cream were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993, they were included in both Rolling Stone and VH1's lists of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time," at number 67 and 61 respectively. They were ranked number 16 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock. By July 1966, Eric Clapton's career with the Yardbirds and John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers had earned him a reputation as the premier blues guitarist in Britain. Clapton, found the environment of Mayall's band confining, sought to expand his playing in a new band. In 1966, Clapton met Ginger Baker the leader of the Graham Bond Organisation, which at one point featured Jack Bruce on bass guitar and piano. Baker felt stifled in the Graham Bond Organisation and had grown tired of Graham Bond's drug addictions and bouts of mental instability. "I had always liked Ginger", explained Clapton.
"Ginger had come to see me play with the Bluesbreakers. After the gig he drove me back to London in his Rover. I was impressed with his car and driving, he was telling me that he wanted to start a band, I had been thinking about it too."Each was impressed with the other's playing abilities, prompting Baker to ask Clapton to join his new, then-unnamed group. Clapton agreed, on the condition that Baker hire Bruce as the group's bassist. Clapton had met Bruce when the bassist/vocalist played with the Bluesbreakers in November 1965. Impressed with Bruce's vocals and technical prowess, Clapton wanted to work with him on an ongoing basis. In contrast, while Bruce was in Bond's band, he and Baker had been notorious for their quarrelling, their volatile relationship included the sabotage of one another's instruments. After Baker fired Bruce from the band, Bruce continued to arrive for gigs. Baker and Bruce put aside their differences for the good of Baker's new trio, which he envisioned as collaborative, with each of the members contributing to music and lyrics.
The band was named "Cream", as Clapton and Baker were considered the "cream of the crop" amongst blues and jazz musicians in the exploding British music scene. The group were referred to and billed as "The Cream", but starting with its first record releases, the trio came to be known as "Cream". Before deciding upon "Cream", the band considered calling themselves "Sweet'n' Sour Rock'n' Roll". Of the trio, Clapton had the biggest reputation in England; the band made its unofficial debut at the Twisted Wheel on 29 July 1966. Its official debut came two nights at the Sixth Annual Windsor Jazz & Blues Festival. Being new and with few original songs to its credit, they performed blues reworkings that thrilled the large crowd and earned it a warm reception. In October the band got a chance to jam with Jimi Hendrix, who had arrived in London. Hendrix was a fan of Clapton's music, wanted a chance to play with him onstage, it was during the early organisation that they decided Bruce would serve as the group's lead vocalist.
While Clapton was shy about singing, he harmonised with Bruce and, in time, took lead vocals on several Cream tracks including "Four Until Late", "Strange Brew", "World of Pain", "Outside Woman Blues", "Crossroads", "Badge". The band's debut album, Fresh Cream, was recorded and released in 1966; the album reached number 39 in the United States. It was evenly split between self-penned originals and blues covers, including "Four Until Late", "Rollin' and Tumblin'", "Spoonful", "I'm So Glad" and "Cat's Squirrel." The rest of the songs were written by either Jack Ginger Baker. The track "Toad" contained one of the earliest examples of a drum solo in rock music as Ginger Baker expanded upon his early composition "Camels and Elephants", written in 1965 with the Graham Bond Organisation. Early Cream bootlegs display a much tighter band showcasing more songs. All of the songs are reasonably short five-minute version
Cabo Wabo is a nightclub and restaurant located in Cabo San Lucas, BCS, Mexico. Franchises exist in Harvey's Lake Tahoe in Stateline, the Las Vegas Strip, on Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California, it is a popular brand of tequila. All were founded by rock musician Sammy Hagar. Hagar a successful rock musician, first visited the Mexican town of Cabo San Lucas in the early 1980s, before joining Van Halen in July 1985 after the departure of their founding singer, David Lee Roth. Seeking a place for himself and his friends to relax and play music, he convinced the Van Halen members to partner in opening a large bar and performance space. Launched in April 1990, the cantina was a financial failure, leading Hagar to buy out his bandmates. Under new management, the bar became popular with both locals and tourists as the town grew into a major resort. In 2004, after plans fell through to open in Las Vegas, Hagar opened a second location in the basement of the historic Harvey's casino on the south shore of Lake Tahoe.
A third location was opened in Fresno, California in 2008, but had its license pulled by Hagar at the beginning of 2009. Cabo Wabo Las Vegas opened in The Miracle Mile shopping center at Planet Hollywood in November 2009; the club attracts an older adult clientele with its rock music selection. Hagar claims he coined the name after watching a man walk unsteadily along a local beach after a heavy night's partying. Using the town's nickname and shortening "wobble" to "wabo" he said of the man that he was doing the "Cabo wabo." Hagar used the phrase in his lyrics and title for the Van Halen song. In 1990 he hired Noel Vestri, an innovator in computer graphic designs to design a logo for the brand, still used today. In the late 1990s, Hagar began selling his patrons a house brand of hand-made tequila he commissioned from a family-owned distillery in the state of Jalisco. In 1999, a wine importer from Napa Valley began to import the tequila into the United States. An instant success, sales rose from 37,000 cases the first year to 140,000 cases in 2006, making it the second-best selling premium tequila in the United States.
Several of the Cabo Wabo offerings have performed quite well at international spirit ratings competitions. The añejo offering received three silver, one gold and one double gold medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition between 2008 and 2012, its reposado tequila received a score of 92 from the 2008 Beverage Testing Institute. In May 2007 it was announced that Hagar would sell an 80% interest in Cabo Wabo Tequila to Gruppo Campari, the world's sixth-largest spirits company, for $80 million. Skyy Spirits of San Francisco, a vodka producer and subsidiary of Gruppo Campari, planned to market Cabo Wabo globally, with continued participation by Hagar. Gerry Ruvo and chief executive of Skyy Spirits, said, "Sammy has done a fantastic job building the brand, so we are going to spend time with him and work with him to continue our efforts to take the brand to an larger level, both here in the US and, more important, globally." Ruvo said Great Britain, Australia, Southeast Asia, Japan and Italy are considered key expansion markets for tequila.
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Schecter Guitar Research
Schecter Guitar Research known as Schecter, is a US guitar and amplifier manufacturer. The company was founded in 1976 by David Schecter and produced only replacement parts for existing guitars from manufacturers such as Fender and Gibson. Today, the company mass-produces its own line of electric guitars, bass guitars, steel-string acoustic guitars, offers hand-built custom instruments and a small line of guitar amplifiers. In 1976, David Schecter opened a repair shop in Van Nuys, California; the shop manufactured replacement guitar necks and bodies, complete pickup assemblies, pickguards, knobs and other miscellaneous guitar parts. Contrary to popular belief, Schecter never supplied parts to Gibson. By the late 1970s Schecter offered more than 400 guitar parts, but did not offer any finished instruments. In 1979, Schecter offered, for the first time, its own assembled electric guitars; these guitars were custom shop models based on Fender designs. They were considered of high quality and expensive, were sold only by twenty retailers across the United States.
Schecter guitars and parts have been used by, among others, Yngwie Malmsteen, John Norum, Gary Holt, Steve Lukather, Pete Townshend, Jeff Loomis, Mark Knopfler, Ritchie Blackmore, Chris Poland, Synyster Gates, Zacky Vengeance, Richard Patrick, Jake Pitts, Tommy Victor, Dan Donegan, Lou Reed, Todd Rundgren, Robin Zander, Rodrigo Amarante, Shaun Morgan, Nikki Sixx. By 1983, Schecter could no longer meet demand; that year, the company was purchased by a group of Texas investors who wanted to build upon Schecter's reputation for quality. The investors moved the company to Dallas, where they produced above-par quality guitars using both imported parts and Schecter parts under the Schecter name for less than five years. At the 1984 winter NAMM show, Schecter introduced twelve new guitars and basses, all based on Fender designs; the most popular of these guitars was a Telecaster-style guitar similar to those that Pete Townshend played. Although Townshend never endorsed this model, it was known unofficially as the "Pete Townshend model".
The Telecaster-style guitar became known as the "Saturn", the company's Stratocaster-style guitar became known as the "Mercury". All guitars have the "lawsuit". Schecter was still using Stratocaster and Telecaster headstocks, which Fender had allowed when they were a parts company, it appears this lawsuit may have led to their closing in late 1986 to early 1987. The current owners purchased the name in late 1987. During this period, Schecter managed to sign famous endorsee, Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen. Schecter built several custom guitars for Yngwie Malmsteen that featured scalloped necks and reverse headstocks. In 1987, the Texas investors sold the company to Hisatake Shibuya, a Japanese entrepreneur who owned the Musicians Institute in Hollywood and ESP Guitars. Shibuya moved the company back to California and returned Schecter to its custom shop roots, devoting all its efforts to manufacturing high-end, expensive custom instruments. Schecter guitars were once again only available from a few retailers, one of them being Sunset Custom Guitars in Hollywood, which Hisatake Shibuya owned.
Sunset Custom Guitars happened to be the place where Michael Ciravolo, the future president of Schecter Guitar Research, worked. During 1994/1995 Schecter managed to sign other famous endorsee, Swedish guitarist John Norum. In 1995, Schecter introduced the sought-after'S Series' guitars and basses, which were Fender-style instruments. In 1996, Hisatake Shibuya asked Michael Ciravolo to run the company. Michael Ciravolo, an experienced musician, brought to the company many well-known musicians as endorsees; these included Robert DeLeo of Stone Temple Pilots, Jay Noel Yuenger and Sean Yseult of White Zombie, Xavier Rhone of Carbon Nation. Michael Ciravolo never liked Fender designs, so he sought to distance the company from its past Fender-style models. Toward that end, he added the Avenger, Hellcat, "Hollywood Classic CT" and Tempest models to the Schecter catalog, he wanted to reach a new generation of musicians he felt were ignored by most major guitar manufacturers. Yet, at this point, the company was only producing expensive, custom shop models with a return to exceptional quality not seen since the early custom shop days under Dave Schecter.
To realize his vision, Ciravolo began searching for a factory that could mass-produce Schecter guitars while maintaining high quality standards while maintaining production in the USA Custom shop. As a result of the low production and focus on quality, the USA custom models from this era are some of the most sought after among guitar collectors. Michael Ciravolo met with several Asian guitar manufacturers at the Tokyo Music Festival and subsequently decided on a factory in Incheon, South Korea. Schecter's guitars were built in the South Korea factory and shipped to the U. S. where they were set up in a Schecter shop. At the 1998 summer NAMM show, with the addition of now Executive Vice President Marc LaCorte, Schecter introduced the Diamond Series, which included six affordably priced non-custom guitars; the line included an affordable seven-string guitar, the A-7, to the market when none were available In 2000, Schecter introduced the now leg
Joseph Satriani is an American instrumental rock guitarist and multi-instrumentalist. Early in his career, Satriani worked as a guitar instructor, with many of his former students achieving fame, such as Steve Vai, Larry LaLonde, Rick Hunolt, Kirk Hammett, Andy Timmons, Charlie Hunter, Kevin Cadogan, Alex Skolnick, he is a 15-time Grammy Award nominee and has sold over 10 million albums, making him the biggest-selling instrumental rock guitarist of all time. In 1988, Satriani was recruited by Mick Jagger as lead guitarist for his first solo tour. Satriani toured with Deep Purple as the guitarist, joining shortly after the departure of Ritchie Blackmore in November 1993, he has worked with a range of guitarists during the G3 tour, which he founded in 1995. Satriani has been the guitarist for the supergroup Chickenfoot since joining the band in 2008. Satriani was born in New York of Italian descent, his paternal grandparents were from Piacenza and Bobbio, while his maternal grandparents were from Bari.
He was inspired to play guitar at age 14, after hearing of the death of Jimi Hendrix. He has been said to have heard the news during football practice, where he announced to his coach that he was quitting to become a guitarist. In 1974, Satriani studied music with jazz guitarist Billy Bauer and with reclusive jazz pianist Lennie Tristano; the technically demanding Tristano influenced Satriani's playing. Satriani began teaching guitar, with his most notable student at the time being fellow Long Island native Steve Vai. While he was teaching Vai, he was attending Five Towns College for studies in music. In 1978, Satriani moved to California, to pursue a music career. Soon after arriving in California, he resumed teaching, his students included Steve Vai, Kirk Hammett of Metallica, David Bryson of Counting Crows, Kevin Cadogan from Third Eye Blind, Larry LaLonde of Primus and Possessed, Alex Skolnick of Testament, Rick Hunolt, Phil Kettner of Lȧȧz Rockit, Geoff Tyson of T-Ride, Charlie Hunter and David Turin.
Satriani started playing in a San Francisco-based band called the Squares, where he continued to network and make musical connections. He was invited to join the Greg Kihn Band, who were on the downside of their career, but whose generosity helped Satriani pay off the overwhelming credit-card debt from recording his first album Not of This Earth. In 1987, Satriani's second album Surfing with the Alien produced radio hits and was the first all-instrumental release to chart so in many years; the track "Crushing Day" was featured on the soundtrack of a low-budget film titled. Surfing with the Alien is his most acclaimed work, according to aggregator Acclaimed Music. In 1988 Satriani helped produce the EP The Eyes of Horror for the death metal band Possessed; that same year, he released an EP titled Dreaming #11, which featured the song "The Crush of Love". In 1989, Satriani released the album Flying in a Blue Dream, it was said to be inspired by the death of his father, who died in 1989 during the recording of the album.
"One Big Rush" featured on the soundtrack to the Cameron Crowe movie Say Anything.... "The Forgotten Part II" was featured on a Labatt Blue commercial in Canada in 1993. "Can't Slow Down" featured in a car-chase sequence in the Don Johnson-starring show Nash Bridges. "The Bells of Lal" was featured for an eerie scene in the 1996 Billy Bob Thornton movie Sling Blade, while Carl is sharpening a lawnmower blade to kill the menacing Doyle Hargraves played by Dwight Yoakam. Joe Satriani sang backing vocals on the self-titled Crowded House album. Satriani was a friend of Mitchell Froom. In 1992, Satriani released his most commercially successful album to date. Radio stations across the country picked up "Summer Song", which got a major boost when Sony used it in a major commercial campaign for their Discman portable CD players. "Cryin'", "Friends", the title track were regional hits on radio. In late 1993, Satriani joined Deep Purple as a temporary replacement for departed guitarist Ritchie Blackmore during the band's Japanese tour.
The concerts were a success, Satriani was asked to join the band permanently, but he declined, having just signed a multialbum solo deal with Sony, Steve Morse took the guitarist slot in Deep Purple. In 1996, Satriani founded a concert tour intended to feature a trio of guitarists; the original lineup featured Satriani and Eric Johnson. The G3 tour has continued periodically since its inaugural version, with Satriani the only permanent member. Other guitarists who have performed in G3 include among others: Yngwie Malmsteen, John Petrucci, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Robert Fripp, Andy Timmons, Uli Jon Roth, Michael Schenker, Adrian Legg, Paul Gilbert, Steve Morse, Steve Lukather. In 1998, Satriani recorded and released Crystal Planet, followed up with Engines of Creation, one of his more experimental works featuring the electronica genre. Two shows at the Fillmore West in San Francisco were recorded in December 2000 and released as Live in San Francisco, a two-disc live album and DVD. Satriani recorded and released evolving music, including Strange Beautiful Music in 2002 and Is There Love in Space? in 2004.
In May 2005, Satriani toured India for the first time, playing concerts in Delhi and Mumbai. In 2006, Satriani recorded and released Super Colossal and Satriani Live!, another two-disc live album and DVD recorded May 3, 2006, at the Grove in Anaheim, California. In 2006, Satriani signed on as an official supporter of Little Kids Rock, a nonprofit organization that provides free musical instruments and instruction to ch