Joe Satriani is an American multi-instrumentalist, best known for his work as an instrumental rock guitarist. In 1988, Satriani was recruited by Mick Jagger as lead guitarist for his first solo tour. Later, in 1994, Satriani was the lead guitarist for Deep Purple. Satriani worked with a range of guitarists from several musical genres, including Steve Vai, John Petrucci, Eric Johnson, Larry LaLonde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Brian May, Patrick Rondat, Andy Timmons, Paul Gilbert, Adrian Legg, and Robert Fripp through the annual G3 Jam Concerts. He is currently the lead guitarist for the supergroup Chickenfoot.
Joe Satriani is known to always wear sunglasses on stage and in public. Usually Satriani wears Oakley sunglasses, including the now discontinued Eye Jacket and old Straight Jacket models, and the newer Gascan.