Joe Satriani Gives MTV Host a Guitar Lesson in 1992— Video


In 1992, instrumental rock great; Joe Satriani made an appearance on the short-lived MTV Europe television series, Most Wanted. A music chart/live performance show that was broadcast from London, England during the early 1990s.

Satch was there to promote his latest release;  The Extremist, a record that today is regarded as one of Satriani’s most popular albums, and his highest-charting to date, reaching No. 22 on the U.S. Billboard 200 with the help of fan favorites; “Summer Song”, “Friends” and “Cryin'”. However, the show’s presenter Ray Cokes seems to have had something else in mind for the virtuoso.

In the clip below, see Satriani attempt to give a guitar lesson to the (apparent) total beginner and even attempt a small jam with him, leading to quite amusing results. Early in his career, Joe had worked as a guitar instructor, with many of his former students, such as Steve Vai, Larry LaLonde, Kirk Hammett, Andy Timmons, Charlie Hunter, Kevin Cadogan, and Alex Skolnick, going on to have successful music careers. I think it’s safe to assume Ray Cokes will not be joining those ranks anytime soon.



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