A guitar virtuoso with few equals, Joe Satriani holds the undesirable record of the most Grammy nominations (15) without a win. Satriani primarily recorded instrumentals which were technically brilliant and immersed with his own unique style. Despite his unquestionable skills, generally instrumental guitarists face a bit of an uphill battle in the performer category.





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Eligible Since:



Country of Origin:

U.S.A. (Westbury, NY)


Nominated In:



NIHOF’s Favorite Album:

Surfing With the Alien (1989)


NIHOF’s Favorite Song:

Satch Boogie (From Surfing With the Alien, 1989)

Should Joe Satriani be in the Hall of Fame?

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Definitely put him in! - 14.3%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 28.6%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 42.9%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 14.3%

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+2 #1 Frank 2013-09-04 23:26
Joe Satriani is by far the most accomplished and dedicated artist ive ever heard. His divine music and influence should not be overlooked. Besides his brilliance and incredible technique he has an immense influence on any rock style guitar playing. His music is real and brings true feelings out without ever singing. Joe Satriani started a revolution and his divine music should be recognized without any doubt. I can honestly say that Joe Satriani's music gives me a feeling that no other artist can even come close to bringing in my life. Thanks Joe...you truly are the greatest guitar player to ever Rock this planet :)

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