Chad Smith and Glenn Hughes Join Joe Satriani and John Petrucci for G3 Concert
Since the start of Joe Satriani's G3 tour back in 1995, the package has aimed to pair the most talented musicians in rock. Their 2018 tour package doesn't disappoint, pairing Satriani with Def Leppard's Phil Collen and Dream Theater's John Petrucci. Tour attendees in Los Angeles earlier this week were in for even more of a good time when the tour was joined by Deep Purple's Glenn Hughes on bass and Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith on drums.
The two came out to perform some excellent renditions, including a take on Deep Purple's "Highway Star." The two guest musicians aren't a huge surprise, as both appear on Satriani's newest album What Happens Next. Satriani recently spoke about getting Hughes for the album in an interview with Eddie Trunk (as transcribed by Blabbermouth). "Just before [Glenn] put out his last solo record, which is mind-blowingly amazing, I had it in my mind that he would be a great bass player [to play on my record]. But I just thought it was a crazy thing to think of, because maybe the first thing that popped into my head was why would he ever say yes to just play bass on an album, because he's just this incredible singer. But it was sort of circulating in my head as I was doing the tour and I was thinking, 'Yeah, that would be so cool, 'cause then, if he did that, I could do this.' And then Chad's drumming popped into my head, and then I realized, 'You know, they've played a lot together, they've recorded together. I wonder if they would be willing to be the rhythm section for an all-instrumental record.'"
Check out the footage above of the all-star jam.
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