Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards is the thirteenth studio album by guitarist Joe Satriani, released on October 5, 2010 through Epic Records. Recording for Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards took place in June–August 2010 and the title was announced on August 20. A podcast of each track was put up on Satriani's official Facebook profile and YouTube channel leading up to the album's release, with "Light Years Away" being released as a free MP3 single download on September 7, 2010 in exchange for the customer advertising it in a Facebook post or Twitter tweet. Two bonus tracks, "Heartbeats" and "Longing", were made available through Best Buy and Napster.
A special opportunity to learn some of Satch's greatest tunes and techniques on DVD!. The songs of Joe Satriani are not simply an excuse to burn up the fretboard at breakneck speed, the classic blues-inspired melodies and jazzy chord moves make for some of the best solo guitar rock of recent years. This 2-DVD set gives you the chance to learn six entire songs from start to finish, with in-depth discussion of the specialist techniques and tones the guitar legend employs. Whether it's wammy-bar dive bombs of Surfin' With The Alien, the eight-finger tapping of Midnight or the heartbreaking lyrical playing of Always With Me, Always With You, every Satriani song is a technical feat that will endlessly inform and inspire your own rock solos.
Learn killer rock licks in the style of Joe Satriani, one of the finest instrumental rock guitarists! Also includes a rock guitar jam track. Lessons by Danny Gill. Each Quick Licks DVD includes an arsenal of licks in the style of your chosen artist to add to your repertoire, plus backing tracks to practice your new licks and techniques. Danny Gill is a former pupil of Joe Satriani, and co-author of the Musicians Institute Rock Guitar series. His songs have appeared on TV shows including 'The Osbournes' and film sound tracks such as 'Insomnia' and 'Under Siege'.