Joe Satriani , one of rock music’s most respected and celebrated electric guitar players, will record a new solo album later this year for a worldwide release via Sony in May 2013. The enterprising guitarist is also in the planning stages of releasing a career retrospective box set for spring 2013.

Joe released his 11th studio album, “Black Swans And Wormhole Wizards”, in October 2010 and followed this with extensive North American and European tours. The following year, CHICKENFOOT’s second album, “III”, was released to critical acclaim.

In January 2012, Satriani embarked on a European tour with CHICKENFOOT. By April 2012, he released the DVD/Blu-ray of his much-talked-about 3D concert film “Satchurated: Live In Montreal”. During the same year, he embarked on G3 tours of Europe and Australia with Steve Vai and Steve Lukather.