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Satriani: Jagger Saved My Career

The guitarist credits Rolling Stone singer for keeping him in the business

The guitarist recently told Noisecreep that almost 25 years ago, Jagger "pretty much may have saved my career” in a "random event you’d never expect to happen.”

Satriani recalls the problems he had during the ‘Surfing With the Alien’ tour, saying, "I was all but done. I was going to scrap the tour and just go figure something else out. Then I got a call about an audition for a Mick Jagger solo tour. I got the job and bam – all of a sudden I went from all but total obscurity into a hyperworld with a red carpet in front of me at all times.

"Not only was he the total rock star I always dreamed he would be, he was also funny, unpredictable, incredibly cool, open, and one of the most generous people I’d ever met ... He said to me, ‘My staff is your staff. Use all my resources to help promote your record while we tour. Use this private room for interviews, use these people to help you.’ Then he gave me a big solo spot in the show.

"He was totally selfless and completely excited to help me with my success. I just learned so much and he really allowed me to establish myself as a solo artist.”

Satriani released brand new live album, Satchurated, last week.

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