G3 is an almost annual live music show and concert tour featuring three select guitarists of the generation; hence its name. It was created by guitarists Joe Satriani and Steve Vai in 1996. Since its inception G3 has featured many guitarists including: Yngwie Malmsteen, John Petrucci, Robert Fripp, Eric Johnson, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Uli Jon Roth, Michael Schenker, Adrian Legg, Paul Gilbert and many other special guests, including Steve Lukather, Steve Morse and drummer Mike Portnoy. There are three official live releases of G3:
There are three official live releases of G3:
Live in Concert (1996)
Live In Denver (2003)
Live In Tokyo (2005)
For Live in Concert there were Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and Eric Johnson
For Live in Denver - Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and Yngwie Malmsteen
For Live in Tokyo - Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and John Petrucci
For more information visit the G3 section at Joe Satriani's official homepage
The 2007 G3 tour line-up lacked Steve Vai (because of his own solo World Tour), and instead consisted of Joe Satriani, Paul Gilbert, and John Petrucci.
G3 is also the name of an, already disbanded, Peruvian hardcore punk band.
G3 is also a Christian/Gospel group