Satch had all but given up on his dream of being in a band. However, a chance invitation to sit in with Sammy Hagar, ex-Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith resulted in the kind of magic he'd been searching for.
Joe Satriani says:
“Sometimes, the impossible happens. When Sammy, Mike, Chad and I play together there’s a musical connection that has that one in a million feel to it. Against all odds, this band made a record, is on tour and rocks like nothing else I’ve ever been a part of.
Writing Future In The Past as a band, and recording it on the spot, all within one hour at Skywalker Studios, was such a thrill. Adding the wah-wah guitar solos during the overdub sessions a month later really brought it all home to me: this was a real band and we had made a real record.
And it was only the beginning.”