Guitarist Joe Satriani recently sat down for an interview in front of an audience at the Musicians Institute in Los Angeles to shed light on everything from his beginnings as a failed drummer to how he taught Metallica's Kirk Hammett how to shred.

Things got a little emotional when Satriani explained why some of his best songs took more than a decade to write. He also revealed that, despite popular belief, he's actually not all that into sci-fi.

Our friends at Loudwire picked some of their favorite moments from the interview and compiled them in a video that you can watch below.

Satriani recently released Beyond the Supernova, a limited-edition box set based on a documentary that charted his 2016 and 2017 tours. The movie, which had its world premiere at the Mill Valley Film Festival in October 2017, was directed by Satriani's son ZZ.

In addition to the movie, the box includes two CDs featuring the soundtrack, plus 10 bonus tracks, a USB stick shaped like Satriani's guitar with digital files of the movie and music, five guitar picks, a set of guitar strings and a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Joe and ZZ Satriani.

Beyond the Supernova is limited to 1,000 numbered copies and is available at Satriani's website. Satriani will next release a set of early demos from his first band titled Squares – Best of the Early 80’s Demos on April 5.