Guitarist, Songwriter, Producer
Steven Siro Vai (born June 6, 1960) is an American guitarist, songwriter, and producer who has sold over 15 million albums. After starting his career as a music transcriptionist for Frank Zappa, he recorded and toured in Zappa's band from 1980 to 1982. He began a solo career in...Wikipedia
Born: 6th June, 1960, Carle Place, New York, USA
Height: 6' 2" (188 cm)
Alien Love Secrets is an EP made by Steve Vai in 1995. It was written as a stripped-down guitar, bass and drums record with minimal keyboards. Alien Love Secrets was released in the middle of the recording process of the 1996 album Fire Garden, as Vai wished to keep a steady output, and the 70 plus minutes of Fire Garden were taking too long to release at an acceptable interval after Sex and Religion. Notable tracks include "Bad Horsie" (derived from a riff Vai played in the movie Crossroads). "Ya-Yo Gakk" is based around vocal recordings of Vai's young son, Jullian. "Tender Surrender", one of Vai's most famous songs, bases itself around a familiar sound, structure and beats-per-minute as Jimi Hendrix's "Villanova Junction" from Live At Woodstock, although written in a different key. "The Boy from Seattle" is a tribute to Jimi Hendrix written by Vai.
Son's name is Julian Angel Vai
He appears on a number of Frank Zappa albums from the 80s. He also made a cameo appearance in the movie Crossroads (1986)
Series looking into the different elements that makes up the perfect Rock band.
Besides being a guitar player, I'm a big fan of the guitar. I love that damn instrument.
Veteran Rock Bassist RANDY COVEN Dead At 54
May 22, 2014
Veteran rock bassist Randy Coven, who toured and recorded with such virtuosos as Yngwie Malmsteen and Steve Vai, died on May 20. He was 54 years old. The cause of death has not yet been revealed.
In an interview with Bass Inside magazine, Randy stated about how he started playing the instrument: "Bass started for me when I opened my ears up to really listening to music as a musician wannabee. I know this might sound stupid, but I was listening to a BEATLES song a million years ago and I heard the bass... Read More
Posted by eviltwins 8 months ago
STEVE VAI's Inaugural 'Vai Academy Song Evolution Camp' Set For June
February 9, 2014
The inaugural Steve Vai's Vai Academy Song Evolution Camp will take place June 23-27 at the pastoral Gideon Putnam Resort in Saratoga Springs, New York. This unique vacation experience will be hosted by multi-platinum three-time Grammy Award-winning guitar legend Steve Vai, who will be joined by various respected guitar and music industry heavies, including Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, Guthrie Govan and Vernon Reid.
The camp will focus on the evolution of a... Read More
Posted by eviltwins 11 months ago
JOE PERRY, STEVE VAI, MICHAEL ANTHONY To Take Part In 'The Ultimate Musician's Fantasy Camp'
September 18, 2013
Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp has announced its first ever partnership with Guitar Player magazine! The Ultimate Musician's Fantasy Camp is geared towards guitar fanatics of all levels to jam next to extraordinary guitar players.
All levels of player are welcome. Drummers, bassists, keyboard players and vocalists are encouraged to attend and take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Guitar legends Joe Perry, Eric... Read More
Posted by eviltwins 1 year ago
EDDIE VAN HALEN, BRIAN MAY ARE "GREATEST GUITARISTS OF ALL TIME"
October 14th, 2012
Eddie Van Halen has been named as the ‘greatest guitarist of all time’ by readers of Guitar World magazine.
The new list has the co-founder of Van Halen top of the rundown, with Queen axeman Brian May, who this week revealed the biopic of his band’s late frontman Freddie Mercury will now be released in 2014, one place back at #2. The regular leader of polls such as these, Jimi Hendrix, is on this occasion at #4, with Alex Lifeson of Rush at... Read More
Posted by eviltwins 2 years ago
Virtuoso guitarist and visionary composer Steve Vai will release "The Story Of Light", a new solo album of original material, on August 14. The title comes out on Favored Nations Entertainment, the label Vai founded in 1999. The sprawling and expressive 12-song set continues a conceptual and cosmic narrative arc that began with the artist's most recent studio release, 2005's acclaimed "Real Illusions: Reflections".
Although "The Story Of Light" is largely instrumental, the album does feature guest vocalists, including singer-songwriter... Read More
Posted by eviltwins 2 years ago