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Stevie Vai
« on: August 08, 2016, 09:56:11 AM »
Steven Siro "Steve" Vai (/vɑːɪ/; born June 6, 1960) is an American guitarist, composer, singer, songwriter, and producer, born and raised on Long Island, New York. Vai was voted the 10th "Greatest Guitarist" by Guitar World magazine,[1] and has sold over 15 million records.[2][3] A three-time Grammy Award winner and fifteen-time nominee,[2] Vai started his music career in 1978 at the age of 18 as a transcriptionist for Frank Zappa,[4] and joined his band from 1980 to 1983.[2] He embarked on a solo career in 1983 and has released eight solo albums to date.[5] He has recorded and toured with Alcatrazz, David Lee Roth, Whitesnake, as well as having recorded with artists such as Mary J. Blige, Spinal Tap, and Ozzy Osbourne. Additionally, Vai has toured with live-only acts G3, Zappa Plays Zappa, the Experience Hendrix tour, as well as headlining international tours.[6]

Vai has been described as a "highly individualistic player" and part of a generation of "heavy rock and metal virtuosi who came to the fore in the 1980s".[7] The launch of the Ibanez JEM guitar developed and co-designed by Vai was described as the "exact moment the entire guitar landscape was reshaped".[8] He also designed the first commercially produced seven-string guitar, the Ibanez Universe, which was used by nu metal artists in the 1990s.[9] He released his first solo album Flex-Able in 1984, while his most successful release, Passion and Warfare (1990), was described as "the richest and best hard rock guitar-virtuoso album of the '80s".[10]

Instruments   Guitar, vocals
Years active   1978–present

Associated acts   Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson, Paul Gilbert, Frank Zappa, Alcatrazz, David Lee Roth, Whitesnake, Meat Loaf, Zappa Plays Zappa, Devin Townsend, Billy Sheehan, G3

Here are some of Steve's Best:

Frankenstein with Zakk Wylde    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjHrpMi2gm8

For The Love Of God     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okLDkcexiVg&list=PLmVgTsW_Qt8R5yrGAubAMhIIhgY-d2dyG

Tender Surrender        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yw74sDWPH7U&index=3&list=PLmVgTsW_Qt8R5yrGAubAMhIIhgY-d2dyG

Highway Star        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29d0fmXS2fQ&list=PLmVgTsW_Qt8R5yrGAubAMhIIhgY-d2dyG&index=4

The Crying Machine        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qe20DzgfmV4&index=7&list=PLmVgTsW_Qt8R5yrGAubAMhIIhgY-d2dyG

Building The Church       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlexYog2kZA&index=6&list=PLmVgTsW_Qt8R5yrGAubAMhIIhgY-d2dyG

Now We Run       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJ7vyFnLvjw&list=PLmVgTsW_Qt8R5yrGAubAMhIIhgY-d2dyG&index=8

Gravity Storm      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3q9RZXS7IMw&index=9&list=PLmVgTsW_Qt8R5yrGAubAMhIIhgY-d2dyG

Eugene's Trick Bag      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xkFrhtDitA&list=PLmVgTsW_Qt8R5yrGAubAMhIIhgY-d2dyG&index=11

Taurus Bulba      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1e6sGVva6o&list=PLmVgTsW_Qt8R5yrGAubAMhIIhgY-d2dyG&index=12

Blue Powder        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AVXax5AXOA&index=13&list=PLmVgTsW_Qt8R5yrGAubAMhIIhgY-d2dyG

Lotus Feet    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CfEaSmdtGU&index=14&list=PLmVgTsW_Qt8R5yrGAubAMhIIhgY-d2dyG

Weeping China Doll      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEqagtvNH3Y&list=PLmVgTsW_Qt8R5yrGAubAMhIIhgY-d2dyG&index=15

Erotic Nightmares      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyajZcySiwU&index=16&list=PLmVgTsW_Qt8R5yrGAubAMhIIhgY-d2dyG

Little Wing(Hendrix cover)     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6HMpoyxisY&index=17&list=PLmVgTsW_Qt8R5yrGAubAMhIIhgY-d2dyG

The Animal        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ionFtaISUKM&list=PLmVgTsW_Qt8R5yrGAubAMhIIhgY-d2dyG&index=26

Frank Zappa and Stevie Vai      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ionFtaISUKM&list=PLmVgTsW_Qt8R5yrGAubAMhIIhgY-d2dyG&index=26

Zoomby Wolf(Stevie Vai solo Zappa Plays Zappa)     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpf2IoJZhqI

The Trooper(Iron Maiden cover)     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZseH7uLgiE8

I Know You're Here      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jY8wyKuLY2k

Peaches In Regalia(Zappa Plays Zappa)        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcOlFBkS7_c   

Stevie Vai Versus Joe Satriano       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRPIWZdStpY
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Re: Stevie Vai
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2016, 03:53:43 PM »
Awesome player. Love Vai

Vai with Alcatraz (Graham Bonnet)
Since you been gone- Live   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NV0W9GcFC3s
Too young to die, too drunk to live- live 84  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TICbCUxJ7Q

With David Lee Roth
Yankee Rose https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zd60m3oUNTg
Goin crazy Awesome video  :D https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmCU_QtSzWI
This was a great band Roth, Vai, Sheehan and Bissonette
Ladies night in Buffalo live 86 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_O41lWSqISU

Vai and Sheehan solo's live 86 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AppIrQfX7Ro

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Re: Stevie Vai
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2016, 07:15:21 PM »
I only managed to catch Vai live once, the David Lee Roth Skyscraper tour at the Spectrum in Philly. That show was AWESOME. Loved the Roth stuff, Alcatraz Disturbing The Peace was cool used to have that on cassette, may still have it around here somewhere  :D The Zappa stuff was great too 

Vai and Zappa jamming together on Stevie's Spanking live in Roma 1982
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEnzdp71U78

Here's some crazy head music, if you can't take the barrage of crazy noise, skip to 4:25 and check out the guitar work
Zappa- Yo Honza: from Them Or Us: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulELAXbjswE

Here's some more spaced out shit
Vai- Voodoo Acid:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x71C_VO9I5c

Champion of the Queensryche Board Wars :)

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Re: Stevie Vai
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2016, 05:44:50 PM »
Here is a cool short vid of The Breed, Vai and Billy Sheehan from 2005
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWoTe-s8mow

This is great
Vai, Sheehan and MacAlpine
Chameleon/ Down deep into the pain https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhRscau2HHk

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Re: Stevie Vai
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2016, 02:05:40 PM »
Vai's version of Sofa; from Zappa's Universe
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjCPZiyCn2A

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Re: Stevie Vai
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2016, 06:20:11 PM »
Stevie Vai and Ry Cooder-Crossroad Blues Duel     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TD4o3VDnftI

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Re: Stevie Vai
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2018, 11:18:04 PM »
11/13/2012 Slovenia
Vai blows an amp and this is a great jam.
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGX5hTomOnw

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Re: Stevie Vai
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2018, 05:07:10 PM »
Highway Star" Steve Vai & Malmsteen & Zakk Wylde@Count Basie Red Bank, NJ 5/9/16      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Hv1iQdtaS8