Steve Vai

Steve Vai

Steven Siro Vai (born June 6, 1960 in Carle Place, New York, United States) is a Grammy Award winning guitarist, composer and record producer. When growing up, the young Vai became interested in rock giants such as Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, Alice Cooper (guitarist Glen Buxton), and Led Zeppelin (Jimmy Page), leading him to take up the guitar. Prior to attending Berklee College of Music, Steve frequently jammed with his teacher Joe Satriani and played in numerous local bands.

Vintage Magazines with Steve Vai

Screamer Magazine January 1994

Screamer Magazine January 1994
Issue: January 1994. Featuring: Pearl Jam, Aerosmith, Metallica, Guns N' Roses and Stone Temple Pilots. Also Included VAI, Fight, WASP, Cathedral, Blue Murder, Deep Purple, Brother Cane and Much More.

Screamer Magazine November 1993

Screamer Magazine November 1993
Issue: November 1993. Featuring: Layne Staley of Alice in Chains. Also Included Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, Green Jelly, VoiVod, Overkill, BulletBoys, Disincarnate, 311 and Much More.

Screamer Magazine September 1992

Screamer Magazine September 1992
Issue: September 1992. Featuring: Slaughter. Also Included Babylon AD, Black Sabbath, Faster Pussycat, House of Lords, Iron Maiden, Killer Dwarfs, King's X, L7, Little Caesar, Lynch Mob, Soundgarden, Pantera, Body Count, Cro-Mags, White Zombie and Much More.

Screamer Magazine March 1992

Screamer Magazine March 1992
Issue: March 1992. Featuring: Soundgarden. Also Included Agnostic Front, Cannibal Corpse, DAD, Giant, GWAR, Infectious Grooves, Little Angles, Ugly Kid Joe, Yngwie Malmasteen, The Storm, Monkey Paw, Pantera and Much More.

Screamer Magazine August 1991

Screamer Magazine August 1991
Issue: August 1991. Featuring: Metallica. Also Included Anthrax, Chrissy Steele, Havana Black, Noisy Mama, Primus, Saraya, Vicious Rumors, No Alibi and Much More.

Screamer Magazine December 1990

Screamer Magazine December 1990
Issue: December 1990. Featuring: Cinderella. Also Included Bang Tango, Extreme, Jet Boy, Eyes, Lynch Mob, Nevada Beach, Sepultura, Two Bit Thief, Annihilator and Much More.

Screamer Magazine July 1990

Screamer Magazine July 1990
Issue: July 1990. Featuring: Poison. Also Included Bruce Dickinson, Soundgarden, D'Molls, Atrophy, Electric Boys, Forced Entry, Little Caesar, Lost Boys, Riverdogs, Shark Island, Y&T and Much More.

Screamer Magazine June 1990

Screamer Magazine June 1990
Issue: June 1990. Featuring: Damn Yankees. Also Included Kiss, Dio, Bruce Dickinson, Ratt, Whitesnake, Britny Fox, Trixter, Faith No More, Atrophy, Badlands, Bonham, Child's Play, Hurricane, Sleeze Beez, The Big F, Vicious Rumors, XYZ and Much More.

Screamer Magazine May 1989

Screamer Magazine May 1989
Issue: May 1989. Featuring: Skid Row. Also Included Black Sabbath, Exodus, Anthrax, Britny Fox, Pretty Boy Floyd, Kingdom Come, Helloween, Brunette, Crywolf, Chastain and Much More.

Articles with Steve Vai

(video) Living Colour “Cult of Personality” Rock In Rio Remix Featuring Steve Vai Out Now

On the heels of their incredible performance at Rock In Rio with Steve Vai, the band decided to recreate that energy with a re-recorded version of their classic “Cult of Personality.” Order here: Living Colour x Steve Vai- Cult of Personality Live Rock in Rio (orcd.co) “Cult of Personality” featuring Steve Vai is out now and is available everywhere you buy… Read more »


(watch) Steve Vai and Favored Nations / Mascot Label Group Present Official Video For “Teeth Of The Hydra”

Steve Vai and Favored Nations / Mascot Label Group present the official music video for “Teeth Of The Hydra.”  Vai shares, “The idea for this guitar and track came to me roughly seven years ago.  I envisioned composing and performing a piece of music on a multi-neck instrument where all of the sound emanated from… Read more »


“Little Kids Rock Annual Benefit” to Feature Musical Luminaries and Special Guests for Virtual Program

National non-profit Little Kids Rock will feature a diverse, multi-genre lineup of singers, songwriters and musical talent for their annual benefit that celebrates the transformational power of music education tonight, Wednesday, April 14th at 8:00 p.m. ET followed by an after party (“doors” open at 7:00 p.m. ET). Presented by Hot Topic Foundation, the event… Read more »


Metal Hall of Fame Gala Now Available on Amazon Prime Television

Metal Hall of Fame All-Star Jam LR: Joe Satriani, Pat Gesualdo, Geoff Tate, Steve Vai, Chris Poland Photo: Ron Lyon The Annual Metal Hall of Fame Gala – the most important night in metal – can now be seen on exclusively on Amazon Prime Television. The program features an overview with features of the 2020 Metal Hall of… Read more »


Steve Vai To Release Blu-Ray Of Stillness In Motion On September 13th

Steve Vai has announced the release of STILLNESS IN MOTION on September 13 via his personal record label Light Without Heat, distributed by The Orchard.  Originally, a DVD capturing Vai’s performance at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on October 12, 2012 was issued by Sony but it was not available on the Blu-Ray format. This deluxe… Read more »


Steve Vai Releases First Music Theory Book AND Piano Reductions Vol. 2

Los Angeles, CA – Steve Vai has released two new titles. First, his first music theory book via publisher Hal Leonard. Titled Vaideology: Basic Music Theory for Guitar Players, the gargantuan effort was designed to help both beginners and veteran guitar players.  Vai takes a deep dive into the basics of music theory to help… Read more »


Vai, Wylde, Malmsteen, Bettencourt & Tosin To Launch Second Generation Axe Tour

The term “supergroup” gets thrown around on a regular basis these days, however, GENERATION AXE undisputedly brings together some of the greatest guitarists of all time.   Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt, and Tosin Abisi once again will join together to tour North America to stage 32 appearances across the country.  Beginning on… Read more »


Steve Vai Announces Passion And Warfare 25th Anniversary North American Tour

LOS ANGELES — To commemorate the 25th anniversary of his landmark album, Passion and Warfare, Steve Vai is currently in Europe on the first leg of his very special world tour celebrating one of the greatest instrumental rock guitar recordings of all time. This fall, Vai will bring his tour to North America starting on… Read more »


Steve Vai To Release Modern Primitive / Passion and Warfare 25th Anniversary Edition

Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release Steve Vai’s Modern Primitive / Passion and Warfare 25th Anniversary Edition, a celebratory 2CD collection of classic tracks and previously unreleased music, on Friday, June 24. It is available now for pre-orders: http://smarturl.it/Vai_MPPAW_Amazon Steve Vai and Legacy Recordings are commemorating the 25th anniversary of… Read more »


Steve Vai Performs For Over 90,000 At Rock In Rio (video)

Steve Vai and the 60-piece Brazilian orchestra, Camerata Florianópolis, rocked 90,000 attendees at Rock In Rio Brazil 2015 in Rio de Janeiro in a high-energy festival setting that Vai calls “a highlight career moment.” The performance, which took place on September 25, included spirited takes on such Vai compositions as “Kill The Guy With The… Read more »