Steve Vai’s Passion Still Burns (25 Years Later): An Interview With Steve Vai

In 1985, Hollywood sought out Steve Vai to play the guitar-shredding contender who duels with the devil in Crossroads. As skillful a player in real life as his prodigious character in the cult film, the Grammy-winning guitar player, producer, and composer accepted the challenge. After all, few can make …

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Interview with Steve Vai: Ever Onward

You might think that you can’t teach an older guitarist new licks, but 52-year-old Steve Vai retains an ever-youthful curiosity and hunger for new musical combinations. Just take in The Story Of Light, his first studio album in seven years, and you can hear influences as diverse as blues, …

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Interview with Tosin Abasi from Animals As Leaders: Caged Beast

Instrumentalism has long been a haven for progressive and experimental musics. By casting off the confines of vocally-driven styles, guitar virtuosos like Jeff Beck, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and Eric Johnson have long used the genre as a palette on which to test their physical limits, the constraints of their …

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