The CoLive! Radio Show & Podcast will repeat the famous 1997 show

Steve Vai & Co de Kloet made, partly in Sacramento,  called:

“The Missing Link Between Contemporary Music & The Rock ‘n’ Roll Guitar Solo”.


The show was presented by Dutch music and radio celebrity Henk Westbroek.

All 4 hours! Remastered!  


Airdates: July 15,16, 22 & 23 (20.00 hrs on  Local Dutch Time )

And available as podcast, so subscribe for free




Modern Primitive, the stand alone release for the 7th installment of the Steve Vai Secret Jewel Box is now available! This stand alone release of Modern Primitive is a limited edition album and has been modified specifically for Vai’s Secret Jewel Box, making this an instant collector’s item for Vai fans around the world.

Modern Primitive is comprised of material that was written and partially recorded with Vai’s band “The Classified” back in the early 80’s. “The Classified” consisted of Tommy Mars on Keyboards, Chris Frazier on drums, Stu Hamm on bass and Sue Mathis on vocals and keyboards that he formed after his first solo record Flex-Able (1983) and prior to the writing and recording of the music on Vai’s renowned, Passion and Warfare (1990). Vai completed the recording in 2016, 30 years after its inception. The album represents that missing link that exposes the colossal growth period between Flex-Able and Passion and Warfare.

Vai’s Secret Jewel Box Set a deluxe 10″x6″x6″ gloss black box, lined with red velvet. Hidden in a flap on the underside of the box in an exclusive CD interview with Steve specifically about the project. Much of the recordings contained in The Secret Jewel Box are comprised of various material from dozens of different records including guest appearances, film soundtracks, bonus tracks, a piano reduction CD, and a full CD comprised of choice tracks that Vai contributed to while working with Frank Zappa in the early 80’s. All of the rare and essential Vai recordings that do not appear on his solo records are collected here, with many surprises for even the most hardcore collector. A limited run of 7,000 units of the box set was manufactured and sold out.

Favored Nations’ Modern Primitive is now available in our web store

Modern Primitive Pre-order on Amazon


The pre-order of the special edition of Steve Vai’s “Modern Primitive” as the latest instalment of The Secret Jewel Box collection (and as a standalone disc) is now live on Amazon here!

Alien Guitar Secrets Masterclass in Mexico, 28th of May


Steve will be doing an Alien Guitar Secrets Masterclass on the 28th of May, at the Foro Viena in Mexico City. 

ALIEN GUITAR SECRETS is an unprecedented masterclass opportunity offered by Steve Vai to all music students and guitar enthusiasts. This two to three hour unique experience gives the attendees a unique opportunity to hear Steve discuss music theory, guitar technique, the music business, and most importantly, methods to discover and unlock your personal musical identity. In this class Steve shares his rich experience as an independent musician and offers tremendously inspiring, and at times deeply esoteric, insight into being the best you can be at your craft.
Steve also plays along to a few select backing tracks, and also offers a question and answer session, and the opportunity for a few attendees to jam or personally interact with Steve during the class.

For more information and tickets visit  Tickets are also directly available via Ticketmaster here. 

Steve Vai to headline Starmus IV Festival in Norway, June 18 – 23


Just announced: Steve Vai will be headlining at Starmus IV Festival with “The Modern Primitives” ~Devin Townsend, Nuno Bettencourt & Grace Potter~ in Trondheim, Norway, June 18-23! Starmus is a celebration of Astronomy, Science, Arts and Knowledge whose dedicated speakers include Stephen Hawking, Buzz Aldrin, Brian Eno and many leaders in art and science. Board members include Brian May, Peter Gabriel and a dozen top astrophysicists! In addition to performing at the festival, Steve will also give a presentation on Creative Manifestation. Get tickets at 🖖🏼

Malibu Guitar Festival 2017


Steve will be performing at the  on May 19th in Los Angeles! The festival celebrates the guitar and features an incredible lineup of performers including Mick Fleetwood, Tommy Emmanuel, Lari Basilio, Hunter Hayes, Laurence Juber, zepparella, G. Love, Nik West and many talented artists! Visit to purchase tickets & enjoy the show!!


Steve to perform at the #Acoustic-4-A-Cure on May 15th in San Fransisco


Steve Vai will be performing at The #Acousic4Cure Concert on May 15th, 2017 at The Fillmore in SF! Steve joins Sammy “The Red Rocker” Hagar, Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, Don Felder, Grohl Dave, Bob Weir, Sarah McLachlan & Mick Fleetwood for this special show. Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 31, 2017 at


Now in its fourth year, Acoustic-4-A-Cure has quickly become one of the year’s hottest tickets, with legendary artists performing acoustic sets, epic collaborations and impromptu jams from the stages of intimate and storied San Francisco venues like The Fillmore.  The benefit was created by Bay Area rock legends Sammy Hagar and James Hetfield, whose vision was to raise needed funds and awareness for the pediatric cancer research by throwing a must-see concert for fans and donating all of the proceeds to UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.  In past years, artists including John Mayer, Billie Joe Armstrong, Jerry Cantrell, Melissa Ethridge, Joe Satriani, Pat Monahan, Adam Sandler, Nancy Wilson, Linda Perry, Chad Smith, Vic Johnson, Tommy Lee and Kris Kristoferson have joined Hagar and Hetfield to rock the sold-out benefit concerts.