Steve Supports StarJam Charity


Steve supports Starjam, a charity based in Auckland, New Zealand that gives children with special needs the chance to feel like superstars as they sing, dance and perform together on stage. They are currently doing some fundraising to keep their doors open & they’ve posted a “Save Starjam” video along with a donation link on [...]


Wish Steve a Happy Birthday!


Today is Steve’s birthday! Wish him a happy birthday message on the vai.com message boards here. Although he will be busy performing with The Evolution Tempo Orchestra tonight in Moscow, Russia, Steve may just read each and every birthday message in the thread, as he is known to do.


Naked Tracks Volumes 6 & 7 – Coming June 6, 2013


Steve Vai is set to release Naked Tracks Volumes 6 & 7 on June 6th 2013. The Naked Tracks CDs are the exact tracks from Steve’s solo releases without the lead guitar- so you can play, improvise, shred, rap- whatever, on top of the recordings to make it your own. Volume 6 features selections from [...]


Steve Vai tracks available through Jammit App


Steve has released “Juice,” “The Attitude Song,” and “Tender Surrender” for users to enjoy using Jammit- a music platform app that allows users to isolate guitar or bass tracks so musicians can play along with the original multi-track recordings. Hear Steve’s every lick at full speed or slow down the the track without losing the [...]


Steve’s Guitars for “The Story of Light” Tour


Steve’s longtime guitar tech, Thomas “TimeSpeed” Nordegg, shows us Steve’s touring guitars backstage on “The Story of Light’ Tour.” Video courtesy of CelestionUK.


Vai.com Store Updates


You can now purchase exclusive merchandise from Steve’s “The Story of Light” US & European tour through the Vai.com Store. The items include t-shirts, signed programs & a very bright LED Vai keychain light. Official CD/DVD releases, songbooks and custom bundles from previous tours are also available. Click here to see all items.


Steve interviewed by Musicoff.com in Italy


MusicOff.com, an online music community for musicians based in Italy, interviews Steve about his career, the state of music distribution and the many opportunities for those who are pursuing a career in music now, with all the hopes and doubts that arise.  


Steve Interviewed in March 2013 Total Guitar UK Magazine


Steve talks about Led Zeppelin, lettuce, lost guitars and his love of the bizarre in the March 2013 issue of Total Guitar UK Magazine.


February 2013 – Video Updates


In this video, Steve talks about the US & European leg of “The Story of Light Tour,” upcoming “Naked Tracks” installments, his appearance in Las Vegas at this year’s “Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp,” composing for “The Stravinsky Festival” in Holland, his trip to Chicago for the flour + wine/MEF fundraiser this weekend and more. [...]


Win a Steve Vai signed Ibanez through “flour + wine” and Music Education Foundation


    Win an autographed Steve Vai Ibanez and help keep music education alive for kids! Join Steve Vai, flour + wine (co-owned and operated by Steve’s brother Michael Vai) and School of Rock in their quest to support Music Education Foundation (MEF) programs. Raffle tickets for the Ibanez are $5 a piece, on sale [...]


Win two days of recording at legendary Ocean Way Recording studios with Steve’s engineer Greg Wurth at the helm!


Win two days of recording at the legendary Ocean Way Recording studios with Steve’s recording engineer Greg Wurth at the helm! The auction supports Hollywood Arts, a non-profit organization that provides structured creative resources to at-risk youth. Your songs will be mixed by top-talent mixing artist, Mark Howard (U2, Neil Young, Bob Dylan). Click here [...]


Holiday greetings from Steve


Hey Folks, As I write this letter, I’m on a plane flying home after just having played our final and 96th show of “The Story of Light Tour”. I say final, but that’s just for now. It feels appropriate to say that this tour was a revelatory experience for myself and the band. We have [...]


Ocean Way Microphone Locker featured in top recording publications


The Ocean Way Microphone Locker app is gaining attention from industry-leading recording publications for both professionals and home studio aficionados. The app, created by legendary engineer Allan Sidecar & Mr. Vai, gives you a sonic library of different microphone recording samples with various instruments -great for deciding what mic to use in a particular recording session. [...]


2Cellos Join Forces With Steve Vai for a Killer Cover of ‘Highway to Hell’


The contemporary classical duo “2Cellos” debuts their new video featuring Steve tearing it up on AC/DC’s “Highway to Hell”! The video premieres today in the US on AOL! Click here to watch the video and look for the 2Cellos release early next year. Click here to watch.


STEVE VAI SHARES “THE STORY OF LIGHT” LIVE TOMORROW EXCLUSIVELY ON AXS TV


Vai.com is pleased to announce Steve’s 10/12 live performance at Club Nokia in Los Angeles will be broadcast, live on AXS TV. Official press release below. STEVE VAI SHARES “THE STORY OF LIGHT” LIVE TOMORROW EXCLUSIVELY ON AXS TV Special live concert event with the Grammy Award-winning guitarist to be televised nationally October 12th (October [...]


See Steve live from Club Nokia in Los Angeles on AXS TV – October 12, 2012


Steve’s performance at Club NOKIA in Los Angeles will be live broadcast on AXS TV this Friday, October 12 at 8:45 PT! Visit this page to see which channel AXS TV is in your area.


Jeremy Colson’s “Drum Cam”


Hey Folks, Steve here. Our US tour has been quite glorious. We are in the home stretch. Jeremy’s tech has made some hand held cam shots of him performing some of our tracks. Check them out. This is an elite musician in the moment of his craft. Very inspiring. Tarus Bulba is a bear to [...]


Ocean Way “Microphone Locker” App


Hey folks, I am thrilled to announce a new app I have been working on with Allen Sides and “Metal Sidecar” app engineers: “The Ocean Way Microphone Locker.” It’s pretty remarkable. It gives stats on virtually every important studio mic there is, the instruments it’s best used on, and how to use it. An indispensable [...]


UK EVO Experience


EVO Experience passes are now available for the UK tour dates in December. The EVO pass entitles you to a meet & greet with Steve, see the sound check, participate in a Q&A session, get an autographed photo, receive a print of a hand-written score and more. For add’l details, visit the home page. *Please [...]


A note from Steve


Hey Folks,   We are ten shows into the tour and I am feeling rockets of appreciation shooting from me. I didn’t know what to expect after 5 years of no solo shows but I’m blown away by the support and response for the band at the shows. We are having an amazing time on [...]