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 this website.
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.
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 “Where The Wild Things Are” and “Sound Theories.” Volume 7 features all tracks from Steve’s latest solo release, “The Story of Light.” For more information, visit the Vai.com homepage on June 6th.
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 original pitch while corresponding tablature or notation scrolls by. For more information visit Jammit.com/artist/Steve-Vai
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.
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.
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.