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 this website.

 

StarJam Fundraising Campaign


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

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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 Vai tracks available through Jammit App

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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 Guitars for “The Story of Light” Tour

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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

Vai.com Merch Store

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.

 

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3 days ago

Here’s a little clip from the vault taken from a show on April 16, 2000 in Sofia, Bulgaria where I’m wielding the heart guitar on the track "Fever Dream."In order to prepare to perform this track, I had to practice being a helicopter. ... See MoreSee Less
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5 days ago

Last night concluded our glorious Vai Academy 6.0 camp in Las Vegas. I woke up this morning and reflected over the last four days and thought, “Did that really happen?” I’m still floating from it. Thank you to all of the campers that attended. You were fantastic and I believe a good time was had by all. Big appreciation to Dreamcatcher and all of its staff for such a magnificent job of oiling the gears and making this happen. Also thank you to all our generous special guests that made this such an extraordinary experience; Guthrie Govan, Billy Sheehan, Nuno Bettencourt, Larry Mitchell, Yvette Young, Joe Robinson & Tommy Emmanuel. I am eternally grateful. ... See MoreSee Less
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6 days ago

Feels good to tear it up with my brother Billy Sheehan after we played this track for the first time over 35 years ago. ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

We kicked off Vai Academy Guitar Camp 6.0 and now I remember how much I enjoy these camps! Everybody here is excited and eager and the notes are flying. ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

On the last show of the European Inviolate Tour on my way to the venue in Barcelona, there was an excited cab driver that wanted me to get into his car to take me to the venue. During the drive, he was very excited to show me a video clip of his son playing "For the Love of God" and I was actually pretty impressed with the way this boy played. During the concert that night, I saw the boy with his dad sitting in the audience, so I decided to make his day... and he certainly kicked some ass! It was a splendid way to cap off an outstanding tour. ... See MoreSee Less
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