Ibanez JEM 25th Anniversary “Evo” Limited Edition

To commemorate the 25th Anniversary of Steve’s Ibanez favorite Jem, “Evo,” 100 highly detailed replicas of Steve’s legendary guitar are available for purchase. Each one features Evo’s signature accents, marks, a special DiMarzio strap,  and are signed and numbered by Steve. For more information please visit www.Ibanez.com


Steve & Sharon Isbin featured on NPR

Steve & Sharon Isbin were interviewed on NPR’s “All Things Considered” about their collaboration on Isbin’s latest release “Guitar Passions.” Isbin describes Steve’s playing as ‘An Opera Singer On Electric Guitar.’ Click here to listen to the interview: http://n.pr/GuitarPassionsNPR

 


Steve at 2012 “Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp”

Steve Vai Rock & Roll Fantasy Camp

Steve will be participating and performing on one of the dates for this year’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp held in Hollywood, CA. The camp, which spans February 16-20, 2012, provides a once-in-a-lifetime rock and roll learning experience for attendees. This year, members of the camp will also write and record an original song at a world class recording studio with Led Zeppelin’s and the Beatle’s producer, Eddie Kramer. At the end of the week, they will be invited jam at The Whiskey A Go-Go on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood. Click here for more information.

Update: AOL Music covered the event & created a video featuring Steve here.


Steve Vai Featured in “Dear Me” Book

In a new book called “Dear Me,” Steve Vai writes a letter to his 16 year old self with some worldly advice. The book features Gene Hackman, William Shatner, Jenna Elfman, Hugh Jackman, Stephen King, Kathleen Turner, Jerry Springer and other public figures -all writing letters to the 16 year old versions of themselves with some advice. For more information, visit this link.


Autographed JEM77V Charity Auction

The Perfect 5th Musical Arts Center will be auctioning a special Ibanez Steve Vai Signature JEM77V electric guitar with a hard-shell case to benefit the Central PA Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The brand new, black JEM77V guitar provided by P5 was autographed on the body and on the back of the headstock by Steve Vai while he was in Harrisburg for his Guitar Master Class at the Whitaker Center. Click here for more information.


G3 2012 VIP Packages – Australia/New Zealand

A very limited number of “Guitar Secrets Experience” packages are being offered on G3 2012’s Australian & New Zealand tour dates.

 

-The “Platinum” Package will include a 30 minute Q&A “meet and greet” with Steve Vai & Joe Satriani, a ticket in the first five rows for that night’s concert, an individual photo opportunity, an autograph signing & a special laminate.

-The “Gold” Package will include a concert ticket in the first 10 rows, an autographed poster, photograph with Steve Vai, Joe Satriani and Steve Lukather & a special laminate.

 

To purchase the special packages, please visit the links below:

24-Mar-12 WELLINGTON

25-Mar-12 AUCKLAND

27-Mar-12 CANBERRA

30-Mar-12 SYDNEY

31-Mar-12 MELBOURNE

3-Apr-12   ADELAIDE

5-Apr-12   BRISBANE

 


Steve to receive prestigious Les Paul Award at 2012 NAMM

Grammy Award winning composer and producer Steve Vai will be presented with the prestigious Les Paul Award at the 27th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards during the 2012 NAMM Show! Named for one of the industry’s most revered personalities, the Les Paul Award was created in 1991 to honor individuals or institutions that have set the highest standards of excellence in the creative application of recording technology. Past winners include Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Peter Gabriel, Brian Wilson, Sting, Steve Miller, Herbie Hancock, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Steely Dan, Lindsay Buckingham, Ray Benson, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Al Kooper, David Byrne, Bob Ludwig/Clair Brothers/Power Station, Alan Parsons, Robbie Robertson and Bob Clearmountain. Visit the Vai.com Forum to wish Steve congratulations on this prestigious honor & here to view the press release on TEC’s website.


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We wrapped up our glorious 27 year G3 anniversary tour this weekend in LA. The whole tour was an exceptional life experience. Being on the road with this entourage was like touring in a warm float tank. It was a pleasure beyond measure. Eric Johnson and Joe Satriani never cease to amaze and inspire me with their brilliance and innovation. And to feel them on stage every night trading riffs in our jams was uplifting and exhilarating! On top of all that, they are solid good people and cherished friends.Big time thanks to our crew and management that worked so hard to make it the exceptional experience that it was, and to all the folks that came to enjoy the shows. Your support is humbling🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼Group Photo: Jen RosensteinAll Other Photos: Chris Huber ... See MoreSee Less
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