Steve talks about Led Zeppelin, lettuce, lost guitars and his love of the bizarre in the March 2013 issue of Total Guitar UK Magazine.
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. Enjoy!
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 now at http://bit.ly/flourwine or stop by flour + wine to grab your tickets at 433 N. Main St., Glen Ellyn, IL
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 to place your bid & good luck.
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. Check out MixOnline.com’s feature on the app here. It is also being featured in Electronic Musician, Music Connection & Recording Magazine.
Steve has donated a signed Ibanez guitar to The Ronnie James Dio “Stand Up and Shout” Cancer Fund. Fans can bid online through December 1st, when Julien’s Auction House hosts a live auction in Beverly Hills, CA. For more information and to place you bid, click here. All proceeds will go to the RJD Stand Up and Should Cancer Fund.
Beverly McClellan unexpectedly had to leave the Steve Vai European/UK tour to address personal issues at home in Florida. Unfortunately, she will not be returning for the remaining dates on this tour.
“She is perhaps the finest natural talent I have ever worked with and an excellent touring companion. She will be greatly missed and her Vai touring family wish her the best.” -Steve Vai