When I started doodling with art, I decided to paint a few Jem bodies and the colorful guitar I used in the “Dark Mater” video was one of them.
I’ve painted 4 guitar bodies so far. Two were Ibanez Strat style guitars I did some years ago for the “Experience Hendrix” tour.
One of them, “Girly”, is used quite a bit on tour these days. It’s tuned down a whole [ … Read More ]
Hey Folks, Steve here. Enjoy this little video adventure we made for “Dark Matter”, a track from Modern Primitive where I get to steam punk out a bit. http://bit.ly/SteveVaiDarkMatter
The idea was to create an alien type landscape where each band member was filmed at a different speed and then [ … Read More ]
Hey Folks, Steve here. THANK YOU to all who played, donated, and made the first ever Big Mama-Jama Jamathon such a huge success! The amount of amazing donations from incredible artists from all over the world has exceeded our expectations! And because of the amount of items donated, including a few recent additions, we are extending the auction through to Sunday, October 14 at 8pm pst! Go to http://hyperurl.co/JamathonAuction to see [ … Read More ]
It is with a heavy heart that I announce that Joe “Jem” Despagni had passed away on Tuesday May 29, 2018 in his sleep.
Joe was not only an excellent luthier, he was a brilliantly creative, funny, considerate, and generous person. He was also perhaps my very best friend in this life. When we go through a loss like this, there’s an opportunity for the divine to shine through and I’ve been thinking about him constantly lately [ … Read More ]
Pia and I just returned from a fabulous “Alien Guitar Secrets” master class tour in Europe.
I got to visit some places I have never been and met some wonderful folks along the way.
I so much enjoy doing these little tours and would like to thank all the fine people that attended the classes.
A special shout out to my good [ … Read More ]
The show in Pune India on Dec 9, 2017 was magical as was the show on October 28th in Meghalaya. I usually wouldn’t travel to as far away a place as India for a one-off show, but I’ve always wanted to perform in India and myself and the band are ecstatic over the whole trip in general. Traveling through India is a unique experience itself, and it was such a nice [ … Read More ]
A day doesn’t pass that I don’t think about Frank. Nothing could, or ever will take his place in the hearts of the fans, his family and the musicians that have toured with him and loved him… Nothing, and we all know that.
When I was invited to contribute to 3-4 shows of a potential Zappa hologram tour I thought… this could be odd, but another part of me felt this could also be pretty [ … Read More ]