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Steve Vai

American guitarist, songwriter, and producer

Steve Vai

American guitarist, songwriter, and producer
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birthday
6th
June, 1960
Birth Place
Carle Place, New York, U.S.
Birth Sign
gemini
Biography

Steven Siro Vai (; born June 6, 1960) is an American guitarist, composer, singer, songwriter, and producer. A three-time Grammy Award winner and fifteen-time nominee, Vai started his music career in 1978 at the age of eighteen as a transcriptionist for Frank Zappa, and played in Zappa’s band from 1980 to 1983. He embarked on a solo career in 1983 and has released eight solo albums to date. He has recorded and toured with Alcatrazz, David Lee Roth, and Whitesnake, as well as recording with artists such as Public Image Ltd, Mary J. Blige, Spinal Tap, and Ozzy Osbourne. Additionally, Vai has toured with live-only acts G3, Zappa Plays Zappa, and the Experience Hendrix tour, as well as headlining international tours.
Vai has been described as a “highly individualistic player” and part of a generation of “heavy rock and metal virtuosi who came to the fore in the 1980s”. He released his first solo album Flex-Able in 1984, while his most successful release, Passion and Warfare (1990), was described as “the richest and best hard rock guitar-virtuoso album of the ’80s”. He was voted the “10th Greatest Guitarist” by Guitar World magazine, and has sold over 15 million records.

instruments played
Guitar
Vocals
Associated Acts

Joe Satriani Eric Johnson Paul Gilbert Frank Zappa Alcatrazz David Lee Roth Public Image Ltd Whitesnake Meat Loaf Zappa Plays Zappa Devin Townsend Billy Sheehan G3 2Cellos

Birth Name

Steven Siro Vai

Genres

Instrumental rock hard rock heavy metal progressive metal

Labels

Favored Nations Relativity Epic

Website
Years Active

1978 present

Name

Steve Vai

Nationality

United States of America

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