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Steve Vai

The Eddie Trunk Podcast

This week on The Eddie Trunk Podcast, Eddie brings you his recent interview with Steve Vai, where they discussed his current tour, his collaboration with Living Colour, his guitars, an unauthorized documentary on him and so much more! Catch Eddie Trunk every M-F from 3:00-5:00pm ET on Trunk Nation on SiriusXM Faction Talk Channel 103.And don’t forget to follow Eddie on Twitter  and Instagram!

1hr 22mins

29 Sep 2022

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#58 Steve Vai | The Eat 'Em and Smile interview

The Tapes Archive

In this never before-heard 2016 interview, Vai talks with author Greg Renoff about the landmark David Lee Roth album Eat ‘Em and Smile. At the time, it was the 30th anniversary of the iconic album.In the interview, Vai talks about the song he thought he wrote but didn’t, the jock that wasn’t happy with Vai, the rumored Kim Mitchell song, and the infamous Lucky Strike reunion show that didn't happen.The interview is conducted by Greg Renoff. Renoff is the author of two Amazon best-sellers and a must-read for music fans. Van Halen Rising: How a Southern California Backyard Party Band Saved Heavy Metal and Ted Templeman: A Platinum Producer's Life in Music. If you haven't read these books, do yourself a favor and go get them now. Read Greg Renoff's article based on this interview over on Guitar World. https://bit.ly/3eMS1Xf00:00 - Intro Steve Vai interview01:20 - Start of Steve Vai interview02:00 - The first time David Lee Roth called Vai02:17 - Pete Angelus and the Fabulous Picasso Brothers02:42 - Who was involved with the choreography03:19 - If Aerosmith was involved04:44 - Was the Kim Mitchell song Kids in Action recorded?05:16 - Other possible guitar players05:56 - What Vai has no memory of06:58 - The song Vai thought he wrote, but didn’t09:39 - What Roth’s name for Kids in Action was and why10:18 - Leaking to the press10:53 - Getting a hold of Roth12:25 - Early memories with Roth13:54 - The jock vs Vai story15:00 - The very first Roth concert he played16:23 - How Roth was his final mentor17:49 - If Roth’s movie was originally for Van Halen18:34 - If he’d do a reunion with the Eat ‘Em Smile band19:27 - The infamous Lucky Strike concert Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


14 Sep 2022

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Steve Vai - His First 30 Years | Audio Documentary

The Tapes Archive

The documentary has hundreds of Vai-centric facts and stories that even the most ardent fan will not have known. Complete with a Vai’esque quirky sense of humor, the video covers Vai’s life growing up, attending Berklee College, playing with several artists like Frank Zappa, Alcatrazz, the David Lee Roth band, and Whitesnake, the recording of both his solo albums Flex-Able and Passion and Warfare, plus Vai’s role in the movie Crossroads, and how he helped create the JEM guitar.To watch the video version https://youtu.be/ui_kEJ7C3O0Other information, photos, etc. can be found here: https://bit.ly/3B9P0ZHLink to Arlen Roth's SoundCloud https://bit.ly/3cLQHTL Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

1hr 17mins

7 Sep 2022

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Steve Vai

Suzie Explores

Suzie Explores is a podcast series focussing on the nature of creativity and curiosity. Bringing her unique perspective of the world of music and beyond, Suzie joins forces with a host of luminaries in the creative field to explore what it means to be an inspired human being in this world.Come and dive into my conversation with the epic rock guitarist Steve Vai! We talk about creativity: how to let it flourish, and what can prevent it from growing. We also get an inside view of what it felt like to be young Steve having accordion lessons, which he found tough, and then being released into the world of playing the guitar! On finding creativity, Steve said a wonderful thing: ‘Where there’s passion, there is no option!’@stevevaihimselfhttps://www.vai.com


5 Jun 2022

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Upon discovering his aunt’s piano at the age of four, Steve Vai had what he describes as two epiphanies. The first one being that when he played notes to the right, he noticed they got higher. When he went to the left, they got lower. “Right at that moment, music just became very clear to me. That’s how music is created.” The second epiphany was realizing the infinite nature of the creation of music. “I was immediately flooded with the understanding of musical creativity. It was almost as if I was picking up from where I left off in another life or something like that.” He knew right then and there that music was all he wanted to do, and that he would never stray from the path of music. When he was a teenager he started taking guitar lessons from Joe Satriani, and started playing in local bands throughout high school. He attended Berklee College of Music and started working as a transcriptionist for Frank Zappa. Vai left Berklee to tour with the Frank Zappa band in 1980. Throughout the Eighties, Vai toured and recorded with David Lee Roth, Whitesnake, and many more bands. In 1990 he released his studio album, Passion and Warfare.


1 Apr 2022

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#83: What Steve Vai is Talkin' About (Part 2)

Gear Club Podcast

This is part two of our interview with world-renowned guitarist Steve Vai, whose new record, Inviolate, was released on January 28, 2022. In this episode, we dive deep into Steve's creative process, where his ideas come from, and how they transform into music. He also talks about his years with Frank Zappa, his work as an in-demand sideman, and his orchestral compositions. To hear all about the record, and Steve's three-neck guitar, the Hydra, check out his part one interview.


23 Feb 2022

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#82: Lair of the Hydra with Steve Vai (Part 1)

Gear Club Podcast

Steve Vai is a Grammy award-winning musician, composer, producer, and inventor of the Hydra: a three-neck, 36 string beast of a guitar with a steam-punk attitude and endless possibilities. Steve shows just what the instrument is capable of on his newly released album, ‘Inviolate’. In this episode, John and Stewart chat with Steve about his creative process, his fantastic new record, and the inspiration and design behind the Hydra. This is part one of a two-part interview. 


10 Feb 2022

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EP. 167 - Steve Vai

Sappenin’ Podcast with Sean Smith

Passion and Warfare. Living guitar legend, whammy bar master and secret beekeeper, Steve Vai, is our guest on Episode 167 of Sappenin' Podcast! The iconic axeman reflects on his four decades of reinventing the six-string, unbelievable achievements and making records with everyone from Whitesnake to David Lee Roth (Van Halen) and Frank Zappa. In this conversation, the riff virtuoso opens up on keeping healthy way into his sixties, staying inspired with new album "Inviolate", how some of his most signature solos were written, getting Ibanez to make him a futuristic three neck guitar, jumping between massive bands throughout the 80's, how many instruments he actually owns, insane names that tried to steal him, making honey in his downtime, wanting to collaborate with Ghost, guitar music in 2022, working with Alice Cooper, Ozzy Osbourne and Spinal Tap, a ridiculous promise to us and even shreds live on the podcast! Turn it up and join Sean and Morgan to find out Sappenin' this week!Follow us on Social Media:Twitter: @sappeninpod.Instagram: @sappeninpod.Special thank you to our Sappenin' Podcast Patreons:Join the Sappenin' Podcast Community: Patreon.com/Sappenin.Kylie Wheeler, Janelle Caston, Amandine Urbano, Mitch Perry, Dilly Grimwood, Kelly Irwin, Nathan Crawshaw, Paul Hirschfield, Emma Barber, Kelly Young, Sammy G, Tony Michael, Kat Bessant, Captain Hannibal, Dana Lasnover, Jenni Robinson, Mikey Engler, Louis Cook, Martina McManus, Kevin Clarke, Danny Eaton, Carl Pendlebury, Lydia Henderson, Craig Harris, James McNaught, Jenni Munster, Jason Heredia, Lucy Deards, John & Emma, Emily Perry, Stuart McNaught, Becky Handy, Kelly Cannon, Adam Parslow, Oli Amesbury, Josh Crisp, Alice Wood, Rhys Bowering, Ben Evans, Cate Stevenson, Connor Lewins, Livvy Cropper, Cery Andrews, Jean Davies, Harry Radford, Rhys Bernardo, Let It Flow, Letitia Gunn, Geoff Halbherr, James Bowerbank, Jordan Harris, Chris Hawthorne, Jade Austin, James Page, Jacob Turner, Andrew Keech, Alya Emo, Steph Blackmore, Kate Puttock, Jen Dean, Kristen Fiddes, Sam Nevile, Scott Evans, Sarah Maher, Lucy Neill, Alanagh Gabhann, Amy Thomas, Michael Snowden, Stevie Burke, Justine Baddeley, Luke Wardle, John Wilson, David Winchurch, Beth Downing, Nathan Matheson, Robert Pike, Jessie Hellier, Ash Foster, Hannah Rachel, Jamie O’ Jamie, Emily Dixon, Rebecca Harrison, Owen Davies, Scarlet Charlton, Vicki Willis-Dent, Andy Saxton, Matt Roberts, Joshua Ehrensperger-Lewis, Robert Bryne, Anthony Matthews, Chris Harris, Callum Oakshott, Ida Christensen, Dan Cullen, Erin Howard, Jim Farrell, Kyle Smith, Helen Macbeth, Dilly Dally, Jamie Bloor, Tim Whatley, Samantha Bowen, Loz Sánchez, Dmac, Hannah Kenyon, Jaii Humphreys, Emma Musgrave, Sophie Brydon, Katrina Robinson, Tosca Andrea, Beth Gayler, Madeleine Inez, Donna Attrill, Tom Hylands, Sabina Laura, Nick Herring, Chris Goldring, Chris Lincoln, Andy Wastell, Jemma John, Antony Hersey, Lucy Eva, Dan Stevenson, Nuala Clark, Taylor Asbridge, Tom Owen, Mike Sheppard, Lisa Sullivan, Stephanie Lowe, Alexandra Pemblington, Laura Bullock, Joe Ackland, Charley Allison, Chris Goldring and Jacob Hetherington.Diolch and Thank You x Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


4 Feb 2022

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Steve Vai

Inside MusiCast

Steve Vai is arguably one of the finest rock guitarists on the planet. His inventive approach to the instrument has afforded him some incredible opportunities over the past 40 years and today we’ll explore some of them, including the importance of meeting and working with Frank Zappa. We’ll also discuss his upcoming album release titled "Inviolate", which is set to drop this Friday, January 28. This is Vai's tenth solo album and quite possibly his most musically diverse collection of compositions. Yet, when you lay your ears on this record you'll hear Vai's classic signature from start to finish, especially when you experience the track "Teeth Of The Hydra", which was recorded with a very unique guitar that he named 'Hydra' that was built through a collaboration with designers at Hoshino. We’ll discuss this and so much more on this episode of Inside MusiCast.

1hr 8mins

24 Jan 2022

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#98 Player's Pick Podcast - Steve Vai

Player's Pick Podcast

A spirited existential exchange with the great & peaceful Steve Vai himself, enjoy!Connect with Stevehttps://www.instagram.com/stevevaihimself/?hl=enConnect with Chryshttps://www.chrysjohnson.comFollow Player's Pickhttps://www.instagram.com/playerspickpodcast/?hl=enSupport the pod by buying some Player's Pick merch!https://chrys-johnson-designs.creator-spring.com/listing/official-player-s-pick-podcastTry our fav new coffee company Road Roaster Coffee (Chico/Paradise CA) take 20% off your first order w/ coupon code playerspick @ https://www.roadroastercoffee.com/shop-1?page=2

1hr 14mins

18 Jan 2022