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Steve Vai

Steve Vai releases his debut album : ‘Flex-Able’ (1984)

Steve Vai’s ‘Flex-Able’ is his first album (largely influenced by Frank Zappa) as a solo artist, rleased in January 1984 by Urantia Records. Track Listing : 1.Little Green Men (Steve Vai) – 05:39 . 2.Viv Woman (Steve Vai) – 03:09 . 3.Lovers Are Crazy (Steve Vai) – 05:39 . 4.Salamanders In The Sun (Steve Vai) […]

This week In Guitar Virtuosi 01

Pat Metheny, John Fahey , Tommy Emmanuel, Charlie Hunter, Steve Vai, Shawn Lane, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Joe Bonamassa, Yngwie Malmsteen, Eddie Van Halen, James “Blood” Ulmer, Paco de Lucía. They are the 12 Guitar Virtuosi selected among the 220 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy! Tracklist 1 […]

Singing (and Playing) Led Zeppelin

To Celebrate John Paul Jones, Led Zeppelin bassist, whose birthday is today – Happy Birthday BTW – we have selected various artists who have covered famous Led Zeppelin songs. They are Razer, Slash, Alpha Blondy, Karen O, Temple Of The Dog, Alabama Shakes, Alice in Chains, Heart, Steve Vai, Zepparella, Dave Grohl, Warren Haynes, Foo […]

Barking Pumpkin publish Frank Zappa’s ‘Thing-Fish,’ a triple…

Frank Zappa’s ‘Thing-Fish’ is an album originally released as a triple album box set on December 21, 1984 by Barking Pumpkin. Track Listing : 1.Prologue (Frank Zappa) – 02:56 . 2.The Mammy Nuns (Frank Zappa) – 03:50 . 3.Harry & Rhonda (Frank Zappa) – 03:36 . 4.Galoot Up-Date (Frank Zappa) – 05:29 . 5.The ‘Torchum’ […]

We remember Frank Zappa. ‘No End To Invention’

This day ( December 4, 1993), in  Los Angeles, California, died Frank Zappa, an American composer, singer-songwriter, electric guitarist, record producer and film director. Tracklist : w/ Ensemble Modern – The Yellow Shark (1992) . My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama . w/ Steve Vai – Stevie’S Spanking . The Decline Of The Music Business […]

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Joe Walsh, Richie Blackmore, Jeff Beck, Rocky Athas, Carlos Santana, Jorge Santana, Derek Trucks, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jonny Lang, Tony Iommi, Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, Frank Gambale. They are the Guitar Virtuosi selected among the 243 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy! Tracklist 1 . Joe […]

Barking Pumpkin publish ‘Frank Zappa Meets the Mothers of…

Frank Zappa Meets the Mothers of Prevention’ is an album released as a protest against warning stickers on albums on November 21, 1985 by Barking Pumpkin. Track Listing : 1.We’Re Turning Again (Frank Zappa) – 04:55 . 2.Alien Orifice (Frank Zappa) – 04:03 . 3.Yo Cats (Frank Zappa, Tommy Mars) . 4.What’S New In Baltimore? […]

Steve Vai serenades Helsinki (2012)

October 23, 2012 – Steve Vai’s “the Story of Light Tour” with drummer Jeremy Colson and harpist Deborah Henson-Conant as guests stops at The Circus in Helsinki Finland

This week In Guitar Virtuosi 25

Pat Metheny, Peter Green, Jeff Beck , Joe Bonamassa, Steve Vai, Sonny Landreth, Tom Verlaine, Robert Fripp , Reeves Gabrels , Menno Gootjes, Richie Blackmore, Angus Young . They are the Guitar Virtuosi selected among the 310 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy! Tracklist 1 . Pat […]

This week In ‘Hard & Metal Throwback’ 05

Blue Öyster Cult, Mötley Crüe, Korn, Jello Biafra, G.S.M., Evanescence, Black Sabbath, AC/DC, Limp Bizkit, Pearl Jam, Meat Loaf, Brian May, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Whitesnake. They are the ‘Hard & Metal Throwback’ artists selected among the 290 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy! Tracklist 1 . […]

Barking Pumpkin publish Frank Zappa’s album : ‘Them or Us’…

Frank Zappa’s ‘Them or Us’ is an album released on October 18, 1984 by Barking Pumpkin. Track Listing : 1.The Closer You Are (Earl Lewis, Morgan Bobby Robinson) – 02:55 . 2.In France (Frank Zappa) – 03:30 . 3.Ya Hozna (Frank Zappa) – 06:26 . 4.Sharleena (Frank Zappa) – 04:33 . 5.Sinister Footwear Ii (Frank […]

This week In Guitar Virtuosi 24

John Mayer, Jack White, Frank Zappa, Rory Gallagher, Joe Bonamassa, Bernie Marsden, Eilidh McKellar, Jonny Lang, Steve Cropper, Robert Cray, Dave Edmunds, Eric Gales, Steve Lukather, Nita Strauss, Jeff Beck, Jennifer Batten, Brian May, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai. They are the Guitar Virtuosi selected among the 290 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are […]

Singing (and Playing) Jimi Hendrix

To Celebrate Jimi Hendrix, who passed away today 49 years ago, we have selected fourtenn artists who have covered songs that Jimi made famous. They are Otis Taylor, Stevie Ray Vaughan, John Mayer, Slash, Boz Scaggs, Paul Gilbert, Gary Moore, Zakk Wylde, Ben Harper, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Charlie Hunter, Steve Vai, Kenny Wayne Shepherd […]

Epic publish Steve Vai’s ‘The Ultra Zone’ (1999)

Steve Vai’s ‘The Ultra Zone’ is an album, half instrumentals, half songs released on September 7, 1999 by Epic. Track listing : 1.The Blood & Tears (Steve Vai) – 04:26 . 2.The Ultra Zone (Steve Vai) – 04:52 . 3.Oooo (Steve Vai) – 05:12 . 4.Frank (Steve Vai) – 05:09 . 5.Jibboom (Steve Vai) – […]