Steven Siro Vai (born June 6, 1960) is an American guitarist, composer, singer, songwriter, and producer.
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". Vai started his music career in 1978 at the age of eighteen as a transcriptionist for Frank Zappa,
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- [www.vai.com Steve Vai's official homepage]