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Steve Vai

American guitarist, songwriter, and producer

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".[1] Vai started his music career in 1978 at the age of eighteen as a transcriptionist for Frank Zappa,[2]


  1. Dawe, Kevin (January 1, 2010). The New Guitarscape in Critical Theory, Cultural Practice and Musical Performance. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. p. 66. ISBN 9780754667759. Archived from the original on January 5, 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. "Tempo Mental - – The Official Steve Vai Website". Archived from the original on November 18, 2015. Retrieved November 23, 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

Other websitesEdit

  • [ Steve Vai's official homepage]