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Old 02-28-2002, 07:21 AM   #1
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Who is Steve Vai?

I saw him last night on the grammys playing with Nelly Furtado. Is he in a band? What kind of music does he play? How long has he been around?

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He's been around for a very long time.

Was Frank Zappas guitarist, and then was David Lee Roth's guitarist when Dave went solo. I believe he was also part of White Snake. He has also done several solo projects.
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He is an absolutely INCREDIBLE guitarist. Although, I can't say I dig his stuff. Most of it is just crazy guitar soloing. He's one of the best around.

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brilliant guitar player

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He was also rumored to be joining Guns N Roses a few months back, but like pretty much everyone else in the music world, couldn't work with Ax-hole.
Vai is incredibly talented, and can play anything from classical guitar to "Yankee Rose".
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I liked that version with Nelly! His guitar was great. Interesting pairing, would never have thought of it.

My classmate singing with Steve Vai...sorry, I'm name-dropping again...but it was a neat evening, U2 winning a bunch of awards and someone I went to school with winning her first Grammy...



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Gee , I'm looking forward to watching the Grammies tonight here in Oz?
Steve Vai as well? For some reason I always associate him with Joe Satriani and Steve Morse....... and Myaawglie Magsteen, but I can't spell his name
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SCATTER of LIGHT...now you have done it!!! I have never thought of that image before, but now I have,it's there forever. Beautiful.lol.
Hub's new guitarist does indulge in that a bit. I am always going to think of your idea when he does.Thanks. rotfl.
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I think Steve Vai also wrote orchestra pieces for a student's orchestra, as a pet project. I can't remember, but I heard him saying that on a radio interview. I've never heard his stuff cos I'm not into crazy guitar solos...

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Vai was a student of Satriani at one point.

I think its: Yngwie Malmsteen
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Quote:
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I think its: Yngwie Malmsteen
My brother likes him, I was actually more of a fan of his work when I was 13 He has some great moments, but he really is one of those people who could be accused of wanking on the fretboard. A better wanker than most, however.



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