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Steve Vai Launches Vai Academy Song Evolution Camp

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This summer, Steve Vai will hold a camp for people who aspire to have careers in the music industry.

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Steve Vai in ‘Crossroads’ – Musician Movie Cameos

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Beware young Eugene Martone (aka Ralph Macchio) -- the devil wants your soul and he's sending his guitar-slinging henchman Jack Butler (aka real-life guitar great Steve Vai) to collect in a guitar dual in the 1986 film, 'Crossroads.' In the movie, Macchio hones his skills while traveling with an aging bluesman to the place where the old man claims to have sold his soul for fame and fortune.

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Steve Vai Talks ‘Eat ‘Em and Smile,’ Van Halen Reunion, and More

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It's hard to believe, but David Lee Roth's 'Eat 'Em and Smile' is more than 25 years old -- and although Diamond Dave is back with Van Halen promoting the band's latest album, 'A Different Kind of Truth,' plenty of fans still have fond memories of Roth's full-length solo debut. One such fan is guitarist Steve Vai, who played on the record, and shared some stories about the 'Smile' era during a recent interview.

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Steve Vai Discusses New Album ‘The Story of Light’ + Working With David Lee Roth

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The arrival of a new Steve Vai album is almost like the beginning of a new “choose your own adventure” type sequence, because really, you never know what you’re going to get until you hit the play button.

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Win A Pair of Tickets to Any Show on Steve Vai’s 2012 Tour

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You and a guest can attend any show on Steve Vai's upcoming tour for free! That's right, we're giving away a pair of tickets to a concert of your choosing. The legendary guitarist will be traveling all over North America in support of his new album 'The Story of Light.'

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Steve Vai Says He’d Like to Collaborate With ‘Family Guy’ Creator Seth McFarlane

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Steve Vai was taught by Joe Satriani, played in Frank Zappa's band and calls rock legends like Led Zeppelin and Queen major influences. When the Big 100.3 in Washington D.C. asked Vai who he'd like to collaborate with, the guitarist named a major player ... in animation. 

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Steve Vai Announces 2012 North American Tour Dates

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Rock guitarist Steve Vai has announced 49 tour dates to support his upcoming album of solo material called 'The Story of Light.' The tour will begin one day after the album's release, on Aug. 15 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and end on October 13 in Agoura Hills, Calif.

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Steve Vai Announces New Solo Album ‘The Story of Light’

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Guitar legend Steve Vai has announced plans to release his next solo album. 'The Story of Light' will be available on August 14, featuring 10 melodic instrumentals and two songs featuring female vocalists. The project is the second part of a operatic trilogy, which will include lyrics and narration.

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Bret Michaels, Steve Vai, Sharon Osbourne Tapped for Grammy Foundation Event

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Bret Michaels, Steve Vai and Sharon Osbourne have all been tapped for the Grammy Foundation’s 14th Annual Music Preservation Project event. “One Night Only: A Celebration of the Live Music Experience” takes place on Feb. 9 in Beverly Hills.

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Steve Vai

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Whether he's playing guitar with Frank Zappa, David Lee Roth or Whitesnake, or building his own successful solo career along the way, Steve Vai has always been one of the more innovative and flashy players in the music business.Here'

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