Steve Vai

Thu
12
Nov

One On One With Mitch Lafon - STEVE VAI

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2015
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STEVE VAI and MARTIN TURNER (former Wishbone Ash) guest on episode 167 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.
 
In the episode's first interview guitarist Steve Vai discusses the upcoming Tony MacAlpine benefit show, his time with David Lee Roth & Whitesnake, the upcoming 30th anniversary of the Eat 'Em And Smile album, bee keeping, working with Ozzy Osbourne, his guilty pleasure desire to join the Alice Cooper band and much more. Our second interview is with former Wishbone Ash member, Martin Turner, who talks about his new album Written In The Stars, classic Wishbone Ash albums, twin guitars and much more.

Quotes from the Steve Vai interview:

"I started getting full of myself and to David Coverdale's credit he tolerated it all."

On almost joining Ozzy Osbourne's band: "I love Ozzy, but can you picture me touring with him? I can't see myself playing Paranoid every night."

"When it came to the Ozzy thing, saying that it would be step backwards is too strong, but I'd done it. I'd been with the big rock stars doing that kind of thing. My instincts said, 'no no no'."

On wanting to play with Alice Cooper: "I would have to say yeah... I could do this for a while (like a tour). How cool would that be?"

To help benefit Tony MacAlpine visit: http://www.gofundme.com/benefitfortony

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Quotes from the Martin Turner interview:

"I'm still very much a studio man and always have been... Very very into recording and the process of recording."

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Twitter: @MartTurnerMusic

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Fri
10
Apr

STEVE VAI Releases 'Stillness in Motion Live' As Part Of New Sony Deal

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Friday, April 10, 2015
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SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT AND LEGACY RECORDINGS SIGN GUITARIST / SONGWRITER / PRODUCER STEVE VAI TO NEW MULTI-ALBUM DEAL
FIRST RELEASE UNDER NEW AGREEMENT, STILLNESS IN MOTION - VAI LIVE IN L.A.
SET FOR RELEASE ON 2CD AND 2DVD APRIL 10th, 2015
2CD AND 2DVD AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW
 
Sony Music Entertainment and Legacy Recordings have signed virtuoso guitarist/composer/producer Steve Vai to a new multi-album agreement which includes plans to issue two fresh Vai sets in 2015 beginning with the release of STILLNESS IN MOTION - VAI LIVE IN L.A. on April 10th, 2015.
 
Vai's first release under the new agreement will be STILLNESS IN MOTION - VAI LIVE IN L.A., a spectacular performance recorded October 12, 2012 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. Available in 2CD and 2DVD configurations, STILLNESS IN MOTION revisits the 49th concert from Vai's monumental Story of Light World Tour.
 
Running from 2012 through 2014, The Story of Light World Tour totalled out at 253 engagements (including shows, master classes and concerts with various orchestras) in 52 countries.
In addition to the full Club Nokia performance, the 2DVD configuration of STILLNESS IN MOTION includes a bonus disc premiering ‘The Space Between the Notes (Tour Mischief)’, a revelatory video diary comprised of more than three and a half hours of footage, captured around the world on-stage, off-stage and behind-the-scenes during Vai's epic Story of Light World Tour.
 
"To say that this tour was a powerful life experience would be like saying the sun is hot", writes Steve Vai in his personal liner notes penned for STILLNESS IN MOTION.
Following STILLNESS IN MOTION, Sony Music Entertainment will release an album of new Steve Vai material, marking a significant next chapter in the musician's growing canon.
The new multi-album deal marks a Sony Music Entertainment homecoming for Vai, who set the gold and platinum standard for rock instrumental music across a series of albums released through Relativity and Epic Records from 1990's game-changing PASSION AND WARFARE (his 2nd album and 1st major label release) through 2007's orchestral SOUND THEORIES, VOL. I & II.
 
STILLNESS IN MOTION - VAI LIVE IN L.A.
 
Recorded Live at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on October 12, 2012
Produced by Steve Vai
 
2CD Edition
Disc 1
1. Intro/Racing the World
2. Velorum
3. Band Intros
4. Building the Church
5. Tender Surrender
6. Gravity Storm
7. Weeping China Doll
8. John the Revelator
9. The Moon and I
10. The Animal
11. Whispering a Prayer
 
Disc 2
1. The Audience Is Listening
2. Rescue Me or Bury Me
3. Sisters
4. Treasure Island
5. Salamanders In the Sun
6. Pusa Road
7. Frank
8. The Ultra Zone (CD Version)
9. Build Me a Song L.A.
10. For The Love of God
11. Taurus Bulba
 
2DVD Edition
Disc 1
1. Intro/Racing the World
2. Velorum
3. Band Intros
4. Building the Church
5. Tender Surrender
6. Gravity Storm
7. The Trillium’s Launch
8. Weeping China Doll
9. John the Revelator
10. The Moon and I
11. The Animal
12. Whispering a Prayer
13. The Audience Is Listening
14. Where Are We
15. Rescue Me or Bury Me
16. Sisters
17. Treasure Island
18. Beastly Rap
19. Salamanders In the Sun
20. Pusa Road
21. Earthquake Sky, Drum Solo
22. I’m Tired
23. The Ultra Zone
24. Frank
 
Disc 2
1. Build Me a Song L.A.
2. For the Love of God
3. Taurus Bulba
Story of Light Tour: The Space Between The Notes (Tour Mischief)
4. Leg 1 (Rehearsals/USA)
5. Leg 2 (Europe/Eastern Europe)
6. Leg 3 (Vegas/Netherlands/Russia/Ukraine/Europe)
7. Leg 4 (Australia/NZ/Indonesia/China/S. Korea/Japan/Taiwan/Thailand)
8. Leg 5 (Europe...again)
9. Leg 6 (USA...again)
10. Leg 7 (Mexico/South America/China)
11. Leg 8 (Vegas/Singapore/Malaysia/Israel/Europe/Russia/Ukraine)
12. Leg 9 (USA/St. Barths/Japan/France/Poland)
 
About Steve Vai:
Steve Vai, age 12, picked up the guitar in 1973 and started taking lessons from Joe Satriani (another future guitar hero) shortly after. He soaked up influences ranging from Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page to Jimi Hendrix and Brian May and by the end of the 1970s, was transcribing guitar parts for Frank Zappa. He became a full member of Zappa's band in 1980.
Rapidly becoming one of the most in-demand, versatile, eloquent and soulful sidemen in the business, Vai recorded with Alcatrazz, Whitesnake, David Lee Roth and Public Image Ltd.
He launched his solo career with the release of FLEX-ABLE, a homemade indie album, in 1984. Since 1990, he has recorded and released eight studio albums, eight live albums, two EPs, 12 soundtracks, 20 compilation albums, seven videos and more. Steve Vai has earned 15 Grammy nominations and has won three Grammy Awards and appeared as a guest artist on more than 40 albums, playing with artists like Alice Cooper, Ozzy Osbourne, Gregg Bissonnett and Joe Jackson, among others.
 
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