Steve Vai

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Steven Siro Vai (born June 6, 1960) is an American guitarist, songwriter, and producer who has sold over 15 million albums. After starting his career as a music transcriptionist for Frank Zappa, he recorded and toured in Zappa's band from 1980 to 1982. He began a solo career in 1983, and has released eight solo albums and won three Grammy Awards.

Vai has recorded and toured with Public Image Ltd., Alcatrazz, David Lee Roth, and Whitesnake. He has been a regular touring member of the G3 Concert Tour, which began in 1995. In 1999, he started his own record label, Favored Nations, intending to showcase "artists that have attained the highest performance level on their chosen instruments".

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Year Title Rating Releases
1984 Flex-Able 4
1990 Passion and Warfare 4 6
1995 Alien Love Secrets 3
1996 Fire Garden 3 4
1999 The Ultra Zone 5
2005 Real Illusions: Reflections 1
2012 The Story of Light 2 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Rating Releases
2000 The 7th Song, Enchanting Guitar Melodies Archives Vol. 1 Compilation 3
2003 Archives, Volume 3: Mystery Tracks Compilation 2
2003 Archives, Volume 2: FZ Original Recordings Compilation 1
2003 Archives, Volume 4: Various Artists Compilation 1
2003 The Infinite Steve Vai: An Anthology Compilation 1
2008 Original Album Classics Compilation 1

Album + Live

Year Title Rating Releases
2001 Alive in an Ultra World Live 2
2001 Live at the Astoria London Live 2
2004 Live in London Live 1
2007 Sound Theories, Volume 1: The Aching Hunger Live 1
2007 Sound Theories, Volume 2: Shadows & Sparks Live 3
2009 Where the Wild Things Are Live 2
2010 Where the Other Wild Things Are Live 2

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Rating Releases
2002 The Elusive Light and Sound, Volume 1 Soundtrack 2


Year Title Rating Releases
1984 Flex-Able Leftovers 3

Other + Interview

Year Title Rating Releases
The Secret Jewel Box Interview Interview 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Rating Releases
The Aching Hunger Bonus Show Part One 1

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