STEVE VAI – The Gear Gods Interview

Well, I had a pretty good day yesterday. Got to spend some real quality time with my guitar, ate some pretty good food, got some good work done, and caught up with friends. I feel like there’s something else I did though, something important….. Oh, right.



Now, we may be the Gear Gods, but Steve Vai is the Guitar God. Nobody melds absurd technical ability with pure, beautiful expression like he does, and I doubt anyone ever will again. He’s a true original, a one-of-a-kind mastermind, and I talked to him on the phone for a half hour. Yesssssssssssss

So the reason I was privileged to interface with the almighty is that he has a new live DVD coming out April 6, called Stillness in Motion- Vai Live in LA. It features footage from a show on his Story of Light tour, a tour on which he brought a harpist (Deborah Henson-Conant) which I was lucky enough to see live on the Napa stop. If the DVD is anything like the show I saw, you’re in for a treat.

I’m gonna go pinch myself, because I’m still not even sure that it really happened, so if you see me, please reassure me that it did. Just a few more items to go on my bucket list…..

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As Editor-in-Chief of Gear Gods, I've been feeding your sick instrument fetishism and trying unsuccessfully to hide my own since 2013. I studied music on both coasts (Berklee and SSU) and now I'm just trying to put my degree to some use. That's a music degree, not an English one. I'm sure you noticed.

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  • Awesome! Great interview!

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