Steve Vai Planning Stripped-Down Guitar Record

Steve VaiI love Steve Vai’s compositional spirit, his flair for the inventive and his fearlessness for the experimental. But y’know what? Playing guitar like a hyperactive squirrel is also fun, and while we all know Vai’s got incredible technical capabilities, he most often employs them in the service of the composition. Sure, in Vai’s case ‘composition’ can mean some pretty intense, intricate music that ushers humanity to a new level of light and understanding and peace and love and good happiness stuff. But some people just want to hear Vai play the freaking guitar. Well from the sounds of Vai’s latest newsletter, those fans are going to get their chance. Vai says ” Remember how I use to say that I don’t feel that I have made a record that fully encompasses my potential on the guitar? Well, this one will. I’ve been challenging you all with records that have tremendous diversity on them. Well I’m ready for a totally instrumental, stripped down, guitar record.”

Below is the letter from the latest mail-out. But be sure to sign up for it, alright? You don’t wanna miss stuff like this. Head to Vai.com and look in the bottom right corner. Read More …