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Steve Vai

American guitarist, songwriter, composer and producer. He first learned guitar by studying under Joe Satriani and also studied at the Berklee College of Music. He started as a transcriptionist for Frank Zappa in 1978, joined his band in 1980 and stayed until 1983. He formed two separate bands, the Classified and 777, and began recording music in ... See full bio »

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Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey Music Department
Encino Man
Encino Man Soundtrack
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 2013 One Hit Wonderland (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- To Be with You by Mr. Big (2013) ... (writer: "Going Crazy")
 2010 #1 Cheerleader Camp (Video) (performer: "Bad Horse Naked", "Viv Woman") / (producer: "Bad Horse Naked", "Viv Woman") / (writer: "Bad Horse Naked", "Viv Woman")
 2007 Rock Bottom: From Hell to Redemption (Documentary) (performer: "Junkie") / (writer: "Junkie")
 2006 Rumble Roses XX (Video Game) (lyrics: "Yankee Rose") / (music: "Yankee Rose")
 2006 Air Guitar Nation (Documentary) (writer: "Yankee Rose")
 2004 Rumble Roses (Video Game) (writer: "Yankee Rose")
 2002 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (Video Game) (lyrics: "Yankee Rose" - uncredited) / (writer: "God Blessed Video" - uncredited)
 1996 Formula 1 (Video Game) (music: "Juice")
 1992 Encino Man (performer: "Drive the Hell Out of Here") / (writer: "Drive the Hell Out of Here")
 1991 Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (performer: "The Reaper", "The Reaper Rap") / (producer: "The Reaper", "The Reaper Rap") / (writer: "The Reaper", "The Reaper Rap")
 1990 Doogie Howser, M.D. (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Nautilus for Naught (1990) ... (performer: "The Ax Will Fall" - uncredited)
 1987 Less Than Zero (lyrics: "Bump 'N Grind") / (music: "Bump 'N Grind")
 1987 Dudes (performer: "Amazing Grace")
 1986 Moonlighting (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Son Also Rises (1986) ... (writer: "Yankee Rose")
 1986 David Lee Roth (Video short) (writer: "Yankee Rose", "Goin' Crazy")
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Played guitars on Alice Cooper album "Hey, Stoopid", 1991 See more »

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1 Interview | 1 Article | 1 Pictorial | 9 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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6' 1" (1.85 m)

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When I was a teenager in the '70s, I was really into those great bands like Led Zeppelin and Queen and Jethro Tull, Deep Purple, Alice Cooper. See more »


Recieved a Grammy nomination in the category of "Best Instrumental Rock Performance" in December of 2005 for his song "Lotus Feet" from the album "Real Illusions: Reflections" See more »

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