Steve Vai


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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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Known For

Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey Music Department
(1991)
Encino Man Soundtrack
(1992)
Crazy Hank Williams
(2008)
Crossroads Jack Butler
(1986)

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 2018 Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Acoustic Foo A Cure (2018) ... (performer: "Cabo Wabo" - uncredited)
 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 Crossroads (performer: "BUTLER'S BAG", "HEAD CUTTIN' DUEL", "EUGENE'S TRICK BAG") / (writer: "BUTLER'S BAG", "HEAD CUTTIN' DUEL", "EUGENE'S TRICK BAG")
 1986 David Lee Roth (Video short) (writer: "Yankee Rose", "Goin' Crazy")
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Other Works:

Album: "Passion and Warfare", 1990 See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Official Sites:

Steve Vai's Fire Garden

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Deep Purple's longstanding exclusion from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - they were eventually inducted in 2016 after being eligible for 23 years ] As far as Deep Purple goes, I mean, they're iconic. Their contribution is unquantifiable, and as far as the politics involved in things like awards, you know, I don't think anything, because I know what they mean to me, and I know what they mean ... See more »

Trivia:

Vai wrote two tracks on the soundtrack, plus he wrote and performed every air guitar solo for Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991). See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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