Steve Vai

Five Ways to Make Your Guitar Solos Stand Out

The problem is not the notes you play. The problem is what you are soloing over.<p>0<p>SHARES<p>We all want our guitar solos to stand out, to capture the …

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Breakup song: a Saint John musician's super-sad Kijiji ad

Buying a crazy metalhead guitar was a mistake, but writing ad was 'cathartic,' says Adam Kierstead<p>Breakups can make people act crazy. Ill-advised …

Guitar

Review: Nuraphones are the best headphones any of us have ever heard

But these are not like any other headphones you've ever used, because they sound totally different when you wear them to when I do. The first thing …

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How To Make It In The Music Business Today: Improvisation All The Way

Being a professional musician takes practice—lots of practice. But those looking to make a steady living as a musician have to pay much more attention to the networking and management aspects of their careers than they used to.<p>Last year the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recorded that there were …

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Christmas/holiday 2017 gift ideas for guitarists

<b>Oh, how predictable: it’s</b> <i>that</i> <b>time of year again. Yes, holidays are fast approaching, which means ’tis the season to cram those digital shopping carts</b> …

Guitar

The Top 10 Pick Squealers of All Time

There has always been a good deal of mystery surrounding the pinch harmonic, or, as hip players like to call it, “pick squeal.”<p>A pick squeal is …

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Sammy Hagar, Zakk Wylde & More Have a Heavy Metal 'High School Reunion' at 2017 Loudwire Music Awards

Hard rock and metal's biggest names celebrated their genre at the inaugural event in Los Angeles.<p>There's a good chance the Denny's in Downtown Los …

Judas Priest

Nh7 Weekender returns to Meghalaya; list of performers include Amit Trivedi, Indian Ocean

Bacardi NH7 Weekender returns for its third edition in the North East this Friday and Saturday (Oct 27 & 28). The Happiest Music Festival comes to a …

Festivals

Avenged Sevenfold, Stone Sour + Iron Maiden Win Big at the 2017 Loudwire Music Awards

Avenged Sevenfold, Stone Sour and Iron Maiden emerged as multiple winners at the 2017 Loudwire Music Awards. See a recap, photo gallery and videos …

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Watch YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Perform In Hazard, Kentucky

Fan-filmed video footage of <b>Yngwie Malmsteen</b>'s October 22 performance at The Forum in Hazard, Kentucky can be seen below. <b>Malmsteen</b> has just embarked …

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Steve Vai, in and about India

<i>Steve Vai at 2015 Rock in Rio concert. Pic/Getty images</i><p><b>You visited India 23 years ago. What are your memories?</b><br>I came to India as a spiritual soldier. …

Guitar

Big Strokes: A Beginner's Guide to Sweep Picking

Although often regarded as a “shredder’s” technique, the notion of sweeping (or raking) the pick across the strings to produce a quick succession of …

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In dreams: Roy Orbison hologram to embark on UK tour in 2018

The iconic singer joins Tupac Shakur and Michael Jackson in having his 3D projection take to the stage posthumously<p>Roy Orbison, master of the romantic yet slightly eerie country ballad, died in 1988 – but will tour the UK again in 2018, albeit in holographic form.<p>Using 3D projection technology that …

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Watch John 5 Talk Riffs, Chicken Pickin' on 'My Favorite Riff with Nikki Sixx'

Last week, on his web series <i>My Favorite Riff with Nikki Sixx</i> former Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx sat down with Steve Vai to talk riffs, gear and …

Guitar

Steve Vai on how new ideas help music stay relevant, NH7 Weekender gig

<b>New Delhi:</b> Globally popular rock guitarist Steve Vai, who has won three Grammy Awards, feels he has "lived a charmed musical career". He says winning …

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My Favorite Riff with Nikki Sixx: Steve Vai

Legendary shredder and melter of faces, <b>Steve Vai</b>, talks about the mentoring he received from Frank Zappa, his favorite Led Zeppelin songs and more on …

Music

Carvin Audio closes factory, set to liquidate assets

<b>Carvin Audio - best known as the company behind Steve Vai’s Legacy amps - has announced plans to close its factory and liquidate its assets.</b><p>The …

Guitar

Here's Your Chance to Own a Piece of Steve Vai's Gear

<b>Photo: Jason Kempin/Getty Images</b><p>Reverb.com and LA’s Techno Empire have partnered to sell nearly 30 pieces of gear owned by legendary guitarist Steve …

Guitar

Here's Your Chance to Own a Piece of Steve Vai's Gear

Reverb.com and LA’s Techno Empire have partnered to sell nearly 30 pieces of gear owned by legendary guitarist Steve Vai. The Techno Empire Reverb …

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The 15 greatest happenings in guitar history

Dread ye not, acoustic fans<p><b>WORLD GUITAR DAY 2017:</b> <b>Join us on a tour through 100 years of guitar history with the help of a Beatle, a Stone and some</b> …

Guitar

Steve Vai Issues Statement About Frank Zappa Hologram Tour

Last week, the Zappa Family Trust announced <i>Frank Zappa Back On The Road: The Hologram Tour</i> will take place in 2018. The concerts will feature a …

Guitar

Steve Vai Confirms Participation in Frank Zappa Hologram Tour

Steve Vai has confirmed that he will participate in the upcoming Eyellusion/Zappa Family Trust Frank Zappa hologram tour, explaining his involvement …

Guitar

Steve Vai Urges Fans to Give Frank Zappa Hologram a Chance

<b>Steve Vai</b> says he is "honored" to contribute to the upcoming <b>Frank Zappa</b> hologram tour and he has asked fans to approach the show with an open …

Rock Music

Watch Nuno Bettencourt Copy a Fan's "Extreme" Shred Medley

In April 2016, Generation Axe—a face-melting tour featuring <b>Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt</b> and <b>Tosin Abasi</b>—hit the road in …

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Frank Zappa Hologram Tour Dates to Be Announced Next Year

Since 2006, Dweezil Zappa has honored the legacy of his late father, Frank Zappa, with the Dweezil Zappa Plays Frank Zappa band. Starting next year, …

Frank Zappa

Frank Zappa hologram tour planned

The Zappa Family Trust have announced their intention to take a Frank Zappa hologram tour out on the road later this year and into 2018.<p>They say …

Frank Zappa

Frank Zappa Hologram to Perform With Steve Vai, Ex-Mothers of Invention

Performances are slated to kick off later this year with more to follow in 2018<p><b>UPDATE:</b> Adrian Belew has said that he will not be participating in any …

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Dweezil Zappa Responds to News of Frank Zappa Hologram Tour

<b>Frank Zappa</b>'s oldest son, <b>Dweezil Zappa</b>, has spent years keeping his father's music alive on tour with a real live band.<p>Dweezil's mission has been …

Rock Music

The 10 Best DEVIN TOWNSEND GIFs On The Internet

Devin Townsend is an absolute metal legend, there is no disputing this fact. He's done it all, from playing with Steve Vai, to forming one of the …

Everything You Need to Know About Seven- and Eight-String Guitars

Ibanez Introduced the industry’s first mass-produced seven-string solidbody electric guitar—the Universe UV7, designed in collaboration with Steve …

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