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Birth Name: Steven Siro Vai
Born: 1960/06/06
Birth Place: Carle Place, New York, USA
Years Active: 1980 – present
Genres: Instrumental Rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Progressive Rock

Steve Vai was born on June 6, 1960 in Carle Place, New York, and is a world renowned guitarist, songwriter and producer. Vai began his career as a music transcriptionist for Frank Zappa, and toured in Zappa's band from 1980 to 1982. Vai began a solo career in 1983 and has collaborated with a number of artists over the years, including David Lee Roth and Whitesnake. In 1999 Vai started his own record label Favored Nations. Vai began playing guitar at 13 and in 1974 he began guitar lessons with Joe Satriani. He was influenced by guitarists such as Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Brian May, Jimmy Page, Glen Buxton and jazz fusion guitarist Allan Holdsworth. Vai attended the Berklee College of Music an... Continue Bio >>


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