Legendary axeman Steve Vai (i.e. DAVE LEE ROTH, WHITESNAKE) will perform with NELLY FURTADO at the 44th Annual Grammy Awards, which are scheduled to air live at 8:00 PM via CBS on Wednesday, February 27th from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Other performers include U2, ALICIA KEYS, THE DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, DESTINY'S CHILD, 'N SYNC, ALAN JACKSON and TRAIN. Steve has also been tapped as a presenter for the category "Rap Album of the Year".
Vai himself is nominated for a Grammy in the category of "Best Rock Instrumental" for the song "Whispering a Prayer" from Alive In An Ultra World. This is Steve's sixth Grammy nomination.