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STEVE VAI Announces Spring 2023 European Tour

Steve Vai has announced a return to Europe for planned appearances in March through May. The second leg of European dates on the "Inviolate" world tour will begin in Lisbon, Portugal on March 24. The itinerary will bring Vai through Spain, Italy, Germany, Hungary, Croatia, Slovakia, Serbia, Bulgaria...
January 18, 2023
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STEVE VAI To Release 'Vai/Gash' Album In January

Steve Vai and Favored Nations/Mascot Label Group have announced the release of "Vai/Gash" digitally and on CD January 27, 2023. The vinyl album release will follow on February 24. Today, they present "In The Wind" which can be previewed below. Vai comments: "This record was written and recorded in...
November 10, 2022
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STEVE VAI: 'Property From The Archives Of Steve Vai' Auction Coming In November

Julien's Auctions, the auction house to the stars, proudly presents "Property From The Archives Of Steve Vai", an exclusive presentation honoring the legendary three-time Grammy Award-winning rock maestro, guitar pioneer, renowned axe-slinger for David Lee Roth, WHITESNAKE and Frank Zappa and collab...
October 28, 2022
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STEVE VAI Says Recently Released Documentary About His First 30 Years Is 'Entertaining' And 'Charming'

Earlier this month, filmmaker Alan Berry released a 77-minute documentary covering the life of legendary guitarist Steve Vai from 1960 to 1990. "Steve Vai The Documentary: His First 30 Years (1960-1990)" contains hundreds of Vai-centric facts and stories that even the most ardent fan will not have k...
September 26, 2022
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STEVE VAI's First 30 Years Are Focus Of New Documentary

Filmmaker Alan Berry has released a 77-minute documentary covering the life of legendary guitarist Steve Vai from 1960 to 1990. You can now check it out below. "Steve Vai The Documentary: His First 30 Years (1960-1990)" contains hundreds of Vai-centric facts and stories that even the most ardent fan...
September 7, 2022
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Would YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Ever Consider Joining Another Band? He Responds

During an appearance Friday (August 19) on SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", legendary Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen was asked if he would ever consider joining another band as opposed to focusing solely on his solo career. He responded: "Well, I'm not saying never for anything, but m...
August 21, 2022
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VAN HALEN: 'Story Of Their Songs' To Premiere This Weekend On REELZ

"Van Halen: Story Of Their Songs" will premiere on Sunday, June 5 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT on Reelz. They were the band that changed the face of heavy rock and created a formula for a four-decade run as a legendary band. From their early days playing parties in Pasadena to becoming the biggest rock ac...
June 2, 2022
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Ex-MEGADETH Guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN Guests On RUSS HEWITT Single 'Vivir Libre'

After previously putting out a string of singles with such recording artists as jazz blues legend Larry Carlton (STEELY DAN, THE CRUSADERS) and rock funk groovester Nuno Bettencourt from the band EXTREME, Texas-based guitarist Russ Hewitt has done it again with another collaborative effort with anot...
June 1, 2022
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EXTREME Pulls Out Of M3 ROCK FESTIVAL Due To 'Multiple Positive COVID Results'

EXTREME has canceled its appearance at this year's M3 Rock Festival "due to multiple positive COVID results within the EXTREME band and crew." The 13th edition of M3 Rock Festival is scheduled to kick off on Saturday, May 7 and run through Sunday, May 8 at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia,...
May 6, 2022
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DEREK SHERINIAN's New Album 'Vortex' To Feature MICHAEL SCHENKER, ZAKK WYLDE, NUNO BETTENCOURT, Others

World-acclaimed keyboardist Derek Sherinian (SONS OF APOLLO, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION),one of the most significant keyboard players of the modern era, will release a new album, "Vortex", on July 1 via InsideOut Music. Returning alongside Sherinian is legendary drummer Simon Phillips, who once again...
April 13, 2022
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STEVE VAI Guests On Debut Episode Of 'Yngwie Malmsteen's Coffee Talk'

Legendary Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen has launched a new interview series dubbed "Yngwie Malmsteen's Coffee Talk". In the first episode, Yngwie sits down with fellow iconic axeman Steve Vai. Check out part one of the chat below. This past January, Vai spoke to Myglobalmind about what it was l...
March 16, 2022
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Watch: IRON MAIDEN's NICKO MCBRAIN Performs 'Wasted Years' With ADRIAN SMITH And RICHIE KOTZEN

IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain joined Adrian Smith and Richie Kotzen's project SMITH/KOTZEN on stage earlier tonight (Tuesday, March 8) at Islington Assembly Hall in London, United Kingdom to perform the MAIDEN classic "Wasted Years". Video of his appearance can be seen below (courtesy of, among...
March 8, 2022
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Watch ADRIAN SMITH + RICHIE KOTZEN Perform In Roseville, California

Adrian Smith and Richie Kotzen's project SMITH/KOTZEN played the fourth show of its U.S. West Coast tour last night (Wednesday, January 26) at Goldfield Trading Post in Roseville, California. Joining Smith and Kotzen as part of their touring band is Richie's wife, internationally acclaimed bass play...
January 27, 2022
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EXTREME's NUNO BETTENCOURT Is Working On Two Separate Solo Projects

EXTREME guitarist Nuno Bettencourt says that he is working on two new solo projects, including a follow-up of sorts to his debut solo album, "Schizophonic", which came out in 1997 on A&M Records. On Wednesday (January 26),Bettencourt took to his social media to write: "NEW MUSIC ANNOUNCEMENT 20...
January 27, 2022
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Watch ADRIAN SMITH + RICHIE KOTZEN Perform In Las Vegas

Adrian Smith and Richie Kotzen's project SMITH/KOTZEN played the second show of its U.S. West Coast tour last night (Saturday, January 22) at Count's Vamp'd in Las Vegas, Nevada. Joining Smith and Kotzen as part of their touring band is Richie's wife, internationally acclaimed bass player Julia Lage...
January 23, 2022