Grace in a Guitar ~ Steve VaiDecember 20, 2009
Alright people this holiday Im going to watch some of my favorite movies and one of the most memorable is Crossroads with Ralph Macchio. The best part in this movie is the guitar duel with Ralph and one of my favorite guitarists, Steve Vai. I used to think Macchio played all his guitar parts in the movie and he gave a pretty good performance but it was actually Vai who dubbed all Macchio’s guitar scenes.
Steve Vai has to be one of the best guitarists in the world, if not THE best and THE hottest (he’s so damn hot), and also one of the most creative but I guess its a tie between him and his earlier guitar mentor, Joe Satriani. Im a fan of both but if you’re new to these amazing musicians then I would say start with Vai, and check out all his albums and then Satriani’s, especially his earlier stuff. Satriani is awesome, watch his video for Always With You, Always With Me. This is my favorite of his instrumentals, one of the most touching love songs I can remember.
And grab a copy of Steve Vai’s new CD & DVD, “Live In Minneapolis – Where The Wild Things Are” available from his website Vai.com The Official Steve Vai Website. Watch a video below, Steve Vai and the String Theories band perform the opening track “Now We Run” from the new DVD. I love this track and this freakin hot performance, it shows Vai still has it and always will.