Steve Vai has some serious credits to his name. Before he made a name as a solo artist, he spent time backing a variety of heavyweights -- from Frank Zappa to Johnny Lydon of Public Image Limited (yes, Johnny Lydon/Rotten of the Sex Pistols called Vai for support) to David Lee Roth to Whitesnake. Not surprisingly, it was with the latter two pop-oriented projects that he came into the national spotlight -- in addition to his scorching, devil-fueled performance across from Ralph Macchio in the mostly lame film Crossroads. But the real guitar wizardry began in full with his debut record Flex-Able and the more developed Passion and Warfare -- both high concept albums featuring dizzying seven-string slinging and an epic variety of tunes, from wicked Metal riffing and a slew of guitar textures to the occasional overblown musical mush. Vai may fall on his face with his experiments at times, but it's nice to see a guitar god think about breaking boundaries and concentrating on composition for a change.
Steve Vai Concert Films
Stillness In Motion
Runtime: 6 hr 9 minStillness In Motion: Vai Live in L.A. was recorded October 2012 at Club Nokia in LA while Steve was on his two year worldwide Story of Light tour. This live performance features new, arresting arrangements of his classic material and fan favorites.
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Live at Montreux 1990
Runtime: 55 minGary Moore is one of the best rock and blues guitarists ever to come out of Ireland. In 1990 he released Still Got The Blues which went on to be his biggest selling album around the world. This concert from the Montreux Jazz Festival was recorded on July 7, 1990 on the tour for Still Got The Blues. It features the band used on that album and special guest Albert Collins, who had also appeared on the album. Nine of the tracks in the set are taken from that album, three of which were UK hit singles.As a bonus feature three of his biggest rock hits, Out In The Fields, Over The Hills & Far Away and an over 10 minute long version of the classic Parisenne Walkways are included from his concert at the Montreux Jazz Festival on July 9, 1997.
Runtime: 1 hr 12 minBest known for his groundbreaking sound as part of the ‘70s prog-rock group Yes, Steve Howe is widely recognised as one of the greatest guitar players ever. In a career spanning half a century in which he was voted “Best Overall Guitarist” for five consecutive years, he has played with some of the industry’s biggest names and at some of the world’s most prestigious venues. This superb film ‘Steve Howe’s Remedy - Live’ includes an intimate feature length concert filmed during his 2004 European Tour at the Newcastle Opera House.
Live in Tokyo
Runtime: 1 hr 48 minThe 2005 G3 tour featured guitar legends Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and John Petrucci. Recorded on May 8th at the Tokyo Forum, G3 Live In Tokyo includes individual sets by each six-stringer, followed by an evening-ending all-star jam session.
Live in Tokyo
Runtime: 1 hr 32 minFilmed at the Tokyo Dome City Hall in Japan on April 9th 2014, these Japanese dates were the first to feature Jeff Beck’s new backing band of Jonathan Joseph (drums), Nicolas Meier (guitars) and Rhonda Smith (bass). The setlist includes some freshly minted songs that fans will never have heard before. In contrast to Beck’s previous visual releases, Performing This Week…Live At Ronnie Scott’s and Rock ‘N’ Roll Party, which both filmed in small clubs, Live In Tokyo is filmed in a major concert arena and has a very different, more expansive feel.
Get Your Buzz On Live
Runtime: 1 hr 37 minShot in HD with 16 cameras over 3 Sold-Out shows, "Chickenfoot Get Your Buzz On" offers the viewer a Once-In-A-Lifetime chance to see 4 Rock and Roll Legends share the stage and blow the fans away with their combined inordinate talents to one collective whole. The band, formed in 2008 consists of Sammy Hagar (Van Halen and Montrose), Michael Anthony (Van Halen), Chad Smith (The Red Hot Chilli Peppers) and Guitar Hero Joe Satriani.