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  • Steven Siro "Steve" Vai is an American guitarist, composer, singer, songwriter, and producer
How old is Steve Vai in 2021? / Age: 60 years

 Steve Vai facts

  • He was voted the 10th "Greatest Guitarist" by Guitar World magazine, and has sold over 15 million records
  • A three-time Grammy Award winner and fifteen-time nominee, Vai started his music career in 1978 at the age of 18 as a transcriptionist for Frank Zappa, and joined his band from 1980 to 1983
  • He embarked on a solo career in 1983 and has released eight solo albums to date
  • He has recorded and toured with Alcatrazz, David Lee Roth, Whitesnake, as well as having recorded with artists such as Mary J
  • Blige, Spinal Tap, and Ozzy Osbourne
  • Additionally, Vai has toured with live-only acts G3, Zappa Plays Zappa, the Experience Hendrix tour, as well as headlining international tours
  • Vai has been described as a "highly individualistic player" and part of a generation of "heavy rock and metal virtuosi who came to the fore in the 1980s"
  • The launch of the Ibanez JEM guitar developed and co-designed by Vai was described as the "exact moment the entire guitar landscape was reshaped"
  • He also designed the first commercially produced seven-string guitar, the Ibanez Universe, which was used by nu metal artists in the 1990s
  • He released his first solo album Flex-Able in 1984, while his most successful release, Passion and Warfare (1990), was described as "the richest and best hard rock guitar-virtuoso album of the '80s"

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