Veteran Rocker Steve Vai's Guitar Was Stolen At A Concert In Los Angeles Over The Weekend (12-13dec15).
Vai was preparing for a benefit gig for fellow musician Tony MACalpine at the city's Wiltern Theatre on Saturday night (12Dec15), when the instrument was taken from a loading bay outside the venue.
After the theft, a plea was sent out via the star's Facebook.com page asking for fans to help find his prized Ibanez.
"Steve Vai's guitar 'Bo' was stolen earlier today at a loading area outside of The Wiltern Theater in L.A.," the message states.
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A Thanksgiving Eve (25nov15) Reunion Of David Lee Roth's Eat 'Em & Smile Supergroup Was Called Off At The Last Minute By Los Angeles Fire Marshalls.
Revered guitarist Steve Vai, bassist Billy Sheehan and drummer Gregg Bissonette were about to regroup for the first time in nearly 30 years for a one-night-only charity show in a Hollywood bowling alley, when city officials decided the venue was too busy.
As a result they shut the free show at Lucky Strike Live Hollywood/Highland down.
"The fire department shut down the whole show before we got on stage," Sheehan told fans, "and did we ever have a surprise for you! Such is life. Place was so crowded and the line continued down to Hollywood Boulevard all night. Just too many people."
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Black Sabbath Star Tony Iommi And Fellow Guitar Greats Steve Vai And Zakk Wylde Will Front Next Year's (16) Annual Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp In Los Angeles.
Drummer Carl Palmer and former Allman Brothers star Warren Haynes will also be on hand to offer advice and encouragement to wannabe rockers at the 20th anniversary event in February (16).
The four-day camp will culminate with campers and their bands performing at the fabled Whisky A Go Go on the Sunset Strip.
Iommi, who will embark on Black Sabbath's farewell tour in January (16), says, "I've really enjoyed working with the students at Coventry University (in the U.K.) and the Guitar Star contestants in England, so I'm looking forward to meeting some more enthusiastic players at the Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp in Hollywood."
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The acting veteran penned the lyrics for all the songs on the upcoming concept album, Ponder The Mystery, which explores themes such as "ageing, depression, love and beauty", according to a press release.
Shatner describes the album as "quite possibly the most creative thing I have ever done".
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Steve Vai, Aula Magna and Lisbon - Steve Vai takes part in an interview ahead of his performance at Aula Magna in Lisbon Wednesday 12th December 2012 Featuring: Steve Vai interview at Aula Magna Where: Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
Veteran rock star Alice Cooper gave fans and TV audiences a glimpse of his forthcoming new album 'Welcome 2 My Nightmare' by performing its lead-off single 'I'll Bite Your Face Off' on 'The Tonight Show With Jay Leno' on Friday night (09/09/2001).
The premise of his latest album is that of Cooper having a succeeding nightmare to the one conceptualised on his debut solo LP 'Welcome To My Nightmare,' released 36 years ago to a Top 5 US chart placing in 1975. Since then Alice Cooper has gone onto release another 17 studio albums and this is his 19th, not even including a slew of reissues, rarities and live records.
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Rocker Steve Vai is launching a 24-hour online video channel showing the best guitar performances of all time.
The legendary axeman will begin non-stop streaming on GuitarTV.com next week (10May11), and the website will also include interviews with famous musicians, live broadcasts, and even lessons on how to play the instrument.
Viewers will also be able to find out facts and figures about their favourite rocker - and order a replica of their icon's favourite guitar.
Guitar great Steve Vai has earned himself a place in the record books after conducting the largest online music lesson in history.
The rocker teamed up with the online department of his alma mater, Berklee College of Music in Massachusetts, to attempt the stunt on 3 March (11).
Guinness Book of World Records officials certified the feat after almost 7,000 students tuned in to watch the Grammy Award-winning star's 30-minute live feed.
Vai tells RockAaa.com, "I hope this record encourages players to continue to cultivate their own unique style and spirit on the guitar. I think this record really showcases the interest that exists in guitar education worldwide. It was a true pleasure working with an institution like Berkleemusic.com, who (sic) shares my interest in helping to bring more skilled musicians into the world."
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Guitar great Steve Vai is calling on budding virtuosos to help him score a new world record for the largest online music lesson ever.
The rocker is teaming up with his old music college, Berklee in Massachusetts, to attempt the global guitar lesson on 3 March (11).
The Grammy Award-winning star hopes the stunt will encourage guitar players to cultivate their own unique style.
He says, "This online event, and the larger efforts Berkleemusic is making to teach students around the world, is a great example of the collaboration that happens at Berklee. Whether you're in Boston, Bombay, or Brussels, we'll all be together on March 3."
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Despite making some of the most uncompromising music of the last 30 years, Motorhead for some strange reason, cross all boundaries. This is undoubtedly down to the enduring appeal of Lemmy - a man who's stuck to his guns and done things on his own terms to the point where he has just ended up being accepted.
Which gives credence to the fact that If you spend long enough doing something and which such conviction, people will eventually come round to your way of thinking. As a rock 'n' roll icon his influence has touched almost everyone who is anyone and the most surprising thing of all about this documentary is the sheer breadth of people who have fallen under his influence. The usual rock crowd is to be expected. Alice Cooper, Ozzy Osbourne, Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters, Nirvana), Metallica etc but its appearances of others such as Jarvis Cocker, Peter Hook (Joy Division), Mick Jones (The Clash), Marky Ramone (The Ramones) and Billy Bob Thornton that most surprise.
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Guitar great Steve Vai is to be handed an honorary Doctor of Music degree from America's Musicians Institute.
The rocker will claim the honour during the institute's summer graduation ceremony, which will be held in Los Angeles next week (18Sep09).
Music Institute Vice-President Beth Marlis says, "Steve Vai has not only inspired countless musicians around the world and played a major role in the evolution of modern rock guitar, he also embodies MI's ideal of the artist-educator, who combines relentless pursuit of his creative vision with a sense of responsibility for mentoring the next generation."