Some great footage of Satch and Vai playing with the likes of Mike Keneally, Orianthi, Dweezil Zappa and Tony MacAlpine at the recent Benefit for Cliff II concert at the House of Blues.
They have managed to raise a whopping $100 000 for their friend Cliff Cultreri, who is suffering from an auto-immune condition:
Steve Vai has just released a new Vaitune:
One day, I built this patch using an Eventide H300 Harmonizer. After playing through the sound for 10 seconds or so, I realized I should document what was flowing through my fingers and out of the amp. It was easy and enjoyable to just play simple stuff and have this wonderful flurry of shimmery overtones emanate from each note.
I quickly built a little percussion track and just went for it. I wasn’t sure what I was going to play, but I knew it was all going to work. You just get that feeling, and you know you gotta act quickly.
I was so looking forward to what the next few minutes were going to bring. I buried my head in the sound and slipped into a state of melodic meditation. I literally thought I played only for a few minutes, but it was more than nine! I thought that if I ever wanted to release this track, it would have to be edited. But the other day when looking for a VaiTune’s selection, I came across this track and fell back in love with it. The track is close to 20 years old, and I had totally forgotten about it. I had listened back to it only once after I recorded it…
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