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Steve Vai Takes You in the Studio for the Making of His New Album

In this brand-new video, Steve Vai gives an inside look at the making of his “lost” album, Modern Primitive.

In it, Steve talks about his decision to revisit the songs and music sketches he created between his 1984 debut, Flex-Able, and its 1990 followup, Passion and Warfare. Those tunes make up Modern Primitive, which came out June 24. Steve also talks about the making of some of songs and shows off a few of the guitars he used in their creation.

Modern Primitive is offered individually and as part of the Modern Primitive/Passion and Warfare 25th Anniversary Edition, available on CD and vinyl (opens in new tab) and digital (opens in new tab).

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Christopher Scapelliti
Christopher Scapelliti

Christopher Scapelliti is editor-in-chief of Guitar Player (opens in new tab) magazine, the world’s longest-running guitar magazine, founded in 1967. In his extensive career, he has authored in-depth interviews with such guitarists as Pete Townshend, Slash, Billy Corgan, Jack White, Elvis Costello and Todd Rundgren, and audio professionals including Beatles engineers Geoff Emerick and Ken Scott. He is the co-author of Guitar Aficionado: The Collections: The Most Famous, Rare, and Valuable Guitars in the World (opens in new tab), a founding editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine, and a former editor with Guitar WorldGuitar for the Practicing Musician and Maximum Guitar. Apart from guitars, he maintains a collection of more than 30 vintage analog synthesizers.