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U.K. Rockers Xerath Cover Steve Vai's “Dirty Black Hole” — Video

U.K. rockers Xerath have covered a 1993 Steve Vai track, “Dirty Black Hole,” which first appeared on Vai’s Sex & Religion. Devin Townsend sang the original Vai version, by the way.

Speaking of Vai, he seems to like the Xerath version.

"Hi, folks. Steve Vai here," wrote the guitarist on his Facebook page last week. "My friend sent me this link of the band Xerath doing a version of 'Dirty Black Hole.' So cool to see this stuff. Thanks to the band."

Xerath released their latest album, III, in 2014. For more about the band, be sure to follow them on Facebook.

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.