Steve Vai Discusses the Struggle to Balance Precision and Passion in 1991 Guitar World Interview

Here's an interview with Steve Vai from the April 1991 issue of Guitar World. The original story ran with the headline, "The Passion of St. Steve: Guitar visionary? Masochist? Or just a cool dude from Long Island? Steve Vai continues his epic struggle to balance precision and passion."To see the Vai cover -- and all the GW covers from 1991 -- click here.

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Brad Tolinski

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away Brad was the editor of Guitar World from 1990 to 2015. Since his departure he has authored Eruption: Conversations with Eddie Van Halen, Light & Shade: Conversations with Jimmy Page and Play it Loud: An Epic History of the Style, Sound & Revolution of the Electric Guitar, which was the inspiration for the Play It Loud exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City in 2019.