Dave Weiner retires from Steve Vai's band after 23 years, and announces his successor

Dave Weiner (left) and Steve Vai perform on stage at Sala Barts on July 21, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain
(Image credit: Jordi Vidal/Redferns)

Dave Weiner, who has spent the last 23 years touring with Steve Vai as an electric guitar player, has announced his departure from Vai's band.

In a video posted to his YouTube account earlier this week (November 14), Weiner told fans that after more than two decades he felt it was time to "choose a new adventure."

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.