Watch Steve Vai shred on command for Jacob Collier as the pair work on Whammy-laden collaborative track

Jacob Collier and Steve Vai
(Image credit: Jacob Collier/Instagram)

As one of today’s most prolific multi-instrumentalists and outstanding musical minds, Jacob Collier has an especially enviable list of collaborators that stretches into the world of guitar.

His most recent six-string guest star was John Mayer, who treated Collier’s Never Gonna Be Alone to nearly one minute of soloing, with the pair later teaming up with Lizzy McAlpine to perform the song at LA’s Troubadour.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.