Hear Steve Vai channel his biker-rock side on newly-released track, Busted

Steve Vai performs onstage at the Guitar Legends Expo in 1991
(Image credit: Fin Costello/Redferns)

Last month, Steve Vai announced the release of Vai/Gash, an album he recorded in 1991 with his friend, the late Johnny “Gash” Sombrotto.

Featuring Vai on electric guitar and Sombrotto on vocals, Vai/Gash is an homage to the brawny, riff-heavy '70s biker rock both musicians grew up listening to – and is a stark departure from Vai's more cosmic and technical solo work.

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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.