Steve Vai: His First 30 Years documentary released online for free

Steve Vai
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A new 75-minute documentary charting the first three decades of Steve Vai’s life has been released in its entirety online by The Tapes Archive.

Titled Steve Vai: His First 30 years, the extended film explores just about every influential life event the electric guitar legend experienced between 1960 and 1990, and traces his rise from falling in love with the instrument to creating the Ibanez JEM and releasing his second studio album, Passion and Warfare.

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Matt Owen
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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.