March 1982 - Guitar World

March 1982

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Watch Frank Zappa and Steve Vai Play "Stevie's Spanking" in 1982

"I mean, I like the way he plays. I think he's really a great guitar player. He does everything on the guitar that I don't do. He does all of the stock Stratocaster noises and he makes everything that Van Halen ever dreamed of and then some. He reads music. He plays sixteenth notes, which I don't play. And he does all of this stuff that I don't do; and I think that our styles are kind of complementary."