"I love to have fun, except I do it a little differently than most people.” Steve Vai dishes on his idea of a good time: tearing it up with four fellow axe wizards on the 'Generation Axe' tour.
The four guitarists paid tribute to Freddie Mercury at the Pennsylvania stop on the Generation Axe tour.
"I knew that if young musicians saw the potential in it for their ideas, it was going to evolve into something pretty incredible," he says.
The guitarist heads out on the Generation Axe tour with Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen and others beginning November 7.
15 names that are a testament to the myriad ways in which the seven- and eight-string guitar has evolved over the years.`
The 52-hour marathon charity event will also feature Steve Morse, Dweezil Zappa, Lee Ritenour and others.
A step-by-step breakdown of Vai's hurricane-speed lick from the guitar-duel scene in the 1986 feature, 'Crossroads.'