Announcing Vai Academy, 2018!

Announcing Vai Academy, 2018!

VAI ACADEMY 4.0 4 DAYS & NIGHTS OF NON-STOP GUITAR   Vai Academy is a 4 day event for players and music-lovers of all ages, levels, interests, and taste! Whether you are a master player, a beginner, or just an enthusiastic fan. Our four-day programs offer activities and workshops for you. Our environments are non-competitive and are strictly about immersing oneself in the joys of music and our lovely surroundings! Please visit http://vaiacademy.com/ for more information JANUARY 3 – 7,…

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Guitar Heroes

Guitar Heroes

Guitar Heroes Part 1 Here’a list of outstanding guitarists who are known for both technique and showmanship. These artists have inspired generation after generation of guitar players. And will continue to inspire listeners for years to come. Jimi Hendrix: James Marshall “Jimi” Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix; November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as…

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Steve Vai Inducted Into The Long Island Music Hall of Fame

Steve Vai Inducted Into The Long Island Music Hall of Fame

Today, the Long Island Music Hall of Fame (LIMHoF) proudly announced their 2016 inductees – a diverse array of performers, groups, music industry leaders and venues that have made significant contributions to Long Island’s rich music history. This years’ class of inductees includes legendary music executive Charles Koppelman, guitarist and composer Steve Vai, singer/songwriter Garland Jeffreys, film composer Carter Burwell, hip-hop performer Big Daddy Kane, legendary songwriters/instrumentalists Santo & Johnny, early jazz specialist/bandleader Vince Giordano,…

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Jason Becker Former David Lee Roth Guitarist Releases Unheard Demo

Jason Becker Former David Lee Roth Guitarist Releases Unheard Demo

When doctors diagnosed 19-year-old rock star Jason Becker with Lou Gehrig’s Disease, they said he would never make music again and that he wouldn’t live to see his 25th birthday. 22 years later, without the ability to move or to speak, Jason is alive and now making music with his eyes. In 1996, Becker lost the ability to speak, and he now communicates with his eyes via a system developed by his father. Despite his disability,…

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Tony MacAlpine Announces First Live Dates Since Battling Cancer

Tony MacAlpine Announces First Live Dates Since Battling Cancer

Guitar Virtuoso Tony MacAlpine Announces First Live Dates Since Battling Cancer. A Message From Tony: Hello Friends and music family! I hope all is well for everyone reading this. It’s been a while since I have reached out to you, but now the good fortune of health and timing is allowing me to do so. I have been feeling back to normal and tests indicate that all is well in medical land. Deep and sincere thanks…

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Interview With Legendary Drummer Deen Castronovo

Interview With Legendary Drummer Deen Castronovo

Recently, I had the chance to talk with Deen Castronovo. A man with a music resume’ as long as my arm. You know his work from bands and playing with artists like Bad English, Ozzy Osbourne, Steve Vai, Paul Rodgers, Jason Becker, Marty Friedman,Tony MacAlpine, Wild Dogs, Hardline, G/Z/R, Fear Factory and of course the legendary rock band “Journey”,  with which he performed for 17 years.  Many of you also know that Deen was arrested…

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