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Steve Vai’s 1990 Appearance on Headbangers Ball — Video

In May 1990, Steve Vai guested as host of MTV’s Headbanger’s Ball.

Filmed around the release of Vai’s second studio album, Passion and Warfare, and during his stint with Whitesnake, Vai couldn’t have been more “in demand.”

His appearance was heavily advertised at the time, with many fans writing in, hoping to get a response from the virtuoso himself.

In the clips below, Vai provides us with his opinions on such topics as female guitarists in the industry, tips for young musicians starting out and whether he’d do an album with fellow Long Island (New York) native and instrumental guitar legend Joe Satriani.

Throughout the show, Vai had his seven-string Ibanez Universe UV77MC on hand to provide some interesting interludes, including how to play guitar with your tongue, and (in the bottom clip) a short demo of how he achieved the cat sound effect on “Kittens Got Claws” from Whitesnake’s
 1989 release, Slip of the Tongue.



 

 

 

 

Written by Forgotten Guitar for Guitar World, which can also be viewed by clicking here

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