Steve Vai began his music career at the age of 18 as a transcriptionist for Frank Zappa in 1978, going on to join his band from 1980 to 1983, before embarking on his award-winning solo career, where he has sold over 15 million records worldwide to date.
However, as well as releasing eight studio albums, two EPs and eight live albums, Vai has found the time to record and tour with the likes of Alcatrazz, David Lee Roth and Whitesnake. Performing with the later at Castle Donington on the 18th August 1990, during the legendary Monsters of Rock festival.
Introduced by David Coverdale as “His Royal Darkness…the Seven-String Sorcerer”. Vai performs an eight-minute solo (which can be seen in the video clip below) during the band’s set, that features a medley from his second studio album Passion and Warfare including, “For the Love of God” and “The Audience Is Listening”.