Some of our favorite rockers have joined together to lend a hand to save the lives of animals in need this holiday season. Supporting the Fur & Feather Animal Sanctuary people like Steve Vai, Paul Gilbert, George Lynch, Phil Collen and Wendy Dio have donated gifts and gear from signed guitars to Disney memorabilia leather pillows to raise money for the charity.
Head over to their ebay page to place your bids and help a great cause! (Oh and if you’re still looking for my gift I’ll take the signed Steve Vai guitar thanks!)
Fur & Feathers Animal Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) that was organized exclusively for charitable, and educational purposes, more specifically for helping homeless and un-wanted animals with medical care, adoption in a no-kill safe environment. To donate to the cause use Paypal and email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email to get address to send checks.
On September 29th Steve Vai’s live DVD “Where The Wild Things Are” will be released. Recorded in Minneapolis the DVD is an assault on the senses featuring not only Vai’s handy work but violinsts Alex DePue and Ann Marie Calhoun as well as a collective group of impressive musicians to complement Vai.
Always thinking of his fans first, Vai’s number one goal was to entertain the masses and stimulate the senses – all of them. Everyone involved in the performance is emotionally invested and Vai hopes that they can provoke the same of their audience.
Always a few steps ahead of everyone else, Vai has been a complete innovator with everything he does and is constantly pushing creative boundaries. It’s almost impossible to believe that it was over 25 years ago that Vai’s first solo cd “Flex-able” was released.
The always honest and charming Steve recently took some time to talk to us about the new DVD, other projects he’s got in the works, and of course, bees!
Interviewed by: Mary Ouellette | August 2009
Steve Vai is set to release his famed Naked Tracks on CD for the first time. Previously only sold on www.vai.com and iTunes as downloads only, Vai wanted to give his fans and players of all ages something special – An excellent practice tool for any guitarist. “Through the years, whenever I would mix my records I would usually do a mix of specific songs without the lead guitar. This allowed me to play along with the track or make loops to jam to, and because I figured perhaps someday maybe others would like to do the same,” explains Vai. “Voila! We have arrived at someday!”
Naked Tracks is housed in a special limited edition digi-pack box set. This series of play-along CDs is designed to help create an atmosphere of focus so you can shred yourself into a personally-induced inspirational nirvana. Included in the set are 5 CD’s featuring backing tracks from the following albums:
• Passion And Warfare
• Sex & Religion
• Alien Love Secrets
• Fire Garden
• The Ultra Zone
• Alive In An Ultra World
• Real Illusions: Reflections
For more information click on www.vai.com or call the Guitar Center nearest you and find out your stores date of arrival for the Naked Tracks box-set! For outside of the USA go to your nearest retail store or if you want it NOW download the full version from www.vai.com or iTunes.