Over the last few weeks we’ve caught up with the key players within the fret burning community.
And we’ve compiled exclusive interviews with the genre leaders – henceforth known as the RUSHONROCKRiffLords.
Today we feature the one and only Steve Vai!
Riff Lord: Steve Vai
Band: Solo Artist
Current Album: The Story Of Light
Signature riff: For The Love Of God
First song learnt: The riff to Whole Lotta Love
Favourite song played: As above
Favourite Steve Vai song: There are challenges and gratification in all of them. I’m on tour right now and I’m really enjoying playing Gravity Storm.
Favourite rock song ever: I love Black Dog by Zeppelin and Heartbreaker by the same band. Whenever either of those songs come on the radio I feel paralysed.
Favourite other instrument: I really like the cello. It just has a beautiful, round, organic tone.
Your Riff Lord: When I think back to my youth and when I think about it now it’s the same answer: Jimmy Page.