Vai is zen. Vai was amazing. Beautifully intense with a cool charm; he had the rock-star look and strut but this was no shred-guitar goon. Let me just break off here and say I had expected to find a live set by Steve Vai in 2012 to be quite ridiculous, possibly painful.
A few years ago I was offered an interview with Jeff Beck. I jumped at the chance. It would be 10 minutes only and it was the very next day. Oh, and it was for The Listener. Almost implausibly they were going to run it as a four-page feature, they wanted a sidebar of Beck’s […]