Interview with Steve Vai – October 4th, 2016

By Mike Bax Photo by Larry DiMarzio A few days ago, the inimitable Steve Vai began an ambitious 21 date North American tour showcasing the entirety of his 1990 Passion and Warfare album – rehearsed to perfection and pushed out on the road for the masses. Already showcased over two months in Europe, this tour…

Interview with Steve Vai (Generation Axe) – March 30th, 2016

By Mike Bax This week, a 26-date tour package called Generation Axe began in Seattle at the Paramount Theatre. Gestating from a long standing idea Steve Vai has been nurturing, Generation Axe features five revered guitarists backed by a veteran supporting band jamming together on songs from each of the artists’ repertoire, along with some…

Interview with Joe Satriani, Toronto, Canada – June 3rd, 2015

By Mike Bax There isn’t really too much preamble one can put down for Joe Satriani that hasn’t already been said. He is a world renowned living guitar legend, arguably the best technical guitarist on the planet. As a teacher, some of the guitarists Satriani has taught include Steve Vai, Larry LaLonde, Rick Hunolt, Kirk…