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For a taste of Steve Vai’s quirky brand of virtuosity, check out the following clips on YouTube:
Vai performs “The Attitude Song”—one of his seminal classics—with the Metropole Orchestra in 2008.
Three necks are better than one, as Vai demonstrates during this 2003 G3 concert (with Yngwie Malmsteen and Joe Satriani) in Denver. From 4:34–4:40, Vai plays the most insane 5ths-based sequence ever.
Vai and bass god Billy Sheehan perform “Shy Boy,” the unison-filled shredfest that symbolized their respective instrumental powers during their stint with David Lee Roth in the mid ’80s. Here, Sheehan takes vocal duties.