Steve Vai

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A former stunt guitarist for Frank Zappa, Vai is a fast-fingered guitar god who's considered one of rock's greatest musicians.
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Year Album Artist
2016 Junk M83 Soloist
2016 Modern Primitive/Passion & Warfare Steve Vai Primary Artist
2015 Frank Zappa: 200 Motels – The Suites Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra / Esa-Pekka Salonen Liner Notes, Artwork
2015 Make a Noise Steve Vai Primary Artist
2015 Stillness in Motion: Vai Live in L.A. Steve Vai Primary Artist, Liner Notes, Vocals, Guitar
2014 Al Di Meola Collection Al Di Meola Guitar (Electric)
2014 Covered in Gold Enuff Z'nuff Composer
2014 Pure... Metal Primary Artist
2014 The Box Set Series: Classic Rock Composer, Primary Artist, Producer
2014 The Classic Hard Rock Christmas Album Primary Artist
2013 G3 Live: Rockin' in the Free World G3 / Yngwie Malmsteen / Joe Satriani / Steve Vai Primary Artist, Producer, Composer, Guitar, Vocals
2013 Greatest Hits David Lee Roth Composer
2013 In2ition 2Cellos Featured Artist, Guitar
2013 Late for Nothing Iwrestledabearonce Guitar, Soloist
2013 Ponder the Mystery William Shatner Featured Artist, Guitar
2013 Pure... Rock Ballads Primary Artist
2012 Greatest Ever! Rock Guitars Composer, Primary Artist
2012 Pure... Guitar Legends Composer, Primary Artist
2012 Re-Machined: A Tribute to Deep Purple's Machine Head Engineer, Guitar, Guitar Arrangements, Primary Artist
2012 Strings of My Soul Tak Matsumoto Vocals
2012 The Duke Joe Jackson Featured Artist, Guitar, Primary Artist, Soloist
2012 The Story of Light Steve Vai Primary Artist, Producer, Engineer, Liner Notes, Art Direction, Instrumentation, Arranger, Composer
2011 Acoustic Gypsy Live L.A. Guns Main Personnel
2011 Guitar Gods, Vol. 2 Joe Satriani / Steve Vai Primary Artist
2011 Pure... Hard Rock Composer, Primary Artist
2011 Sharon Isbin & Friends: Guitar Passions Sharon Isbin Arranger, Guitar
2011 The Chosen Few Judas Priest Quotation Author
2011 The Essential Steve Vai Steve Vai Primary Artist, Original Recording Producer, Bass, Composer, Drum Programming, Engineer, Guitar, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Instrumentation, Keyboards, Linn Drum, Mixing, Producer, Synthesizer
2011 The History of Now Matt Resnicoff Liner Notes
2011 The World as We Love It Pushking Featured Artist, Guitar
2010 Believe (II) Orianthi Composer, Featured Artist, Guitar
2010 Crazy Executive Producer, Soundtrack Producer
2010 Crossroads Guitar Festival 2004 [DVD] Primary Artist
2010 Guitar Masters, Vol. 3 & 4: Les Paul Dedication Primary Artist
2010 Hang Cool Teddy Bear Meat Loaf Guitar
2010 Mahavishnu Re-Defined, Vol. 2 Featured Artist
2010 Playlist: The Very Best of Steve Vai Steve Vai Primary Artist
2010 Pure... Guitar Heroes Composer, Primary Artist
2010 Western Vacation Steve Vai Primary Artist, Executive Producer, Presentation
2010 Where the Other Wild Things Are: Live in Minneapolis Steve Vai Primary Artist, Producer, Mixing, Vocals, Guitar, Composer
2009 '80s Metal: A Double Dose Composer
2009 Back from the Dead Spinal Tap Guitar, Primary Artist, Soloist
2009 Believe Orianthi Composer, Guitar
2009 Big Neighborhood Mike Stern Guest Artist, Main Personnel, Guitar
2009 Hardcore Ambience Co de Kloet / Menno Kalmann Executive Producer
2009 Naked Tracks Steve Vai Primary Artist
2009 Stronger with Each Tear Mary J. Blige Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Guitar Arrangements
2009 Where the Wild Things Are Steve Vai Primary Artist, Producer, Mixing, Vocals, Guitar, Composer
2009 Where the Wild Things Are [Video] Steve Vai Primary Artist, Producer, Mixing, Guitar, Composer
2008 Collection Jason Becker Guitar, Soloist
2008 E2, Vol. 2 Eros Ramazzotti Primary Artist
2008 Fretworx Brian Tarquin Guitar, Soloist, Primary Artist
2008 Halo Trilogy Performer
2008 Live at Donington 1990 Whitesnake Guitar
2008 One Link Between Them Les Fradkin Composer
2008 One Shot Deal Frank Zappa Guitar
2008 Original Album Classics Steve Vai Primary Artist, Producer, Engineer, Arranger, Mixing, Audio Production, Vocals, Guitar, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Lyre, Sitar, Piano, Keyboards, Synthesizer, Drum Machine, Percussion, Drum Programming, Bass, Instrumentation, Eventide, Composer
2008 The Dream of the Electric Guitars, Vol. 1 Producer, Engineer, Mixing, Guitar, Keyboards, Composer, Primary Artist
2008 The Great Nostalgia Bob Harris Main Personnel, Sitar (Electric)
2008 The Torture Never Stops Frank Zappa Vocals, Guitar
2008 Zappa Plays Zappa Zappa Plays Zappa / Dweezil Zappa Guest Artist, Main Personnel, Guitar
2007 Buffalo Frank Zappa Guitar, Vocals (Background)
2007 E2 Eros Ramazzotti Producer, Engineer, Audio Engineer, Audio Production, Additional Personnel, Guitars, Primary Artist
2007 Imaginary Diseases Frank Zappa Liner Notes
2007 Live Album Steve Vai Primary Artist
2007 Musicians for Minneapolis Mixing, Guitar, Composer, Primary Artist
2007 Sound Theories, Vols. 1-2 Steve Vai Primary Artist, Producer, Arranger, Mixing, Audio Production, Editing, Main Personnel, Guitar, Performer, Orchestration, Composer
2007 Systematic Chaos Dream Theater Guest Artist, Additional Personnel, Vocals, Vocals (Background), Voices, Primary Artist
2007 Video Games Live, Vol. 1 Jack Wall Guitar
2007 Visual Sound Theories [Video] Steve Vai Primary Artist, Producer, Arranger, Performer, Orchestration, Composer
2006 Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose Meat Loaf Guest Artist, Engineer, Main Personnel, Guitar, Soloist
2006 Butchering the Beatles: A Headbashing Tribute Guitar, Primary Artist
2006 Halo 2, Vol. 2 [Original Video Game Soundtrack] Martin O'Donnell Performer
2006 Loudspeaker Marty Friedman Guest Artist, Additional Personnel, Guitar
2006 Passion and Warfare/The Ultra Zone Steve Vai Primary Artist
2006 Synchestra Devin Townsend Band / Devin Townsend Soloist
2005 01/10 Bagdat Avenue Composer
2005 Archives, Vol. 4 Steve Vai Primary Artist, Main Personnel, Guitar, Sitar (Electric), Art Direction, Soloist, Instrumentation, Composer
2005 Chronicles Whitesnake Guitar
2005 Just Like Paradise: A Tribute to Diamond David Lee Roth Composer
2005 Live in Tokyo G3 Primary Artist
2005 Live in Tokyo G3 Producer, Audio Production, Member of Attributed Artist, Vocals, Guitar, Composer, Primary Artist
2005 Real Illusions: Reflections Steve Vai Primary Artist, Producer, Engineer, Mixing, Audio Production, Vocals, Guitar, Instrumentation, Composer
2005 Songs for Sanity John 5 Guest Artist, Guitar, Soloist
2005 Terry Bozzio: Chamber Works Terry Bozzio Executive Producer
2004 A Tribute to Van Halen [Big Eye] Composer
2004 Acoustic Christmas [Favored Nations] Producer
2004 Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival Composer, Primary Artist
2004 G3 Live in Denver Joe Satriani Producer, Composer, Primary Artist
2004 G3 Live: Rockin' in the Free World Joe Satriani Producer, Vocals, Guitar, Composer, Primary Artist
2004 Guitar Rock: Awesome 80's Composer
2004 Halo 2 [Anniversary Original Soundtrack] Martin O'Donnell / Michael Salvatori Guitar, Primary Artist
2004 Hard and Heavy Composer
2004 Inferno Motörhead Guest Artist, Guitar, Soloist
2004 Johnny Hiland Johnny Hiland Executive Producer
2004 Left of the Dial: Dispatches from the '80s Underground Guitar
2004 More '80s Hair Metal Composer
2004 Piano Reductions, Vol. 1 Mike Keneally Producer, Mixing, Liner Notes, Composer
2004 Simply the Best Guitar Album Primary Artist
2004 The Sun, The Moon & The Stars Bob Carpenter Guest Artist, Main Personnel, Guitar (Acoustic), Executive Producer, Composer
2004 The Universe Will Provide Mike Keneally Executive Producer
2003 Best of Both Worlds: A Tribute to Van Halen [Versailles] Composer
2003 Birdland The Yardbirds Guest Artist
2003 Caribbean Grooves, Vol. 1 Composer
2003 HTP: 2 Hughes-Turner Project Guest Artist, Guitar, Soloist
2003 Hana Tak Matsumoto Mixing
2003 Live at the Astoria Steve Vai Primary Artist
2003 Mystery Tracks Archives, Vol. 3 Steve Vai Primary Artist, Producer, Engineer, Arranger, Guitar, Tambourine, Sampling, Bass, Multi Instruments, Art Direction, Composer
2003 Radio Free Gristle Greg Koch Executive Producer
2003 Santamental Steve Lukather / Steve Lukather & Friends Guest Artist, Main Personnel, Guitar
2003 The Infinite Steve Vai: An Anthology Steve Vai Primary Artist, Producer, Engineer, Mixing, Guitar, Guitar (Acoustic), Sitar, Keyboards, Synthesizer, Drum Machine, Drum Programming, Bass, Musician, Composer
2003 The Silver Anniversary Collection Whitesnake Guitar
2003 World's Greatest Air Guitar Album Composer
2002 A Tribute to Vai/Satriani: Lords of Karma Composer
2002 American Hair Bands, Vol. 1 Composer
2002 Frozen Thought Michael Lee Hill Producer, Audio Production, Composer
2002 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Box Set Composer
2002 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Vol. 1: V-Rock Composer
2002 Here I Go Again: The Whitesnake Collection Whitesnake Guitar
2002 Mailorder Knife Set Reprisal Composer
2002 Naked Pop Pete Huttlinger Mixing
2002 Passion and Warfare/Sex & Religion Steve Vai Primary Artist
2002 Six String Maestros Primary Artist
2002 The Elusive Light and Sound, Vol. 1 Steve Vai Primary Artist, Producer, Engineer, Arranger, Vocals, Guitar, Multi Instruments, Mastering, Art Direction, Composer
2002 Warmth in the Wilderness, Vol. 2: A Tribute to Jason Becker Producer, Engineer, Mixing, Instrumentation, Composer, Primary Artist
2002 Zappa Picks [Larry LaLonde] Frank Zappa Guest Artist, Vocals, Guitar, Guitar (Rhythm)
2001 A Tribute to Guitar Heroes Tommy Angelo Composer
2001 Alive in an Ultra World Steve Vai Primary Artist, Producer, Mixing, Editing, Vocals, Guitar, Mastering, Composer
2001 Blue Planet Robin Dimaggio Guest Artist, Guitar, Executive Producer
2001 Compression Billy Sheehan Guest Artist, Guitar
2001 Ghosts of Mars [Soundtrack] John Carpenter Guitar, Primary Artist
2001 No Substitutions: Live in Osaka Larry Carlton / Steve Lukather Producer, Mixing, Editing, Editing Engineer
2001 Residue Impulse Ride Composer
2000 Electric [Insight] Primary Artist
2000 Submarine Gregg Bissonette Guest Artist, Engineer, Guitar, Guitar Engineer, Featured Artist, Primary Artist
2000 The 7th Song: Enchanting Guitar Melodies Archives, Vol. 1 Steve Vai Primary Artist, Producer, Guitar, Arranger, Composer, Engineer, Mixing
2000 The Best of Randy Coven Randy Coven Guest Artist, Guitar, Soloist
2000 Vertigo Billie Myers Guest Artist
1999 Alright, This Time Just the Girls Composer
1999 Heavy Metal Thunder [Rhino] Composer
1999 Jackson: Symphony 1 Joe Jackson Guest Artist, Guitar (Electric), Guitar
1999 Radio Disney: Kid Jams Disney Performer, Primary Artist
1999 Shrinking Violet L.A. Guns Project Assistant
1999 Son of Cheap Thrills Frank Zappa Guest Artist
1999 The Greatest Stars of Bluegrass Music [CMH 1999] Composer
1999 The Life & Crimes of Alice Cooper Alice Cooper Guest Artist
1999 The Ultra Zone Steve Vai Primary Artist, Producer, Engineer, Arranger, Vocals, Guitar, Multi Instruments, Art Direction, Musician, Composer, Instrumentation
1999 Turf Stories Composer
1998 Audio's Audiophile, Vol. 6: Best Blues Guitars Primary Artist
1998 Cheap Thrills Frank Zappa Guest Artist, Guitar
1998 Flex-Able Leftovers Steve Vai Primary Artist, Vocals, Guitar, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Sitar, Piano (Electric), Synthesizer, Vocals (Background), Composer
1998 Freedom for Frankenstein: Hits & Pieces 1984-1991 Alice Cooper Guest Artist, Performer, Primary Artist
1998 Gregg Bissonette Gregg Bissonette Guest Artist, Engineer, Guitar
1998 Hard Rock Cafe: 80's Heavy Metal Composer
1998 Merry Axemas, Vol. 2: More Guitars for Christmas Executive Producer
1998 The Infinite Desire Al Di Meola Guest Artist, Guitar, Guitar (Electric)
1997 Alien Love Secrets [Video] Steve Vai Primary Artist
1997 Angelica [Atlantic] Angelica Guest Artist, Engineer, Guitar
1997 Clowns to the Left, Jokers to the Right: 1970-1982 Gerry Rafferty Composer
1997 G3: Live in Concert Joe Satriani Primary Artist, Vocals, Guitar, Performer, Composer
1997 Merry Axemas: A Guitar Christmas Producer, Engineer, Mixing, Guitar, Concept, Album Concept, Primary Artist
1997 The Best David Lee Roth Guest Artist, Composer
1996 Fire Garden Steve Vai Primary Artist, Producer, Engineer, Arranger, Vocals, Guitar, Vocals (Background), Multi Instruments, Composer
1996 The Best of Alcatrazz [Renaissance] Alcatrazz Composer
1996 The Songs of West Side Story Guitar, Primary Artist
1996 Youth Gone Wild: Heavy Metal Hits of the '80s, Vol. 2 Composer
1995 18 Screamers from the 80's Composer
1995 Alien Love Secrets Steve Vai Primary Artist, Producer, Engineer, Guitar, Keyboards, Drum Programming, Bass, Art Direction, Composer
1995 Built-In Pain Deadspot Composer
1995 Classicks Alice Cooper Guest Artist, Guitar
1995 In from the Storm Guitar, Primary Artist
1995 Ozzmosis Ozzy Osbourne Composer
1995 Rainbow Family Album Performer, Composer, Primary Artist
1995 Strictly Commercial: The Best of Frank Zappa Frank Zappa Guest Artist
1995 Vineyard Sound, Vol. 2 Composer
1994 Family Album Rainbow Composer
1994 PCU [Original Soundtrack] Producer, Engineer, Performer, Composer, Primary Artist
1994 Rock the Night Primary Artist
1994 Whitesnake's Greatest Hits Whitesnake Guitar
1993 Sex & Religion Steve Vai Primary Artist, Producer, Engineer, Arranger, Multi Instruments, Composer
1993 The Ultimate Guitar Survival Guide Performer, Composer, Primary Artist
1992 Encino Man Producer, Engineer, Guitar, Keyboards, Bass, Performer, Composer, Primary Artist
1992 Refugee Bad 4 Good Producer, Engineer, Songwriter
1992 You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 5 Frank Zappa Guitar
1992 You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 6 Frank Zappa Guest Artist, Guitar
1991 As an Am Zappa Frank Zappa Vocals, Guitar
1991 Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey [Soundtrack] Producer, Arranger, Multi Instruments, Performer, Composer, Primary Artist
1991 Hey Stoopid Alice Cooper Guest Artist, Guitar
1991 There Is a Time (1963-70) The Dillards Composer
1991 You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 4 Frank Zappa Guest Artist, Vocals, Guitar, Featured Artist, Soloist
1991 Zappa's Universe Zappa's Universe Guitar
1990 Funk Me Tender Randy Coven Guitar
1990 Passion and Warfare Steve Vai Primary Artist, Producer, Engineer, Arranger, Guitar, Keyboards, Bass, Multi Instruments, Art Direction, Composer
1990 Relativity/Combat/In-Effect Sampler Primary Artist
1990 Rev-Up: The Best of Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels [Rhino] Mitch Ryder / Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels Composer
1990 The Supplement Tape Frank Zappa Guitar
1989 Slip of the Tongue Whitesnake Guest Artist, Guitar, Guitar (12 String Acoustic), Sitar, Guitar (7 String Electric), Guitar Effects, Group Member
1989 You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 3 Frank Zappa Guest Artist, Guitar
1988 Guitar Frank Zappa Guest Artist, Guitar
1988 Skyscraper David Lee Roth Guest Artist, Producer, Engineer, Guitar, Horn (Alto), Composer, Guitar Engineer, Horn Arrangements, Overdub Engineer
1988 You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 1 Frank Zappa Guest Artist, Guitar
1988 You Can't Do That on Stage [Sampler] Frank Zappa Guitar
1987 Wayne Wonder Wayne Wonder Composer
1986 Album Public Image Ltd. Guest Artist, Guitar
1986 Eat 'Em and Smile David Lee Roth Guitar, Horn Arrangements, Composer
1986 Jazz from Hell Frank Zappa Guest Artist, Guitar, Guitar (Rhythm)
1986 Sonrisa Salvaje David Lee Roth Guitar, Composer
1986 The Epidemics Caroline / Shankar Primary Artist, Guitar
1986 Videos David Lee Roth Composer
1985 All You Need is Glove Frank Zappa Guitar
1985 Disturbing Peace/Dangerous Games Alcatrazz Arranger, Member of Attributed Artist, Guitar, Sitar, Vocals (Background), Effects, Composer
1985 Frank Zappa Meets the Mothers of Prevention Frank Zappa Guest Artist, Guitar
1984 Flex-Able Steve Vai Primary Artist, Producer, Engineer, Mixing, Vocals, Guitar, Guitar (Electric), Sitar, Piano, Keyboards, Synthesizer, Drum Machine, Percussion, Bells, Drum Programming, Bass, Design, Composer
1984 Them or Us Frank Zappa Guest Artist, Guitar, Guitar (Rhythm), Rhythm, Soloist, Fills
1984 Thing-Fish Frank Zappa Guest Artist, Guitar
1984 True Glove Frank Zappa Guitar
1983 Lisa Popiel Lisa Popiel Guitar, Sitar
1983 The Man from Utopia Frank Zappa Guest Artist, Guitar, Guitar (Acoustic)
1983 Volare Frank Zappa Vocals, Guitar
1983 Zappa '82 Encores Frank Zappa Guitar
1982 Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch Frank Zappa Guest Artist, Guitar
1982 The Dub Room Special! Frank Zappa Main Personnel, Musician
1982 Toxic Shock, Pt. 3: Clownz on Velvet Frank Zappa Vocals, Guitar
1982 Wagon Train Music: The Way It Sounded in the 1800's - Volume 4 Composer
1981 Fred Zappelin Frank Zappa Vocals, Guitar
1981 Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar Frank Zappa Guest Artist, Guitar, Guitar (Rhythm)
1981 Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar [Single LP] Frank Zappa Guitar, Guitar (Rhythm)
1981 Tinseltown Rebellion Frank Zappa Guest Artist, Vocals, Guitar, Guitar (Rhythm)
1981 You Are What You Is Frank Zappa Guest Artist, Guitar, Guitar (Steel)
1980 Remington Electric Razor Frank Zappa Guitar
1979 Joe's Garage: Act 1, 2 & 3 Frank Zappa Guest Artist
1977 The View from Home Bryan Bowers Composer
1976 En Bas du Chene Vert (Under a Green Oak Tree) Dewey Balfa / D.L. Menard / Marc Savoy Composer
Best of Orianthis, Vol. 1 Orianthi Composer, Featured Artist
Dudes Producer, Primary Artist
G3: Live in Concert [Video] G3 / Eric Johnson / Joe Satriani / Steve Vai Primary Artist, Composer
Halo 2 Anniversary Featured Artist
Mystery Tracks Steve Vai Primary Artist
Pure... Rock Primary Artist
Rock!: The Album Primary Artist
Stillness in Motion: Vai Live in L.A. [Video] Steve Vai Primary Artist, Liner Notes, Vocals, Guitar
The Retinal Circus Devin Townsend / Devin Townsend Project Narrator
The Prog Box Featured Artist
Top 100 80s Guitar
Ultimate... Guitar Legends Primary Artist
Ultimate... Rock Primary Artist
Volume 2 The Skillet Lickers Composer