Steve Vai: shredding spinal tap


Alien Guitar Secrets @ Meinl Guitar Festival - Germany
Tickets are now on sale for Steve's Alien Guitar Secrets Master Class at the Meinl Guitar Festival in Germany on June 27. There are only 70 tickets available for this event - so don't miss out! Click here to get tickets.

In addition to the master class, Steve will join Andy Timmons for an "All Star Jam" on the Meinl Guitar Festival main stage.

Alien Music Secrets - Stockbridge, MA
Steve will bring a special version of his master class to the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health on October 18-21. For more information on this event, visit the Kripalu website.

Steve on new Spinal Tap CD
Steve appears on the forthcoming Spinal Tap album Back From The Dead - to be released on June 16, 2009. The album includes 19 songs and an hour-long DVD.

On Back From the Dead, Tap members David St. Hubbins, Nigel Tufnel and Derek Smalls unearth their long-self-suppressed studio versions of the classic songs from the movie "This is Spinal Tap," as well as six new additional songs, and an exclusive hour long accompanying DVD featuring a track-by-track video commentary by the band. Back From The Dead also features guest appearances by Phil Collen, Keith Emerson, John Mayer and Steve Vai. "This album title says it all. We're back from the dead. But we weren't dead. But we definitely are back," proclaimed Hubbins.

Read the entire press release and discuss on his forum

he Back From The Dead deluxe CD/DVD package is being distributed completely outside of the traditional major label infrastructure. Retail distribution and marketing of physical CDs will be handled by Artist2Market (A2M) while digital marketing and distribution will be serviced by INgrooves.

Track List
Tonight I'm Gonna Rock You Tonight
Back From The Dead
(Funky) Sex Farm
Rock 'n' Roll Creation
Jazz Oddyssey I
Gimme Some Money
Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare
Heavy Duty
Jazz Oddyssey II
(Listen to the) Flower People (Reggae Stylee)
Hell Hole
Big Bottom
Celtics Blues
Jazz Oddyssey III
Warmer Than Hell
Short and Sweet
Cups and Cakes

In addition to the above 19 songs, fans of SPINAL TAP can find a free download for the previously unreleased 'Saucy Jack' from Hubbins' unfinished musical about Jack the Ripper on the band's website There are also rumors that there will be exclusive versions of 'Sex Farm' and '(Listen to the) Flower People' available on certain digital outlets – stay tuned.