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Steve Vai in search of “guitar brutalities” in new year 2011

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‘Guitar God’ Steve Vai has dived into work right at the start of the new year. The three time Grammy Award-winner posted on Facebook that he was in search of “guitar brutalities” while wishing all his fans a Happy New Year.

“Hey Folks, Happy New Year again… and again… and forever!” the Italian American rockstar greeted.

Vai, who released Where the Other Wilds Are in 2010 following the 2009’s Where the Wild Things Are, has revealed that the new year will also bring in another album.

“I am just right now starting to work on a new record… right… now!
I’m diving into the infinity shelf and letting it run all over the place. Looking for exotic guitar brutalities.
I’ll keep you posted on the preposterous.
Thanks for tuning in,” the post on the social media site added.

Earlier, the Guitar International Magazine awarded the title of Guitar DVD of the Year to ‘Steve Vai Live in Minneapolis: Where the Wild Things Are’.

“Seeing Steve Vai live is an experience all unto itself, and his latest live release Where the Wild Things Are couldn’t have captured that essence any better. Though the album was released at the end of 2009, this baby had some legs and continued to amaze and inspire viewers throughout the past 12 months, so we decided to include in the 2010 edition of the awards,” the magazine said on the 2-hours-40-minutes-and-27 tracks DVD.

Besides this, Vai grabbed the ‘Guitar Concert of the Year Award’ for performances on the Experience Hendrix Tour, which “allowed fans to see some of their favorite players pay tribute to a man that has inspired countless millions of guitarists and fan across the globe over the past four decades.”

The Philanthropist has also reminded aspiring guitarists that they need to get their entry into the Steve Vai scholarship competition by Friday, January 7 to be considered. The Guitar Institute, part of London’s Institute of Contemporary Music Performance, has tied up with Steve Vai for the scholarship.

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