STEVE VAI On 'The Classic Metal Show'; Audio Available

Grammy Award-winning guitarist Steve Vai was one of the featured guests on this past Saturday's (August 15) edition of "The Classic Metal Show". The chat is now available for streaming in two parts below.

"The Classic Metal Show" can be heard every Saturday night between 9:00 p.m. EST and 3:00 a.m. EST at www.cmsradio.net.

Vai has announced a premier screening of his concert film, "Live In Minneapolis - Where The Wild Things Are", at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, California on September 15. Attendees will have the rare opportunity to view the concert film in its entirety and also listen to Vai and his band members discuss the making of the film, as well as the behind-the-scenes details of the tour.

The screening will be open to the public and proceeds from the event will benefit Hollywood Arts, an arts academy that provides creative and commercial art instruction to homeless and at-risk youth. (Vai has been a member of the board of directors for Hollywood Arts since 2007.)

"I'm thrilled to be sponsoring this event in support of such a vital organizations as Hollywood Arts," says Vai. "I have personally seen how this institute has mended broken spirits and changed the quality of people's lives while cultivating them to become valuable contributors in building a healthier society."

Music celebrities from all walks are donating items for a silent auction that will be held at the Egyptian Theatre on the night of the screening. There will also be an eBay and live auction to help raise funds and awareness for Hollywood Arts. Visit Vai.com in the coming days for links to view photos and info on auction items.

2010 will mark Vai's 30-year touring anniversary. Vai first stepped into the spotlight in 1980 as a guitarist in Frank Zappa's band but his indelible contribution to music came during his solo career, which includes combined sales of nearly six million albums. "Live In Minneapolis - Where The Wild Things Are" was filmed during Vai's sold-out Sound Theories tour which spanned several continents.

The film is scheduled to be released on DVD and Blu-ray September 29. A live audio CD that contains select performances from the DVD will also be released on September 29.

General-admission tickets are $40 and all ages are welcome. The silent auction is open to the all attendees. One hundred tickets are available to the EVO Experience — a private question-and-answer discussion with Steve. EVO Experience tickets are $199 each.

The schedule for the event is as follows:

Location: The Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd.

4:00 p.m. - EVO Experience
6:00 p.m. - Red-carpet arrivals
6:30 p.m. - Address by Steve Vai and Hollywood Arts
7:00 - 10:00 p.m. - Screening
10:30 p.m. - Silent auction closes

Tickets are only available in advance through the Vai.com ticket store. Tickets will NOT be available at the Egyptian Theatre box office.

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