Vai doesn't know he's a douchebag.
Yngwie plays enough guitar conventions that he's bound to know he's a douchbag. Or, he's too pompous to care.
Either way - in the battle of the douche - I give it to Malmsteen.
Like U2, i'm not saying they haven't written a good song or two and that they have no talent but they're such self absorbed wankers I can't even watch Bono preer anound the stage and argh! i'm going to quit before I waste more time bithing . . .
uhhh... Warren Cuccurullo played with Zappa too - later of Duran Duran and Brazillian pornography.
Vai playing with Zappa didn't make him good. Zappa made him good.
I agree with John A.
girls. all of you.
I'm with Cerdo. Vai has always bee one of my favorite guitar players. For what he does... not many can match him.
The stuff he did with David Lee Roth is pretty awesome.
He has always dressed like a douche though. I mean, he played with Zappa and all that.
I'm gonna brace myself to get shot in the face but... I saw Steve Vai on the first round of the G3 Tour a few years back and found it to be a pretty damn amazing display of musicianship. Does he look silly? Indeed he does.