“The guitar duel scene with Ry Cooder wasn’t working. Ry called up Guitar Player and asked who the new hotshot on the block was”: Steve Vai on how he got the career-defining Crossroads gig

Steve Vai has called starring in Crossraoads’ iconic guitar duel scene a pivotal moment in his career.

Speaking in the latest issue of Guitar World, which uncovers the stories behind 1984’s most ground-breaking guitar albums, he discussed how the success of his debut solo record, Flex-Able, helped open doors to big opportunities for the young guitarist. 

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