Steve Vai Talks About Joe Satriani to Sammy Hagar: Watch

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Steve Vai and Sammy Hagar backstage at 2017’s Acoustic-For-A-Cure benefit concert (Photo: Jon R. Luini/Chime; used with permission)

Season Three of Rock and Roll Road Trip With Sammy Hagar begins Sunday, April 8 at 9 p.m. In Episode One, Hagar heads to the world-famous Fillmore in San Francisco for a star-studded premiere from his fourth annual concert benefit, Acoustic-4-A-Cure, featuring performances and conversations with Mick FleetwoodBob Weir, Foo Fighters Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins, and guitarists Steve Vai and Vic Johnson. (Scroll down for an exclusive clip with Vai.)

Among the highlights of Season Three, Hagar sits down with the iconic voice of The Who, Roger Daltrey, at Lake Tahoe where the pair reminisce about playing the 1973 Charlton Festival (Apr. 15); and Sammy’s visit with Foreigner founder/guitarist Mick Jones in Austin, TX, featuring a pit stop at the Circuit of the Americas racetrack (Apr. 29).

The road trip continues on May 6, as Sammy revisits with Judas Priest legend Rob Halford, and others (May 6); followed by an acoustic session with GRAMMY®-winning singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan, and Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo (May 13).

Then, Hagar sails the high seas with fellow classic rockers Bad CompanyTodd Rundgren, and Blue Oyster Cult on the Rock Legends Cruise VI (May 20); and viewers get to spend 24 hours in the life of Sammy as he hits the road with The Circle to perform live at RockFest in Kansas City (June 17). The season comes to a close with an all-access pass to Sammy’s epic birthday bash on the beach in Cabo San Lucas on June 24.

In this exclusive clip from the Season Three opener, Vai talks about learning to play guitar from Joe Satriani. “We grew up in the same town. I was 12 years old and got my first guitar. A friend of mine had a guitar and he could actually play. He said ‘If you think I’m good, you should see my guitar teacher!'”

Watch Vai talk about that guitar teacher… Joe Satriani

Related: Our coverage of 2017’s Acoustic-4-A-Cure benefit concert

Rock and Roll Road Trip With Sammy Hagar (9 p.m. Eastern) will air back-to-back on Sunday nights on AXS TV with Eddie Money’s new reality show, Real Money (9:30 Eastern).

Hagar was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Van Halen in 2007, is also a #1 New York Times bestselling author, restaurateur and spirits entrepreneur.


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