Steve Vai and Al Di Meola Rehearse “Race with Devil on Spanish Highway”

May 20th, 2015

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On April 26, virtuoso guitarist Al Di Meola made a stop at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, California, for one of his typically great shows. As a bonus, the show was topped off by a special encore appearance by Steve Vai.

For the show’s encore, the guitarists performed a blazing version of Di Meola’s “Race with Devil on Spanish Highway,” from 1977’s Elegant Gypsy.

You can see a fan-filmed video of that performance below. Right above that video, however, is a more interesting clip of Vai and Di Meola rehearsing the song at Vai’s Harmony Hut studio a few hours before the show.

It’s a treat to see their fretwork up close!