7-string wizard Dave Weiner is known as a recording artist and educator as well as being a key member of Steve Vai’s touring band. He’s currently gearing up for Vai’s Passion & Warfare 25th Anniversary Tour and is sharing the process on his YouTube channel. Let’s check out “I Would Love To,” shall we?

Joe Satriani’s G3 franchise is in its 16th year of existence and going strong. The current installment, featuring Satriani, G3 regular Steve Vai, and Steve Lukather (not to mention “sidemen” Mike Keneally and Dave Weiner) has been in the air and on the road in New Zealand and Australia. Satriani bassist Allen Whitman has been keeping an amusing blog about the excursion. For example, here’s his report from a hotel in the Australian capitol, Canberra:

I had a room with windows I could open despite dire warnings of blood sucking multi-legged, mandibled, misbegotten creatures feeding off the liquids in my brain as I slept.

Read it all right here.