His town (Carle Place = basically Westbury) is like the next town over from where I grew up. My aunt's neighbors went to high school with him and his sister.Geez, you really make a guy dig. I had no idea if this was true:
"Six-string wizard Steve Vai, along with his onetime teacher Joe Satriani, set the standard for rock guitar virtuosity in the '80s. Born on June 6, 1960, and raised in Carle Place, New York, Vai became interested in the guitar via such legendary artists as Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, and Alice Cooper as a teenager and, upon starting high school, took lessons with an older player from the school, Joe Satriani.