Grammy wins not important for rock bands: Steve Vai

Steve Vai

PV Entertainment Desk : Globally popular rock guitarist Steve Vai, who has won three Grammy Awards, feels he has “lived a charmed musical career”. He says winning the honour is good for updating one’s resume, but it isn’t an important stepping stone for rock bands in the music world.
He says the honour has the power to change the careers of young artists more inclined towards pop culture.
“It (Grammy as a platform for music artists) hasn’t changed much. If you win a Grammy, it’s usually nice to have that on your resume… And being on such a huge award show is obviously a great way to get your message and brand across,” Vai, who has also earned Grammy nominations 15 times, told IANS in an email interview.
So, how important is it to win the accolade?
“It depends. For rock bands like Led Zeppelin, Queen, Deep Purple, and any contemporaries, I don’t think it matters very much. But for young artists that are more associated with pop culture, winning a Grammy could be helpful… It’s neither here nor there in the long run. But it is always nice to be recognised for your contribution,” added Vai, who will be performing in India in October and December.