He’s been known as a “stunt guitarist” and the “little Italian virtuoso” and performed and recorded with some of the most notable rock acts of the ’80s, including Frank Zappa, David Lee Roth, and Whitesnake. Alongside Joe Satriani (his mentor in high school), Steve Vai is not only one of the most influential rock-and-roll guitarists of the last 30 years, but he is a true and verified Guitar God. The Grammy-winner made his name initially as part of dozens of bands, but his masterpiece came in 1990 with the release of Passion and Warfare. It was his sophomore solo effort, six years after his self-financed debut, Flex-Able. For the twenty-fifth anniversary of Passion and Warfare, Vai recorded a full album of never-released tracks he wrote between the two albums. The add-on LP, Modern Primitive, is what he calls “the missing link” and bridges an important gap in music history. More importantly for Steve Vai fans, it’s twelve tracks of all-new material. On Saturday, the six-string maestro brings both albums to scintillating life at the Parker Playhouse at 707 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale, for a first-hand lesson in how to absolutely smoke a guitar. Fans of both Vai and of wizardry alike will be enthralled by the spectacle. Tickets cost $37.50 to $72.50 via ticketmaster.com. Call 954-462-0222 or visit parkerplayhouse.com for more info.