Christ, I like a lot of musicians who may have dodgy ideas, who knows, does that make them less talented? Jimmy Page "escorted" 14 year old Lori Maddox around LA when Zep were in town and Bowie allegedly had already taken her virginity by then, do we not listen to them? Clapton with his Enoch Powell speech, Elvis Costello with his racist comments in the US in the late 70's?. Personally I think Vai's music is shit and his style of playing scales extemely fast bores me to tears like most metal but I don't see why him being a racist should make any difference to whether someone likes what he does. Now then, where's that copy of "Leader Of The Gang"?