Married to Rock Star and Top Gun Idol Steve Stevens Tours Downunder
Married to Rock Star and Top Gun Idol Steve Stevens
Tours Downunder -
Steve Stevens is one of the most gifted and original guitarists
to emerge from the 80s music scene.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Stevens first picked up the guitar
at age seven. Immersing himself in the great early 70s Brit guitar
heroes like Beck, Page and Clapton, Steve would eventually became
an avid prog-rock fan. Post his graduation from the highly
prestigious LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts, Stevens
hooked up with Generation X singer Billy Idol. Idol and Stevens
released the smash hit albums Billy Idol, Rebel Yell and Whiplash
Smile. Stevens co-wrote the hits 'Rebel Yell,' 'Eyes without a
Face' and 'Flesh for Fantasy.'
As an in-demand hired gun, Stevens has played on recordings by
Michael Jackson ('Dirty Diana') and Robert Palmer ('Don't
Explain'). His guitar wizardry featured on the mega-selling 1986
soundtrack to the Tom Cruise movie Top Gun, which earned Steve a
Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance for 'Top Gun
Anthem.' You can also hear Stevens rip it up on the Once Upon a
Time in Mexico, Speed, Coyote Ugly and The Matrix trilogy
Steve launched his solo career with his band Atomic Playboys and
recorded the flamenco inspired Flamenco A Go-Go, the prog-rock
influenced Memory Crash and collaborated with bassist Tony Levin
and drummer Terry Bozzio to release several critically acclaimed
albums. He has taken the reality show plunge, alongside his
charismatic wife Josie, on the E! channel's hit show Married to
Rock which aired in 120 countries around the world and let viewers
in on what Steven's life is like beyond music and touring.
Steve recently embarked on a successful tour with the Rock N
Roll All-Stars (now Kings of Chaos), performing with Gene Simmons,
Matt Sorum, Duff McKagan, Ed Roland, Joe Elliott, Mike Inez,
Sebastian Bach, Billy Duffy, Glenn Hughes and Gilby Clarke to
sold-out stadiums across South America. 2013 sees Stevens releasing
a new album with Billy Idol and writing and recording with
See Steve showcase the latest and greatest gear from Roland and
BOSS, including the Roland G-5 VG Stratocaster® and Roland GR-55
Guitar Synthesizer plus gain a rare and intimate insight into the
workings of a true guitar hero.
Stevens' inventive guitar work and outrageous glam rock image is
legendary. Do not miss, the incomparable and enigmatic Steve
For fans of the enigmatic guitar hero then you'll be pleased to
know that Stevens will indeed feature in an upcoming Issue of
Guitar Interactive Magazine (#16).
2013 Aussie Clinic & Conversation Tour
Presented by Roland in association with
Ellaways Music, Better Music,
World of Music & Big Music
Brisbane: Thursday 21 March
Canberra: Friday 22 March
Melbourne: Saturday 23 March
Sydney: Monday 25 March
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