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Interview: Steve Stevens

Photo by: Patrick Shipstad 

Steve Stevens is one of the most original guitarists to emerge from the ’80s rock scene, best known for his almost 40 year partnership with Billy Idol, his work on Michael Jackson’s “Dirty Diana”, his Grammy Award winning performance on “Top Gun Anthem” and his work with Vince Neil on “Exposed”. Stevens catalog of hit songs that he co-wrote & performed alongside Idol include “Rebel Yell”, “Eyes Without A Face” and “Flesh for Fantasy”.  Stevens is and is also in a new band called Deadland Ritual with Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath), Matt Sorum (Guns N Roses/Velvet Revolver) and Franky Perez.

We talk about the upcoming Billy Idol Australian Tour, Steve’s signature guitars, amps and pedals, the songwriting process and his favourite players past and presents. We would like to thank Steve for his time and hope you enjoyed the chat.

Billy Idol – Australian and New Zealand Tour Dates

January 18th 2020
Queenstown, New Zealand (Gibston Valley Winery)

January 19th 2020
Auckland, New Zealand (The Outer Field at Western Springs)

January 25th 2020
Taupo, New Zealand (Taupo Ampitheatre)

January 26th 2020
Whitianga, New Zealand (Whitianga Waterways Arena)

January 29th 2020
Melbourne, Australia (Australian Open Live Stage)

January 31st 2020
Brisbane, Australia (Riverstage)

February 1st 2020
Sydney, Australia (Hordern Pavillion)

Find Steve Stevens Online Here

Steve Stevens Facebook
Steve Stevens Instagram
Steve Stevens on iTunes
Steve Stevens Official Store
Knaggs Guitars
Friedman Amps
J.J. Rocket
Bare Knuckle Pickups
Deadland Ritual

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