Married to Rock Star and Top Gun Idol Steve Stevens Tours Downunder

Published 10 years ago on February 22, 2013

By Guitar Interactive Magazine

Married to Rock Star and Top Gun Idol Steve StevensTours Downunder -

Steve Stevens is one of the most gifted and original guitariststo emerge from the 80s music scene.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Stevens first picked up the guitarat age seven. Immersing himself in the great early 70s Brit guitarheroes like Beck, Page and Clapton, Steve would eventually becamean avid prog-rock fan. Post his graduation from the highlyprestigious LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts, Stevenshooked up with Generation X singer Billy Idol. Idol and Stevensreleased the smash hit albums Billy Idol, Rebel Yell and WhiplashSmile. Stevens co-wrote the hits 'Rebel Yell,' 'Eyes without aFace' and 'Flesh for Fantasy.'

As an in-demand hired gun, Stevens has played on recordings byMichael Jackson ('Dirty Diana') and Robert Palmer ('Don'tExplain'). His guitar wizardry featured on the mega-selling 1986soundtrack to the Tom Cruise movie Top Gun, which earned Steve aGrammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance for 'Top GunAnthem.' You can also hear Stevens rip it up on the Once Upon aTime in Mexico, Speed, Coyote Ugly and The Matrix trilogysoundtracks.

Steve launched his solo career with his band Atomic Playboys andrecorded the flamenco inspired Flamenco A Go-Go, the prog-rockinfluenced Memory Crash and collaborated with bassist Tony Levinand drummer Terry Bozzio to release several critically acclaimedalbums. He has taken the reality show plunge, alongside hischarismatic wife Josie, on the E! channel's hit show Married toRock which aired in 120 countries around the world and let viewersin on what Steven's life is like beyond music and touring.

Steve recently embarked on a successful tour with the Rock NRoll 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 tosold-out stadiums across South America. 2013 sees Stevens releasinga new album with Billy Idol and writing and recording withSebastian Bach!

See Steve showcase the latest and greatest gear from Roland andBOSS, including the Roland G-5 VG Stratocaster® and Roland GR-55Guitar Synthesizer plus gain a rare and intimate insight into theworkings of a true guitar hero.

Stevens' inventive guitar work and outrageous glam rock image islegendary. Do not miss, the incomparable and enigmatic SteveStevens!

For fans of the enigmatic guitar hero then you'll be pleased toknow that Stevens will indeed feature in an upcoming Issue ofGuitar Interactive Magazine (#16).

2013 Aussie Clinic & Conversation Tour

Presented by Roland in association withEllaways 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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