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Derek Sherinian teams up with Steve Stevens for the The Vortex

Sons Of Apollo keyboard player Derek Sherinian has released a brand new visualiser video for his track The Vortex, which features some fine guitar work from Billy Idol guitarist Steve Stevens. It's taken from Sherinian's upcoming solo album Vortex, which will be released through InsideOut Music on July 1. As...
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Watch Steve Stevens, Alex Skolnick, Richard Fortus and more perform Yes’s Starship Trooper in an epic all-star ensemble for Roadie Relief

A 17-musician ensemble comprising guitarists Steve Stevens, Alex Skolnick, Richard Fortus and more has performed an epic cover of Yes’s prog-rock masterpiece Starship Trooper in its entirety to support Roadie Relief. Thank you for reading 5 articles this month*. Join now for unlimited access. US pricing $3.99 per month...
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Steve Stevens On Legacy Of Randy Rhoads, 40 Year Partnership With Billy Idol

40 years ago earlier this month marked the tragic loss of guitarist Randy Rhoads, who died in a plane crash on March 19, 1982 at the age of only 25. While Rhoads was a founding member of hard rock group Quiet Riot, it’s his stunning work accompanying Ozzy Osbourne live and on just two studio albums (Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman) that’s largely responsible for his overdue enshrinement in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this past October.
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Why Steve Stevens Left Vince Neil’s Band: Exclusive Interview

Billy Idol guitarist Steve Stevens says playing on Vince Neil's first post-Motley Crue record was "a blast," but the grunge revolution caused him to reevaluate the gig. Stevens enjoyed the spotlight in the mid-'80s, playing on Idol's double-platinum Rebel Yell and its platinum follow-up Whiplash Smile. He also guested on Michael Jackson's "Dirty Diana" and won a Grammy for his performance on 1986's "Top Gun Anthem." The good times kept rolling when he joined Neil's solo band.
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Why Steve Stevens Left Vince Neil’s Band: Exclusive Interview

Billy Idol guitarist Steve Stevens says playing on Vince Neil's first post-Motley Crue record was "a blast," but the grunge revolution caused him to reevaluate the gig. Stevens enjoyed the spotlight in the mid-'80s, playing on Idol's double-platinum Rebel Yell and its platinum follow-up Whiplash Smile. He also guested on Michael Jackson's "Dirty Diana" and won a Grammy for his performance on 1986's "Top Gun Anthem." The good times kept rolling when he joined Neil's solo band.
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Hear Steve Stevens and the String Revolution reimagine Ozzy Osbourne's Crazy Train as a fiery classical guitar instrumental

Last year, late Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Randy Rhoads was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. To celebrate Rhoads's induction, Steve Stevens – best known as the longtime electric guitar player for Billy Idol – teamed up with four-guitar ensemble the String Revolution for a fiery, flamenco-inspired reinvention of Ozzy Osbourne's Crazy Train. You can give it a spin below.
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Steve Stevens Says Randy Rhoads’ Ozzy Work Is ‘Stuff of Legend': Exclusive Interview

Longtime Billy Idol guitarist Steve Stevens cuts to the chase when discussing Randy Rhoads' seismic influence on '80s rock guitar: "It was him and Eddie [Van Halen]." Stevens first became aware of Rhoads in the late '70s, when the diminutive six-stringer was playing in a little-known rock band called Quiet Riot, who had records out in Japan but were still several years away from stateside stardom. Rhoads fused Van Halen's speed-of-light shredding with his classical influences to further popularize neoclassical guitar playing, a style pioneered by Deep Purple's Ritchie Blackmore and poached by countless guitar players in the '80s.
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Interview: Steve Stevens

As a tribute to the late guitarist Randy Rhoads and to honor his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Billy Idol guitarist Steve Stevens recently teamed up with The String Revolution for a cover of Ozzy Osbourne’s “Crazy Train” with a Flamenco twist. Stevens recently joined me on a Zoom call from his home in Las Vegas to talk about his involvement with the project, share memories about his early music days in New York City, reveal what current guitarists excite him, and discuss his possible involvement on the Top Gun: Maverick score.
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Steve Stevens Says Randy Rhoads’ Ozzy Work Is ‘Stuff of Legend': Exclusive Interview

Longtime Billy Idol guitarist Steve Stevens cuts to the chase when discussing Randy Rhoads' seismic influence on '80s rock guitar: "It was him and Eddie [Van Halen]." Stevens first became aware of Rhoads in the late '70s, when the diminutive six-stringer was playing in a little-known rock band called Quiet Riot, who had records out in Japan but were still several years away from stateside stardom. Rhoads fused Van Halen's speed-of-light shredding with his classical influences to further popularize neoclassical guitar playing, a style pioneered by Deep Purple's Ritchie Blackmore and poached by countless guitar players in the '80s.
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Steve Stevens, The String Revolution Honor Late Ozzy Guitarist Randy Rhoads with Flamenco Cover of “Crazy Train”

Nearly 40 years after the untimely death of Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Randy Rhoads, Billy Idol guitarist Steven Stevens and The String Revolution are honoring the late musician and his love of classical guitar. The group performed a flamenco version of the 1980 Osbourne hit “Crazy Train” which also features Rhoads’ former student Janet Robin.
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