Steve Lee (singer)

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Steve Lee
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Steve Lee in concert, 2010
Background information
Birth name Stefan Alois Lee
Born (1963-08-05)August 5, 1963
Zurich, Switzerland
Died October 5, 2010(2010-10-05) (aged 47)
Mesquite, Nevada, United States
Genres Hard rock
Occupation(s) Musician, singer-songwriter, drummer, harmonica
Years active 1988–2010
Associated acts Gotthard, Ayreon

Steve Lee (born Stefan Alois in Horgen, Switzerland, August 5, 1963 – October 5, 2010) was a Swiss musician and vocalist, best known as the vocalist of the band Gotthard.

He also sang on the Ayreon album 01011001.


In 1979, The first public concert at the Aula Magna of Lugano-Trevano with the band named Cromo (Gerard Garganigo: Keyboards and Vocals, Tiziano Lippmann: Keyboards, Synthesizers and Sequencers, Steve Lee: drums and Vocals, Massimo Basso: Bass and Vocals, Guido Gagliano: guitar and vocals)

In 1988, Steve Lee joined the group Forsale.

In 1992, in Lugano, along with guitarist Leo Leoni, bassist Marc Lynn, and drummer Hena Habegger, they founded the band Krak. Under the lead of bassist and founding member of Krokus, Chris von Rohr, the band changed its name to Gotthard (a name inspired by the Gotthard Pass).

In 2007, Lee was contacted by Arjen Anthony Lucassen to feature on Ayreon's 2008 album 01011001. He sang vocals, alongside other progressive rock and progressive metal singers.[1]

He spoke fluent Italian, German, English, and French.

Steve Lee was killed in a motorcycle accident 10 miles south of Mesquite, Nevada on Interstate 15 when a semi truck hit a parked motorcycle that subsequently struck and killed Lee.[2]



Lee's musical influences included Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Whitesnake, Deep Purple, Bon Jovi, Van Halen and Aerosmith. Lee was especially fond of Whitesnake and based his singing style on that of their lead singer David Coverdale[citation needed].


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