Steve Stevens

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Steve Stevens
Stevens performing with Billy Idol in 2008 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Background information
Birth nameSteven Bruce Schneider
Born (1959-05-05) May 5, 1959 (age 60)
Brooklyn, New York, United States
GenresHard rock, glam metal, heavy metal, instrumental rock, flamenco
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter, producer
Years active1979–present
Associated actsBilly Idol, Bozzio Levin Stevens, Neurotic Outsiders, Kings of Chaos, Vince Neil, Deadland Ritual

Steve Stevens (born Steven Bruce Schneider; May 5, 1959) is an American guitarist and songwriter. He is best known as Billy Idol's guitarist and songwriting collaborator,[1] and for his lead guitar work on the theme to Top Gun – "Top Gun Anthem" – for which he won a Grammy in 1987: Best Pop Instrumental Performance. A session guitarist, he has played for Michael Jackson, Ric Ocasek, Robert Palmer and many others.[2] Stevens was in Vince Neil's band in 1993, touring and recording on Neil's album Exposed. In 1995, Stevens and Idol were briefly members of the group Neurotic Outsiders. Stevens was a founding member of the supergroup Bozzio Levin Stevens, which released Black Light Syndrome in 1997 and Situation Dangerous in 2000. He brought Spanish flamenco guitar stylings to the song "Pistolero" (1999) for the trance group Juno Reactor. During 2012–2016, Stevens appeared with Kings of Chaos. His "Steve Stevens" group headlined the closing performance at the Musikmesse in Frankfurt, Germany, in April 2016. He is also a television personality on the E! show Married to Rock, alongside his wife, Josie Stevens.

His solo album releases include Atomic Playboys (1989)[1] and Flamenco a Go-Go.


Solo albums[edit]

Movie soundtracks[edit]

Albums with Billy Idol[edit]

Albums with Michael Jackson[edit]

Albums with Robert Palmer[edit]

Albums with Jerusalem Slim[edit]

  • Jerusalem Slim (1992) – only released in Europe and Japan

Albums with Vince Neil[edit]

Albums as a member of Bozzio Levin Stevens[edit]

Albums with Kyosuke Himuro[edit]

  • I·De·A (1997)
  • Collective Souls (1998)
  • The One Night Stands (1998)
  • Mellow (2000)
  • Beat Haze Odyssey (2000)
  • Follow the Wind (2003)

Albums with Gregg Bissonette[edit]

  • Submarine (Stevens played on "Train to Willoughby") (2000)

Albums with Adam Bomb[edit]

  • New York Times (Stevens played on "NY Child" "Cheyenne" "Saluda a Lola" & "Anxiety") produced by Jack Douglas (2001)

Albums with Sebastian Bach[edit]

Other performances[edit]

  • Merry Axemas Vol.2 ; track 3 "Do You Hear What I Hear" (1998)
  • The Fallout | Neodymium Project (2012)
  • Desire | Meg Myers - Sorry (2014)
  • I Will Always Be Yours | Ben Rector (2018)
  • Down in Flames | Deadland Ritual (2018)


  1. ^ a b Colin Larkin, ed. (1995). The Guinness Who’s Who of Heavy Metal (Second ed.). Guinness Publishing. p. 343. ISBN 0-85112-656-1.
  2. ^ Prato, Greg. "Biography: Steve Stevens". AllMusic. Retrieved 24 May 2010.

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