Steve Stevens

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Steve Stevens
Stevens performing with Billy Idol in 2008 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Background information
Birth name Steven Bruce Schneider
Born (1959-05-05) May 5, 1959 (age 58)
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Genres Hard rock, glam metal, heavy metal, post-punk, electronica, blues rock, progressive rock, instrumental rock, tribal house, goa trance[citation needed], flamenco
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter, producer
Instruments Guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, vocals
Years active 1979–present
Associated acts Billy Idol, Michael Jackson, Bozzio Levin Stevens, Juno Reactor, Vince Neil, Sebastian Bach
Notable instruments
Godin Guitars
Music Man Axis
Knaggs Guitars Steve Stevens Signature

Steve Stevens (born Steven Bruce Schneider; May 5, 1959) is an American guitarist and songwriter. Often referred to as "the fingers of rock", he is best known for being Billy Idol's gun-slinger guitarist, the lead guitar work on "Top Gun Anthem", and for playing for other artists (most notably Michael Jackson, and Vince Neil)[1] and also for his solo efforts (Atomic Playboys and Flamenco a Go-Go), collaborations (Bozzio Levin Stevens, a.k.a. Black Light Syndrome), and as an in-demand session guitarist. Between 2012 and 2016, he appeared with the Kings of Chaos. He is also a television personality on the E! show Married to Rock, alongside his wife, Josie Stevens. He is also known for his diverse collaborations. One notable example is his Spanish guitar stylings for the trance group Juno Reactor in the song Pistolero. Sometimes he smokes a cigarette while playing a song.


Solo albums[edit]

Movie soundtracks[edit]

Albums with Billy Idol[edit]

Stevens with Billy Idol at Bospop 2010 in Weert, Netherlands

Albums with Michael Jackson[edit]

Albums with Robert Palmer[edit]

Albums with Jerusalem Slim[edit]

  • Jerusalem Slim (1992) - Released in Japan only

Albums with Vince Neil[edit]

Albums as a member of Bozzio Levin Stevens[edit]

Albums with Gregg Bissonette[edit]

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

Albums with Sebastian Bach[edit]

Other performances[edit]

  • The Fallout | Neodymium Project (2012)


  1. ^ Prato, Greg. "Biography: Steve Stevens". Allmusic. Retrieved 24 May 2010. 

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