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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, 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, Rick Ocasek, Robert Palmer and many others.[1] 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 releasing 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. He is also a television personality on the E! show Married to Rock, alongside his wife, Josie Stevens.

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, instrumental rock, flamenco
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter, producer
Years active1979–present
Associated actsBilly Idol, Bozzio Levin Stevens, Neurotic Outsiders, Kings of Chaos, Vince Neil

His solo album releases include Atomic Playboys and Flamenco a Go-Go.



Solo albumsEdit

Movie soundtracksEdit

Albums with Billy IdolEdit

Stevens with Billy Idol at Bospop 2010 in Weert, Netherlands

Albums with Michael JacksonEdit

Albums with Robert PalmerEdit

Albums with Jerusalem SlimEdit

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

Albums with Vince NeilEdit

Albums as a member of Bozzio Levin StevensEdit

Albums with Gregg BissonetteEdit

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

Albums with Sebastian BachEdit

Other performancesEdit

  • The Fallout | Neodymium Project (2012)
  • I Will Always Be Yours | Ben Rector (2018)
  • Down in Flames | Deadland Ritual (2018)


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

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