Happy Bday to Guitar Star Steve Stevens. We are fortunate to be working with Steve now and have just started shipping his new KnuckleBonz Rock Iconz Ltd. Edtion Statue. This is one of the fav designs here at the KnuckleBonz Studios.
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Steve Stevens is a Grammy-winning guitarist, songwriter, and composer, as well as one of the most recognizable and original guitarists to emerge from the 80s rock scene. Best known for his 38-year partnership with Billy Idol, his work on Michael Jackson’s “Dirty Diana”, his Grammy award-winning performance on the “Top Gun Anthem” and the release of three successful solo records, including the genre-crossing, “Flamenco A-Go-Go”. Stevens’ catalog of hit songs that he co-wrote and performed alongside Idol include “Rebel Yell”, “Eyes Without a Face” and “Flesh for Fantasy”. They sound as fresh and relevant today as the day they were released. Stevens has performed on numerous movie soundtracks in addition to “Top Gun” including “Matrix Reloaded”, Once Upon Time in Mexico, “Speed”, “Big”, “Dogtown”. “Coyote Ugly”, “Look Who’s Talking Too”, “The Upside of Anger”, “Ace Aventura; Pet Detective”, “The Wedding Singer” and “Heavy Metal”.
In 2022 Stevens will release new music with Billy Idol, with an extensive international tour to follow.
In 1981, the new platform of MTV and a few artists were poised to dominate the new music scene. Is there a better pioneer and beneficiary of this new music video platform and Billy Idol? Look no further than the video “Dancing with Myself” for validation.
DID YOU KNOW?
*Dancing with Myself was actually a Generation X song, first released first in the UK in 1980. Billy was in Generation X in the late 70s post punk era.
*Billy Idol and bass player Tony James were inspired to write the song while tour in Japan 1979. They were struck by Japanese disco-goers dancing to their own reflections in mirrors than lined the club walls.
*The video theme was a take on the “Omega Man” movie post apocalyptic theme casting Billy Idol as the last man on earth against a crazed mutant horde.
*Dancing with Myself was Billy Idol’s first hit in both the UK and the USA.
*The single Dancing with Myself and MTV video launch Billy Idol’s solo career. Joining with guitar god Steve Stevens, Idol would go on to become one of the biggest performers of the post punk, new wave MTV era.
Check out the official video here.
Our original Rock Iconz® Limited Edition Statue with Billy Idol sold out in 2019. KnuckleBonz® collectors will be happy to learn that (2) new designs for the Rock Iconz Series with Billy Idol and Steve Stevens will be announced soon, Staytuned…
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