The 25 Greatest Guitarists of the 80’s

23. Steve Stevens

Best known for his work with Billy Idol, Stevens was more than just a backing musician for one of the most popular artists of the ‘80s. Stevens was a major presence on Idol’s two biggest albums of the decade – Billy Idol (1982) and Rebel Yell (1982). He also contributed as a songwriter on those records. Some might not know that it was Stevens, who also played with the likes of Michael Jackson and Robert Palmer, won a 1987 Grammy Award for his instrumental guitar work on the famed “Top Gun Anthem,” from the famed Tom Cruise movie.

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