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April 5, 2013

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STEVE STEVENS , BILLY IDOL , SEBASTIAN BACH, MATT SORUM, BILLY MORRISON at THE VIPER ROOM 4/5/2013

with Franky Perez, Peter Thorn, Jon Button and Erik Eldenius.

By the time the show arrived, it really wasn’t much of a surprise that Billy Idol was going to sing a few tunes.

Shortly after 11:00, Steve and Franky Perez, Peter Thorn, Jon Button and Erik Eldenius tore into a set of familiar tunes to a hot and sweaty audience.

They even did 21st Century Schizoid Man by King Crimson. Rocking!  Franky Perez sure can sing (everyone was blown away by his remarkable voice) and this band cranked out the tunes.  

 

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Billy Morrison came an rocked out.

 

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Sebastian Bach showed up and they played Skid Row tunes, Led Zeppelin and more.   It was awesome.  Matt Sorum also joined in.   

They were both in top form and the place was just rocking.   The crowd was treated to songs by Sabbath, Van Halen, Jimi Hendrix and much more. 

A truly great evening of music and may be one of the best jams of the year…

 

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Then Billy Idol hopped up onstage.  At this point, it was no surprise whatsoever, but the place was ecstatic.

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This was awesome – perhaps one of the coolest things of the year. 

What’s the first line?  “I’m all out of hope”…..   HA HA

 

And on it went….   “We’ve got nothing but reverb on his vocals”

Who cares?  It made the song longer….. 

And it was cooler….

 

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2 hours of great music.  the crowd left all happy.]

 

Partial Set List:

Day Of The Eagle

Voodoo Child

It’s A Man’s Man’s World

21st Century Schizoid Man

War Pigs

Highway Star

Monkey Business

Dazed and Confused

Hot For Teacher

Whole Lotta Love

I Remember You

Eyes Without A Face

Rebel Yell

 

All day before the show, all I could think about was this scene.  “What’s the mile high club?”

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Steve also did some solo flamenco guitar.

Check out his albums with Terry Bozzio and Tony Levin (BOZZIO LEVIN STEVENS).

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