Greetings from Hollywood 9/21/06
Well it has certainly been nice to be home and in one place for awhile. It was absolutely amazing to play for the fans in Eastern Europe and do our swing through the states last month. There are some shows that i will cherish for the rest of my life (Serbia Exit Fest springs to mind). Looking forward to seeing some of that sweaty footage from the Chicago DVD taping too. Well, no rest for the wicked around here. I leave for Japan in 2 weeks to play 2 shows with Juno Reactor. It's going to be fantastic to hook up with Ben Watkins again as we did Pistolero together. He's just this mad genius of groove and sonic mayhem. Joining Ben is my good friend drummer Greg Ellis who played on Flamenco A GoGo. Some of you will know him from the Billy Idol Story Tellers DVD. The Juno dates are 7th October 2006, Shinagawa Stella Ball, Tokyo, Japan & 8th October 2006, Studio Partita, Osaka, Japan. Josie will be traveling with me. She has wanted to go there since we first met and i have a feeling i will be purchasing some extra luggage for all the loot she is going to bring back. Of course Beazley gets to go too. Have you guys checked out his myspace? http://www.myspace.com/pimpinbeazley.
I recently contributed a track to a cd for Acoustic Guitar magazine
After i return from Japan i will be starting a new Steve Stevens record. Some things are just in the planning stages but i can tell you this. It will be adventurous and not purely acoustic. After touring for the last year, if there is one thing i realized, people are starving for serious kick ass geetar playing! I am going to make it my duty to put on this record some of the best guitar work of my life. It will NOT be purely instrumental but it will be conceptual in nature. That's really all i can say at the moment. I am jazzed....big time.
Recently Josie & I did photos with our buddy Red Ezra (David Lockard).
Gotta love rock & roll....what a way to make a living, ha ha.
All my best and thanks for listening,