BILLY IDOL Guitarist STEVE STEVENS On METALLICA - "I Think They're The Next Generation's BLACK SABBATH"

October 15, 2021, a month ago

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BILLY IDOL Guitarist STEVE STEVENS On METALLICA - "I Think They're The Next Generation's BLACK SABBATH"

Guitarist Steve Stevens, who is best known for his work with Billy Idol, is featured in an in-depth interview on I Ask No One With Kevin Re LoVullo. He talks talks about working with Billy Idol for 40 years and offers his thoughts on Eddie Van Halen, Chester Bennington, Metallica, Michael Jackson and more. Check out the interview below.

On Metallica:

"I think they're the next generation's Black Sabbath, as far as what they contributed and their impact and their uniqueness and willingness to do what was not the norm. And that's always the way you get the greats, as people go, 'Yeah, we're not gonna do it the way it's been done before.' And James' riffs...

Sometimes people say, 'Well, Lars is not the most technical drummer...' but the thing is great drummers write great parts. There are two ways to go - you can concentrate on the technical ability and keep a straight beat, or whatever, but then there's a guy like Lars who really, obviously, is a co-writer. But he's really listening to what James is doing, and he's translating those guitar parts to the drums and orchestrating them.  And I think that's what makes a great drummer, because some of those drum parts, they're really inventive. I happen to think he's a great drummer for that reason, and he's also a band leader that brought that band to incredible heights.

I've got nothing but respect for those guys... every one of them. And I knew Robert Trujillo (bass), I had jammed with him before, and he's a monster. When he joined the band, it was, like, 'OK, they got the right guy.'"



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