WHAT WAS BIGGER: THE BOX OFFICE TAKE FOR TOP GUN, OR STEVE STEVENS’ HAIR?
As far as I can tell, in the year 2008 the Steve Stevens fan club consists of exactly three people: Vince Neilstein, myself, and Allyson at Bring Back Glam. So I was happy yesterday to find that Allyson had written something of an ode to Stevens, which included the below music video for the Billy Idol axeman’s Grammy award winning theme to that 1980s bastion of homoeroticism, Top Gun.
Y’know what? All these years, I had no friggin’ idea that Steve Stevens had anything to do with those infamous Top Gun guitars. I mean, the music was credited to Harold Faltermeyer, which means Stevens was probably just a session player, but still, if I know all the lyrics to the Stevens/Vince Neil collaboration “Sister of Pain,” I should probably have known that.
Gotta love Stevens’ hair in this video. It’s like Vince’s beard, if Vince’s beard were on his head instead of his face. And was gay.