He played for Testament back in the day. He later joined Savatage after Criss Olivia died, and when that didn't go over too well with the Savatage fans, he started doing his own jazz thing. He also plays with Trans-Siberian Orchestra on tour. He's got some sick chops...Matwey wrote:Now, who's that? The name sounds russian -- guess i need to figure out...Reaper wrote:Alex Skolnick's not too highly rated for what he's done.
Yes, I've got the disc... I was listening to "Dangerous Tonight", when I heard a couple sick harmonic squeals, and wondered if it was Steve on guitar. I was a tad surprised when I opened it up and saw the name Stef Burns. Anyway, Steve and Satch played on "Feed My Frankenstein". It was Joe and Slash on "Hey Stoopid".Matwey wrote:..and i thought i saw Satch and Vai were playing guitar on "Hey Stoopid". I even saw 'em in the video AND. Btw, another ones who actually played guitar on that record -- you won't believe -- were Mick Mars and Slash! And that was also Nikki Sixx from Motley on a bass, Vinnie Moore on a guitar, plus Ozzy(dunno -- backing vocals maybe, hehe j/k)Reaper wrote:Stef Burns. He played on Alice Cooper's Hey Stoopid, and has some pretty damned good chops. I'd never heard of this dude until I picked up the CD.
BTW, Ozzy did the backing vocals (the "you know/I know" in the bridge) of "Hey Stoopid"
And Al Pitrelli was listed as a co-writer (though he didn't play) on "Burning our Bed". And if that's not enough on that disc, Alice is (IMO) one of the best songwriters in rock.