There are a couple of awesome shredders in Joe Satriani and Marty Friedman, who gave it their all in a spectacular way.
The 2Cellos, (Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser), two young music prodigies from Croatia added sensitivity beyond their years. Steve recently played on a bonus track of their new album ‘In2ition’.
There is Hollywood icon and musician Johnny Depp, who was asked by Steve to have fun and that is exactly what he did.
Tony Levin is a giant in the world of Bass Players, being an integral part of Peter Gabriel's touring band.
Michael Lee Firkins is a master of Slide Guitar, Phil Aaberg is a Grammy nominated piano player and Tommy Henriksen is a rising star producer, songwriter and a current guitar player with Alice Cooper's touring band.
Then there is rock icon Joe Perry, who, as a young player in a band called Aerosmith back in the early 70’s, was in the studio recording an album called ‘Get Your Wings’, when they were joined by seasoned session player Steve Hunter. Steve was brought in to play all the 'first half' guitar solos on a track called ‘Train Kept A Rollin’. He ran through the track, found the chord changes then went through it again to test out what he might play.
Starting directly after the opening 'train sound' and ending when the track moved into the mock 'live' section.
At the end of that second run through the producer said, “That’s it, thanks Steve”.
‘Train Kept A Rollin’ has gone down in music history as having one of the most exciting opening solos of all time.
Aerosmith continue to maintain their top position in rock music to this day. Steve has watched Joe Perry grow as an artist and holds him in the highest esteem as a person and a player. What an unexpected treat that they are now to be heard together on this project.
The music on this album is Blues based but in a very unique way, there is a blend of genres but it is all glued together by the touch, tone and outstanding talent of Mr Steve Hunter.