Sunday, February 12, 2012

The times they are a changing

A word from me:

Steve does not make decisions like this lightly as those who know him well will be aware.
When he does something he always does it to the best of his ability; his soul, passion, honesty and spirituality is why he plays guitar like he does.
His integrity as a person and a player is well known in the music industry and amongst many other things including his humor, that is why I love him so much.  

He will never be a speed player but if you want your heart torn from it's place with emotion or set free to fly like an eagle then he will deliver. If you want a guitar tone that can make the hair stand up on the back of your neck and sound like chocolate dipped in a deep earthy red sauce, then he is the man.

When I listen to his solo on 'I Am Made Of You' and his work on things like 'Hymns For Guitar', I know where that comes from because I am lucky enough to be with that dedicated spirit every day.

There are things we will miss and things we will not miss but we are thankful and grateful for the journey and both looking forward to the rest of this year and whatever it has in store.  

Statement from Steve Hunter Feb 11th 2012

Hello all my peeps and fans. I have an announcement to make. I have spent many weeks mulling this over...losing sleep. For many reasons both personal and professional I have reluctantly decided not to join Alice Cooper onstage this year. None of the reasons has to do with my health which is very good at the moment. Nor do any have anything to do with my poor eyesight, because I was able to find wa...ys around my impairment to enable me to perform and play guitar onstage. Nor is Alice any part of the reasons I have made this decision. He is a brother to me and we share a real history. I think it’s time I move on. I have a solo album to finish among other things. I will miss all the beautiful people I met last year. I will miss glancing over to my right and seeing Alice belting out 18 again. I hope you all understand and aren’t disappointed in me. But I think I have to do this. I hope to see you all out there again one day soon. Thanks for understanding and God bless!

1 comment:

  1. Karen, it was such a pleasure to see Steve playing with Alice again, and I will be sad to see him go, but wish him well, and intend to follow whatever he does next. I would imagine it must be a both a relief and a bit sad not to be going on the next tour. It was great to meet you at 100 club and Bristol, and I look forward to seeing what you both do next.
    Penny xx