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How to Play White Wedding by Billy Idol (Guitar Lesson)


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Steve Stevens

White Wedding

Legendary rock star Steve Stevens teaches you how to play "White Wedding" from Billy Idol. Released on Billy Idol in 1982, this song has withstood the test of time.

Taught by Steve Stevens in Billy Idol Songs With Steve Stevens seriesLength: 20:49Difficulty: 2.0 of 5


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kammhronkammhron replied on November 10th, 2013

Great arrangement. Great playing. Keep the hair!

yannosyannos replied on October 17th, 2013

Lyrics seem to be for the shorter TV-edit of the song. Second verse normally goes: Hey little sister who is it you're with? Hey little sister what's your vice and wish? Hey little sister shotgun (oh yeah) Hey little sister who's your superman? Hey little sister shotgun!

liamodavinciliamodavinci replied on September 30th, 2013

get a haircut bro

omnideityomnideity replied on November 16th, 2013

you got to be kidding.

thedudethedude replied on August 1st, 2013

Spaghetti western aficionado here - love me some ennio morricone! 80s had big guitar... Great work Steve!

rooster001rooster001 replied on July 13th, 2013

Awesome song! Excellent lesson! You even sound just like the dude in the original recording Ha ha. Thanks for sharing your talent. You Rock!

thedudethedude replied on August 1st, 2013

Yeah! You're right! He even looks like him.... :)

rexalotrexalot replied on July 17th, 2013

Haha, he is the dude off the album!

davidrajdavidraj replied on May 22nd, 2013

Thank You so very Much for such a beautifully Constructed Song with an appealing Sound

bob22bob22 replied on May 18th, 2013

what do the letters with the square boxes mean

marounazarmdmarounazarmd replied on December 15th, 2012

The above comments say it all. What better way to learn these songs than from the Master himself. On my wishlist is the Anthem from Top Gun (yes, I did admit that). The main melody is easy to figure out but the rest is loaded with guitar tricks and tasteful ideas that I hope Steve will share with the rest of us mortals.

marvin goldbloommarvin goldbloom replied on October 13th, 2012

What kind of effects are you using? SUch a sweet sound!!

marvin goldbloommarvin goldbloom replied on October 13th, 2012

Wow!! Awwesome!! HE explains everything!!!!!!

beart9h1v8beart9h1v8 replied on September 21st, 2012

hey Steve, Janplay should get you to do the whole album Probably increase there subscibtions 10 fold. Love it

rockgod1rockgod1 replied on September 10th, 2012

I really liked his mention of the whammy bar before I never used mine now I think I might want a guitar with a floating trem since mine is locking now. I was wondering what is the tab for the walk up riff? I didn't see it tabbed out. I know it's third fret e string to fourth fret b string then back to third fret g string then he moves quickly to the second fret and then he moves to fast for me to see what's going on. Also anyone know what GPX TABS ARE?

dearlpittsdearlpitts replied on September 8th, 2012

yes this is so good-

bdkbbdkb replied on September 2nd, 2012

F.,k'n superb! I've signed up to jam play purely because i heard of these lessons. I hope the other tracks that will be added will also include a mixture of his solo and Vince Neil stuff as well.

kluson56kluson56 replied on August 25th, 2012

I paid for a lesson from another online source and man it's totally wrong. I'm so glad I found Jamplay. Getting it direct from Steve Stevens is awesome, can't be wrong now :-)

harralsonharralson replied on August 24th, 2012

I disconnected from Jamplay for the summer. Man! Am I glad I came back to this. There's only one thing better, but it doesn't last as long!

dshowdshow replied on July 14th, 2012

A great lesson from the master itself - I love it. And great supplemental content by the way.

madissymadissy replied on July 5th, 2012

awesome!!! next time can you take the tape off of the guitar graphic?

jburdjburd replied on July 1st, 2012

HOLY CRAP!! Freaking STEVE STEVENS - obviously a great lesson. best part - "Billy comes in early in the morning...at like 9:00" ... yessir - that is Rock 'n' Roll. I could listen to him tell stories for hours. Can't wait for the rest of the stuff on the way.

dshowdshow replied on July 14th, 2012

I thought the same :-) At 9 I usally already worked for 2 hours or so. I also love the stories that are behind the songs

gratergrater replied on June 29th, 2012

Someone slap me!!! I must be dreaming ... STEVE STEVENS ... this was so brilliant! Keep up the great work JamPlay!

soul_searchersoul_searcher replied on June 28th, 2012

Steve, thanks for coming to Jamplay bro! I am really enjoying learning White Wedding and looking forward to many more Billy Idol songs.

SylviaSylvia replied on June 26th, 2012

Dang... brings back memories of hot summers and vodka watermelons.

Brad.HeneckeBrad.Henecke replied on June 25th, 2012

I like this song way cool !

cchammercchammer replied on June 25th, 2012

Very Cool... a song taught by the guy that actually played it...

T Russ BluesT Russ Blues replied on June 25th, 2012

One of my favorite Rock songs, very well explained. I might have to try it....YIKES!!!

jj90jj90 replied on June 24th, 2012

Since I'm from Europe I'm not too familiar with Billy Idol. Now thanks to JP I'm getting introduced to this song and it has some really AWESOME riffs. Great song and well explained. Thanks Jamplay and Steve!

JaymzJaymz replied on June 23rd, 2012

this is most welcome JamPlay! thanks for the great lesson, Steve! hope to see many more form you.

sumbluessumblues replied on June 23rd, 2012

I like what thesnowdog wrote I feel young again.I grew up with this music.But my real reason to comment is I can't go on enough on how over the shoulder shots have made me learn in half the time cause my brain (what's left of it) doesn't half to translate the old mirror image.Anyway Great job Steve and great job to JamPlay for those cool shots.

mrscaryzmrscaryz replied on June 23rd, 2012

Awesome Steve nice to know I have been playing it right all these years ;)

dorjedorje replied on June 23rd, 2012

This is one of the songs that started the interest it all for me. God, I love those chords!

thesnowdogthesnowdog replied on June 23rd, 2012

I feel young again...

francricfrancric replied on June 22nd, 2012

Way Cool...............

Bill CameronBill Cameron replied on June 22nd, 2012

were not worthy.....were not worthy

mountainbikemountainbike replied on June 22nd, 2012

My hats off to who ever put this together. Thanks to both Steve and JamPlay. What a treat

MikeSmithMikeSmith replied on June 22nd, 2012

Yes! One of my favorite songs of all times. I'm so stoked to have you here at Jamplay Steve. Thanks for sharing your experience, time and songs with us!

kirbertkirbert replied on June 22nd, 2012

Wow the guys at jam play never stop to amaze me. What a treat that was. I hope they talk you into doing more.

kevinacekevinace replied on June 22nd, 2012

Steve ended up doing a few lessons on song improvisation and then also teaching 4 Billy Idol songs (all to be posted soon)!

johnnyrockitjohnnyrockit replied on June 22nd, 2012

AWESOME STEVE!!! I Can't wait to get started!!! YOU ROCK DUDE!!!

rubyistrubyist replied on June 22nd, 2012

I know what I'm doing this weekend ...

david.mackenziedavid.mackenzie replied on June 22nd, 2012

Freakin awesome!!! you are a Rock Guitar God Steve!!!!

sammonsonsammonson replied on August 6th, 2014

ya nice guitar

Billy Idol Songs With Steve Stevens

Found in our Beginner Lesson Sets

Billy Idol Songs With Steve Stevens



Lesson 1

White Wedding

Legendary rock star Steve Stevens teaches you how to play "White Wedding" from Billy Idol.

Length: 20:49 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 2

Flesh For Fantasy

Steve Stevens teaches you how to play Billy Idol's hit song "Flesh For Fantasy".

Length: 22:08 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
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Eyes Without A Face

Rock legend Steve Stevens teaches you how to play Billy Idol's "Eyes Without A Face".

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Rebel Yell

Steve Stevens teaches the Billy Idol classic "Rebel Yell". Released on Rebel Yell in 1983, this song was named the the 79th best hard rock song of all time by VH1.

Length: 20:00 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only

About Steve Stevens View Full Biography Steve Stevens is an American guitarist and songwriter. He is best known for playing for his years playing with Billy Idol but is also involved in solo efforts, collaborations, and is an in-demand session guitarist

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