How to Play Flesh For Fantasy by Billy Idol (Guitar Lesson)


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Steve Stevens

Flesh For Fantasy

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

Taught by Steve Stevens in Billy Idol Songs With Steve Stevens seriesLength: 22:08Difficulty: 2.5 of 5


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dbaginskidbaginski replied on September 14th, 2016

What I really like about this lesson is how Steve explains the influences that went into writing the various parts. You don't get that from your ordinary guitar lesson. And it's both valuable and fascinating at the same time.

Kalitera1Kalitera1 replied on April 24th, 2015

I love this type of guitar playing but I learn now on acoustic and I'm interested in acoustic version of Steve's songs,I'm trying to copy electric on acoustic em I doing right? any way I'm Like my guy bellow learning guitar cos of Steve Stevens!!!

maverick39maverick39 replied on May 16th, 2013

This is the best. Steve Stevens is the reason I started playing guitar. Saw him in '83-'84 rebel yell tour Nassau coliseum, my first concert. I was 14 or 15 at the time. Went to see billy cause I loved the record, saw Steve play and went home and asked my mother to buy me a guitar . Been playing ever since. The guitars on that record are simply amazing.

phleb1968phleb1968 replied on April 18th, 2013

Love the groove of this song. I like the idea of blending funk and hard rock...should be done more often.

scotgormleyscotgormley replied on December 20th, 2012

Very cool. I have a Suhr identical to this (except for the graphic).

dearlpittsdearlpitts replied on September 8th, 2012

so coool

buzzcatbuzzcat replied on July 20th, 2012

Steve Stevens on Jamplay?!?! Oh. My. God. My life is complete. Haven't logged on for a while and this is the best surprise I could possibly imagine!

tg2398tg2398 replied on July 14th, 2012

yeah cool jam there...epic in fact. ive never talked to a famous person before lol

84strat84strat replied on July 16th, 2012

damm he's good!

mrscaryzmrscaryz replied on July 13th, 2012

Always loved this song so cool to know this was recorded on a Rockman I still have one in my closet not sure if it works I know it It did like 15 years ago ;) thanks Steve surely may favorite album.

janrob14janrob14 replied on July 12th, 2012

What beautiful song! Thanks for a great lesson and many years of great music.

WheelerWheeler replied on July 11th, 2012

The first time I was exposed this was when I was enroute to an Ozzy/Motley show in New Haven, CT. My friend blasted this whole cd, or tape while cruising in the rain down route 91. It was a great cd for a long ride. I seen these guys a few years later at a show at Great Woods with Faith No More opening. Great show and great times!!! Thanks Steve!!!

woodybangwoodybang replied on July 11th, 2012

This is great! I saw Billy Idol on New Year's Eve 1983. I had to smile when I saw Steve Stevens is doing a lesson. I remember his guitar was really loud.

alien_xalien_x replied on July 11th, 2012

80ies !!!! YEAH! That's my time. Great stuff man. I had good times with Billy back then. Thanks for teaching this Steve. Love it!

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
Lesson 3

Eyes Without A Face

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

Length: 20:00 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 4

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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