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How to Play Rebel Yell by Billy Idol (Guitar Lesson)

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Steve Stevens

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.

Taught by Steve Stevens in Billy Idol Songs With Steve Stevens seriesLength: 20:00Difficulty: 2.5 of 5


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huffyhuffy replied

This is an awsome lesson! Big THUMBS UP!

hendrixmarshallhendrixmarshall replied

The band called out Rebel Yell last week...thought to myself Steve Stevens is not going to be easy. Saw a short video on youtube for the intro..."looks like a jamplay lesson"...sure enough, found it. The breakdown has helped me a lot. The guys are going to be surprised for sure...Thanks Steve!

turboactivatorturboactivator replied

can I SEE HOW TO SET MY AMP SO I CAN HAVE THE SAME SOUND OR YOU DONT ANY OF THIS WITH YOUR VIDEO

axemaniacaxemaniac replied

The sounds cuts out of the section 6 video ("The Solo") after 01.07. What's up with that? Otherwise, great lesson and it's really awesome to learn the song from Steve Stevens himself.

AaronMillerAaronMiller replied

Hi, I checked the videos at the spot you mentioned and I didn't notice an audio drop out. Is anyone else having an issue?

taffeltaffel replied

will not play on my computer

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vtkombatvtkombat replied

In scene three beginning, he plays a much longer riff than the one he teaches. What do I do after the 5th string E5 chord?

vtkombatvtkombat replied

N/M the supplemental content took care of my question :)

pattydpattyd replied

Steve is an excellent instructor. His explanation and break down on this song is stellar. He makes it so clear and understandable. Thanks Steve.

huffyhuffy replied

Wow! what a fantastic lesson by Steve Steven's. I was a great fan of Billy Idol and didn't know who Steve was at the time when this song was a huge hit. But what a great Rock song this is, and full credits go out to Steve on an awesome lesson and insight to this great rock song. Great job Jam Play for organising this lesson pack by Steve.

clickonceclickonce replied

brilliant... epic rock song

sweetdude5000sweetdude5000 replied

my top reason for being on here is for this.. saw you guys a couple years ago in concert in MS out of all places and it was incredible

javierjjavierj replied

From Spain my admiration for Steve Stevens.

VoodooBlueVoodooBlue replied

Just revisiting. Never enough. Thanks!!

bruunmbruunm replied

one of my favorite players and a reason I play today!! I heard TopGun as a kid and loved it! But I did not understand the true brilliance of it!! Same with the IDOL stuff that my uncles force fed me... I just knew i had to play guitar :-D Thanks Steve, you rock!!

mrscaryzmrscaryz replied

Always loved this song gosh I was in HS when this came out heard it all the time good stuff. :)

janrob14janrob14 replied

I often wonder what made the 80's have so many great hits. I want to thank Jam Play for bringing such a great artist to teach us this awsome song.

VoodooBlueVoodooBlue replied

This is great. Thanks Steve for sharing this. Really enjoyed this and your previous lessons.

dearlpittsdearlpitts replied

wow what a treat having you show us the ins and outs of this song-and love hearing the insights you give as to how these songs came about.more please.

Mighty.MikeMighty.Mike replied

Awesome!

ben_oben_o replied

awesome!!!! love this song!! :D

dshowdshow replied

Yeaaah, Thanks Steve! Time to refresh that stuff.

mike nashmike nash replied

Pure Awesome! Thanks Jam Play & Steve - Steve, you are one the most awesome, sometimes under appreciated, guitar greats! Your playing approach is genius and inspiring! Thanks a Ton for Sharing.

f3l18ipsk8ermf3l18ipsk8erm replied

one of my all time favorite songs to get drunk to

Billy Idol Songs With Steve Stevens

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Billy Idol Songs With Steve Stevens



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Rebel YellLesson 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
Steve Stevens

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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