Steven Cooper






What is music to you? What does it give you?

I have been a musician since I was 9 years old. I started out on drums for the first 5 years, then switched over to guitar. I have now been playing guitar since April of 1979, and I'm self taught. Music is my life and my Passion. If it weren't for music I probably wouldn't be here anymore.

What is your music dream?

To finally be discovered!!!

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Spread my music to the masses. Aside from that I would like to make it that our government stops wasting our time, and our financial resources on stupidity. They need to get back to work and worry about the real problems that are on hand.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

The first song that got me into rock music was Frankenstein from the Edgar Winter Group.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

KISS Has been a major force in my music aside from Ace Frehley being the reason that I even play guitar in the first place. I also love Paul Gilbert, Randy Rhoads, Vinnie Vincent, Yngwie Malmsteen, Eddie Van Halen, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai,, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Ritchie Blackmore, the list goes on and on

What inspires you to make music?

Everyday events in life.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

I just want people to enjoy the vibe, the flavor and the emotion of what I express in my music.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

On top of the world!!

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

Reality is musicians are not getting what they deserve for their efforts these days. With all the digital downloads, most of them being free musicians are no longer selling millions of albums like they used to. These days they're considered successful if they sell 10, 20 maybe 50,000 copies of an album. Once upon a time that was an utter failure. Illegal downloading needs to come to a stop. This would also help bring the price of concert tickets back down.

What do you think of Drooble?

I don't have an opinion yet. I'm only filling out my profile for it, but I belong to another musician's network which is and quite frankly I am loving it.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Quite frankly there is a lot of really bad music out there making big bucks and the good musicians are sitting there scratching their asses. I'm not going to refer to what genre makes a lot of money even though it sucks.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

Yes. I go to the shows.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Talent, and the drive to get out there and play.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Me. LOL!