Elliot Easton (born Elliot Steinberg, 18 December 1953, in Brooklyn, New York) is a Jewish American musician who played lead guitar and sang background vocals for The Cars. He studied music at the Berklee College of Music. He plays guitar left-handed.
Easton released one solo album in 1985, Change No Change, featuring songs co-written with Jules Shear. A later band project, Band Of Angels, was formed with singer Danny Malone, and recorded one album, Band Of Angels, which was not released, but selections from which were included in the 1996 CD release of Change No Change.
In 1998, Easton's playing was featured on No Cats, an album from bassist Lee Rocker of Stray Cats fame. He contributed guitar parts for "Rumblin' Bass" and "One Way or Another." According to both Easton and Rocker, the two have known each other since they were young boys growing up in New York.
Easton then joined Creedence Clearwater Revisited, the modern touring version of Creedence Clearwater Revival.
He has also played with Ric Ocasek as a solo artist.
Currently, Easton is a member of The New Cars, along with original The Cars member Greg Hawkes and singer/songwriter Todd Rundgren, along with former Utopia bassist/vocalist Kasim Sulton, and Tubes drummer Prairie Prince. In June 2006, the band released a live album, It's Alive!, that includes three new studio tracks.
He was featured and played the solo in the Click Five song "Angel To You (Devil To Me)".
- "Change No Change" (1985 Elektra Records, 2006 Remastered and re-released)
- "(Wearing Down) Like a Wheel" (1985)
- "Shayla" (1985)
- "Tools of Your Labor" (1985)
- "Monte Carlo Nights" (1995 Elliot Easton's Tiki Gods)
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