Steve, real name Steven Pope, is both a real-life surf rock band member and a character in the HD Universe appearing as the Vinewood Boulevard Radio co-host alongside fellow band member Nathan "Nate" Williams in Grand Theft Auto V.
Real life history
Steven Pope, alongside Nathan "Nate" Williams were once infamous for an onstage breakdown at the 2009 Barcelona Primavera Sound Festival, they quickly recovered and achieved a top 50 hit on Billboard's Alternative Songs chart, "Demon To Lean On" in 2013. In 2012, they collaborated with Big Boi of Outkast (not to be mistaken for Big Boy of Radio Los Santos) on the album "Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors".
Nate and Steve, played by Nathan Williams and Stephen Pope of the San Diego surf rock band Wavves, are the hosts of Vinewood Boulevard Radio in 2013. The Wavves' song "Nine Is God" was exclusively "premiered" on Vinewood Boulevard Radio.