Billy Idol 35th Anniversary

 There was no indication from his days fronting English punk band Generation X that Billy Idol ( christened William Broad ) would be the most successful, possibly the only, original London punk rocker to cross over to mainstream multimillion-selling sales. As Billy shares his unique story, you will hear him reveal details behind his 1981 cover of  Tommy James and the Shondells’ “Mony Mony” and the club hit “Dancing With Myself”, all from the surprise hit Don’t Stop  EP;  the true life inspiration for “White Wedding” from his eponymously-titled full album in July 1982; the Rebel Yell album the following year with “Rebel Yell“, the huge mainstream hit “Eyes Without a Face”, and “Flesh for Fantasy” ; and the 1986 Stax cover “To Be a Lover”.

Billy joins me In the Studio on the thirty-fifth anniversary of  Billy Idol  to invoke the eleventh commandment: thou shalt have no Idols before Billy! –Redbeard