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Billy Idol

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Billy Idol (1990)

Interview by Mat Snow, Rock's Backpages Audio, 1990

A press conference in which our William chats about the Oliver Stone Doors movie, breaking his leg, becoming a father and much more. Some of the questions are clipped, inaudible or missing entirely, but the answers make up for it!

File format: mp3; file size: 26.1mb; Interview length: 28' 33"; sound quality: **

ARTICLES IN LIBRARY

Billy Idol Is A Star: live at the Stone, San Francisco

Live Review by Barney Hoskyns, NME, September 1982

"BILLY IDOL IS A STAR": a startling revelation that emerged at The Stone in San Francisco last week. Sure, it's yer old Billy alright, but ...

Billy Idol: Rebel Yell (Chrysalis)

Review by Richard Riegel, Creem, March 1984

BILLY IDOL has designated the respective sides of the single-pocket Rebel Yell as "3" and "4," in the same big numerals he used for "1" ...

Billy Idol: Alive & Kicking!

Interview by Neil Tennant, Smash Hits, July 1984

Billy Idol was the typical punk back in the late '70s — tough, rude, a bit mental. In 1984 he's exactly the same (only more ...

Billy Idol: Whatever Happened To Bloated Rock Stars

Profile and Interview by Mat Snow, NME, August 1984

THERE WAS a time when the idea of Billy Idol one day becoming a megaplatinum punk-rock superstar would have made me choke on my nutburger. ...

Billy Idol

Interview by Betty Page, Record Mirror, September 1984

Billy Idol introduces Betty Page to an exciting new phenomenon called 'punk rawk' ...

Billy Idol: Whiplash Smile

Review by Lucy O'Brien, NME, October 1986

THIS IS an ode to peroxide. Bottle Blonde spikes and matted hair. Gel by the ton. A sneer, a whiplash smile, a surly pout. The ...

Billy Idol: Billy Then, Idol Now

Profile by Kris Needs, Creem, March 1987

"I HOPE IF I get it right, it'll be a great record. If I get it wrong, it'll be in the trash-bin. I wouldn't be ...

Billy Idol, The Cult: Forum, Los Angeles

Live Review by Bill Holdship, Creem, September 1987

Dr. Freud, I Presume ...

I Am Still the Greatest Says Billy Idol

Interview by Chris Bourke, Rip It Up (New Zealand), September 1987

At the age of 14, Johnny Angelo was a heartthrob. He had three-inch sideboards and he wore his hair swept high in a golden quiff. ...

Billy Idol: Charmed Life

Review by Mat Snow, Q, May 1990

HIS STANDING AS the Greatest Living Englishman only jeopardised by that nasty prang on the old Harley, Sir William Idol has in fact reinforced his ...

Billy Idol: …And This Is Me!

Interview by Tom Hibbert, Q, June 1990

IN THE SUITE of a hotel just off Sunset Boulevard, Billy Idol is sitting with leg encased in a cast resting upon a pile of ...

Crockabilly!: Billy Idol: Wembley Arena, London

Live Review by Dele Fadele, NME, January 1991

THE HEADY STRAINS of pulsating drums and long-forgotten African chants fill the cavernous room: "Zumbayeh, Aikobayeh". Billy Idol's intro tape is 'Cult Of Snap' by ...

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