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Billy Idol: 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. ...

Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Simon Napier-Bell, Svengali

Interview by Chris Bourke, Rip It Up (New Zealand), August 1988

SIMON NAPIER-BELL'S reputation has preceded him. He's used to that. "Some people are wary of me," he says. "So it's difficult to know what a ...

Graham Parker: Stick To Me: Graham Parker Looks Back In Anger

Interview by Chris Bourke, Rip It Up (New Zealand), November 1988

GRAHAM PARKER was a contender. Short, with a reason to live, he kicked the late 70s into life with a passion and fury that was ...

Steve Earle: Lonesome Dove: Steve Earle Puts the Celtic into Country

Interview by Chris Bourke, Rip It Up (New Zealand), December 1988

"Ring Steve Earle," said the message. "Area code 615 ..." ...

Tony Joe White: Highway Blues

Report and Interview by Chris Bourke, Rip It Up (New Zealand), November 1993

AS YOU DRIVE south out of Memphis down Highway 61, the trees and houses stop at the edge of the city limits. On either side ...

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