Billy Idol: The Epitome of Cool [MMRBQ Interview]
This year’s MMRBQ had so many highlights, but one of the standout moments was watching Billy Idol on the FM Pavilion stage. He was a vision of rock n’ roll cool in his leather jacket and chains, playfully taunting the crowd with his trademark sneer as they danced to every hit – and Billy’s racked up plenty of those in a career spanning almost five decades.
He sat down with Pierre Robert backstage before the show. They talked about his dual citizenship in the UK and the US and touched on how British rock has influenced the music we love so much, plus they discuss his near-death experience with a motorcycle accident, and his chemistry with longtime guitarist Steve Stevens. Billy also touched on his autobiography, and revealed which chapter made him break down in tears when he was recording the audiobook version.
We also got a surprise in this chat when he dropped one new song title from his upcoming project: “Pissing Off People I Love” – now that’s a title we want to intro live on the radio!
In honor of Billy Idol’s birthday today (11/30) check out the entire interview below.