We enjoy a certain amount of bad behavior from our rock stars, but within limits: No one really wants anyone to end up in rehab, prison or an early grave. On Feb. 6, 1990, Billy Idol tested those limits in a big way.
Years before Nirvana or Green Day supposedly broke punk rock to the mainstream, a peroxide-spiked British singer by the self-given name of Billy Idol (which might be heard as the decidedly punkish “Idle,” get it?) arguably accomplished the same feat with his sophomore album, ‘Rebel Yell.’
"All information should be free. It is not. Information is power and currency in the virtual world we inhabit. So mistrust authority. Cyberpunks are the true rebels. Cyber culture is coming in under the radar of ordinary society..."
‘Ready Steady Go’ served not only as the opening tune for Billy Idol as he dominated a steamy Casino Ballroom in Hampton Beach, N.H. on June 2, but also the general vibe of the evening as the iconic rocker seamlessly coasted through the evening, making it look easy.
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