On 'The Roadside,' Billy Idol Reunites With An Old Collaborator : World Cafe : World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN This month, Billy Idol released The Roadside, a four song EP made with his longtime guitarist and cowriter, Steve Stevens.

On 'The Roadside,' Billy Idol Reunites With An Old Collaborator

Billy Idol on World cafe

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Set List

  • "White Wedding"
  • "Bitter Taste"
  • "To Be A Lover"
  • "Rebel Yell"

Billy Idol's signature punk rock look is unmissable: spiked bleach blonde hair, black sunglasses, leather jacket completed with a snarled lip. The singer burst onto the scene in the 1980s, just in time for the MTV generation. Forty years later, Idol still looks the part and, although his output has decreased, his love for music hasn't waned. This month, Idol released The Roadside, a four song EP made with his longtime guitarist and cowriter, Steve Stevens.

In this episode of World Cafe, Billy Idol talks about how the pandemic inspired him to address lingering feelings from the 90s, embracing MTV and recently becoming a US citizen. Watch a set from his free virtual concert from WXPN via the video player above, and listen to the full World Cafe conversation via the audio player.

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