Tag: Billy Idol

Morrissey adds second Hollywood Bowl concert with Billy Idol after quick sellout

Morrissey adds second Hollywood Bowl concert with Billy Idol after quick sellout

After a quick sellout of the first date, Morrissey this afternoon announced he’ll play a second concert at the Hollywood Bowl this November with opener Billy Idol, a pair of shows that come about a week before the release of his 11th solo album, Low in High-School. Tickets go on sale next Tuesday.

New releases: Thurston Moore, Billy Idol, Half Man Half Biscuit, Inspiral Carpets, Annie Lennox

New releases: Thurston Moore, Billy Idol, Half Man Half Biscuit, Inspiral Carpets, Annie Lennox

This week’s new releases include new studio albums from Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore, Billy Idol, Half Man Half Biscuit, Inspiral Carpets and Eurythmics’ Annie Lennox, plus reissues from The Pop Group and a six-disc box set of recent material from the reunited Dexys.

Video: The Ocean Blue’s David Schelzel covers Billy Idol in 3-song live set at KEXP

Video: The Ocean Blue’s David Schelzel covers Billy Idol in 3-song live set at KEXP

When The Ocean Blue was in Seattle this past February, the band’s frontman, David Schelzel, stopped by radio station KEXP (90.3 FM) for an on-air set and interview, performing new single “Sad Night, Where Is Morning,” classic track “Drifting, Falling” and a cover of Billy Idol’s “Eyes Without a Face.”

Video: ‘How the Brits Rocked America’ in the ’80s, with The Cure, Duran Duran, Police

Video: ‘How the Brits Rocked America’ in the ’80s, with The Cure, Duran Duran, Police

‘We’re the Kids in America,’ the third chapter of BBC Four’s ‘How the Brits Rocked America: Go West,’ features interviews with John Lydon, Robert Smith, Elvis Costello, Jim Kerr, Ian McCulloch, New Order’s Stephen Morris and Peter Hook, Adam Ant, Bob Geldof, Duran Duran’s Nick Rhodes and John Taylor, and many more.

Vintage Video: A young Trent Reznor covers Billy Idol’s ‘Eyes Without a Face’

Vintage Video: A young Trent Reznor covers Billy Idol’s ‘Eyes Without a Face’

This has been online for a couple years now, but it didn’t come to our attention until this week: It’s a clip of future Oscar winner Trent Reznor in one of his mid-’80s, pre-Nine Inch Nails bands performing a fairly faithful cover of the Billy Idol hit ‘Eyes Without a Face.’