Geeks&Beats Episode 77: Show Notes–and Billy Idol Speaks!


We’ve really been able to up the level of our guests. Sting still hasn’t made an appearance–we’re snubbing him–but so far this season, we’ve had The Edge from U2 on the show, which is a pretty good upgrade. And this week, we speak to Billy Idol about his new album, Kings and Queens of the Underground, his new autobiography, Dancing with Myself, and the real story behind that vulgar and obscene chant that crowds love to yell between the verses of Billy’s version of “Mony Mony.”

Here’s what else we talked about.

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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