November 30, 2022

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To rejoice the fortieth anniversary of one in every of his signature songs, Billy Idol joins The Story Behind the Tune podcast to debate “White Marriage ceremony.”

The title. The look. That hair! And the music expertise and charisma to again all of it up, Idol has all of it. Born William Broad, Idol snarled and fist-pumped his manner onto the music scene 46 years in the past with platinum blond spiked angle and boundless expertise. A real icon identified worldwide by all generations, Idol nonetheless makes very important music (his newest EP, The Cage, arrived in September, a 12 months after his earlier launch, The Street).

Whereas Idol idolized the Intercourse Pistols as a younger lad within the UK, his was at all times a unique type of punk. Whereas the Pistols mocked the likes of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, Idol unapologetically worshiped their melodies. He infused his genuine punk sensibility with that love of hooks, ushering in a revolution in Eighties music — and music movies.

Launched as a single off his 1982 self-titled debut solo album, “White Marriage ceremony” set the stage for Billy Idol’s profession. Along with is controversial music video enjoying on an countless loop on MTV, the observe turned one in every of pop music’s all-time breakout moments. Even 40 years later, the music endures brilliantly, with thousands and thousands getting pumped up by blasting the hit even in the present day. However though we’ve all heard the music and felt its powers for many years, only a few of us know the actual story behind Idol’s “White Marriage ceremony.” It’s an interesting story that’s surprisingly, deeply private, and also you’ll hear all of it straight from the long-lasting artist’s mouth.

Billy Idol joins The Story Behind the Tune host Peter Csathy to dig into “White Marriage ceremony,” maybe his most iconic music from his nice catalog of bangers. For his second music, Idol selected the thumping, fist-pumping title observe from his Cage EP. It’s an interview with a insurgent who nonetheless yells, and you’ll take heed to all of it above or wherever you get your podcasts.

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