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VH1 Storytellers - Billy Idol
VH1 Storytellers - Billy Idol
Actor: Billy Idol
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
NR     2002     1hr 44min

With his unique brand of pounding rock, rebellious punk attitude and raw sex appeal, black leather icon Billy Idol created a sound as unmistakable as his trademark snarl. From "White Wedding" to "Mony, Mony," this exclusiv...  more »

     
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Actor: Billy Idol
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Pop, Rock & Roll, DTS
Studio: Image Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color - Live
DVD Release Date: 03/05/2002
Original Release Date: 01/01/2001
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2001
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 44min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 7
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Idolize this...
Rebeca Thorvund | San Jose, California United States | 10/25/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Billy Idol rules. I have been a diehard fan for 21 years, since I was 13. I saw him 3 times in the '80s-'90s and have been back for more 3 times in the new millenium. Billy rocks as hard as ever and his music is as fresh and exciting today as it was when it was written.
This DVD is a must-own for anyone with even a passing Idol fancy. The sound is superb, the band is tight and exhilarating, and Sir William is in fine form, rocking out in excellent voice and looking terrific. He is a fantastic storyteller with a great sense of humor. You feel, watching and listening to him spin his tales, that you've gone round the pub with him for a pint. He is thoughtful, intelligent, and really funny.
Although every single song on this DVD is amazing and sounds wonderful in this setting, two deserving special mention are the Gen X classics "Kiss Me Deadly" and "The Untouchables". Billy introduces "Kiss Me Deadly" by explaining how the song came to be and his heartfelt delivery is truly touching. These two songs are so dear to him (and me) and witnessing his performance of them brought a tear to my eye.
It is a testament to the man and his music that every single song sounds so vibrant in this stripped down setting. And Steve Stevens is nothing short of brilliant.
Don't wait - order this via "1-click" immediately! And Billy - we want more, more, more!"
Billy Idol Kicks Ass!!!!!!
mypetconcubine | Waianae, Hawaii U.S.A. | 11/24/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I saw this storytellers when it aired on VH1, it blew my frickin mind.He sounds better than ever. The sound is excellent, the band is tight and the enegry and,chemistry is frickin wicked. I love the fact there's no big stage not a huge audience it's intimate performance .it's incredible. when it was released on dvd i went out and got it right away. for any billy idol fan this is a must. If you ever thought of Billy idol as just a Mtv Novelty. Watch this Dvd and prepare to be Blown away and admit to yourself "I was wrong... This guy is The Real Deal.Billy Idol Rocks" more info got on Billy Idol at his official site:http://www.billyidol.com/"
One Of The Best DVD's I Own!
"The Woj" | Downers Grove, IL | 08/11/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Write off Billy as an MTV cartoon character, but he has more balls and a better voice than any other singer from the 70's punk or 80's hard rock scene. On this dvd his voice sounds as strong as ever; and to say the performance is extremely high energy and spirited is putting it mildly. With Steve Stevens back on guitar this album builds to a climax that flat-out rocks concluding with "Mony Mony" & a great cover of the Door's "LA Woman". The songs sound as fresh now as the did almost 20 years ago. Idol is one of only a few singers who can combine good ole' 50's Eddie Cochran-Gene Vincent era rock 'n' roll, 70's punk, and 80's hard rock. Billy's ace in the hole is Steven's guitar. Stevens rips thru the Gen X classic "Ready Steady Go" and the acoustic playing on "Cradle Of Love" is killer 50's style Hank Marvin or James Burton.
The sound is great and Billy's band comes thru loud and clear.
I may not be Ernest Hemingway but I know my music as well as anyone. If you are or even were a Billy Idol fan this dvd is a must have. And as far as generation gap? My 9 year old daughter must have played "Mony, Mony" and least 10 times in a row. Of course I told her Billy was singing "Get paid, get luck" during the chorus."
WHAAAAA!!!!
Mr. Clean | Andover, MA USA | 03/12/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This DVD is must have for Idol fans and ANYONE who loves to crank up their surround sound system to the max even if it just to show it off. The performance is flawless, the picture is crystal clear, and the sound is crisp and punchy! Billy shows us while explaining some of the songs that he has a brain and a great sense of humor as well. I think anyone remotely interested in this type of genre will sit back and watch this disc over and over just to catch things you may not have upon first viewing. A definite must have for rock fans."