Monday Match Game: Billie Idle vs. Billy Idol

Welcome back to the Monday Match Game! Last week, in a runaway win for Aina the End, we had a decisive divide between folks with different levels of exposure to the scene — LOW-INFORMATION VOTERS SWUNG THE ELECTION! Either way, fun.

This week! It’s a whole lot of punk up in here. Old punk. Punk from the 80s old punk. Punk that your parents (and maybe you!) bopped to old punk. Punk that just so happens to also sound great coming from idols in 2016!

In this corner, impossibly prolific not-idol punks extraordinaire, friends of Pharrell and post-BiS fan favorites Billie Idle; in this, uh, other corner, the misguided soundtrack to so many proms, weddings and makings-of-babies Billy Idol. Two will enter, but only one will leave and get to continue to use some variation of their homophonic names! Continue reading

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I Haven’t Mentioned Billie Idle in Three Days, for Shame

Ever since the rather epic bit of news that hit late Thursday/Friday, which itself was roughly the end of the the hottest Billie Idle streak in the history of Homicidols.com, it’s felt like, okay, now we can all take a minute to relax and move on to other idols.

Nope! In fact, it’s starting to feel like Billie Idle are having themselves a moment.

Let’s see. Well, there’s that whole Pharrell thing. And getting play on magazine covers:

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Holy Shit, Billie Idle’s Recording with Pharrell

Uh … uh …

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Punk up Wednesday with ‘Nakisou Sunday’

Its release was probably just a formality, a matter of “when” rather than “if” after they pre-released the track on iTunes a couple of weeks ago, but here’s Billie Idle’s MV for “Nakisou Sunday”:

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I’m Promoting This Billie Idle Show Because I Feel Like It

I’ve been feeling Billie Idle a-plenty lately, largely because they’re putting a fairly quiet summer behind them and prepping for another album release. One song from it is already out, and we may as well all just have a nice little dose of throwback punk rock idols on a boring-ass Tuesday.

These three videos are from their set at MUSIC CIRCUS over the weekend.


I think these are in order

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Billie Idle Released a Preview Single for “bi bi bi bi bi” and It’s Great

In one a great little under-the-radar move, Billie Idle quietly tweeted out this announcement about the immediately availability of “Nakisou Sunday” on iTunes:

Clicking through doesn’t get you much closer to the download, as it’s not only on iTunes, but the dreaded Japanese iTunes that you have to bend over backwards to use. I, however, am such a nice guy that I reconfigured my iTunes a little while back and not only downloaded the song … Continue reading

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Track List and Album Art for Billie Idle’s “bi bi bi bi bi”

While we still haven’t seen the face of the group’s newest addition and poor Noni just had to do their radio show by herself, Billie Idle continues to grind away. Following on the news of the release of bi bi bi bi bi, they’re back with album art:

Cover for Japanese idol punk group Billie Idle's bi bi bi bi bi album

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Something Pun Idle Billie Idle Something Pun

Bad news for you Billie Idle fans: Yasui Yahui is out indefinitely with “illness,” which is starting to become code for “gone like forever without actual explanation.”

Boo.

Maybe it’s no big deal, maybe Billie Idle will have their first actual membership issue after two years (that is, ever), maybe somebody will wise up and send First Summer Uika back to the loud-mouthed chaotic bosom whence she sprang perfect as the goddess Athena herself.

Ahem.

Say, isn’t Billie Idle due to release another EP or something soon? Seems like they do that quarterly.

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What: IDOL IS WACK Is Happening

Okay, that was fun. I made two people cry and managed to offend an idol’s staff. Great day! #AprilFools

For your pain, here’s a nice gift: The “DEADMAN” art.

I’ll keep this here as an archive, but please do not believe that WACK is taking the entire BiSiverse (and friends … and enemies) on a world tour. At least not this year.


This is not a drill. There is going to be a BiSH-led world tour beginning in June. They’re bringing the whole family with them. This is insane.

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Here’s the link. Look at this map:  Continue reading

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Billie Idle’s New Video Is a Blast from the Past

I complained this morning that idol Twitter was super noisy, but nothing of consequence was going on. Then I was driving to work and stuck in traffic and gave it another look and saw Billie Idle was busy and:


Oh, this is gonna be great.
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