It’s 7 p.m. on Friday evening and Billy Idol is sitting at Tower Records, signing stuff for a crowd of about 500 fans. I think you’d have to call them hardcore fans--they've been lined up for a couple hours, anyway, which is kind of a heavy thing to do, when you think about it. Idol's sitting at one of those long folding tables with his guitarist/musical partner Steve Stevens to his right and the rest of the band stretching down the table.
Someone's just handed Billy a 1980s book of photographs from Rolling Stone, asking him to sign his shot. The rock star, the bodyguard, the guitarist, the fan and the reporter all lean in for a peek... It's Idol with his naked butt to the camera, wearing a holster