History Trivia / BillyIdol

19th May '16 12:12:39 PM azul120
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: He was one of several artists to turn down performing "Don't You Forget About Me", which was ultimately made famous by Creator/SimpleMinds (who initially wanted to turn it down themselves). In 2001, he recorded his own version as a new track on a GreatestHitsAlbum.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: He was one of several artists to turn down performing "Don't You Forget About Me", which was ultimately made famous by Creator/SimpleMinds Music/SimpleMinds (who initially wanted to turn it down themselves). In 2001, he recorded his own version as a new track on a GreatestHitsAlbum.



** One of the original scripts for ''Film/SayAnything'' had "To Be A Lover" as the song played during the boombox scene, rather than "In Your Eyes" by Creator/PeterGabriel.

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** One of the original scripts for ''Film/SayAnything'' had "To Be A Lover" as the song played during the boombox scene, rather than "In Your Eyes" by Creator/PeterGabriel.Music/PeterGabriel.
19th May '16 12:12:07 PM azul120
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: He was one of several artists to turn down performing "Don't You Forget About Me", which was ultimately made famous by SimpleMinds (who initially wanted to turn it down themselves). In 2001, he recorded his own version as a new track on a GreatestHitsAlbum.
** He was the first choice to play the T-1000 in ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'', but he broke his leg and wrist in a motorcycle accident before filming could start.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: He was one of several artists to turn down performing "Don't You Forget About Me", which was ultimately made famous by SimpleMinds Creator/SimpleMinds (who initially wanted to turn it down themselves). In 2001, he recorded his own version as a new track on a GreatestHitsAlbum.
** He was the first choice to play the T-1000 in ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'', but he broke his leg and wrist in a motorcycle accident before filming could start.start.
** One of the original scripts for ''Film/SayAnything'' had "To Be A Lover" as the song played during the boombox scene, rather than "In Your Eyes" by Creator/PeterGabriel.
7th Aug '15 6:48:08 PM supersaver87
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: He was one of several artists to turn down performing "Don't You Forget About Me", which was ultimately made famous by SimpleMinds (who initially wanted to turn it down themselves). In 2001, he recorded his own version as a new track on a GreatestHitsAlbum.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: He was one of several artists to turn down performing "Don't You Forget About Me", which was ultimately made famous by SimpleMinds (who initially wanted to turn it down themselves). In 2001, he recorded his own version as a new track on a GreatestHitsAlbum.GreatestHitsAlbum.
** He was the first choice to play the T-1000 in ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'', but he broke his leg and wrist in a motorcycle accident before filming could start.
20th Dec '14 8:58:10 PM AnotherGuy
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* {{Jossed}}: Idol himself denies "Dancing With Myself" is about [[ADateWithRosiePalms masturbation]].

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* {{Jossed}}: Idol himself denies "Dancing With Myself" is about [[ADateWithRosiePalms masturbation]]. Instead, it's ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: he was inspired by the dance clubs in London and Tokyo.
19th Oct '14 9:56:16 AM InertialMass
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* OldShame: His infamous ''Rolling Stone'' cover story (pictured as the page image), mostly due to the fact the pictures embarrassed the hell out of him, and because he was drunk and stoned out of his mind during the interview resulting in a less than flattering portrayal.
19th Oct '14 9:48:40 AM InertialMass
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** "White Wedding" was not about how much he hated his sister's husband, per the man himself.
22nd Apr '14 8:18:34 AM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* {{Jossed}}: Idol himself denies "Dancing With Myself" is about [[ADateWithRosiePalms masturbation]].
16th Oct '12 12:53:51 AM MikeK
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: He was one of several artists to turn down performing "Don't You Forget About Me", which was ultimately made famous by SimpleMinds (who initially wanted to turn it down themselves). In 2001, he recorded his own version as a new track on a GreatestHitsAlbum.
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