Billy Idol has a new record out. A band I’ve really come to like over the last year is Idol’s first band Generation X. At the time they existed they were accused as not being authentic, but the music speaks for itself. Bob “Derwood” Andrews guitar playing is especially fantastic. Also check out Andrews and his band Empire, who were only around briefly in the wake of Generation X, but influenced a great deal of the Washington D.C. punk and post-punk scene.