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Past Event: Fri, November 22, 2019 (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Cost: Free Admission; Food & Drink for purchase
Billy Idol, one of the worlds most recognizable rock stars, achieved fame in the 1970s as a member of the British punk rock band Generation X. In 1981, Idol embarked on a solo career which led to international success with critically acclaimed multi-platinum albums and hit songs such as Dancing With Myself, White Wedding, Rebel Yell and Eyes Without A Face, Billy Idol soon became the face of the rebellious rock-n-roll and punk scene in America.
IDOL X pays tribute to the music of Billy Idol and Generation X with the collaboration of Matthew Eberhart on vocals, and the renowned guitarist Robert Sarzo on lead guitar.
Matthew Eberhart played bass for the Colorado based band, Myzar, touring and opening for acts such as Icehouse and Richard Marx. Matthew formed the New York City punk band Motor Betty, which became a regular headliner at the infamous CBGS’s and was featured on 92.3 KROCK, the Warp Tour (2000 & 2001) and was chosen as one of the top 50 unsigned bands in America by CMJ, Coca-Cola Music and Dick Clark Productions in August of 2001 just prior to 9/11. Matthew has worked with producers such as Hillary Johnson (Ramones, Misfits, Jeff Buckley) and Don Fury (Agnostic Front, Helmet, Quicksand, Sick Of It All). Matthew is endorsed by Audix microphones and is a brand ambassador for Harman with JBL
Professional and Soundcraft mixers.
Robert Sarzo, also known as the VuDu Man, has worked and toured internationally with artists such as D.L Byron, Hurricane, and Queensryche GT. Robert has worked with legendary producers such as Jimmy Iovine, Bob Ezrin, Mike Clink, Robert Stigwood (Saturday Night Fever & Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts). Robert is fully Endorsed by Godin Guitars, ChromaCast/Sawtooth Music Gear, Soundbrenner, Galaxy Audio In Ear Monitors, Peterson Tuners, and Cleartone Strings.
Matthew and Robert form the perfect Billy Idol & Steve Stevens pair, delivering Billy Idol music catalog to near perfection while entertaining the crowds. They also enjoy performing at local venues in and around Los Angeles doing a combination of classic rock covers and Idol hits with Billy Idol’s bassist of 20 years, Stephen McGrath as part of 80 Proof Vudu.