It’s not a trick, this morning rock station 95.5 FM KLOS decided to treat punk rockers to one of the coolest surprise shows in recent memory. Around 9 a.m., Steve Jones got on the air a few hours ahead of his regularly scheduled Jonesy’s Juke Box show to announce that his former Sex Pistols band mate Paul Cook will be joining Billy Idol and former Generation X bassist Tony James on stage in a band dubbed (what else?) Generation Sex.
Back in their respective ’70s heydays, both bands represented two different sides of the same punk rock coin. Whereas the Sex Pistols thrived on nihilistic, political songs, Gen-X were less interested in overthrowing the monarchy and more adept at writing sneering, catchy songs that would become the predecessor to pop punk. And of course, they introduced us to Billy Idol in the process. Watching Jones performing with Idol at the helm instead of Johnny Rotten should yield some interesting results and a crap load of raucous renditions of some of punks greatest hits. The show, presented by KLOS and Goldenvoice, takes place October 30 at The Roxy, the day before Halloween, at 8:30 p.m.
Although tickets are free, the trick is (sorry, there actually is one of those, my bad) admission will be based on on a lottery system. The deadline to enter the lottery is TODAY at 5pm PST. Winners will be notified at 10am PST tomorrow (the show day). For full details/to enter the ticket lottery click here.