I’ve stolen this Frankensteining the Talent Pool idea from Hubby. It arose while we were on a car trip and heard a Billy Idol song on the radio. I said, “Wouldn’t it be cool if Billy Idol hooked up with Green Day, just to see what happens?”
Building on that idea, Hubby suggested that Billy Idol, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, and Billy Sheehan, who’s been a bass player for Steve Vai, get together with a drummer named Billy and form a band full of Billies. Yeah. The Billy Band.
We didn’t know any drummers named Billy, so I did a Google search. The top three results were Billy Ashbaugh of ‘N Sync, Billy Cobham, a founding member of the Mahavishnu Orchestra, and Billy Kilson, jazz drummer. Of these, Hubby envisions Billy Kilson playing with the other Billies.
So, what would the Billy Band play? Rockabilly, naturally. At least one song’s worth, anyway.