Idol couldn't quite stock Devil's Playground with worthy offerings, but he's likely to jettison the album's filler ("Screamin' at the Xmas Tree") in favor of a hits-heavy setlist. If his fans are lucky, Idol will refrain from turning his most popular tunes into mirthless dance remixes, as he did on an ill-advised 1987 collection. A Pistols-packing punk who infuriated his early following by pursuing pop, Idol felt the electronica wind gathering in force in 1993 and decided that he too should blow. Now, he's sticking with his strengths rather than chasing trends, which suggests that the world will, thankfully, be spared a Billy Idol rap record.
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