“I was so stoked when they asked to do this remix. I love Billy and 'White Wedding' was one of my favorites so I felt incredibly lucky. I think theres a really cool trend happening right now where old and new music meet and create something new and I’m glad to have been apart of it.”
"When I started making music as RAC 12 years ago, I never imagined that I would be able to listen to the inner workings of such classic work. It was so much fun to take Billy's song apart and try to create something new and different. Remixing is about reinvention, not replacement."
“To remix one of one of Rock n Roll’s biggest legends, Billy Idol, has been an honor. It was a special opportunity to work on such a classic song.”
“I’ve been a huge fan of Billy Idol since I first heard 'Generation X' on college radio in the late 70’s. It was a thrill to be able to deconstruct and remix one of his songs for this album”
Scott Kirkland of The Crystal Method
“To a young stubborn metal head growing up in Vegas, 'Rebel Yell' was really special to me as it crossed all the genres, metal, punk, new wave and hard rock. Billy’s delivery and Steve’s guitar gave the track a unique swagger and the song shone through to me. Having the chance to work on such an iconic track is always special. I tried to keep the elements that spoke to me all those years ago and hope I have done it justice.“
"I’ve been a fan of Billy Idol for years. One of rock and roll’s great entertainers."
"We had a lot of fun remixing 'To Be A Lover.' Our goal was to try to do something really minimal and modern; coming up with version that could be worked into any club set today. Billy’s vocals here oddly reminded us of some of our favorite Rap and R&B of the current moment. Just really loose and cool.”
“Remixing a classic is always a difficult mission, trying to bring fresh air into something which has already been accepted as a 'classic.' However, this is our favourite Billy Idol song - and to our public, maybe it wasn’t the most obvious choice of song, so it was an honour to be able to remix and try something different."
Vital Idol: Revitalized is out now on Capitol Records. Listen to it in full below.