Finally, last August, Idol's people called from Japan, where he was touring, and said Idol was in, with his band. Henrichsen says he started screaming and running laps around the mall.
And when 900-plus people showed up for Billy Idol Aid IV, they were treated to an official video announcement from the man himself.
"The people of the world have spoken!" Idol thundered. "The dream will become reality ..."
"It's gonna be pretty much the coolest night ever," says Henrichsen, whose birthday was Monday. "We'll have as much fun as possible before we get to the 9-5 part of my life."
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