I don't get the Billy Idol/Joan Jett love. I can think of six Billy Idol songs, three of which are kinda ok I guess. I can only think of four Joan Jett songs and none of them are all that good. I don't have any of their stuff on my ipod and I'm fairly certain it will remain that way.
I don't think I'd go see either of these bands for free.
I saw them both live at the same show in Calgary (it was actually Collin James, Joan and Billy) It was epic. Teaming them up was a great idea here. I love it.
Maybe, but in my opinion people don't pay to see Pete Townsend who rarely if ever plays bass do just that. People pay to see him windmill on a lead guitar. I am not willing to overlook that. I think calling it a stretch is being generous.