MOST BLISSED-OUT PUNK LEGEND: Billy Zoom of X
On Wednesday night, legendary Los Angeles punk band X played an incredible set, full of passionate renditions of classics like "Your Phone's Off the Hook, But You’re Not." Singers (and one-time couple) Exene Cervenka and John Doe sweatily lurched around the stage, sounding ragged but right. In marked contrast was guitarist Billy Zoom: With a full head of hair, matinee good looks and a beatific grin, he looked as if he were waiting for his closeup in a John Ford western. He seemed almost completely unaware of what his hands were doing: Happily, they were playing one kickass guitar part after another.