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Welcome to GQ's New Masculinity issue, an exploration of the ways that traditional notions of masculinity are being challenged, evolved, and overturned. Read more about the issue from GQ editor-in-chief Will Welch here and hear Pharrell's take on the matter here . Billy Idol the man didn't become Billy Idol the image—all spiked hair and surly sneer—by accident. When he arrived on the London punk scene in the mid-'70s, Idol started doing his own stage makeup: a little shading to emphasize his razor-sharp cheeks and some liner to frame his piercing blue eyes. “I didn't always blend as well as I should have,” he admits. But his DIY routine formed the basis of his soon-to-be-timeless ... Full story

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