Stuart Goddard. Who is he you might ask and with good reason, well he was the man who became known to us all as Adam Ant. During their reign of the charts in the early 80′s (wow was it really 30 years ago), in which we saw Adam become a dandy highwayman, prince charming and a king of the wild frontier. Along with the bands fashion statement of being clad in swashbuckling pirate garb, they became pioneers of the new romantic movement, which was a timely intervention away from the tie dye & flairs we’d become accustomed to. Fashion in music, who would have thought!. Adams trademark white stripe across his face caused a stir amongst fans, it was rumoured he was going blind and it was to help his sight. This of course was not the case, it was purely for fashion purposes not medical.
Since the Ants crawled off and left Adam to his own devices he turned his attention to acting, in which he faired well, most notably in the U.S hit Northern Exposure. He has also kept an interest in music over the years releasing a few solo albums that gained minor success, the last of which was 95′s, Wonderful.
He then slipped off the radar and became somewhat reclusive for a few years, until the early 00′s when he gained media attention again for entirely different reasons. After a series of arrests and some embarrassing situations, resulting in him being sectioned under the mental health act, but this has since been rescinded.
After pulling himself together in recent years and receiving the “Q Music Icon Award” in 08, he has become a regular on the London music scene. In recent weeks he was joined by “Angie Bowie” on stage at a solo gig for a rendition of “Get It On” by T Rex, only a few days later he turned provider and helped “Gary Newman” along with “Cars“. With the death of Malcolm McLaren his former manager, Adam cancelled a few gigs showcasing new material for his upcoming album, to attend the funeral. The new album due for release later this year called “Adam Ant is The Blueblack Hussar in Marrying The Gunners Daughter“, (don’t ask), with such a peculiar name are we expecting a strange album? Early reports and claims suggest it contains a concept and is an old school performance based affair. It does however contain a tribute to Malc called “Who’s A Goofy Bunny Then” referencing his rather prominent gnashers.