But with the release this year of God Bless the Go-Go's, the quintet has recaptured the old magic and brings it to Sunrise Musical Theatre this Friday. The band members have grown up a bit, but it seems they still know how to party. At the very least, the 42-year-old Carlisle still looks good, damn good, as any reader of Playboy will tell you.
And while full frontal nudity might not fly with the grrrls of today, many current stars do acknowledge their debt to the beat beauties. Even pop-punk standard-bearer Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day makes a guest appearance on the new album on a song he cowrote, "Unforgiven." Not surprisingly the song is also the first single off the album. If you don't think the Go-Go's influenced Green Day, just try this little experiment: Listen to any Green Day song, then imagine Carlisle singing it. Then try the whole process in reverse. Eerie, huh?