Rocker Billy Idol has ditched pre-show drink and drug binges, as the high he gets from his adoring fans is a far greater stimulant.

The 50-year-old GENERATION X star insists he can perform better when clean, but despite his sobriety he's still up for meeting groupies.

He says, "I'd now be too sh**ged out to do a show drunk.

"The spiritual experience I get from fans is my drug. Any girls I meet are a bonus."