Greetings, most excellent web surfers!
Since this page started up late in 1998, we've gotten an unprecedented amount of positive e-mail and feedback and we'd just like to thank everyone who has written!
However, to save you (and us!) a little time, we thought we'd compile a short list of the most often asked questions and our responses to them.
So, without any further ado . . . here they are!
- What are Bill & Ted's full names?
Bill S. Preston, Esquire and Ted "Theodore" Logan.
- What is the name of their band?
- What is the name of their school?
San Dimas High School. San Dimas is a real town in California located
inland from Los Angeles (about 30 miles east from L.A.).
- Do you know where I can get copies of Bill and Ted... (fill in the blank: movies, cartoons, comics, toys, merchandise)?
We don't actively keep track of places selling Bill & Ted memorabilia,
although there are a number of online companies which sell posters, t-shirts
and other items. Check our past merchandise page for information on what
Bill & Ted memorabilia was created and then try using a search engine
such as www.google.com to find places that
may sell such items. Also auction sites such as www.ebay.com
often have various Bill & Ted merchandise for sale. But sorry, we
don't have any concrete information on where you can buy such items. Or
to buy current, licensed Bill & Ted items please visit our Convenience
Store (sales from the store help support this website!)
- Well, then, can you copy for me or sell me videos, magazines or comic
Again, no. (Sorry!!) As much as we'd love to be able to provide this great stuff for all the B&T fans out there, we simply can't.
First, it's illegal - these are copyrighted characters and anything produced with them in or on it is also copyrighted.
This website is even licensed so we can legally provide you with pictures and
information. Secondly, even if we were legally allowed to do it we simply get far too many requests every week.
We don't have the time, money, or resources it would take to fill the demand.
We are endeavoring to gather more screen grabs and clips for your enjoyment, but this is as much as we can morally, legally, and physically do.
- Speaking of the fan club, is it still in operation?
The club disbanded in 1993 due to lack of time and even more due to the lack of new material being produced.
In fact, this is the main reason this page now exists! A lot of what you can find here (like the cartoon overviews) originally appeared in the club newsletters!
The Internet has provided us with the perfect opportunity to breathe new life into the old material and open the way for a whole new audience of fans to enjoy it.
- Will there ever be a third movie?
As the old saying goes, "Where there's life, there's hope," but just the same we kind of doubt it (*sniff!*).
The actors and writers have all gone on to other things in their careers.
In fact, Alex has formed his own production company and now does most of his film work behind the camera rather than in front of it!
Of course, this isn't to say that some day in the future some company won't decide to create a whole new Bill and Ted, but history (movie history anyway!) shows that trying to recapture old magic with new faces is rarely (VERY rarely) successful.
But . . . well, have you ever heard that old expression, "Where there's life .
. . ?"
- I'd love to do a B&T page myself! Where do you get your material?
As mentioned above, a lot of our material comes from the original newsletters put out by the now disbanded Official Bill & Ted
Some good places to look these days are stores that sell old presskits and publicity photos, as well as old magazines.
Something to keep in mind is that the great majority of articles and interviews featuring both Alex and Keanu
were from the same time period: Summer, 1991.
There never was a major press junket for Excellent Adventure, so anything pertaining to that movie is hard to find.
There was a large press junket for Bogus Journey and Alex and Keanu did a number of interviews, both alone and together, for it.
At the same time as this, Keanu was plugging Point Break which came out a week
before Bogus Journey did, and Alex was plugging his MTV show The Idiot Box.
Feel free to refer to our Articles Archive to find out what magazines you
might want to search for!
- Can I use the photos from your site on my own website?
While we love to see websites for Bill & Ted spring up around the Internet
we do ask that other sites respect and honor our site by not copying huge
amounts of material to simply repost on their site. First of all it's
not very creative or original and second of all we have spent a lot of time
creating these pages for fans to enjoy and we take great care not
borrow anything from anyone else's site (all of these items come from our own
collections). However, we DO want you to use the photos on this site for
your own personal use and we don't mind if you use SOME of the photos from our
site on yours . . . but we appreciate it if you at least give us credit and a
link to our site when you do so. If you want more than just a few photos
for some special project, please e-mail us and we'll see if we can't help you
- My site (or club) is very large and popular. Would you be interested in placing a banner ad for our site (or club) on your front page in exchange for a link back to your site on ours?
Sorry, but we've paid the money for banner-free space and it's going to stay banner free space! *g*
We'd be happy to trade links, though!
- I run a cartoon site and was wondering if you would mind us using your cartoon section as a resource for the Bill & Ted cartoon section on our site?
We're delighted to help you with your research! All we ask is that you do not copy our graphics or
our text verbatim to your site - and if you do use us for info, a little credit would be nice.
*g* If you need an original screen shot from the cartoon series for your toon site, drop us a line and we will gladly work out a fair exchange with you.
However, we cannot provide you with video tapes of the show. Sorry!
- What song were they playing in Excellent Adventure when the dudes were visiting the future in their phone booth?
The one where Bill says, "They sure do play excellent music"?
It's "In Time" by Robbie Robb! A full list of the soundtrack titles, artists, and lyrics
can be found in the Musical Symposium on this site (see below). In the meantime you can find - and buy - both soundtracks at
www.cdnow.com and www.amazon.com
either new or used.
- What about the one in the mall that starts with the cool solo played by Beethoven?
That one is "Play With Me" by Extreme, and the solo is actually in the middle of the song.
We have a new music section on this site where you can now check to see which
songs are which for yourself! Click on "The Music" section of
our menu and choose one of the two Bill and Ted movies. The individual
song descriptions list where in the movie the song appears and there are also
brief MP3 segments from ALL the songs so you can hear for yourself which one
you're thinking of! Not bad!!
- I love the opening guitar segment for God Gave
Rock and Roll to You II from Bogus Journey, but it's not on the soundtrack
album. Who performs it and can I find a copy of this for sale?
That opening riff and much of the guitar music for Bogus Journey (including
the Reaper Rap) was provided by guitar legend Steve Vai. The good
news is there's an 2002 album of Steve Vai music which includes several
tracks from the Bogus Journey soundtrack, including the one which introduced
KISS' version of God Gave Rock and Roll to You II! The album is
called Steve Vai: Elusive Light and Sound 1 and is available for
sale through the online CD stores we list above! Thanks to BeN for
alerting us to this great album!
- Can you send me complete MP3's of the soundtrack, or tell me where I can find them?
Sorry, no. But you can buy them inexpensively from the above mentioned
online CD stores. Sorry, but we don't have any information about illegal
downloads or torrents. We respect the copyrights of artists and
encourage fans to support them as well by buying their music from legitimate
and reputable sources.
- What kind of guitars does Rufus give Bill and Ted
at the end of Excellent Adventure?
We heard from a fan named Chris who found out that those guitars are very
similar to the ones used by Eddie Van Halen and are, in fact, Steinbergers,
most likely custom versions of the GP (which is the model that seems to come
in the V shape.) You can find out more information about these
and other guitars by visiting www.edroman.com
much more than we could ever tell you on this site!
- I would like to make a Bill or Ted costume for
Halloween. Where can I find the right clothes?
We get a lot of requests for information on how to make Bill and Ted costumes,
so we have put together a How To section for the site which includes a
complete guide on how to make Bill and Ted costumes for both movies!
Click here to go straight to the costume How
- Where can I find the two B&T movies for sale?
Outstandingly, both Excellent Adventure and Bogus Journey are
currently available for sale on DVD, and there is now also a box set of both
movies plus an outstanding third disc of extras available! Check your local video retailer for
copies. For more information on the original DVD releases, click here
and for info on the box set click here. Both movies were previously
released on video and laserdisc, and a quick search of online stores
specializing in used or discontinued movie titles, or even a visit to eBay,
might help you locate copies of these older releases.
That's it! If you have any questions for us, please feel free to drop us a line!