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Singer, Songwriter, Musician

William Michael Albert Broad (born 30 November 1955), known professionally as Billy Idol, is an English rock musician, songwriter and actor. Idol first achieved fame in the punk rock era as a member of the band Generation X. Unlike other British punk rock artists, Idol claimed...Wikipedia

Age: 59
Born: 30th November, 1955, Middlesex, England
Height: 5' 9" (175 cm)
Nationality: British
Claim to Fame: 80s Icon and Generation X

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Billy Idol (2002)

Billy Idol is the full-length solo debut by Billy Idol (following his solo EP Don't Stop in 1981). Preceded in June 1982 by the hit-single "Hot in the City", the album was released in July 1982. After the next single from the album, "White Wedding", entered the Top 40 a year later, Billy Idol was reissued with the addition of the earlier single "Dancing with Myself". "Hot in the City" was a bigger hit when re-released in the UK in 1988, peaking at #13 on the UK singles chart.

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Billy Idol: Good afternoon, everyone. Were flying at 26,000 feet,moving up to 30,000 feet, and we've got clear skies all the way to Las Vegas. Right now, were bringing you some in-flight entertainment. One of our first class passengers would like to sing you a song inspired by one of our coach passengers. And since we let our first class passengers do, pretty much whatever they want, here he is... (Billy Idol as himself in The Wedding Singer")

 

GLENN You better get out of my way, Billy. You're gonna get hurt! BILLY IDOL Oh yeah? BIKER Don't you talk to Billy Idol that way! (Billy Idol as himself in The Wedding Singer)

 

In 1990, however, around the time of the release of his new album, "Charmed Life", Idol was involved in a serious motorcycle accident when he ran a stop sign on his Harley. He almost lost a leg and was confined to bed for 6 months. He battled back bravely - the video for the first single, "Cradle of Love", showed him from the waist up - at the time, he was paralyzed below.

 

1986 saw a new release, "Whiplash Smile" - it sold well and saw him nominated for a second Grammy for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance (the first was for "Rebel Yell"), but some felt it failed to live up to expectations. Steve Stevens left to form his own band shortly afterwords.

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sillywilly - he has never been married? odd (3 months ago)
LAWomen - I love all of his music! (1 year ago)
the legend - Billy is the last true living rock legend! He rocks ! (1 year ago)
anne182 - i really like billy idol, he aged incredibly well (2 years ago)
HollywoodUndercovers - His music always seems to pump me up (2 years ago)
JBella - Uh, oh. Now Stephanie is posting her name as Sally on here after Joan now. Hmmmm. Need help Stephanie?? (3 years ago)
sally - wow i dint know he was with joan jett (3 years ago)
roxxi - nothing new on Billy Idol? what about gorgeous Sherilyn Fenn and Leeza Gibbons? They both dated him for awhile. (4 years ago)
claire s. - You forgot groupie Pleasant Gehman. Add, also, Drew Barrymore and Melissa Gilbert (it`s written in her wiki). (4 years ago)
eric - How about model Kim Snowden? He made a photo shoot with her! She was absolutly gorgeous! Good taste Billy! (4 years ago)

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