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
Born: 30th November, 1955, Middlesex, England
Height: 5' 9" (175 cm)
Claim to Fame: 80s Icon and Generation X
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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.
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)
How you doin', sir - chicken or fish? (Billy Idol as himself in The Wedding Singer)
An ordinary ninth grader is chosen to become The Ninja. He is tasked with protecting the town from evil as well as balancing his school life with friends and homework.
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.
Billy Idol To Rock 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic
by Chad Childers December 31, 2014 10:52 AM
One of the major sports highlights of recent years has been the annual New Year’s Day outdoor NHL hockey game. As we head toward 2015, it’s been announced that Billy Idol will be on hand to provide entertainment as part of the festivities at the game between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Washington Capitals taking place at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
The 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic will be televised at 1PM ET on NBC (as well as CBC and... Read More
Posted by eviltwins 4 weeks ago
Billy Idol’s Father, William Broad, Dies
by Dave Lifton August 30, 2014 12:47 PM
William Alfred Broad, the father of Billy Idol, has passed away earlier this month at the age of 90. The cause of death has not been disclosed.
Earlier today (Aug. 30), Idol posted a photo of his father with the words “In Loving Memory of” and the dates of his life to his Whosay account. The caption read, “RIP William Alfred Broad laid to rest today....”
There is no official statement on Idol’s website, but on Aug. 9, he tweeted, “My Dad... Read More
Posted by eviltwins 5 months ago
Billy Idol To Return With ‘Kings & Queens of the Underground’ Album in October
by Jeff Cornell August 26, 2014 3:01 PM
Iconic singer Billy Idol will release his first new album in almost a decade when ‘Kings & Queens of the Underground’ drops on Oct. 21 via his own BFI Records via Kobalt Label Services.
The effort is available for pre-order now on iTunes and Amazon. Fans who pre-order the iTunes version will get an immediate download of the first single ‘Can’t Break Me Down’ and will be rewarded with a bonus track not... Read More
Posted by eviltwins 5 months ago
Billy Idol’s ‘Mony Mony’ Cranks Up New Nissan Ad
by Dave Swanson June 5, 2014 4:23 PM
In the latest ad campaign for the 2014 Nissan Sentra, the feel-good sounds of Billy Idol’s ‘Mony Mony‘ are placed front-and-center. The main character in the commercial is seen syncing up his smartphone to his car audio system, and Idol’s hit blares out of the car’s Bose speakers. As he drives around town, everybody within earshot — from schoolkids to tatted up dudes — sing along with him.
‘Mony Mony’ was... Read More
Posted by eviltwins 7 months ago
Billy Idol To Release Memoir, ‘Dancing With Myself’
by Dave Swanson May 28, 2014 12:44 PM
This fall, rocker Billy Idol is set to release his self-penned memoir, ‘Dancing with Myself.’ From his childhood as a working-class kid from the London suburbs named William Broad, through his years with punk pioneers Generation X, and his solo stardom as Billy Idol, the book will cover his life in detail. Expect a no punches-pulled tale of his life.
“I am hopelessly divided between the dark and the good, the rebel and the saint, the sex maniac... Read More
Posted by eviltwins 8 months ago