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.
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)
Billy started hanging out with a group of like-minded friends at the in-venues in London, instantly recognizable by their Malcolm Mclaren SEX shop clothes and peg pants. They became known as the Bromley Contingent (the contingent included Susan Dallion (Siouxsie Sioux), later of Siouxsie and the Banshees) and began following the anarchic The Sex Pistols to every gig. At this time, Bill Broad changed his name to Billy Idol and decided he wanted to be a real part of the musical revolution.
In 1999, his recognition was confirmed with his second wax model opening in Las Vegas. He teamed up with Stevens, once more, and found the old magic was still there.
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 3 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 4 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 6 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 7 months ago
WENN Newsdesk Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 6:29 AM Rocker BILLY IDOL is showing off his charitable side and donating a portion of his earnings at an upcoming concert in Belgrade, Serbia to help the victims of devastating floods in the area. The Balkan region has been hit with torrential rain over the past few days, causing flooding and landslides, and subsequently forcing thousands of residents to flee their homes, leaving a death toll of more than 40. To help contribute to the relief efforts, the White Wedding hitmaker has announced that some of the money he... Read More
Posted by Katherine_GR 7 months ago