Billy Idol

Born 30 November 1955.
Billy Idol

Biography

William Michael Albert Broad (born 30 November 1955), known professionally as Billy Idol, is an English rock musician. A member of the Bromley Contingent of Sex Pistols fans, Idol first achieved fame in the punk rock era as a member of the band Generation X. Unlike other British punk rock artists, Idol was inspired by The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. He then embarked on a successful solo career, and was a member of the MTV-driven "Second British Invasion" of the United States. A series of music videos for songs such as "Dancing With Myself", "White Wedding", "Rebel Yell" and "Eyes Without a Face" made him one of the first MTV stars. Idol continues to tour with guitarist Steve Stevens.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Idolize Yourself: The Very Best Of

    Idolize Yourself: The Very Best Of 2008

    Reviewed by Sophie Bruce
    Worship him you should – Idol is back on classic form.