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Billy Idol
Billy Idol
Billy Idol
Background information
Birth name William Michael Albert Broad
Born November 30, 1955 (1955-11-30) (age 52)
Origin Stanmore, Middlesex, England, UK
Occupation(s) Musician, Actor
Instrument(s) Vocals
Guitar
Years active 1975 - present
Label(s) Chrysalis Records
Sanctuary Records
Associated acts Generation X
Website BillyIdol.net

Billy Idol (born William Michael Albert Broad, 30 November 1955, Stanmore, Middlesex) is an English rock musician. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata BillyIdolFist. ... For other uses, see Stanmore (disambiguation). ... The Middlesex Guildhall at Westminster Middlesex is one of the 39 historic counties of England and was the second smallest (after Rutland). ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... For the popular-music magazine, see Musician (magazine). ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified for the purpose of making music. ... Harry Belafonte singing, photograph by C. van Vechten Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, which is often contrasted with speech. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Chrysalis logo (1987-2005) Chrysalis Records is a record label that was created in 1969. ... Sanctuary Records is a record label based in the United Kingdom and a subsidiary of Universal Records. ... Generation X were a pop-influenced punk rock band, formed on 21 November 1976 by Billy Idol, Tony James and John Towe. ... is the 334th day of the year (335th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see Stanmore (disambiguation). ... The Middlesex Guildhall at Westminster Middlesex is one of the 39 historic counties of England and was the second smallest (after Rutland). ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article is about the genre. ... For the popular-music magazine, see Musician (magazine). ...


He first achieved fame in the punk rock era as a member of the band Generation X. He then embarked on a successful solo career, aided by a series of stylish music videos, making him one of the first MTV stars. Idol continues to tour with guitarist Steve Stevens and has a fan base all around the world. Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... Generation X were a pop-influenced punk rock band, formed on 21 November 1976 by Billy Idol, Tony James and John Towe. ... A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... Steve Stevens (born as Steve Schneider on May 5, 1959, in Brooklyn, New York) is an American guitarist and songwriter. ... For more information on fans of football (soccer), see Football (soccer) culture. ...

Contents

Biography

Early life and career

The name Billy Idol was inspired by a school teacher's description of Broad as "idle."[1]


Billy Idol lived in Worthing, England before attending Sussex University for only one year before joining the Bromley Contingent of Sex Pistols fans. Idol first joined the punk rock band Siouxsie & the Banshees (before the band had decided on a name) in 1976, but soon quit and joined Chelsea in 1977 as a guitarist. However, he and Chelsea bandmate Tony James soon quit that group and co-founded Generation X, with Idol switching from guitar to lead singer. For other uses, see Worthing (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... The University of Sussex is a British campus university which is situated next to the East Sussex village of Falmer, and is 4 miles (6. ... The Bromley Contingent were a group of followers and fans of the Sex Pistols. ... Sex Pistols are an iconic and highly influential English punk rock band, formed in London in 1975. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... Siouxsie and the Banshees were a British rock band that formed in 1976. ... Chelsea was an early punk band, formed in London in 1977. ... Tony James on stage with Carbon/Silicon Tony James (born on 12 April 1958) is a British musician, best known as a bassist of Generation X and Sigue Sigue Sputnik. ... Generation X were a pop-influenced punk rock band, formed on 21 November 1976 by Billy Idol, Tony James and John Towe. ...


Generation X signed to Chrysalis Records and released three albums before breaking up. Idol moved to New York and began working as a solo artist and working with Steve Stevens, soon becoming an MTV staple with "White Wedding" and "Dancing with Myself", the latter of which had originally been recorded with Generation X. Chrysalis logo (1987-2005) Chrysalis Records is a record label that was created in 1969. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... In music, a solo is a piece or a section of a piece played or sung by a single performer (solo is an Italian word literally meaning alone). ... For the popular-music magazine, see Musician (magazine). ... Steve Stevens (born as Steve Schneider on May 5, 1959, in Brooklyn, New York) is an American guitarist and songwriter. ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... Audio sample White Wedding is a song by Billy Idol that appeared on his album Billy Idol (1982). ... Dancing With Myself is a song by the band Generation X 1981. ...


In 1983, in an effort to introduce Idol to American audiences not yet as familiar with him as those in England, "Dancing With Myself" was released in the U.S. in conjunction with a music-video (directed by Tobe Hooper, produced by Jeffrey Abelson, and conceptualised by Keith Williams) that played in heavy rotation on MTV for six months. That video, in fact, sparked a whole new era of feature film directors trying their hand at music videos. Along with "White Wedding," the "Dancing With Myself" video helped make Idol a household name in America.


"White Wedding" was rumored to be a "nasty put down" by Idol and then-girlfriend Perri Lister, directed at Idol's sister for thinking that getting married was the answer to getting pregnant. In the 2001 recording of VH1 Storytellers, Idol refutes that, saying his sister's wedding was simply inspiration for the song, which quickly took on its own form. Years after the video, Idol's sister is still married with three children. Idol and Perri broke up in 1990. They have a son together named Willem Wolfe Broad. VH1 Storytellers is a television series produced by the VH-1 network. ... A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ...


Soon after, Billy Idol was involved in a relationship with a woman of the name Linda Mathis (born and raised in Pasadena, California). Though there was a thirteen year age difference, they began seeing each other regularly. At the age of 19, Linda became pregnant, and chose to move in with her mother to have her child. Linda had the child on August 21, 1989, and named her child Bonnie Blue Broad.


Rebel Yell through the 2000's

Steve Stevens and Billy Idol
Steve Stevens and Billy Idol

Idol's second LP, Rebel Yell (1984) was a blockbuster success, and established Idol's superstar status in the United States with hits like "Eyes Without a Face", "Flesh For Fantasy", and the title cut; Idol also became very popular in Europe thanks to this album and its singles, particularly in Germany, Italy, Switzerland and later in his native UK. Image File history File links Idolandstevens. ... Image File history File links Idolandstevens. ... Rebel Yell is the second album by British rocker Billy Idol, released in 1984 (see 1984 in music). ... This is about the Arabic television series. ... Eyes Without a Face is a song by Billy Idol, co-written with guitarist Steve Stevens from Idols 1984 album Rebel Yell. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ...


Billy released Whiplash Smile in 1986, which sold very well. The album included the hits "To Be a Lover", "Don't Need a Gun" and the country-flavored "Sweet Sixteen." Whiplash Smile is Billy Idols second full-length album. ...


A remix album was released in 1987 called, "Vital Idol". The album featured a live cover of Tommy James' "Mony Mony". The single did well topping the US charts in 1987. // In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ... Tommy James (born Thomas Jackson on April 29, 1947 in Dayton, Ohio) is an American pop-rock musician and singer. ...


Steve Stevens parted ways with Idol after Whiplash Smile. In 1986, Steve appeared with Harold Faltermeyer on the Top Gun soundtrack. Their contribution was the instrumental, "Top Gun Anthem". Steve decided to go solo creating his own band called, "Steve Stevens and the Atomic Playboys." Steve Stevens (born as Steve Schneider on May 5, 1959, in Brooklyn, New York) is an American guitarist and songwriter. ... Whiplash Smile is Billy Idols second full-length album. ... Harold Faltermeyer (born October 5, 1952 in Munich) is a German musician and moreover composer. ... Top Gun is a 1986 American film directed by Tony Scott and produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer in association with Paramount Pictures. ... Top Gun Anthem is a rock song with that has no vocals but instead is played on just guitar. ...


Billy was involved in a serious motorcycle accident in February of 1990. He was hit by a car while driving home from the studio one night. The accident almost cost Billy his leg. Doctors managed to pull him through, but against his doctors' orders, Billy set out to promote his new album.


The new album, Charmed Life was due for release and a video for the single, "Cradle of Love" had to be shot. The song had been featured in the Andrew Dice Clay film, The Adventures of Ford Fairlane. Since Billy was unable to walk, he was shot from the waist up. The video would feature video footage of Billy singing in large frames throughout an apartment while the very young and beautiful Betsy Lynn George was trying to seduce a modest and mild mannered business man. The video was a huge hit and was placed in heavy rotation on MTV. Billy and Betsy Lynn George recreated the opening of the video for the 1991 American Music Awards. Charmed Life is an album released by Billy Idol in 1990 through Chrysalis Records (see 1990 in music). ... Andrew Dice Clay (born on September 29, 1957, in Brooklyn, New York) is an American comedian and actor. ... The Adventures of Ford Fairlane is a 1990 American action/comedy film starring controversial comedian Andrew Dice Clay as Ford Fairlane, a private detective whose beat is the music industry in Los Angeles. ... The American Music Awards show is one of four annual major American music awards shows (the others being the Billboard Music Awards, the Grammy Awards, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony). ...


Billy had always been a huge Doors fan, and he was asked to take part in the new movie The Doors, directed by Oliver Stone. Since Billy was barely able to walk his part in the movie was greatly cut out. The Doors is a 1991 film about Jim Morrison and The Doors. ... William Oliver Stone (born September 15, 1946), known as Oliver Stone, is a three-time Academy Award winning film director and screenwriter. ...


Against his doctor's orders, Billy decided to tour behind the Charmed Life album. Billy could be seen walking with a cane onstage. He also had a special gauntlet made for his hand. This tour would be the first without Steve Stevens. Mark Younger-Smith had become Billy's new guitarist.


Billy's stage show was quite elaborate. A massive fist was designed to hang over the crowd. The words, "Rude Dude" were written across the fingers. During the show the fist would rotate and flip off the audience. The hand can be seen in the video for "Prodigal Son."


In 1993, Billy released Cyberpunk, which fell on deaf ears. Music had changed in 1993, and a lot of the bands that were popular in the eighties were now being pushed to the wayside. The album was considered to be ahead of its time by many people, and was considered to be experimental for the time. The album was recorded in a home studio using a Macintosh computer, which was a fairly new concept at the time. Cyberpunk is a concept album by Billy Idol. ... For other uses, see Macintosh (disambiguation) and Mac. ...


Billy recorded the album with Mark Younger-Smith and producer Robin Hancock. Special editions of the album were issued with a floppy disc which contained a screen saver.


Idol sank into drug addiction in the mid-nineties, nearly dying of a GHB overdose in 1994. Upon his discharge, he calmed down and began to focus more on fatherhood. gamma-Hydroxybutyric acid, 4-hydroxybutanoic acid, or GHB, is a naturally-occurring substance found in the central nervous system, wine, beef, small citrus fruits, and almost all animals in small amounts. ...


In 1996, Billy appeared in a live version of the Who's Quadrophenia. Alternate cover Original soundtrack version Quadrophenia is a double album released by The Who on October 19, 1973, one of the groups two full-scale rock operas. ...


Idol returned to the popular eye in 1998, when he played himself in The Wedding Singer, an Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore 1980s romantic comedy film, where "White Wedding" was used as the title track. The Wedding Singer is a 1998 romantic comedy film written by Tim Herlihy and directed by Frank Coraci that stars Adam Sandler as Robbie Hart, a wedding singer, and Drew Barrymore as Julia Sullivan, the object of his affections. ... Adam Richard Sandler (born September 9, 1966) is an American comedian, actor, musician, screenwriter, and film producer. ... Drew Blyth Barrymore (born February 22, 1975) is an American actress and film producer, the youngest member of the Barrymore family of American actors. ... Romantic comedy films, colloquially known as romcom, are movies with light-hearted, humorous plotlines, centered around romantic ideals such as a true love able to surmount most obstacles. ...


In 2001, Billy reunited with guitarist Steve Stevens to write and record a new album.


VH1 aired, Billy Idol - Behind the Music on April 15th, 2001. The Behind the Music series was very popular at the time, and each band or artist that was featured on that program usually gained a resurgence of interest after the show had aired. Billy Idol and Steve Stevens were no exceptions. VH1 (VH-1: Video Hits One until 1994 and VH1: Music First until 2003) is an American digital television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV. VH1 and sister channel MTV are currently... For the album by The Soundtrack of Our Lives, see Behind the Music (album). ...


On April 19th, 2001, Billy and Steve took part in a VH1 Storytellers show. The reunited duo set out to play a series of acoustic/storytellers shows prior to recording the VH1 special. The acoustic tour was a big success, and Billy eventually started adding new material into the show. VH1 (VH-1: Video Hits One until 1994 and VH1: Music First until 2003) is an American digital television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV. VH1 and sister channel MTV are currently...


Another Greatest Hits CD was issued in 2001. Keith Forsey's "Don't You (Forget About Me)" appears on the compilation. Although Forsey originally wrote it with Idol in mind, Idol turned it down and eventually the song was given to Simple Minds who would go on to make it a worldwide hit in 1985. The album also includes a live acoustic version of "Rebel Yell" which is taken from a performance at L.A. station KROQ's 1993 Acoustic Christmas concert. Keith Forsey (born on January 22, 1948 in London, England, UK) // In 1988 Keith Forsey won the ASCAP Award for Most Performed Songs from Motion Pictures for: Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) Shared with: Harold Faltermeyer Bob Seger In 1984, Keith Forsey won an Oscar for Best Music, Original Song... Dont You (Forget About Me) is a song written for the soundtrack of the 1985 John Hughes movie The Breakfast Club. ... Simple Minds is a rock band from Scotland, which had its greatest worldwide popularity from the mid-1980s to the early-1990s. ...


He was also referenced in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, where the character Buffy claims Billy's look is based on the character Spike.[2] For other uses, see Buffy the Vampire Slayer (disambiguation). ...


In 2000, Idol was invited to be one of the guest vocalists on Tony Iommi's album. His contribution was on the song "Into The Night", which he also co-wrote. That same year his voice also starred as Odin, a mysterious alien character, in the animated fantasy film Heavy Metal 2000. Iommi is a Heavy Metal album by former Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi and a myriad of guest musicians and vocalists, including Dave Grohl of Nirvana and Foo Fighters, Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins, Serj Tankian of System Of A Down, Billy Idol and former bandmate Ozzy Osbourne, to name... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition (chords) or melody to songs, or both. ... The movie Heavy Metal 2000 is a sequel to the 1981 animated cult film Heavy Metal based on the fantasy magazine Heavy Metal. ...


Idol was embarrassed at the 2002 National Rugby League Grand final, when a power problem resulted in no one being able to hear him singing. NRL redirects here. ... A Grand Final is the culmination of a series of final matches played between a number of sporting teams to decide the premier team. ...


"White Wedding" appeared on popular video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, playing on fictional Classic rock radio station, K-DST. Computer and video games redirects here. ... Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is the fifth video game in the Grand Theft Auto series. ... For the magazine, see Classic Rock (magazine). ... A radio station is an audio (sound) broadcasting service, traditionally broadcast through the air as radio waves (a form of electromagnetic radiation) from a transmitter to an antenna and a thus to a receiving device. ... Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is the fifth video game in the Grand Theft Auto series. ...


Devil's Playground, which came out 22 March 2005, was his first new studio album in nearly twelve years. This album was heavily promoted with use of the Devil's Playground album website, which was made by Squad in early 2005. The album includes a cover of the classic song "Plastic Jesus". Devils Playground, released March 22, 2005 (see 2005 in music) is the sixth full-length studio album by Billy Idol and features his first newly-recorded material in over a decade. ... is the 81st day of the year (82nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Plastic Jesus is an American folk song. ...


Idol played a handful of dates on the 2005 Vans Warped Tour and also made an appearance the UK's Download Festival at Donington Park. Then in 2006, as his only UK live date, he appeared headlining the Sunday night of GuilFest. That same year he made an appearance on Viva La Bam. Warped Tour is a touring music and extreme sports festival. ... The Download Festival is a three day music festival held annually at the spiritual home of rock music in England: Donington Park (which hosted the Monsters of Rock Festivals between 1980 and 1996, and 2002s Ozzfest). ... Donington Park is a site near Castle Donington in North West Leicestershire, United Kingdom, owned by Donington Ventures Leisure Ltd. ... Guilfest, formerly the Guildford Festival, is a British music festival, held in Stoke Park, Guildford each July. ... Viva La Bam was a reality television series that starred Bam Margera and his crew. ...


In 2006, Billy guested on his keyboardist Derek Sherinian's solo album Blood of the Snake, covering the 1970 Mungo Jerry hit, "In the Summertime". A video was also made featuring Idol and former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash. A keyboardist is a musician who plays keyboard instruments. ... Derek Sherinian (born August 25, 1966 in Laguna Beach, California) is a ‎rock and fusion keyboardist based in Los Angeles, California. ... Blood of the Snake is the 5th solo album by keyboardist Derek Sherinian. ... Mungo Jerry is the name of a pop group whose greatest success was in the early 1970s, though they have continued throughout the years with an ever-changing line-up, always fronted by Ray Dorset. ... A sound recording, usually in the form of a single or album, that sells a large number of copies or otherwise becomes broadly popular or well-known, through airplay, club play, or inclusion in a soundtrack. ... In the Summertime is the title of three popular recordings. ... Guns N Roses are an American hard rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1985. ... Saul Hudson (born July 23, 1965), more widely known as Slash, is an English/American guitarist best known as the former lead guitarist of Guns N Roses and as the current lead guitarist of Velvet Revolver. ...


In November 2006, Idol released a Christmas album called Billy Idol: Happy Holidays. It includes classic Christmas songs like "Frosty the Snowman", "Jingle Bell Rock", and "Silent Night", plus some originals. For other uses, see Christmas (disambiguation). ... Frosty the Snowman is a popular Christmas song written by Walter Jack Rollins and Steve Nelson and recorded by Gene Autry and the Cass County Boys in 1950. ... Jingle Bell Rock is the name of a popular Christmas song. ... Autograph of the carol by Gruber Silent Night (Stille Nacht) is a traditional and popular Christmas carol. ...


Discography

Albums

  1. Don't Stop (EP) - 1981 #71 US
  2. Billy Idol - 1982 #45 US
  3. Rebel Yell - 1983 #2 UK / #6 US / #2 Germany / #40 Netherlands / #16 Switzerland
  4. Whiplash Smile - 1986 #2 UK / #6 US / #9 Germany / #19 Netherlands / #4 Switzerland
  5. Vital Idol - 1987 #4 UK / #10 US (1987 release) / #8 Germany / #24 Switzerland
  6. Idol Songs: 11 of the Best - 1988 #2 UK / #14 Germany / #6 Switzerland
  7. Charmed Life - 1990 #15 UK / #11 US / #5 Germany / #51 Netherlands / #4 Switzerland
  8. Cyberpunk - 1993 #20 UK / #48 US / #13 Germany / #50 Netherlands / #15 Switzerland
  9. Greatest Hits - 2001 #74 US / #12 Germany / #30 Switzerland
  10. VH1 Storytellers: Billy Idol - 2002 #14 Germany / #76 Switzerland
  11. Essential Billy Idol - 2003
  12. Devil's Playground - 2005 #78 UK / #46 US / #15 Germany / #32 Switzerland
  13. Happy Holidays - 2006
  14. The Very Best of Billy Idol: Idolize Yourself - 2008

Dont Stop is Billy Idols first solo release. ... EP can stand for: EP is the IATA code for Iran Aseman Airlines Extended play, a music recording (usually consisting of several tracks, but shorter than a typical album) European Parliament, the parliamentary body of the European Union Evolutionary psychology, a belief that psychology can be better understood in light... Billy Idol is the full-length solo debut by the singer of the same name. ... Rebel Yell is the second album by British rocker Billy Idol, released in 1984 (see 1984 in music). ... Whiplash Smile is Billy Idols second full-length album. ... Vital Idol is a compilation of remixed singles from Billy Idols first two albums. ... Charmed Life is an album released by Billy Idol in 1990 through Chrysalis Records (see 1990 in music). ... Cyberpunk is a concept album by Billy Idol. ... Greatest Hits is a compilation of Billy Idols most popular singles, in addition to a live recording of one of his most popular songs, Rebel Yell. It was released by Capitol Records in 2001. ... VH1 Storytellers is a television series produced by the VH-1 network. ... Essential Billy Idol is a re-release of the 1988 compilation Billy Idol Songs - 11 Of The Best, with some of the best-known songs of Billy Idol. ... Devils Playground, released March 22, 2005 (see 2005 in music) is the sixth full-length studio album by Billy Idol and features his first newly-recorded material in over a decade. ... Billy Idols Christmas album including mant traditional songs ad a few originals. ...

Singles

Starting with the 1983 re-release of "White Wedding", Chrysalis issued Billy's singles with an IDOL vanity catalogue numbering system, much like Nine Inch Nails's halo numbering system. This lasted for roughly seven years and sixteen singles (including various re-issues) until the release of "Prodigal Blues" in 1990. Chrysalis logo (1987-2005) Chrysalis Records is a record label that was created in 1969. ... NIN redirects here. ... The following is a comprehensive discography of Nine Inch Nails, an American industrial rock band formed in 1988 by Trent Reznor. ...

Year Song UK singles U.S. Hot 100 U.S. Mainstream Rock U.S. Modern Rock Germany Top 75 Italy Top 50 Switzerland Top 50 Album
1981 "Dancing with Myself" - - - - - - - Don't Stop
"Mony Mony" (Tommy James and the Shondells cover) - 107 - - - - -
1982 "Hot in the City" 58(1) 23(2) 31 - - - 19(3) Billy Idol
1983 "White Wedding" 6(4) 36 4 - - - -
1984 "Rebel Yell" 62(5) 46 9 - - - - Rebel Yell
"Eyes Without a Face" 18 4 5 - 10 14 21
"Flesh for Fantasy" 54 29 8 - 11 30 20
1985 "Catch My Fall" 63(6) 50 24 - 11 - -
1986 "To Be a Lover" 22 6 2 - 28 16 7 Whiplash Smile
1987 "Don't Need a Gun" 26 37 10 - 36 - 29
"Sweet Sixteen" 17 20 26 - 2 30 12
"Mony Mony (Live)" 7 1 27 - 38 - 13 Vital Idol
1990 "Cradle of Love" 34 2 1 7 38 8 11 Charmed Life
"L.A. Woman" 70 52 18 12 - 28 -
"Prodigal Blues" 47 - 35 - - 31 -
1993 "Heroin" - - - - - - - Cyberpunk
"Shock to the System" 30 - 7 23 - 17 37
"Adam in Chains" - - - - - - -
"Wasteland" - - - - - - -
1994 "Speed" 47 - - - - - - Speed Soundtrack
2005 "Scream" - - 26 - 54 - - Devil's Playground
2005 "Cherie" - - - - - - -
  • 1 Re-released in the UK in 1988, charted at #13 in the Top 75.
  • ² Re-released in the U.S. in 1988, charted at #48 in the Hot 100.
  • ³ Swiss release in 1988.
  • 4 UK release in 1985.
  • 5 Re-released in the UK in 1985, charted at #6 in the Top 75.
  • 6 UK release in 1988.

British Hit Singles redirects here. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... The Mainstream Rock Tracks chart is a ranking in Billboard magazine of the most-played songs on mainstream rock radio stations, a category that includes stations that play primarily rock music but are not modern rock (that is, alternative) stations, which are counted in the Modern Rock Tracks chart. ... Modern Rock Tracks is a music chart in the United States that has appeared in Billboard magazine since September 10, 1988. ... Dancing With Myself is a song by the band Generation X 1981. ... Dont Stop is Billy Idols first solo release. ... Mony Mony was a 1968 album released by Tommy James & The Shondells in 1968. ... Tommy James and the Shondells was a rock and roll group, initially formed in 1964 as The Shondells. ... Billy Idol is the full-length solo debut by the singer of the same name. ... Audio sample White Wedding is a song by Billy Idol that appeared on his album Billy Idol (1982). ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Rebel Yell is the second album by British rocker Billy Idol, released in 1984 (see 1984 in music). ... Eyes Without a Face is a song by Billy Idol, co-written with guitarist Steve Stevens from Idols 1984 album Rebel Yell. ... Whiplash Smile is Billy Idols second full-length album. ... Vital Idol is a compilation of remixed singles from Billy Idols first two albums. ... Cradle of Love is a rock song written by Billy Idol and David Werner for Idols 1990 third studio album Charmed Life. ... Charmed Life is an album released by Billy Idol in 1990 through Chrysalis Records (see 1990 in music). ... Audio sample file info · help Cyberpunk track listing Heroin is single by Billy Idol, released to promote his 1993 album Cyberpunk. ... Cyberpunk is a concept album by Billy Idol. ... Audio sample file info · help U.K. Double CD Single Cover art by Mark Frauenfelder. ... Audio sample file info · help Cyberpunk track listing Adam in Chains is single by Billy Idol, the third of which to be released to promote his 1993 album Cyberpunk. ... Audio sample file info · help Cyberpunk track listing Wasteland is a single by Billy Idol, the fourth and last of which to be released to promote his 1993 album Cyberpunk. ... Devils Playground, released March 22, 2005 (see 2005 in music) is the sixth full-length studio album by Billy Idol and features his first newly-recorded material in over a decade. ...

See also

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References

  1. ^ Edmunds, Ben, untitled essay in Greatest Hits (2001)
  2. ^ "Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Sleeper". TV.com.

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Along with Duran Duran, Billy Idol was one the first pop/rock artists to achieve massive success in the early '80s due to a then brand-new U.S. television network, MTV.
Billy Idol spent the next few years working on his fourth studio release, but reappeared in the summer of 1989 as part of an all-star rendition of the Who's Tommy, with Idol playing the role of the sadistic character Cousin Kevin.
Idol teamed up once again with Stevens, was the subject of a VH1: Behind the Music special (as well as a Storytellers episode for the channel, which was ultimately issued as a CD), and issued a more extensive Greatest Hits set in 2001; the latter of which sold 500,000 copies in the U.S. alone.
Billy Idol - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (592 words)
Billy Idol (born William Michael Albert Broad on 30 November 1955 in Middlesex, England) is an English hard rock musician.
Idol did not release a new album until 1986; Whiplash Smile sold very well and proved to be a smash, including the hits "To Be A Lover," "Don't Need A Gun," and the Country-flavored "Sweet Sixteen." Stevens soon left for a solo career and Idol continued.
Idol also filmed a live DVD at the Congress Theatre in Chicago on July 28, 2006, where his most dedicated fans braved 100 degree heat to attend the show.
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