More than 30 years after his groundbreaking Vital Idol compilation cemented the vibrancy of the dance-rock remix genre in the second half of the 1980s, Billy Idol’s Vital Idol: Revitalized collection features 11 brand-new remixes of Billy’s most classic and enduring hits. Lending their hands to the Revitalized proceedings are electronic dance luminaries Moby, The Crystal Method and Paul Oakenfold as well as current innovators including RAC, Tropkillaz, Shiba San, Juan Maclean and CRAY.
Vital Idol, initially released in Britain in 1985 and subsequently issued in the United States in 1987, was the first remix record released by a rock superstar. Besides being certified platinum, Vital Idol was accompanied by a version of “Mony Mony” that reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart, as well as hitting the Top 10 on the U.K. Singles chart.
Highlights found within the grooves of Revitalized include The Crystal Method’s percussive, explosive stab at “Rebel Yell,” CRAY’s bass-and-keyboard-blessed “White Wedding,” Tropkillaz’s trop-house framing of “Eyes Without A Face,” St. Francis Hotel’s shimmering stop/start caress of “Flesh For Fantasy,” and RAC’s retro-harmonic, fist-pumping “Dancing With Myself.”
The digital version of Revitalized features four additional exclusive remixes, namely the brand new Billy Idol/Steve Stevens Remix of “Mony Mony,” Paul Oakenfold’s Extended Remix of “One Breath Away,” Moby’s “Half Time Version” of his take on “(Do Not) Stand In The Shadows” and “Save Me Now” (Lost Dog Remix), reworked by Billy Idol’s son, Willem Wolfe Broad and Eddie B.
Billy Idol VITAL IDOL: REVITALIZED [CD, LP + Digital]
1. White Wedding (CRAY Remix)
2. Dancing With Myself (RAC Remix)
3. Eyes Without A Face (Tropkillaz Remix)
4. Rebel Yell (The Crystal Method Remix)
5. (Do Not) Stand In The Shadows (Moby Remix)
6. Flesh For Fantasy (St. Francis Hotel Remix)
7. Catch My Fall (Juan Maclean Remix)
8. One Breath Away (Paul Oakenfold Remix)
9. To Be A Lover (DJDS Remix)
10. Don’t Need A Gun (Shiba San Remix)
11. Hot In The City (Shotgun Mike Remix)
BONUS TRACKS [Digital version only]
12. Mony Mony (Idol/Stevens Remix)
13. One Breath Away (Paul Oakenfold Extended Remix)
14. (Do Not) Stand In The Shadows (Moby Remix) (Half Time Version)
15. Save Me Now (Lost Dog Remix)
IDOL WORSHIP: UMe HONORS BILLY IDOL’S ‘80s ROCK and PUNK LEGACY WITH VINYL REISSUE BONANZA
Billy Idol, Rebel Yell and Idolize Yourself: The Very Best of Billy Idol to be re-released October 20th on high quality vinyl
UMe and punk rock icon Billy Idol celebrate several of his best-loved works with newly remastered vinyl reissues of Idol’s first two solo LPs, Billy Idol and Rebel Yell, plus the expansive double-LP greatest-hits collection Idolize Yourself: The Very Best of Billy Idol. Each release is available beginningSee More›
LOS ANGELES, CA (June 6, 2017) The Who’s Pete Townshend is transporting Classic Quadrophenia to U.S. audiences this September for a series of four special performances featuring music legends Pete Townshend, Billy Idol, and acclaimed tenor Alfie Boe. Townshend conceptualized an experience unlike any other by blending The Who’s timeless album Quadrophenia with orchestral accompaniment. The London world premiere at Royal Albert Hall electrified audiences and will now be replicated in Lenox, MA, New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA only! The extraordinary musical journey kicks off September 2 in Lenox with the Boston Pops Orchestra and conductor Keith Lockhart. The New York and Los Angeles performances will beSee More›
BFI LIVE! is a 3-LP set featuring 16 tracks recorded live during the 2014-15 Kings & Queens of the Underground Tour! For a limited time while supply lasts, additional copies are available in the online store! This vinyl-only 3-LP release was a 2016 Record Store Day Exclusive and the numbered Limited Edition set has sold-out. (Additional copies from this second pressing are not numbered). This set is only availableSee More›
BFI LIVE! is a 3-LP set featuring 16 tracks recorded live during the 2014-15 Kings & Queens of the Underground Tour! This vinyl-only 3-LP release is a Record Store Day Exclusive and each Limited Edition set comes individually numbered and will be available at participating indie Record Store Day retailers in the US and Canada on November 25, 2016! There will be no CD or digital version available for purchase.
On December 9, 2016, a very limited number of the BFI LIVE! 3-LP set will beSee More›
SiriusXM Presents Billy Idol LIVE at House of Blues Las Vegas, recorded earlier this year during his ongoing Billy Idol: Forever engagement! Hear this exclusive concert broadcast on 1st Wave, SiriusXM channel 33, on August 31 at 7pm Eastern & 7pm Pacific, with encore airings continuing throughSee More›
Billy Idol will be performing at alongside Dave Navarro, Juliette Lewis, Kesha, Duff McKagan, Gilby Clarke, Josh Freese, Mark McGrath and Dave Kushner and more at the Rhonda’s Kiss benefit concert on Nov 3 at the El Rey Theater in Los Angeles. Rhonda’s Kiss provides assistance toSee More›
DANCING WITH MYSELF Soundtrack
Autobiography Musical Reference Guide
The playlist* below is a musical reference guide to Billy Idol’s New York Times bestselling autobiography Dancing With Myself. Compiled by chapter and in chronological order as they are discussed by Billy throughout the book, these songs** represent a sampling of the music and the artists who influenced, shaped and colored Billy’s musical landscape and awareness. Also included are many of the songs which he would go on to create as a punkSee More›
Billy Idol guitarist Billy Morrison has set October 23 as the release date for his second solo album, GOD SHAPED HOLE. For this new studio album, Morrison is joined by Idol bandmates Steve Stevens and Erik Eldenius, as well as Jane’s Addiction’s Dave Navarro and rock legend Ozzy Osbourne, who sings a brand new track written by himself and Morrison.See More›
The vinyl edition of Billy Idol’s new album Kings & Queens of the Underground is almost here!
Already released digitally and on CD, Idol’s latest record has now been pressed at Pallas in Germany on 2-LPs and will ship to most territories before Christmas.
Each copy of the vinyl edition includes Kings & Queens of the Underground on 2-LPs in a double gatefold jacket, album lyrics and access toSee More›
Billy Idol, Kings & Queens of the Underground – No. 34 — Iconic rocker Billy Idol returns to the Billboard 200 with his first new studio album of original material in over nine years, as Kings & Queens of the Underground bows at No. 34.
The album — his 11th chart hit — was released on Idol’s own imprint (BFI) through Kobalt Label Services, and is theSee More›
Billy Idol’s SiriusXM ‘Artist Confidential’ episode, recorded live at the Troubadour in Hollywood, will air next week features a live recorded performance by Billy, Steve Stevens and the band, interspersed with an interview with Billy by Mark Goodman. Billy Idol’s ‘Artist Confidential’ airs Tuesday 10/28 at 8pm & 11pm ET on SiriusXM Radio 80’s on 8 (Channel 8) andSee More›
1. Bitter Pill
2. Can’t Break Me Down
3. Save Me Now
4. One Breath Away
5. Postcards From The Past
6. Kings & Queens Of The Underground
7. Eyes Wide Shut
8. Ghosts In My Guitar
9. Nothing To Fear
10. Love And Glory
11. Whiskey And Pills
Billy Idol and Steve Stevens performed a searing acoustic set for a sell-out crowd in New York City to kick off the 2014 CBGB Music & Film Fest. The unplugged set featured “White Wedding”, “Kiss Me Deadly”, “Eyes Without A Face” and “Rebel Yell”. Prior to the performance Billy was interviewed on stage by Timothy Sommer aboutSee More›
Billy Idol’s new single Can’t Break Me Down is USA Today’s “Song of the Week”!
“The bleach-haired rocker sticks to his classic style on the first single from Kings & Queens of the Underground, due Oct. 21. With its punkish drive, sneering vocals and roaring Steve Stevens guitar, Can’t Break Me Down could have made aSee More›
With his first new album in nearly a decade coming up fast, Billy Idol is giving fans an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the recording process for Kings & Queens of the Underground.
“It’s my life put into words,” Idol says of the upcoming album, out October 21. “A lot of it is bouncing off my autobiography, which I’ve been writing as I’ve been making this record… It’s got quite confessional lyrics. ‘I sold all my vinyl, it went up my arm.’ That was heavy in those days, when you’d sellSee More›
Billy Idol will be the 2014 CBGB Festival Keynote on Thursday, October 9th in New York City. Billy will be interviewed on stage about his forthcoming autobiography Dancing With Myself (October 7 via Touchstone) and his new album Kings & Queens of the Underground (October 21 via BFI Records). Joining him onstage for a few songs at thisSee More›