The UK/EURO tour is roaring to a close with only a few gigs left in the present leg. It’s been great playing both the old and new songs which you seem to be really enjoying, singing along to the new songs as well as old. That is great for us as we put a lot of work into the new album and areSee More›
Knaggs Guitars will introduce the Steve Stevens Signature Model at The NAMM Show, Winter 2015. Tailored to Steve’s specs and preferences, the Steve Stevens Signature model SS2 will accompany him on Billy Idol’s 2015 world tour.
Limited to 100 instruments in three colors (Red Sparkle, Cream and Black), the SS2 features a mahogany body with carved maple top, custom SS neck carve, rosewood finger board with mother of pearl inlays, Ray gun head stock inlay and Signature Bare Knuckle pickups with engraved Ray guns not available in any other guitar.
Each instrument comes with an exclusiveSee More›
Billy Idol’s Fall European Tour kicked off last night at O2 Academy in Birmingham, UK and saw the live debut of tracks from the album Kings & Queens of the Underground. The tour resumes on Friday, November 7 in Dublin, Ireland with dates running throughSee 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›
In this brand new video, Billy Idol discusses the DIY roots of the punk rock movement, the early days of MTV, and why writing his New York Times bestselling autobiography, Dancing With Myself, was more exhilarating than taking drugs. You can watch 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
Dancing With Myself by Billy Idol is officially a New York Times Bestseller! Dancing With Myself is a survivor’s story at its heart, but also an enchanting, sometimes chilling, and always riveting account of one man’s creative drive joining forces with unbridled human desire, this startling memoir is unmistakably literary in its character andSee More›
Billy Idol is returning to Australia and New Zealand for his first concert tour of Australia since 2002 and his first of New Zealand since 1987.
The original punk turned global superstar will perform indoor shows and ‘A Day On The Green’ winery events in March and April 2015. All shows featureSee More›
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 long-awaited autobiography Dancing With Myself is released today!
An early architect of punk rock’s sound, style, and fury, whose lip-curling sneer and fist-pumping persona vaulted him into pop’s mainstream as one of MTV’s first megastars, Billy Idol remains to this day a true rock ’n’ roll icon.
Now, in his long-awaited autobiography, Dancing With Myself, he delivers an electric, searingly honest account of his journey to fame—from his early days as frontman of the pioneering UK punk band Generation X to the decadent life atop the dance-rock kingdom he led—all rendered with the in-your-face attitude and fire his fans have embraced for decades. Beyond adding his uniquely qualified perspective to the evolution of rock and culture, Idol is a brash, lively chronicler of his own career.
Featuring sixteen pages of behind-the-scenes photos, Dancing With Myself is a survivor’s story at its heart, but also an enchanting, sometimes chilling, and always riveting account ofSee More›
Billy Idol recently sat down with CBS’s Tracy Smith to discuss his autobiography Dancing With Myself and more at Electric Lady Studios in New York City’s Greenwich Village, the legendary recording studio built by Jimi Hendrix where Billy’s iconic, multi-platinum album Rebel Yell was recorded in 1983. Watch the segment featuring BillySee More›
Steve Stevens talk to Premier Guitar about his work on the new Billy Idol album, Kings & Queens of the Underground, developing his signature style and tons more.
Premier Guitar: How’d you go from playing on the beach and in garages to working with Billy Idol?
Steve Stevens: By the early 1980s, I was living in New York City and playing in a band called the Fine Malibus. Bill Aucoin, who was also Kiss’ manager, managed us. But things weren’t really happening for us. So at one point I got a call to go to a meeting with Billy Idol, who was ready to put something together in the United States. At that time I hadn’t met any real rock stars, and it was exciting to be
Time.com is offering readers this exclusive preview of the prologue from Billy’s autobiography, Dancing With Myself:
They say if you hear the bang, you’re still alive
By the morning of February 6, 1990, I’d been living on a fine edge for more than a decade, always courting disaster to experience the biggest high. I’d been living the deranged life. I felt so nihilistic, yet why hadn’t I just tuned in and dropped…See More›
Billy Idol will meet fans and sign copies of his new autobiography Dancing With Myself and new studio album Kings and Queens of the Underground at two upcoming exclusive UK signing events at HMV Manchester on 27th October and HMV London on 29th October. For details and additionalSee More›
It’s a wildly exciting time right now with the book and album finally reaching a conclusion and near being released. It’s great you are hearing ‘Can’t Break Me Down’. It was a fun song to record. We recorded at Greg Kurstins’ home studio and Steve Stevens was putting his guitars on it on the evening of the day my Dad passed away, August 7th… a very sad time… but also thrilling as I know Dad was in the room making sure this album we have made was up to scratch! It was his favorite album of mine as heSee More›
Billy Idol recently sat down with CBS’s Tracy Smith to discuss his autobiography Dancing With Myself at Electric Lady Studios in New York City’s Greenwich Village, the legendary recording studio built by Jimi Hendrix where Billy’s iconic, multi-platinum album Rebel Yell was recorded in 1983. The segment featuring Billy will airSee More›
CBGB FESTIVAL HQ KICKOFF EVENT WITH BILLY IDOL
The CBGB Festival Headquarters, Center548, will host a keynote interview and short acoustic concert by the legendary Billy Idol. Billy will release his autobiography, Dancing With Myself, on October 7th and his first new album in nearly a decade, titled Kings & Queens of the Underground, on October 21st. This intimate and very special keynote event will feature musician, record producer, and former VH1 VJ Timothy Sommer interviewing Billy Idol live on stage, followed by a short acoustic performance by Billy andSee 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›
MEET BILLY IDOL!
Pre-order your copy of Billy Idol’s forthcoming autobiography Dancing With Myself before October 7 at any online retailer and complete the online entry form for your chance to win the GRAND PRIZE VIP FAN EXPERIENCE TRIP TO THE 2015 IDOL LIVE U.S. CONCERT OF YOUR CHOICE! (Tour dates to be announced.) You and a guest will
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›
DANCING WITH MYSELF BOOK SIGNING EVENTS
Billy Idol will embark on book tour across the U.S. this October in conjunction with the release of his highly-anticipated memoir Dancing With Myself via Touchstone, on sale nationwide October 7. Billy will be meeting fans and signing copies of Dancing With Myself at the following locations locations listed here.See 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›