“Billy Idol was among British punk’s first wave, beginning with Generation X in the late seventies, and going on to become one of the first punk acts to succeed in the video medium in the eighties. To many, he defined the look, style, and snarl of punk, and he’s not afraid to claim the mantle. He narrates his memoir in his unmistakable Cockney accent, which befits the more lurid tales of excess as well asSee 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›
April 18, 2015 Saba Hamedy–LA Times
Billy Idol sang his way onto the stage (literally) to talk about his memoir at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on Saturday.
“I’m ready ready ready to discuss rock ‘n’ roll,” Idol sang as he strutted onto the L.A. Times stage at USC. “Hopefully I don’t really need an introduction.”
It’s true, he really didn’t need an intro: Crowds of book festival attendees arrived at the stage area early to save seats. Others packed the surrounding grassy area, standing to get a better view of the 1980s British rocker. “Bookchella,” indeed.
The lively musician, who still sports his iconic spiked bleached hair look, pumped up attendees withSee More›
Billy Idol will be appearing at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books this Saturday, April 18th at 3:40pm.
The Festival will take place in USC’s Alumni Park, near Downtown Los Angeles. Billy will be interviewed live on stage about his bestselling autobiography, Dancing With Myself, and he will also personally read from the book. His appearance on the LA Times Festival Stage will be followed by a short book signing.See More›
Billy Idol’s self-penned New York Times bestselling autobiography Dancing With Myself was selected as #5 on Rolling Stone’s “10 Best Music Books of 2014.” (Actually, #1 of all self-penned autobiographies if we’re keeping track).
“In 2014, the rock star tell-all autobiography train rolled on with Jimmy Page, Joe Perry, Carlos Santana, Mick Fleetwood, George Clinton, Paul Stanley and Billy Idol among others all getting their turn. But some of the years best books were 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›
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 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›
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›
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›
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
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›