Billy Idol’s new EP, The Roadside—his first new release in nearly seven years—is out now on Dark Horse Records! Produced by Butch Walker (Green Day, Weezer) and featuring Idol’s longtime lead guitarist and co-writer Steve Stevens, The Roadside was conceived, recorded, and mixed almost entirely under the shadow of the pandemic.
The lead single “Bitter Taste” features some of Idol’s most introspective and confessional lyrics ever
Billy Idol is set to release a new EP, The Roadside—his first new release in nearly seven years—on September 17 via Dark Horse Records. Produced by Butch Walker (Green Day, Weezer) and featuring Idol’s longtime lead guitarist and co-writer Steve Stevens, The Roadside was conceived, recorded, and mixed almost entirely under the shadow of the pandemic.
To celebrate the return of Billy Idol’s Live Transmission radio program for its 4th year on SiriusXM 1st Wave, a mini acoustic set with Billy Idol and Steve Stevens will premiere on Friday, December 6 at 11a ET / 8p PT with replays throughout the weekend.
Released on April 26, 2019, the Generation X expanded deluxe edition CD set has been newly remastered from the original production tapes and includes 11 previously unreleased recordings. CD1 contains the original UK 11 track album with CD2 including all the A and B-sides of their singles from the period, 11 previously unreleased outtakes, a single mix and a number of mixes made by engineer Alan Winstanley.
On April 13, Chrysalis Records will release a Record Store Day exclusive featuring a previously unreleased mix of the Generation X classic single ‘Your Generation [Winstanley Mix]’ b/w ‘Trying For Kicks [Winstanley Mix]’ as a limited edition red vinyl 7” single.
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)
Billy Idol & Steve Stevens will perform an intimate acoustic show on May 22 in Los Angeles! “(No) Trouble With the Sweet Stuff: an acoustic evening with Billy Idol & Steve Stevens” is at 8pm at Largo in Los Angeles. Tickets are limited.
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 beginning
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 be
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 available
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 be
Watch Billy Idol and the Sex Pistols’ Steve Jones perform “Dancing with Myself” at the opening of the HEY! HO! LET’S GO: RAMONES AND THE BIRTH OF PUNK exhibit at the GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE on September 16.
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 through
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 to
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 punk
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.
Billy Idol and Steve Stevens performed a rare acoustic club gig at The Turf Club on January 19 in St. Paul, MN in front of 350 lucky fans to celebrate 89.3FM The Current’s 10th Anniversary. Watch the video
Watch exclusive preview clips here of Billy Idol performing Can’t Break Me Down from the new album along with Dancing with Myself and White Wedding for Guitar Center Sessions presented by JBL with host Nic Harcourt. Billy Idol on Guitar Center Sessions airs
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 the
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) and
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 about
Read a revealing chapter excerpt from Billy Idol’s autobiography Dancing With Myself and listen to ‘Bitter Pill’ from the forthcoming album Kings & Queens of the Underground exclusively from Rolling Stone! Read and listen here.