Born William Michael Albert Broad in Stanmore, North London in 1955, Billy Idol moved to New York as a child and returned to the UK to affirm himself as a central figure of the British punk movement. His music, image and attitude have stood the test of time and transcended fashion and trends; after fronting seminal punk outfit Generation X – who split in 1981 - Idol embraced dance and rock, penning anthems including “White Wedding,” “Dancing With Myself,” “Flesh For Fantasy,” “Hot In the City,” “Eyes Without A Face,” “Rebel Yell,” and “Cradle of Love,” among others.
From punk rebel to mainstream rock hero, there’s no territory Billy Idol left unconquered.
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A truly legendary performer and man who proved to all who were there at Download, GuilFest and Brixton a couple of years back that he is still, after over a decade away, very much at the top of his game with the tightest band he has ever had and the… (cont'd) Jon Mortimer from Niton
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