Former Gen X frontman Billy Idol will be honoured with the 2,743rd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 5.
“There will be lots of rebels yelling for their favourite rock star Billy Idol when he receives his well-deserved Walk of Fame star on January 5th,” stated Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “Since the beginning of his career Billy Idol has held the hearts of many of his fans who finally will be able to visit his star and witness his induction into the Walk of Fame,” added Martinez.
Billy Idol was an early architect of the sound, style, and fury of punk rock. and in the 1980s his lip- curling sneer and fist-pumping persona vaulted him into the pop/rock mainstream as one of MTV’s first megastars, making him one of the most recognizable faces in pop music,
He has sold 40 million albums while scoring numerous platinum albums worldwide, nine top forty singles in the U.S. and 10 in the U.K. including ‘Dancing With Myself,’ ‘White Wedding,’ ‘Rebel Yell,’ ‘Mony Mony,’ ‘Eyes Without A Face,’ ‘Flesh For Fantasy,’ and ‘Cradle Of Love.’
Billy was responsible for some of punk rock’s most memorable, literate, and evocative moments and created a pioneering new sound by bringing the spirit of ’77 to the dance floor, going on to fashion an immediately identifiable musical blueprint that integrates club-land throb, rockabilly desperation, and rock’n’roll decadence.
Forty-five years after releasing his first 45, Billy Idol still makes gliding, thumping, cinematic songs about sin, redemption and the love of rock’n’roll…and that’s what you will find on ‘The Roadside‘ and ‘The Cage‘, Billy Idol’s latest two four-song EPs released in 2021 and 2022, respectively.
On both new releases, Billy Idol is joined by his friend and collaborator since 1981, guitarist and songwriter Steve Stevens. Idol, together with Stevens, has consistently toured the World for the past two decades, headlining theatres and arenas and performing at major festivals all over the world.
Billy Idol has also always found time to support various causes in need, including Teenage Cancer Trust, Teen Cancer America, Goldberg Kids Fund, World Wildlife Funds, Rural Aid Australia, Animals Australia, March of Dimes, Autism Speaks and the Boston Children’s Hospital.
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