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Billy Idol

Billy Idol Photo by Michael Muller
Find Out What You Don’t Know About Billy Idol

If what you know about Billy Idol is the hair, the sneer and “More, More, More” then you need to give this conversation your attention. Idol has a new autobiography named after one of his best known songs, “Dancing With Myself.” Plus a newly recorded album, Kings and Queens Of The Underground. We’ll talk today about his life – the man named William Broad spend three of his formative years living in the U.S. on Long Island. We’ll talk about the birth of punk and his early days with Generation X and his enormous success on MTV. We’ll also ask him if he is sober – a question with an unexpected answer. We’ll also hear old and new songs live including some of his best known 80’s classics.

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Recent Release: King & Queens of the Underground
Release Date: October 21, 2014
Label: Kobalt

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