PARTNERS WITH BILLBOARD.COM TO
PREMIERE FIRST EPISODE OF BEHIND-THE-SCENES WEB SERIES
FOR NEW ALBUM
‘KINGS & QUEENS OF THE UNDERGROUND’
ALBUM OUT TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21
CURRENT SINGLE “CAN’T BREAK ME DOWN” OUT NOW
Today, (9/9) BILLY IDOL has partnered with Billboard.com to premiere the first episode of the behind-the-scenes web series for KINGS & QUEENS OF THE UNDERGROUND. Due out October 21 on IDOL‘s own BFI Records via Kobalt Label Services, it marks his first new album in almost a decade.
Watch the revealing “Billy Idol – Kings & Queens Of The Underground – Episode #1” here: http://bit.ly/1uiBKbY Pre-order now on iTunes and instantly download the first single “Can’t Break Me Down” here: http://smarturl.it/billyidolitunes. Pre-order also available on Amazon here: http://smarturl.it/billyidolamz.
KINGS & QUEENS OF THE UNDERGROUND was primarily produced by Trevor Horn, with Greg Kurstin also contributing as a producer to two songs, including the anthemic lead single, “Can’t Break Me Down,” now streaming at the new BillyIdol.net. The iTunes edition of the album will also exclusively include “Hollywood Promises,” a new song recorded during the album sessions.
The album will arrive close to the release of BILLY IDOL’s highly anticipated self-written autobiography, DANCING WITH MYSELF, which as previously announced will be released worldwide the week of October 7.
Above: album art for KINGS & QUEENS OF THE UNDERGROUND
About BILLY IDOL:
From punk pioneer to global superstar, William Michael Albert Broad, aka BILLY IDOL, has left an indelible mark in popular music and remained a household name for over three decades. His style, music, and attitude have transcended time and trend. Born in 1955 in Stanmore, North London, IDOL spent several formative years living on Long Island, NY as a child before returning to the UK and emerging as a central figure of the British punk movement. As part of the infamous Bromley Contingent and a fan of the Sex Pistols, IDOL was inspired to front the pioneering British punk band Generation X from 1976 until the band’s split in 1981. Determined to break through in America, IDOL hooked up with guitar genius Steve Stevens and a crucial musical partnership was forged. IDOL created some of rock’s most enduring 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. BILLY IDOL is the original punk rocker who found a way to take that sneering punk attitude into the pop and rock mainstream, carving out songs that have lasted a lifetime.