DATE: MAY 28, 2014
FROM: MITCH SCHNEIDER/MARCEE RONDAN/MIKE GOWEN
TO RELEASE HIS SELF-WRITTEN MEMOIR
‘DANCING WITH MYSELF’
ON OCTOBER 7
WITH TOUCHSTONE AND SIMON & SCHUSTER UK
Rock icon BILLY IDOL will release his self-written memoir DANCING WITH MYSELF on October 7, 2014 with Touchstone, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., and in the UK, by Simon & Schuster UK. The book is bold, searingly candid, and written by IDOL himself in his inimitable voice. DANCING WITH MYSELF will recount BILLY IDOL’S remarkable life story–from his transient childhood, to his seminal role in the UK punk movement, to his meteoric rise as one of MTV’s first megastars–revealing never-before-told tales of the culture, sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll that colored IDOL’s experience as he vaulted to the top of the rock kingdom. Later this week (Thursday, May 29), IDOL will appear at the annual book publishing convention BookExpo America in New York before commencing his 2014 summer tour. Stay tuned for further news on IDOL’s return to the studio and continued touring in coming weeks.
More information about Billy Idol’s tour dates and forthcoming memoir is available at BillyIdol.net.
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.
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