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From the Album 1. Rebel Yell 2. Daytime Drama 3. Eyes Without A Face 4. Blue Highway 5. Flesh For Fantasy 6. Catch My Fall 7. Crank Call 8. (Do Not) Stand in the Shadows 9. The Dead Next Door

From the Album 1. Come On Come On 2. White Wedding (Part 1) 3. Hot In The City 4. Dead On Arrival 5. Nobodys Business 6. Love Calling 7. Hole In The Wall 8. Shooting Stars 9. Its So Cruel 10. CONGO MAN

From the Single Dancing With Myself

Other Songs Adam In Chains All Summer Single Baby Talk Beyond Belief Bitter Pill Blue Christmas Body Snatcher Buried Alive Cant Break Me Down Cherie Christmas Love Concrete Kingdom Cradle Of Love Cry [DVD] (Do Not) Stand In The Shadow Dont Need A Gun Dont You Don't You (Forget About Me) Endless Sleep Evil Eye Fatal Charm God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen Happy Holiday Heroin Into The Night Jingle Bell Rock John Wayne King Rocker Kings and Queens Of The Underground Kiss Me Deadly Kleenex L. A. Woman L.A. Woman Lady Do Or Die Let It Snow Licence To Thrill License to Thrill Love Labours On Love Unchained Man For All Season Man for All Seasons Mark Of Caine Merry Christmas Baby Mony Mony Mony Mony Live Mother Dawn Neuromancer New Future Weapon O Christmas Tree One Breath Away One Hundred Punks One Night One Chance Plastic Jesus Postcards From The Past Power Junkie Prodigal Blues Promises Promises Pumping On Steel Rat Race Ready Steady Go Rebell Yell Romeos Waiting Run Rudolph Run Scream Shakin All Over Shangrila Sherri Shock To The System Silent Night Sleeping With An Angel Soul Standing By Speed Summer Running Super Overdrive Sweet Sixteen The Loveless The Right Way The Untouchables Then The Night Comes To Be A Lover Tomorrow People Trouble With The Sweet Stuff Untouchables Venus Wasteland White Christmas White Wedding White Wedding, Pt. 1 Winter Wonderland World Comin Down Worlds Forgotten Boy Yellin At The Xmas Tree
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Billy Idolis an English rock musician, songwriter and actor.

Idol first achieved fame in the punk rock era as a member of the band Generation X. Idol then embarked on a successful solo career, and was a member of the MTV-driven
"Second British Invasion" of the United States.
A series of music videos made him one of the first MTV stars.

Birth Name: William Michael Albert Broad
Name Origin:
His name was inspired by a school teacher's description of him as "idle".

In an interview on November 21st, 1983, Idol also tells us that the name "was a bit of a goof, but also part of the old English school of rock. Billy Fury and all that. It was a 'double thing' not just a poke at the superstar-like people. It was the whole sort of - everyone was doing it too – it was fun, you know?".

He went on to say the name "didn't really ever backfire, only with the stupid people who took it seriously".

Born: November 30th, 1955 (age 68)
Genre(s): Punk rock, hard rock, glam rock, dance-rock, new wave, post-punk
Instrument(s): Vocals, guitar, bass guitar, drums
Occupation(s): Singer-songwriter, musician, actor
Active From: 1973-present
Associated Acts: Chelsea, Def Leppard, Generation X, Slash, The Who
I'd really been rockin' for - let's see, I started in '75, so I'd been going for like twenty years by '95, so it wasn't such a crazy thing to just take a step back. Now I've put together my road show and my music again, one way or another. The first step was that I got back with (guitarist Steve Stevens. The next step was I found my drummer Brian Tichy and then, it took me a few years to get back up to steam, so to speak. Actually, we've been back on the road since 2000. 

I do exactly what I do every other day. I always sing a bit every day, not necessarily the songs in the show, but I sit with my guitar and I sing for a couple of hours throughout the day - it keeps your voice alive. Also, I made a sort of bargain with myself a few years ago, which is that if I want to get f*cked up, I have to work out! That was another thing that saved me. So I'm always in some form of training, thinking about what I'm going to be doing. But I can also fall off the wagon if that's what everybody wants!
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