Billy Idol

English rock musician Billy Idol

William Michael Albert Broad, better known by his stage name Billy Idol, is an English rock musician. A member of the Bromley Contingent of Sex Pistols fans, Idol first achieved fame in the punk rock era as a member of the band Generation X. He then embarked on a successful solo career, and was a member of the MTV-driven "Second British Invasion" of the United States.
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Juniper Road And Beyond: A Conversation With Dishwalla And Chatting With The Shift/FSP's Frankie Stephens
Huffington Post - 10 months
A Conversation with (Almost All Of) Dishwalla Mike Ragogna: Rodney and Scot, it took ten years but Dishwalla finally has a new album, Juniper Road. What took you guys so long? Rodney Browning Cravens: After taking a break and getting a new band member, it just took some time to get everything together and we wanted to make sure we did everything right. We were out reconnecting with our fans on tour and getting to know our new "sound" as Dishwalla. George Pendergast: Timing, really. The band had been writing as a group and independently for years but it seemed like now was a good time to get everything percolating that had been brewing for a while and say this is who we are right now. When we had the opportunity to take a few weeks and lock ourselves down, everything clicked and came out way better than even imagined. Jim Wood: In the years since the last album, everyone has relocated to different states, built successful businesses, and expanded their families. It’s not ...
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Serena Williams Dances For The Sheer Joy Of It In Berlei Sports Bra Ad
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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Musical Artist Interview: Garrett Miller
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Garrett Miller is a dynamic, talented artist who wears many hats. Since 2012, he has been hosting "Rated G Radio," a successful radio program that he created. Garrett released his first EP, Eyes Wide, in 2013; the album featured his holiday song "Guess What Its Christmastime." He released the follow up full-length album, Blond Jesus in 2015 with songs like "Gay Wedding," "Sweat & Testify," "Witch Sisters Halloween," and the title track. I was happy to catch up with Garrett to find out more about his fascinating careers, his musical influences, what we can expect from him in 2017, and more. Can you tell me more about yourself and what you are striving to achieve as an artist? I'm a guy who woke up half way through his life and decided he wanted to make a difference in the world, to share his messages and give people hope and inspiration. That's the altruistic reply - it's honest - though I really, selfishly, wanted to do something fun for a change. For a long time, my ...
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iHeartRadio fest's first night emits star quality - Las Vegas Review-Journal
Google News - over 1 year
Las Vegas Review-Journal iHeartRadio fest's first night emits star quality Las Vegas Review-Journal web1_ap_2680396193782016924171958126_7077163.jpg Drake performs at the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 held at T-Mobile Arena on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, in Las Vegas. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP) ... Britney Spears iHeartRadio Music Festival Video 2016: Watch Performance!Gossip Cop DNCE Wins Best Dressed at iHeartRadio Music Festival's Daytime Village in VegasJust Jared Miley Cyrus Joins Billy Idol Onstage at iHeartRadio Music Festival for Epic Surprise PerformanceE! Online Yahoo Music -Entertainment Weekly -Daily Mail -Us Weekly all 67 news articles »
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Week to Week News Quiz for 1/15/16
Huffington Post - about 2 years
Does "New York values" include news quizzes? We hope it does. Make it so by taking our latest Week to Week news quiz. Here are some random but real hints: Mitt Romney popularized the term "self-deportation"; just like catch-and-release fishing; Senator Ron Johnson called her (incorrectly) an immigrant; and he refused to be on the junior varsity team. Answers are below the quiz. 1. After Senator Ted Cruz criticized "New York values" in the latest GOP debate, how did the New York Daily News respond on its front page? a. "Fuhgeddaboudit" b. "We value natural-born citizens" c. "You don't like N.Y. values? Go back to Canada!" d. "If Texas values Ted Cruz, New York values are higher" 2. Why did the worldwide Anglican Communion suspend the entire U.S. Episcopal Church and reduce it to nonvoting observer status? a. The Americans' refusal to acknowledge Queen Elizabeth as the God-given head of the church b. The U.S. church's embrace of same-sex marriage c. The total number of Ep...
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'The World Is Emptier Now': Celebrity Fans And Friends Pay Tribute To David Bowie
Huffington Post - about 2 years
The world was stunned early Monday morning with the news of a legend’s passing: David Bowie, artistic chameleon and Grammy-winning songwriter, died after an 18-month battle with cancer. He was 69. In the wake of the news, Twitter and Facebook were overwhelmed with tributes from Bowie fans around the world. From U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron and British astronaut Tim Peake to some of the planet's most influential entertainers, there was a deluge of love and awe for the extraordinary man:  I grew up listening to and watching the pop genius David Bowie. He was a master of re-invention, who kept getting it right. A huge loss. — David Cameron (@David_Cameron) January 11, 2016 Saddened to hear David Bowie has lost his battle with cancer – his music was an inspiration to many. @DavidBowieReal — Tim Peake (@astro_timpeake) January 11, 2016 Stunned and sad. The world is emptier now, and all they stars crashing down. My love and sympathies to @ManMad...
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As Tall As Lions Reunite and Roar Again at Webster Hall
Huffington Post - about 2 years
Exactly five years ago this month, at the peak of their career Long Island alternative rockers As Tall As Lions played their final shows in the U.S. at Highline Ballroom. They were, at the time, dubbed farewell gigs and the band, who earlier that year played Coachella and in 2009, released their acclaimed third record, You Can't Take It With You, were gaining the success they had once dreamed of. After years of touring and opening for bands like Sparta, The Receiving End of Sirens, Silverchair, they were finally becoming headlining acts themselves. Playing Jimmy Kimmel Live! and touring Australia, the band who formed in the shadow of the New York skyline looked as if the future was bright, then it went dark. During the hiatus, members of the band continued in music. Singer Daniel Nigro started a band called Blocks but also went on to write with Sky Ferreira, Billy Idol, Kylie Minogue, Twin Shadow, Carly Jae Respen, Kimbra, among others. Drummer Cliff Sarcona and bassist Julio Ta...
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Val Kinzler & Joe Vasta: Keeping the Rock 'n' Roll Faith in New York City
Huffington Post - about 2 years
"There is a spiritual theme to this record. We were all working really hard, getting ourselves out there, playing the clubs, developing our chemistry. But one day I was sitting at my dining room table just teary eyed - I was about to give up, I was losing my faith. The day before I had found two bibles in the trash - and I brought them upstairs thinking somebody's gonna need a bible, right? It's not like I'm a holy roller, but I am spiritual. Then I thought, 'damn it I'm gonna throw these bibles back in the garbage!' Suddenly the phone rang and it was Tate Records asking if I'd got the contract they'd sent. Contract! What contract? For some reason their email with the contract had gone to my spam folder ---and I took that as a sign, that you gotta have faith!" Val Kinzler "There is the faith in yourself as an artist, the faith in the power of rock 'n' roll, the faith borne of experience, and the faith in the music. Life is a learning experience. In music, you either have it in ...
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11 Exceptional Audiobooks for Your Every Mood
Huffington Post - over 2 years
By Off the Shelf Staff | Off the Shelf If our last two brilliant and fantastic audiobook lists haven't convinced you that listening to a great audiobook is a fully satisfying experience, the eleven on this list -- which are hilarious, thrilling, informative, and inspirational -- will surely do the trick.   The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown Boys in the Boat follows the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal. This team transformed the sport of crew and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. This epic tale is a thrilling and inspiring audiobook. Narrated by Edward Hermann   Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari Actor and comedian Aziz Ansari wanted to know why so many people looking for love are frustrated. Together with an NYU sociologist, Ansari interviewed hundreds of people from Tokyo to Wichita about their love lives. With his hilarious and effervescent voice, Ansari makes this audiobook a fun and in...
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Billy Idol announces Vegas residency at House of Blues
Yahoo News - over 2 years
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Billy Idol will be dancing with himself in Las Vegas.
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Rock Stars Unite for L.A. Cancer Benefit
Huffington Post - over 2 years
"Nice boys don't play rock 'n' roll," that's what W. Axl Rose sang back when Guns N' Roses covered Rose Tattoo's infectious tune years ago. There isn't much truth to that adage as musicians often band together for a good cause. Most recently, veteran player Dave Kushner (Velvet Revolver) put together The Hellcat Saints who will debut at the El Rey Theatre on Tuesday, November 3 to benefit Rhonda's Kiss, a charity that raises money to help those who receive a diagnosis of any type of cancer but are unable to make ends meet for treatment and support. Joining Kushner will be fellow Saints Duff McKagan (Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver) on bass; guitarists Dave Navarro (Jane's Addiction) and Gilby Clarke (Guns N' Roses); and drummer Josh Freese (Nine Inch Nails, A Perfect Circle). Featuring a rotating lineup of singers, guests vocalists will include Billy Idol, Juliette Lewis, Mark McGrath (Sugar Ray), and Ke$ha, among others. Comedian Bill Burr will kick start the night with a brash ...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Billy Idol
  • 2014
    Age 58
    Idol's self-penned autobiography, Dancing With Myself was released on 7 October 2014 via Touchstone. Idol's current band consists of: Studio albums The MTV Video Music Awards is an annual awards ceremony established in 1984 by MTV.
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    Idol will go on tour in November 2014 through April 2015 to support the album.
    Idol released his 8th studio album Kings & Queens of the Underground in October 2014.
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    It was fun, you know?" In another interview for BBC Breakfast on 27 October 2014 he said that he wanted to be "Billy Idle" but thought he could not because of the Monty Python star Eric Idle and so chose Idol instead.
  • 2012
    Age 56
    In 2012, Idol appeared on the third episode of the BBC Four series, How the Brits Rocked America.
  • 2010
    Age 54
    Should be fun!" In March 2010, Idol added Camp Freddy guitarist Billy Morrison and drummer Jeremy Colson to his touring line-up.
    On 16 February 2010, Idol was announced as one of the acts to play the Download Festival in Donington Park, England.
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  • 2009
    Age 53
    In July 2009, Idol performed at the Congress Theater, Chicago for the United States television series Soundstage.
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  • 2008
    Age 52
    On 24 June 2008, Idol released a new greatest hits album, The Very Best of Billy Idol: Idolize Yourself.
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  • 2006
    Age 50
    In November 2006, Idol released a Christmas album called Happy Holidays. In 2008, "Rebel Yell" appeared as a playable track on the video game, Guitar Hero World Tour, and "White Wedding" on Rock Band 2.
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    In 2006, Idol guested on his keyboardist Derek Sherinian's solo album Blood of the Snake, covering the 1970 Mungo Jerry hit "In the Summertime".
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    In 2006, as his only UK live date, he appeared headlining the Sunday night of GuilFest.
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  • 2005
    Age 49
    Idol played a handful of dates on the 2005 Vans Warped Tour and also appeared at the Download Festival at Donington Park, the Voodoo Music Experience in New Orleans and Rock am Ring.
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    Devil's Playground, which came out in March 2005, was Idol's first new studio album in nearly 12 years.
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  • 2002
    Age 46
    In the 2002 NRL Grand Final in Sydney, Idol entered the playing field for the half-time entertainment on a hovercraft to the intro of "White Wedding," where he managed to sing only two words before a power failure ended the performance.
  • 2001
    Age 45
    VH1 aired Billy Idol – Behind the Music on 16 April 2001.
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  • 2000
    Age 44
    That year he voice acted the role of Odin, a mysterious alien character, in the animated fantasy film Heavy Metal 2000.
    In 2000, Idol was invited to be a guest vocalist on Tony Iommi's album.
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  • 1998
    Age 42
    Idol made a cameo appearance as himself in the 1998 film The Wedding Singer with Adam Sandler, in which Idol played a pivotal role in the plot.
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  • 1994
    Age 38
    In 1994, Idol and Steve Stevens contributed a song called "Speed" to the soundtrack of the hit movie Speed, starring Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock.
    In 1994, Idol collapsed outside a Los Angeles nightclub due to an overdose on a drug called GHB.
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  • 1993
    Age 37
    He played a Generation X reunion show in 1993.
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    In 1993, Idol released Cyberpunk.
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  • 1990
    Age 34
    Idol was involved in a serious motorcycle accident, which nearly cost him a leg, on 6 February 1990 in Hollywood.
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  • 1988
    Age 32
    Idol and his partner Perri Lister moved from New York to Los Angeles. Lister became pregnant with Idol's son Willem Wolfe Broad, born on 15 June 1988.
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  • 1987
    Age 31
    A remix album was released in 1987 called, Vital Idol.
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  • 1986
    Age 30
    Idol released Whiplash Smile in 1986, which sold well.
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  • 1983
    Age 27
    In 1983, in an effort to introduce Idol to American audiences not yet as familiar with him as those in the UK, Idol's label released "Dancing with Myself" in the United States in conjunction with a music video directed by Tobe Hooper, which played on MTV for six months.
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  • 1982
    Age 26
    Part of the MTV-driven "Second British Invasion" of the United States, in 1982 Idol became an MTV staple with "White Wedding" and "Dancing with Myself".
    Idol's debut solo album, Billy Idol, was released in July 1982.
  • 1981
    Age 25
    Idol's solo career began with the Chrysalis Records EP titled Don't Stop in 1981, which included the Generation X song "Dancing with Myself", originally recorded for their last album Kiss Me Deadly, and a cover of Tommy James & the Shondells' song "Mony Mony".
    Idol moved to New York City in 1981 and became a solo artist, working with former Kiss manager Bill Aucoin.
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  • 1976
    Age 20
    Idol first joined Chelsea in 1976 as a guitarist.
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  • 1975
    Age 19
    In October 1975, Idol went to Sussex University, to pursue an English degree and lived on campus (East Slope) but left after year one (1976).
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  • 1971
    Age 15
    In 1971 the family moved to Bromley, Southeast London, where Idol attended Ravensbourne School for Boys.
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  • 1958
    Age 2
    In 1958, when Idol was two years old, his parents moved to Patchogue, on Long Island, New York, United States.
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  • 1955
    Born on November 30, 1955.
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