Billy Idol releasing new album in October
Billy Idol will release his first new studio set in nearly a decade, titled Kings & Queens Of The Underground, on October 21st. The collection was primarily produced by Trevor Horn, best known for this world over the years with Yes, Paul McCartney, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, the Buggles, Art Of Noise, and Seal, among others. The album’s lead single, “Can’t Break Me Down,” is now streaming at BillyIdol.net and will be delivered instantly to fans that pre-order the new album on iTunes. The iTunes edition of the album also includes the bonus track, “Hollywood Promises.”
Idol will publish his autobiography, Dancing With Myself, in early October, and kicks off the first leg of a worldwide tour in Europe in November, with North American dates expected to be announced soon.
When we last caught up with Billy Idol, he promised us that he has no intention of slowing down: "The Strokes song, 'The End Has No End,' is my favorite. It's never gonna, it's never over! It's only over when Billy Idol says it's over. I hadn't said it's over yet (laughs). Now look, I want this fight to go on, y'know what I mean?"
Billy Idol next performs on November 5th in Birmingham, England.
• In 2010 it was reported that Billy Idol -- along with Chris Cornell, and Paul Rodgers -- were all approached by Joe Perry as possible replacements for Steven Tyler in Aerosmith.
• Billy Idol's biggest hit was his 1987 cover of Tommy James & The Shondells' "Mony Mony" which topped the charts for one week.
• His last studio album was 2006's Happy Holidays featuring Idol covering such Christmas classics as "Frosty The Snowman," "Jingle Bells," "Let It Snow," and "Silent Night," among others.
• In 2009 Idol released his first live DVD, called In Super Overdrive Live, which was filmed at Chicago's Congress Theater.
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