Birth Name: William Michael Albert Broad
Birth Place: Stanmore, Middlesex, England, UK
Years Active: 1975–present
Genres: Hard Rock, Punk Rock, Post-punk, New Wave
William Michael Albert Broad (born 30 November 1955), better known by his stage name Billy Idol, is an English rock musician. He first achieved fame in the punk rock era as a member of the band Generation X. He then embarked on a successful solo career, aided by a series of stylish music videos, making him one of the first MTV stars. Idol's solo career began with an EP titled “Don't Stop,” which included his solo rendition of "Dancing with Myself" and a cover of Tommy James & The Shondells' song "Mony Mony". Idol's second LP, “Rebel Yell” (1983) was a major success and established Idol's superstar status in the United States with hits like "Eyes Without a Face," "Flesh For Fantas...
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