Billy Idol

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William Michael Albert Broad (born 30 November 1955), known professionally as 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. Unlike other British punk rock artists, Idol was inspired by The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. He 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 for songs such as "Dancing With Myself", "White Wedding", "Rebel Yell" and "Eyes Without a Face" made him one of the first MTV stars. Idol continues to tour with guitarist Steve Stevens.

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Filmography

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Selected Billy Idol film and TV show credits.

Acting Credits

2001
Horrible Histories (TV Show)
Mad Man Mulligan

2000

1996
Mad Dog Time (1996)
Lee Turner

1991
The Doors (1991)
Cat

1991
U (TV Show)
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Music Department Credits

1989
Booker (1989) (TV Show)
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1985
Demons (1985)
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Soundtrack Credits

2014
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2013
Grown Ups 2 (2013)
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2012
VH1 Divas 2012
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2011
Moneyball (2011)
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2011
Metal Evolution (TV Show)
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2010
Pretty Little Liars (2010) (TV Show)
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2009
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2009
Castle (2009) (TV Show)
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2009
Parks and Recreation (2009) (TV Show)
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2009
Glee (2009) (TV Show)
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2008
Fringe (2008) (TV Show)
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2008
100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs (2008) (TV Movie)
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2007
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2007
Mama's Boy (2007)
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2007
Chuck (2007) (TV Show)
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2007
Skins (2007) (TV Show)
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2007
The Singing Bee (2007) (TV Show)
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2007
Midnight Heat
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2006
Flushed Away (2006)
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2006
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2005
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2005
I Love the 80's 3-D (2005) (TV Show)
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2005
20 to 1 (2005) (TV Show)
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2005
Dancing with the Stars (2005) (TV Show)
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2005
Everybody Hates Chris (2005) (TV Show)
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2005
Grey's Anatomy (2005) (TV Show)
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2005
My Name Is Earl (2005) (TV Show)
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2004
Mean Girls (2004)
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2004
Blackpool (2004) (TV Show)
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2004
Dancing with the Stars (2004) (TV Show)
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2003
Cold Case (2003) (TV Show)
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2003
Nip/Tuck (2003) (TV Show)
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2003
Soundstage (2003) (TV Show)
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2001
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2000
Coyote Ugly (2000)
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2000
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1999
Pushing Tin (1999)
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1999
Third Watch (1999) (TV Show)
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1998
Jack Frost (1998)
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1998
SLC Punk! (1998)
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1998
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1998
Gia (1998) (TV Movie)
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1998
Charmed (1998) (TV Show)
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1997
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1996
Striptease (1996)
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1996
Alle haben geschwiegen (TV Movie)
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1995
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1995
Cybill (1995) (TV Show)
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1995
NewsRadio (1995) (TV Show)
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1994
Speed (1994)
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1993
True Romance (1993)
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1993
Beavis and Butt-Head (1993) (TV Show)
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1992
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1991
Palm Harbor Vice
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1990
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1990
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1989
L.A. Takedown (1989) (TV Movie)
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1989
Booker (1989) (TV Show)
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1989
Captain N: The Game Master (1989) (TV Show)
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1989
The Simpsons (1989) (TV Show)
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1989
Dream Baby (TV Movie)
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1988
Big (1988)
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1988
D.O.A. (1988)
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1988
Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988) (TV Show)
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1987
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1987
Hot Child in the City
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1987
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1986
Car Trouble (1986)
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1986
The Wraith (1986)
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1986
Lovejoy (1986) (TV Show)
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1985
Demons (1985)
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1985
EastEnders (1985) (TV Show)
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1985
Stingray (1985) (TV Show)
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1984
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1984
The Wild Life (1984)
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1984
Miami Vice (1984) (TV Show)
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1982
Remembrance
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1982
Knight Rider (1982) (TV Show)
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1982
Square Pegs (1982) (TV Show)
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1975
Saturday Night Live (1975) (TV Show)
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1974
Derrick (1974) (TV Show)
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1964
Top of the Pops (1964) (TV Show)
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Blackstar Canyon
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Quotes

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List of Billy Idol quotes.

“If your world doesn't allow you to dream, move to one where you can.”


"PRODUCTION WISE, THE NEXT ALBUM IS GOING TO BE A LOT RAWER THAN "WHIPLASH SMILE". IT'S FIRST AND FOREMOST A ROCK ALBUM, BUT THERE'S ABIT OF THE BLUES IN THERE......AND THAT SHOULD FRIGHTEN EVERYONE A BIT". BILLY IDOL


"I HADN'T PLANNED TO USE "TO BE A LOVER" AT ALL. BUT I COULDN'T GET IT OUT OF MY HEAD, SO I RECORDED IT ANYWAY. IT TURNED OUT SO WELL, THAT IT HAD TO BE A SINGLE" BILLY IDOL


Magazine Covers

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Magazine issues featuring Billy Idol on the cover.
  • Billy Idol - Vegas Rocks Magazine Cover [United States] (May 2013)
  • Billy Idol - Song Hits Magazine Cover [United States] (May 1984)
  • Billy Idol, Sherilyn Fenn - In Fashion Magazine Cover [United States] (January 1991)
  • Sherilyn Fenn, Billy Idol - In Fashion Magazine Cover [United States] (January 1990)
  • Billy Idol - BEST Magazine Cover [France] (February 1987)
  • Billy Idol - Musik Express Magazine Cover [Germany] (September 1984)

Pictorials

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List of Billy Idol magazine photoshoot appearances.
  • Naomi Campbell - Playboy Magazine [United States] (December 1993)
  • Billy Idol - Playboy Magazine [United States] (February 1991)
  • Billy Idol - Playboy Magazine [United States] (September 1989)
  • Billy Idol - Playboy Magazine [United States] (March 1988)

Dating History

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List of Billy Idol relationships, in date order.

Albums

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List of albums by Billy Idol, including album cover photos.

Songs

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List of top 10 songs by Billy Idol.
Song TitleYear Released *Song Rank
Rebel Yell 1988 4,995
White Wedding 1988 6,008
Dancing With Myself 1983 8,565
Eyes Without A Face 1988 11,134
Sweet Sixteen 1988 22,115
Flesh For Fantasy 1988 23,910
Mony Mony 1983 23,427
Hot In The City 1983 26,152
Cradle Of Love 1990 29,043
Catch My Fall 1988 38,124
* Approximate (assumes song was released same year as the album it was first released on)

Music Videos

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List of music videos for all major Billy Idol songs.

Member Of


Billy Idol is associated with the following bands - this list includes musical groups belonged to past and present.


First NameBilly
Middle NameMichael Albert
Last NameIdol
Full Name at BirthWilliam Michael Albert Broad
Age58
Date of BirthNovember 30, 1955
BirthplaceMiddlesex, England
Height5' 9" (175 cm)
BuildAverage
Eye ColorBlue
Hair ColorDyed Blonde
Distinctive FeaturesSpikey dyed blond hair, super pale at times, loves to wear tight leather, ripped clothes
Star SignSagittarius
SexualityStraight
EthnicityWhite
NationalityBritish
High SchoolWorthing High School for Boys in West Sussex
Ravensbourne School for Boys
UniversityUniversity of Sussex, East Sussex, England (dropped out)
Brighton Polytechnic
OccupationSinger, Songwriter, Musician
Occupation CategorySinger
Claim to Fame80s Icon and Generation X
Music GenreRock, Pop/Rock
Music StyleContemporary Pop/Rock, Dance-Rock, Punk, Hard Rock, Punk/New Wave, New Wave, Album Rock
Music MoodConfident, Snide, Bravado, Stylish, Theatrical, Brash, Rousing, Swaggering, Rebellious, Visceral, Aggressive, Provocative, Eerie, Raucous, Brooding, Sexual, Reckless, Rowdy, Sleazy
InstrumentVocals
Official Websiteimdb.com
billyidol.net
en.wikipedia.org
myspace.com
last.fm
facebook.com
twitter.com
discogs.com
mtv.com
ultimateclassicrock.com
rollingstone.com
amazon.com › Music › Alternative Rock‎
azlyrics.com
FatherBill Broad
MotherJoan Broad
Sister(s)Jane Broad
Other Family MembersBonnie Blue Broad (daughter)
Williem Broad Jr. (son)

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