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Billy Idol
Born: Nov 30, 1955 in Stanmore, London, England
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Genre: Pop/Rock
Biography: Along with Duran Duran, Billy Idol was one the first pop/rock artists to achieve massive success in the early '80s due to a then brand-new U.S. television network, MTV. Mixing his bad-boy good looks with an appealing blend of pop hooks, punk attitude, and a dance beats, Idol quickly rocketed to stardom, ...Read full biography
Billy Idol
Released: 1982
Label: Chrysalis Records
Critics' Rating:
Billy Idol's self-titled debut album eventually broke the singer in America, but not without a struggle. In 1981, he left Generation X and launched his solo career, borrowing the group's final single, ...Read full review
Rebel Yell
Released: 1983
Label: EMI
Critics' Rating:
A slick, carefully crafted follow-up to his debut, Rebel Yell was Billy Idol's catchiest, most consistent fusion of synth-driven new wave pop and hard rock guitar pyrotechnics (courtesy of Steve Stevens). ...Read full review
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