80s punk rocker BILLY IDOL roars back from “the dead” and now he’s ready to tell-ALL about his wild, wild life!
First, Billy will release his first new album of original material since 2006 this October through his own BFI Records.
The as-yet-untitled LP is set to drop the same time as Billy’s tell-all memoir “Dancing With Myself” due from Simon & Shuster.
Meanwhile, Idol, a three-time Grammy Award nominee, is touring through Europe and will continue wlive gigs well into 2015.
The memoir is sure to touch on his turbulent early years as his family moved to the US from England and then back again as well as the early madness of his time with Siouxsie and the Banshees and his own Generation X before being branded by Kiss’ manager into the spiky wild blonde punk rocker known the world over.
As long time ENQUIRER readers may recall Idol was involved in a serious motorbike accident in Hollywood back in 1990.
He was hit by a car when he ran a stop sign while riding home from the studio one night, requiring a steel rod to be placed in his leg.
Sadly, for Billy, director James Cameron had selected Idol to play the T-1000 character in “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” which would have pitted a shape-shifting Billy against Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Concept art and storyboards had been prepareddepicting Billy as the character but his near-tragic accident put the kibosh on his accepting Cameron’s offer.
During his long career, Idol has earned 16 top 40 hit singles on either the Billboard Hot 100 or the Mainstream Rock Songs charts.
He hit the Top Ten nine times including his cover of Tommy James & The Shondells "Mony Mony", "Cradle of Love","To Be a Lover", "White Wedding", "Rebel Yell" and "Eyes Without a Face" .