Monday, June 16, 2014

Billy Idol to release first new album in almost a decade

Billy Idol has announced plans to release his first new album of original material in almost a decade.

Due this October and produced by Trevor Horn, the project will be Idol’s first album since 2006’s "Happy Holidays" Christmas record, and his first of original material since 2005’s "Devil's Playground."

The new album is expected to be released around the same time as Idol publishes his self-written memoir, "Dancing With Myself", on October 7.

The autobiography delivers a brutally honest account of Idol’s journey to fame – from his early days as frontman of the pioneering UK punk band Generation X to his international solo career.

“You know me as Billy Idol, the hell-raising rebel who’s lived life to the full—sometimes fuller than life would allow,” he says. “But I am also William Albert Michael Broad, a working-class kid from the suburbs of London: a dreamer with his nose forever in a book, cursed with feeling too much, dreaming too big, and suffering slights too deeply. Life gave me a golden key when I fell in love with rock ’n’ roll (thanks to the music in my Irish mum’s blood), and a whole new world opened up to me. With this world came every opportunity, and every temptation under the sun; around-the-clock excess.”

“I am hopelessly divided between the dark and the good, the rebel and the saint, the sex maniac and the monk, the poet and the priest, the demagogue and the populist,” Idol adds. “Pen to paper, I am putting it all down, every bit from the heart. I am going out on a limb here, so watch my back.”

Idol is currently playing shows on tour across Europe.

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