Billy Idol was a featured guest on CBS Sunday Morning over the weekend as he promotes his self-written memoir, "Dancing With Myself."
Due 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.
"It's taking the best of punk rock, the best of rock 'n' roll -- you're taking the best of everything and somehow cross-pollinating it," Idol tells CBS Sunday Morning about his sound. "So you have a bastard child, really, and the bastard child is my music."
Idol will appear on a book-signing tour to launch the project; he will host in-store autograph sessions in New Jersey, New York, Los Angeles and Tempe, Arizona in the first week of the book’s release.
For a list of dates, click here.
Two weeks after the book’s release, Idol will issue his first new album in almost a decade, “Kings & Queens Of The Underground.”
Due October 21 and produced by Trevor Horn, the rocker will launch a fall European tour in support of the record; the 3-week, 11-show run starts November 5 at the 02 Academy in Birmingham, UK and wraps up in Milan, Italy on November 23 – see tour dates here.
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