Monday, January 9, 2023

Billy Idol honored with star on Hollywood Walk Of Fame

photo: Billy Idol / Facebook

Billy Idol was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame during a January 6 event in the city, and video of the full ceremony is available for streaming.

The rocker received the 2,743rd star on the Walk at 6201 Hollywood Boulevard in front of Amoeba Music as part of the event, which was emceed by Lupita Sanchez Cornejo and saw artist Shepard Fairey and Henry Rollins on hand as speakers.

"You are the best. Quite simply, I'm here today because of you, because of your love," Idol told the crowd. "You supported me all this time. Forty-seven years now I've been doing this. It really is crazy to find myself getting an award like this, or being honored in this way. I mean, 47 years of doing this after I started in Generation X, and 35 years after coming here, I just really could never have imagined anything like this.

"Initially we did the music back in the mid-'70s during the punk-rock time. There wasn't much hope or anything. We decided if there's nothing, there's no future, we're going to do what we love. And that's what I did. I did the music because I loved it. It wasn't for any other reason, really. Anyway, I didn't really think doing this would last very long. We thought maybe six months, maybe a year, maybe two years. I could never have imagined something like this. It's just incredible."

Idol’s early success with Generation X in the 1970s led to the singer launching a solo career in 1981, with 1983’s “Rebel Yell” delivering his commercial breakthrough; his latest release is the 2022 EP, “The Cage.”

Get your copy of Billy Idol’s “Greatest Hits” here.

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