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Thursday, July 28, 2011

B is for Billy Idol

William Michael Albert Broad was born on November 30, 1955, in Stanmore, Middlesex, England. He is better known by his stage name Billy Idol. He emerged in the punk rock era as a member of the band Generation X. He is considered to be one of the first MTV stars and has done a lot of solo work and has made alot of stylish music videos. He currently tours with singer Steve Stevens.

The song that got him noticed was his song Dancing With Myself and a cover of the Tommy James and the Shondell's song Mony Mony. In 1989, he appeared on stage with the Who as Cousin Tommy in the stage production of the Who rock opera Tommy. In the 1998 movie The Wedding Singer, Idol had a cameo appearance which he saved the relationship between Adam Sandler's character and Drew Barrymore's character, and in the movie The Doors, he appeared in there as well, playing Jim's drinking buddy Cat.

In 2008, the widely popular Guitar Hero World Tour came out, and Idol's song Rebel Yell appeared in the game, and on Rock Band 2, a game similar to Guitar Hero only you use drums, guitars, microphone, the whole nine yards, Idol's song White Wedding appeared.

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