Dancing with Myself

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Simon & Schuster, 2014 - Rock musicians - 326 pages
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In this bold and candid memoir, music legend Billy Idol shares his life story, from his childhood in England to his rise to fame during the height of the punk pop revolution, revealing intimate details about the sex, drugs, and rock and roll that he is so fabulously famous for-all told in his own utterly indelible voice. An integral member of the punk rock revolution whose music crossed over into '80s pop mainstream--and one of MTV's first stars--Billy Idol remains an iconic music legend. Now, in his long awaited Dancing With Myself, he delivers a lively, candid account of his journey to fame, including intimate and unapologetic details about his life's highs and lows, all rendered with the in your face attitude and exuberance his fans have embraced. Idol brings to life the key events that shaped his life, his music, and his career, including his early childhood in England, his year at Sussex University, and his time spent hanging out with the Sex Pistols and as a member of punk bands Chelsea and Generation X. He shares outtakes from his wildly and unexpectedly successful solo career and stories behind his string of popular hits, including "White Wedding," "Eyes Without a Face," and "Rebel Yell," which involved close collaboration with Steve Stevens and ultimately led to the creation of some of the most groundbreaking music videos ever seen. Featuring sixteen pages of full color, behind the scenes photos, Dancing With Myself is both a tale of survival and a celebration of the heady days when punk was born, a compelling and satisfying insider's tale from a man who made music history firsthand.

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Not for the faint of heart, but what a good, interesting read. It was always about the music and the creative expression for Billy Idol. Idol tells of his childhood and his presence at the birth of ... Read full review

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About the author (2014)

William Michael Albert Broad, known professionally as Billy Idol, was born in Middlesex, England on November 30, 1955. In 1975, he went to Sussex University to pursue an English degree, but left after one year to pursue his singing career. He is a rock musician, songwriter and actor. He first achieved fame in the punk rock era as a member of the band Generation X and then became a soloist. He had numerous hit songs including Dancing with Myself, Rebel Yell, and White Wedding. His autobiography, Dancing with Myself, was released in 2014.

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