1 Apr 2015

Marty Duda's artist of the week: Billy Idol

From Nine To Noon, 11:07 am on 1 April 2015

Billy Idol began his career fronting late 70s punk band Generation X, releasing three albums and a handful of catchy hit singles before heading out on his own in the early 1980s. Billy quickly became a staple on MTV thanks to groundbreaking videos like White Wedding and Rebel Yell. The music was pretty good too and along with guitarist Steve Stevens, Billy became one of the biggest stars of the 80s. But Billy's partying ways finally caught up to him in the 90s and he barely survived the decade. He's now back in form and has released his latest album, 'Kings & Queens Of The Underground', with Stevens back in the fold. Billy Idol performs at Auckland's Vector Arena Wednesday night along with 70's rockers Cheap Trick.