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.
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. Download and start listening now!