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Pete Townshend Reimagines Quadrophenia

Pete Townshend changed the course of rock music last night (05.07.15) when he premiered a classical version of The Who's famous mod opera 'Quadrophenia' at London's Royal Albert Hall.The 70-year-old guitarist was joined by an...

Billy Idol Recalls His 'Realisation Moment'

Billy Idol had a ''realisation moment'' during his drugs battle.The 59-year-old rocker endured a long-term fight with drugs and has revealed it took dramatic events for him to start turning his life around.He said: ''When...

Bill Idol's Sobriety 'Fight'

Billy Idol took 10 years to get clean.The 'White Wedding' singer, who has previously admitted to using heroin, got sober in the 1990s after ''bad things'' started happening to him but it took him a...

Stars Extend Well-wishes To Hospitalised Joni Mitchell

The Big Yellow Taxi hitmaker was found unconscious and moved to a Los Angeles medical facility on Tuesday (21Mar15) where she is "in intensive care undergoing tests and is awake and in good...

Sound And Sustenance: Outside Lands 2015 Brings Another Weekend Of Cultural Delights

Outside Lands organisers have finally unveiled the spectacular 2015 line-up for their eighth year, featuring headliners Elton John and Mumford And Sons. The event is set to bring its usual combination of music and munchies...

Billy Idol To Turn Memoirs Into Stage Show

Billy Idol is working on a stage musical based on his memoirs.The White Wedding star lifted the lid on his wild life in the music industry in his book Dancing With Myself, which was released...

Boy George Heartbroken Over Steve Strange's Death

Boy George has been left ''heartbroken'' by Steve Strange's death.The Culture Club frontman has paid tribute to his friend following his sudden death from a heart attack aged 55 yesterday (12.02.15).George - who, prior to...

Stars Pay Tribute To Steve Strange

Stars including Boy George, Simon Le Bon and Billy Idol have paid tribute to eighties pop icon Steve Strange after he died on Thursday (12Feb15).The Visage frontman passed away in Egypt after suffering a heart...

Billy Idol Battling Chest Infection

Rocker Billy Idol has postponed the first two dates of his North American tour as he battles a chest infection.The White Wedding hitmaker was due to launch his shows in New Orleans, Louisiana on Wednesday...

Billy Idol Knew He Had A Hit On His Hands When Song Cleared A Bar

Rocker Billy Idol knew he had a hit on his hands with break-out tune Dancing With Myself when the song cleared a bar he was drinking in.The White Wedding singer admits he had no idea...

Billy Idol Smashes It At O2 Academy Birmingham As He Begins His 2014 UK Tour [Photos]

Remember, remember the fifth of November because that's when Billy Idol hit the O2 Academy Birmingham to kick off his UK tour! And with all the energy and style that we've become used to from...

Billy Idol's Wild Years Put His Kids Off Drugs

Veteran rocker Billy Idol suspected his son and daughter were experimenting with drugs in their teens and was relieved when he realised his years of wild partying had made them wary of getting hooked.The White...

Billy Idol Kicked Crack To Preserve Image

Rocker Billy Idol kicked his addiction to crack cocaine in a desperate bid to preserve his poster-boy looks.The Rebel Yell hitmaker was a huge star on Mtv in the 1980s thanks to his iconic bleached...

Billy Idol Reconnected With Father Before His Death

Veteran rocker Billy Idol is glad he was able to reconnect with his father prior to his death over the summer (14).The White Wedding hitmaker's dad, Bill Broad, passed away in August (14) at the...

Billy Idol Hoping To Reform Generation X

Billy Idol is hoping to reform his band Generation X to play a dream gig in New York City.The British punk band split in 1981 before Idol went on to find solo success, and they...

Billy Idol: 'I Still Struggle With Drug Addiction'

Singer Billy Idol has revealed he still struggles with drug addiction.The White Wedding hitmaker has cut down his use of narcotics dramatically, but admits he still uses drugs. He tells the New York...

Billy Idol To Release New Album In October

Billy Idol will release his first album in almost a decade in October.The iconic rocker has announced plans to release his new record, 'Kings and Queens of the Underground', on October 20 - nine years...

Billy Idol Announces Details Of UK Tour

Legendary rocker Billy Idol has announced details of his eagerly-awaited UK tour.The 59-year-old has confirmed he will play gigs in Birmingham, London and Manchester in what will mark his first UK appearances since his memorable...

Billy Idol To Release First New Album In A Decade

Pop punk Billy Idol is to release his first album in almost a decade to coincide with his autobiography.The White Wedding singer is planning to release the untitled, Trevor Horn-produced record in October (14), as...

Billy Idol Writing Memoir

Rocker Billy Idol has landed a deal to write his memoirs.The White Wedding singer's Dancing With Myself autobiography will be released in October (14). In the book, Idol will recount his "remarkable life story"...

Billy Idol To Donate Concert Earnings To Balkan Flood Victims

Rocker Billy Idol is showing off his charitable side and donating a portion of his earnings at an upcoming concert in Belgrade, Serbia to help the victims of devastating floods in the area.The Balkan region...

Chris Wright Refused To Sign David Bowie

Record producer Chris Wright refused to sign David Bowie who he now considers to be ''one of the greatest recording artists of all time''.The founder of Chrysalis Records had the 66-year-old star constantly ''pleading'' with...

Jim James And John Oates Jam With R. Kelly And Billy Idol

My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James and rock guitarist John Oates gave revellers at Tennessee's Bonnaroo music festival a concert to remember on Saturday (15Jun13) after inviting R. Kelly and Billy Idol to join them...

Jack Johnson Replaces Mumford And Sons At Bonnaroo Festival

Jack Johnson stepped in at the last minute to cover Mumford and Son's slot. Not only did the singer have to find a band, learn a whole host of new and old and quickly practise,...

Billy Idol Returning With New Album And Book Deal

Rocker Billy Idol is set to burst back onto the music scene with his first new album in eight years and a tell-all book charting his rise to fame.The White Wedding star has revealed he...

What Is Happening To Miley Cyrus? Crotch Grabs, Strippers, Topless Dancers

Err, Miley Cyrus celebrated her 20th birthday party in pretty unconventional style last month. Though we heard little about the bash at the time, TMZ.com has since obtained photographs of the party that show the...

Adam Sandler Sings With Billy Idol At Holiday Party

Adam Sandler thrilled guests at his annual holiday party by taking to the stage for a special performance with rocker Billy Idol.The Hollywood funnyman throws a massive Christmas bash in California every year, and his...

Stars Feature In Charity Calendar

Singers Sting, Billy Idol and John Legend are among the stars who have posed for Bryan Adams for a new charity calendar.Harry Belafonte, Monica Bellucci, Corinne Bailey Rae and Mick Jagger's daughter Georgia May also...

Billy Idol Plays At Fan's Birthday Party

Rocker Billy Idol fulfilled his promise to perform at a fan's 26th birthday party on Friday (26Oct12), taking to the stage in a Seattle, Washington club for the special gig.Michael Henrichsen launched a campaign to...

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