BILLY IDOL – STORY
William Michael Albert Broad, (Billy Idol) was born
Through 1982-83, Idol's career blossomed and his acerbic vocal style and lively stage act brought a string of hits including "Hot In The City," "White Wedding," "Rebel Yell" and "Eyes Without A Face."
Despite his legendary excessive lifestyle, Idol has appeared in several charity shows. In 1988, he took part in Neil Young's Bridge School Benefit concert and the following year guested in the charity performance of the Who's Tommy in
A serious motorcycle crash seriously damaged his leg, but he recovered remarkably speedily. However, he soon found himself back in trouble, this time with the
This all added fuel to the rebel image and, in many respects, he has become more successful than most of the punk founders with whom he rubbed shoulders back in 1977. Idol's brand of heavy/punk was perfectly honed and showcased on CYBERPUNK.