Skateboarder Tony Hawk once said: “Never underestimate the power of television” and that was certainly true for William Michael Albert Broad. Aka Billy Idol. An Englishman born in 1955, Billy Idol was singer for Generation X in the 1970s, then split off in 1981. Idol’s debut solo album Billy Idol was a success and the two singles Dancing With Myself and White Wedding were played relentlessly on MTV - launching Idol into super stardom. He followed that with the album Rebel Yell which had two more giant singles: Rebel Yell and Eyes Without a Face. Idol released for more albums into the mid-90s, then decided to chill for a decade or so - lay off the SADARAR and raise his kids. Idol made appearances on stage, in movies and TV into the 21st Century, then released Devil's Playground in 2005 and Kings & Queens of the Underground in 2014. There’s way more to the story, so pick up a copy of Dancin’ With Myself which Idol published in 2014.