An early architect of punk rock’s sound, style, and fury, whose lip-curling sneer and fist-pumping personae vaulted him into pop mainstream as one of MTV’s first megastars, Billy Idol remains to this day, a true rock ‘n’ roll icon.
Now, in his long-awaited autobiography, Dancing With Myself, he delivers an electric, searingly honest 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 fire his fans have embraced for decades. Beyond adding his uniquely qualified perspective to the evolution of rock, Idol is a brash, lively chronicler of his own career.
A survivor’s story at its heart, an enchanting, sometimes chilling, and always riveting account of one man’s creative drive joining forces with unbridled human desire; this much-anticipated memoir is unmistakably literary in its character and brave in its sheer willingness to tell. Billy Idol is destined to emerge as one of the great writers among his musical peers.
Coming October 2014 from Touchstone.
About the Author—
Born William Michael Albert Broad, Billy Idol is a multi-platinum recording artist, Grammy nominee, and rock legend. Known for successfully merging his signature punk attitude with an appealing blend of pop hooks, dance beats, and gritty metallic crunch, Idol created some of rock’s most indelible anthems, including “Rebel Yell,” “White Wedding,” and “Cradle of Love.” October 2014 marks the release of Idol’s first studio album in nearly a decade, and the start of a massive world tour. He lives in Los Angeles.Check back soon for further details.