Billy Idol to Release Self-Penned Memoir This Fall

By Shannon Carlin

Billy Idol is ready to give you more, more, more when he releases his memoir Dancing With Myself on Oct. 7.

The self-penned book will focus on Idol’s life, from his transient childhood to his punk rock roots to the height of his MTV takeoff with hits like “White Wedding” and “Rebel Yell.”

Idol — real name, William Michael Albert Broad — also promises his book will feature never-before-told stories that get at the heart of his sex, drugs and rock and roll lifestyle. So, yes, there may be more than a few “dancing with myself” puns, if you’re into that sort of thing.

Related: Not Fade Away: Billy Idol’s ‘Rebel Yell,’ 30 Years After MTV Brought It to the Masses

“I am hopelessly divided between the dark and the good, the rebel and the saint, the sex machine and the monk, the poet and the priest, the demagogue and the populist,” he wrote in a letter to fans. “Pen to paper, I am putting it all down, every bit from the heart. I am going out on a limb here, so watch my back.”

Before the release of his book, Idol is heading out on tour with his band. Most of the dates take place overseas, but fans on the East Coast can catch him in Atlantic City, N.J., on May 31, Westbury, N.Y., on June 1 and Hampton Beach, N.H., on June 3.

Idol also plans to hit the road for a book tour, but no dates have been announced for that just yet. Check out his website for more information.


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