Wednesday, November 30: Rock Birthdays
Happy Birthday today (Nov. 30) to Billy Idol. He's 61. Also celebrating is Disturbed bassist John Moyer (43) and Deep Purple bassist Roger Glover (71).
Billy Idol was born in Middlesex, London and first achieved fame with the punk band Generation X during the 70’s punk era. He then embarked on a successful solo career. A series of music videos for songs like Dancing With Myself”, “White Wedding”, “Rebel Yell”. and “Eyes Without a Face” made him one of the first MTV stars.
Idol continues to record and tour with guitarist Steve Stevens. He released his 8th studio album, Kings and Queens of the Underground and a biography entitled Dancing With Myself in October of 2014. Billy Idol and his band took the stage at the House of Blues Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay for their first-ever multi-date residency back in March of this year. A limited number of a 3-LP Live set from Billy Idol released on Nov. 25 for Record Store Day will be made available for purchase through the Billy Idol online store on Dec. 9. Check out Billy Idol’s official website here for more info.