Happy 65th birthday today (Novenber 30th) to 80's rock icon, Billy Idol!!! Idol — who was born William Broad in Stanmore, Middlesex, England — made his bones during the London punk scene fronting Generation X from 1977 to 1981. In a surprise move, Billy Idol is featured on “Night Crawling” — a track on Miley Cyrus' just-released album, Plastic Hearts.
Idol will forever be tied to the MTV-era with his string of hits — scoring 16 Top 40 singles between 1982 and 1990, including such classics as “Dancing With Myself,” “Flesh For Fantasy,” “Sweet Sixteen,” “Eyes Without A Face,” “To Be A Lover,” “Sweet Sixteen,” “L.A. Woman,” “Rebel Yell,” “White Wedding,” the Top Two “Cradle Of Love,” and his sole chart-topper, a remake of Tommy James & The Shondells' “Mony Mony.”
Over the past two decades, Idol has developed a tight touring act with original guitarist Steve Stevens. Idol has enjoyed several successful Las Vegas runs, as well as a string of joint live dates with Bryan Adams.