Posts Tagged ‘Billy Idol’

Photo Credit: Rockin Ryan

Photo Credit: Rockin Ryan

Billy Idol is set to release his new album, “Kings & Queens of the Underground” on October 21st through Billy’s own record label, BFI. This will be his first new album in almost a decade and was primarily  produced by Trevor Horn, with Greg Kurstin also contributing as a producer to two songs, including the anthemic lead single, “Can’t Break Me Down.” The new song, Can’t Break Me Down is available for immediate download when you pre-order the album on iTunes here or Amazon here.  You can take a listen to the new song on Billy’s website:

BillyIdol.net

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Track Listing:

  1. Bitter Pill
  2. Can’t Break Me Down (listen at BillyIdol.net)
  3. Save Me Now
  4. One Breath Away
  5. Postcards From The Past
  6. Kings & Queens Of The Underground
  7. Eyes Wide Shut
  8. Ghosts In My Guitar
  9. Nothing To Fear
  10. Love And Glory
  11. Whiskey And Pills

Billy has just announced tour dates for a North American Tour. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, October 10th. Check the dates below:

  • January 21: House Of Blues, New Orleans, LA
  • January 22, The Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA
  • January 24: Tower Theatre, Upper Darby, PA
  • January 25: Lincoln Theatre, Washington, DC
  • January 28: Beacon Theatre, New York, NY
  • January 31: Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA
  • February 3: Metropolis, Montreal, QC
  • February 4: Massey Hall, Toronto, ON
  • February 7: Riviera Theatre, Chicago, IL
  • February 9: Paramount Theatre, Denver, CO
  • February 12: Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, BC
  • February 13: Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA
  • February 15: The Fox Theatre, Oakland, CA
  • February 18: The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA

 

The album is due out right before the release of Billy Idol’s  self written memoir “Dancing With Myself” which is set for release tomorrow, October 7th release with Touchstone and Simon & Schuster UK.

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The book is bold, searingly candid and written by Billy himself. Billy recounts his life story from his transient childhood to becoming a punk pioneer and from being one of MTV’s first megastars and revealing never before told tales of the culture, sex, drugs and rock and roll that colored Idol’s experience through fame.

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We look forward to the book release and the new album. Seeing Billy Idol perform two back to back shows in San Francisco in 2010 was the highlight of my concert coverages and it has been way toooooo long! We will definitely be at the Wiltern show and will bring you our full coverage.

Make sure to visit the social media sites and stay up to date on the latest Billy Idol news.

~ Marisol

Information & Links:

Photo Credit: Rockin Ryan

Photo Credit: Rockin Ryan

Billy Idol is set to release his new album, “Kings & Queens of the Underground” on October 21st through Billy’s own record label, BFI. This will be his first new album in almost a decade and was primarily  produced by Trevor Horn, with Greg Kurstin also contributing as a producer to two songs, including the anthemic lead single, “Can’t Break Me Down.” You can take a listen to the new song on Billy’s website:

BillyIdol.net

They have premiered the first episode of Behind the Scenes web series for the new album,  “Kings & Queens of the Underground“. You can check out the first episode here:

 

billyidol

Track Listing:

  1. Bitter Pill
  2. Can’t Break Me Down (listen at BillyIdol.net)
  3. Save Me Now
  4. One Breath Away
  5. Postcards From The Past
  6. Kings & Queens Of The Underground
  7. Eyes Wide Shut
  8. Ghosts In My Guitar
  9. Nothing To Fear
  10. Love And Glory
  11. Whiskey And Pills

The new song, Can’t Break Me Down is available for immediate download when you pre-order the album on iTunes here or Amazon here.  The album is due out right before the release of Billy Idol’s  self written memoir “Dancing With Myself” which is set for an October 7th release with Touchstone and Simon & Schuster UK.

BILLY

The book is bold, searingly candid and written by Billy himself. Billy recounts his life story from his transient childhood to becoming a punk pioneer and from being one of MTV’s first megastars and revealing never before told tales of the culture, sex, drugs and rock and roll that colored Idol’s experience through fame.

billya

We look forward to October and to Billy adding US Tour Dates after they return from overseas! Seeing Billy Idol perform two back to back shows in San Francisco in 2010 was the highlight of my concert coverages and it has been way toooooo long! I need my Billy fix!

Make sure to visit the social media sites and stay up to date on the latest Billy Idol news!

~ Marisol

Information & Links:

Photo Credit: Rockin Ryan

Photo Credit: Rockin Ryan

Billy Idol is set to release his new album, “Kings & Queens of the Underground” on October 21st through Billy’s own record label, BFI. This will be his first new album in almost a decade and was primarily  produced by Trevor Horn, with Greg Kurstin also contributing as a producer to two songs, including the anthemic lead single, “Can’t Break Me Down.” You can take a listen to the new song on Billy’s website:

BillyIdol.net

billyidol

Track Listing:

  1. Bitter Pill
  2. Can’t Break Me Down (listen at BillyIdol.net)
  3. Save Me Now
  4. One Breath Away
  5. Postcards From The Past
  6. Kings & Queens Of The Underground
  7. Eyes Wide Shut
  8. Ghosts In My Guitar
  9. Nothing To Fear
  10. Love And Glory
  11. Whiskey And Pills

The new song, Can’t Break Me Down is available for immediate download when you pre-order the album on iTunes here or Amazon here.  The album is due out right before the release of Billy Idol’s  self written memoir “Dancing With Myself” which is set for an October 7th release with Touchstone and Simon & Schuster UK.

BILLY

The book is bold, searingly candid and written by Billy himself. Billy recounts his life story from his transient childhood to becoming a punk pioneer and from being one of MTV’s first megastars and revealing never before told tales of the culture, sex, drugs and rock and roll that colored Idol’s experience through fame.

billya

We look forward to October and to Billy adding US Tour Dates after they return from overseas! Seeing Billy Idol perform two back to back shows in San Francisco in 2010 was the highlight of my concert coverages and it has been way toooooo long! I need my Billy fix!

Make sure to visit the social media sites and stay up to date on the latest Billy Idol news!

~ Marisol

Information & Links:

We have told you about how Billy Idol is set to release his new album, “Kings & Queens of the Underground in October through BFI.  Well, now I have even more great Billy Idol news. Billy is set to release his self written memoir “Dancing With Myself” on October 7th with Touchstone and Simon & Schuster UK.

BILLY

The book is bold, searingly candid and written by Billy himself. Billy recounts his life story from his transient childhood to becoming a punk pioneer and from being one of MTV’s first megastars and revealing never before told tales of the culture, sex, drugs and rock and roll that colored Idol’s experience through fame.

Later this week, Billy is set to appear at the annual book publishing convention BookExpo America in New York and then he will be heading out on his summer tour. We look forward to October and to Billy adding US Tour Dates after they return from overseas! Seeing Billy Idol perform two back to back shows in San Francisco in 2010 was the highlight of my concert coverages and it has been way toooooo long! I need my Billy fix!

Tour Dates:

EUROPEAN SUMMER TOUR 2014:

Make sure to visit the social media sites and stay up to date on the latest Billy Idol news!

~ Marisol

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We have been hearing a lot of news about Billy Idol and his plans for a new album. In our recent post, Billy had mentioned the title as Return to Splendor but today we have a new tweet from Billy Idol as he announces the finalized title of the album.  The album is:

“Kings & Queens of the Underground”

 

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The album will be released on the BFI label.  We are very excited for the new album. Billy also did a photo shoot for the album and shared the following photo on whosay.

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Billy tweeted in March that he was finishing vocals on a couple of the tracks and it is nearing completion. Here is the previous tweet with the old album title:

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Billy has a couple US dates and then they are off to tour in Europe. Dates for Europe are listed below.  We look forward to October and to Billy adding US Tour Dates after they return from overseas! Seeing Billy Idol perform two back to back shows in San Francisco in 2010 was the highlight of my concert coverages and it has been way toooooo long! I need my Billy fix!

Tour Dates:

EUROPEAN SUMMER TOUR 2014:

Make sure to visit the social media sites and stay up to date on the latest Billy Idol news! I will leave you with some of my favorite photos from the Billy Idol shows back in 2010.

~ Marisol

 

Information & Links:

 

We have been hearing a lot of news about Billy Idol and his plans for a new album. He recently released that the title of the album is ‘Return To Splendor’ and is set for an October release. The album will be released on the BFI label.  We are very excited for the new album. Billy tweeted earlier this month that he was finishing vocals on a couple of the tracks and it is nearing completion. Here is the latest tweet with the album title:

BillyIdol

 

Billy has a couple US dates and then they are off to tour in Europe. Dates for Europe are listed below.  We look forward to October and to Billy adding US Tour Dates after they return from overseas! Seeing Billy Idol perform two back to back shows in San Francisco in 2010 was the highlight of my concert coverages and it has been way toooooo long! I need my Billy fix!

Tour Dates:

EUROPEAN SUMMER TOUR 2014:

Make sure to visit the social media sites and stay up to date on the latest Billy Idol news! I will leave you with some of my favorite photos from the Billy Idol shows back in 2010.

~ Marisol

 

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SteveStevens

Only three spots remain on our 12 Days of Guitarists for 2013 and Day 10 goes to one of my personal favorites; Steve Stevens. Steve is most notably known for his 30 year career as guitarist and songwriter for Billy Idol.  Steve is also know for his solo work, collaborations as well as frequently playing with the all star band, Camp Freddy and other projects including soundtracks.

Just this past weekend Camp Freddy had three sold out packed to gills shows at The Roxy. Steve was there and he was just a madman on his guitar as usual. I didn’t get to catch him at the most recent Camp Freddy shows but I have seen him many times perform with Billy Idol and he is just spectacular live!

One thing is for sure about Steve, he can play so many different styles and make them his own. His guitar playing knows no genres or boundaries, just pure talent all the way through.  He truly perfects one of my most favorite styles; flamenco. When he performs with Billy and he does his flamenco solo, I am just in awe. I literally can’t take my eyes of his fingers glide across his guitar at lightning speed. Check out this video of Steve Stevens performing live:

 

Steve is not only an amazing musician but is also one of the nicest guys out there. We have had the chance to chat with him several times during NAMM over the years and he really is just a great down to earth guy. I look forward to catching him once again at NAMM 2014.  For now, how about checking out Steve as he performed with Camp Freddy this past weekend, and Billy Idol came out to sing a couple songs with them. Here is Rebel Yell:

 

Make sure to head over and visit Steve‘s social media sites as well as pick up some of his merch on his webstore here. You can also check out Steve’s beautiful wife Josie who is featured in our Holiday Q & A Part 1 here where she tells what kind of ornaments Steve and her collect and answers more Holiday questions.

~ Marisol

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