In this bold and candid memoir, music legend Billy Idol shares his life
story�from his childhood in England to his rise to fame during the
height of the punk-pop revolution�revealing intimate details about the
sex, drugs, and rock and roll that he is so fabulously famous for�all
told in his own utterly indelible voice.
An integral member of the punk rock revolution whose music crossed over
into �80s pop mainstream�and one of MTV�s first stars�Billy Idol remains
an iconic music legend. Now, in his long-awaitedDancing With Myself, he
delivers a lively, candid 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 exuberance his fans have
embraced. Idol brings to life the key events that shaped his life, his
music, and his career, including his early childhood in England, his
year at Sussex University, and his time spent hanging out with the Sex
Pistols and as a member of punk bands Chelsea and Generation X.
He shares outtakes from his wildly and unexpectedly successful solo
career and stories behind his string of popular hits, including �White
Wedding,� �Eyes Without a Face,� and �Rebel Yell,� which involved close
collaboration with Steve Stevens and ultimately led to the creation of
some of the most groundbreaking music videos ever seen.
Featuring sixteen pages of full-color, behind-the-scenes photos, Dancing
With Myself is both a tale of survival and a celebration of the heady
days when punk was born�a compelling and satisfying insider�s tale from a
man who made music history firsthand.