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Billy Idol Announces New Album Titled ‘BFI’

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Billy Idol's long break between studio albums looks like it's finally almost over.

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24 Years Ago: Billy Idol Gets in a Motorcycle Accident

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We enjoy a certain amount of bad behavior from our rock stars, but within limits: No one really wants anyone to end up in rehab, prison or an early grave. On Feb. 6, 1990, Billy Idol tested those limits in a big way.

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30 Years Ago: Billy Idol’s ‘Rebel Yell’ Released

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Years before Nirvana or Green Day supposedly broke punk rock to the mainstream, a peroxide-spiked British singer by the self-given name of Billy Idol (which might be heard as the decidedly punkish “Idle,” get it?) arguably accomplished the same feat with his sophomore album, ‘Rebel Yell.’

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Tony-Winning Audra McDonald Covers Billy Idol on ‘The Colbert Report’

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Andrew H. Walker, Getty Images

The government's ongoing, Nugent-approved shutdown might have scuttled one couple's wedding plans, if not for the intrepid efforts of talk-show host and comedic genius Stephen Colbert.

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20 Years Ago: Billy Idol’s ‘Cyberpunk’ Album Released

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"All information should be free. It is not. Information is power and currency in the virtual world we inhabit. So mistrust authority. Cyberpunks are the true rebels. Cyber culture is coming in under the radar of ordinary society..."

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Billy Idol, ‘All Summer Single’ – Depressing Summer Songs

Depressing Summer Songs
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Don't let his brave words (or that famous sneer) fool you, Billy Idol's gotten his heart broken pretty good on this hidden summertime gem from his 1986 album 'Whiplash Smile.'

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Billy Idol Rocks Casino Ballroom in Hampton Beach, N.H.

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Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

‘Ready Steady Go’ served not only as the opening tune for Billy Idol as he dominated a steamy Casino Ballroom in Hampton Beach, N.H. on June 2, but also the general vibe of the evening as the iconic rocker seamlessly coasted through the evening, making it look easy.

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Billy Idol Working on First Album in Eight Years

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Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

Concertgoers have already noticed new songs like 'Ghosts' and 'Love and Glory' finding their way into Billy Idol's current setlists. Now, the veteran punk-rocker is confirming that a new album is on the way.

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Billy Idol Announces 2013 North American Tour Dates

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Billy Idol has added 19 dates to his summer 2013 itinerary. The 'White Wedding' singer was previously announced as a Bonnaroo performer, and now he's scheduled shows across the country around that June 15 date in Tennessee. Tickets for many of the dates go on sale this Friday (March 22).

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Billy Idol, ‘Cradle of Love’ – Banned Music Videos

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YouTube

There's no doubt that Billy Idol's 'Cradle of Love' was a steamy video with a seemingly innocent young woman doing her best seduction routine on an older businessman, but it wasn't the sexual content or age differential that set off the warning signs for MTV. Rather, it was the insertion of film clips from 'The Adventures of Ford Fairlane' that had the network initially balking.

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