Billy Idol will get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on the 5th.
Idol will be the first star to be honored in 2023.
After slaving for years in Generation X, Idol figured it was easy to be a pop star. At least that’s what he claimed. Of course, coming from Punk there was a ‘limit” to how far he’d compromise. Essentially, he stopped at Mainstream Rock (with Goth touches).
Aided and abetted by Steve Stevens’ “shake ’em loose” guitar, Idol hit the big time. Armed with a growl, bleached white spiked hair and a whiplash smile (with the best sneer since Elvis Presley), he Rocked.
“Rebel Yell,” “Cradle Of Love,” “White Wedding,” and “Eyes Without A Face” are his signature songs.