Punk rock pin up and all round superstar Billy Idol is on the road again and tonight he brought his ‘Kings & Queens Of The Underground Tour’ the Scotland’s music capital – Glasgow.
William Michael Albert Broad (born 30 November 1955), known professionally by his stage name Billy Idol, is an English rock musician, songwriter and actor. Born in Stanmore, Middlesex, Idol first achieved fame in the punk rock era as a member of the band Generation X.
Idol then embarked on a successful solo career, and was a member of the MTV-driven “Second British Invasion” of the United States. A series of music videos for songs such as “Dancing With Myself”, “White Wedding”, “Rebel Yell” and “Eyes Without a Face” made him one of the first MTV stars. Idol continues to tour with guitarist Steve Stevens.
Despite a few teething problems with the sound equipment which meant the fans to have wait 45 mins outside on an unusually cold June evening and then another 30 mins inside when Idol did finally arrive on stage he was on form. In a set full of his solo hits mixed in with some classic Generation X songs all the earlier waiting around was soon forgotten….’Dancing With Myself’, ‘Ready Steady Go’, “Eyes Without A Face’ with covers of ‘LA Woman’ and the one he made his own ‘Mony Mony’. Sharing the stage with legendary ‘Steve Stevens’ tonights show was top entertainment 56 year old Billy Idol put on a show some rockers half his age would struggle to deliver….top notch stuff.