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Billy Idol

Billy Idol is an English hard rock/new wave musician.He first came to attention in the punk rock era, then embarked on a successful solo career, aided by a series of stylish music videos, making him one of the first MTV stars. He has continued to make music, but has yet to recapture the levels of fame he found in the 1980s. in 1990, Idol was in a motorcycle accident in which he almost lost his leg. He decided to take a break from music and acted in The Doors, directed by Oliver Stone.In 1998, he played himself in The Wedding Singer, an Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore romantic comedy, where "White Wedding" was used as the title track. Idol appeared on VH1 Storytellers and issued a successful Greatest Hits CD in 2001. Idol played a handful of dates on the 2005 Vans Warped Tour. Then in 2006, as his only UK live date, he appeared headlining the Sunday night of Guilfest.In 2006, Billy guested on his keyboardist Derek Sherinian's solo album Blood of the Snake, covering the 1970 Mungo Jerry hit, "In the Summertime". A video was also made featuring Idol and former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash.In November 2006, Idol released a Christmas album called Billy Idol: Happy Holidays. It includes classic Christmas songs like "Frosty the Snowman", "Jingle Bell Rock", and "Silent Night", plus some originals.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Cat Tale
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Soundstage: Billy Idol - Live in Super Overdrive
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Punk: The Early Years
  • Actor
2003
10% Heavy Metal 2000
  • Odin
2000
67% The Wedding Singer
  • Himself
1998
17% Mad Dog Time
  • Lee Turner
1996
No Score Yet Billy Idol - Shock to the System
  • Actor
1993
54% The Doors
  • Cat
1991
No Score Yet The Who: Tommy and Quadrophenia Live with Special Guests
  • Actor
1989
No Score Yet Who - Tommy and Quadrophenia Live with Friends
  • Actor
1989
No Score Yet Punk - The Early Years
  • Actor
1977
No Score Yet Billy Idol - Vital Idol
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Performer
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Musical Guest

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