Billy Idol Memoir
The popular 1980â€™s punk rocker Billy Idol has turned a new leaf in life, coming to terms with his past in order to put down on paper his life of sex, drugs and rock & roll. Thatâ€™s right, Billy Idol has decided to write a memoir about his life; the good, the bad and definitely the ugly. Idol will be writing his book basically on his own, and promises not to hold anything back according to Billy Idol's website. The book isnâ€™t due to hit bookshelves anytime soon, as these things take time, especially in Billyâ€™s case â€“ so many memories to sort through (can he really remember everything through the fog of drugs?). You can expect to see Billyâ€™s book in 2011 or 2012.
'Dancing with Myself'
Billy Idolâ€™s book will be titled â€œDancing with Myselfâ€ which is named after his hit single from the 80â€™. Â Billy stated, â€œIâ€™m going out on a limb here, so watch my back.â€ Like the song â€œDancing with Myselfâ€, â€œWell, thereâ€™s nothing to lose, and thereâ€™s nothing to prove.â€
At this point, Billy Idol can write all the truth he wants about his life. His fame as a punk rocker has been overcome by the 21st century hip-hop artists who also struggle just to stay on top of such disposable music.
Billy Idol stated on his website, â€œLife gave me a golden key when I fell in love with rock n roll music,â€ said Idol. â€œIt was the key to the answer of how to live and achieve your dreams. This world opened up to me with all the good opportunities but also every temptationâ€”the drugs, the booze, the women, the 24-hour around-the-clock excess. And yet you have to write good songs to survive. Life had to be lived to do all that! Now Iâ€™m putting it all down in book formâ€”from the heart.â€