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Alongside Duran Duran, Billy Idol was 1 the very first pop/rock artists to attain substantial success in the first ’80s because of a after that brand-new U.S. tv network, MTV. Blending his bad-boy visual appearance with an attractive mixture of pop hooks, punk attitude, along with a dance beats, Idol quickly rocketed to stardom, before hard living derailed his profession and almost demonstrated fatal. Delivered William Michael Albert Large on November 30, 1955, in Middlesex, Britain, the youngster relocated along with his family members for a short spell to NY, before returning back again to England. Following a stint at Sussex University or college just last a 12 months, Large found himself within several teenager punk rockers who befriended and adopted the Sex Pistols, referred to as “the Bromley Contingent” (an associate of this vibrant group of character types was Siouxsie Sioux, eventual innovator of Siouxsie & the Banshees). It wasn’t a long time before Large recognized that he as well may be the frontman of the punk music group, and assumed the name Billy Idol soon thereafter. Following a stint playing acoustic guitar in an organization known as Chelsea didn’t skillet out (oddly enough, the group presented potential Clash guitarist Mick Jones and potential Damned guitarist Brian Wayne), Idol deposit your guitar and found the mic, and recruited bassist Tony Adam, drummer John Towe, and guitarist Bob Andrews, developing Era X in 1976. Called following a 1960s paperback reserve, the band agreed upon a documenting agreement with Chrysalis quickly thereafter (Towe was changed with brand-new skinsman Tag Laff) — leading to such produces as 1978’s self-titled debut, 1979’s Valley from the Dolls, and 1981’s Kiss Me Lethal — before breaking up. Disappointed with Era X’s demise, Idol relocated to NEW YORK, where he pursued a profession as a single artist. Starting up with Kiss supervisor Costs Aucoin, Idol released the 1981 EP Don’t Prevent (made up of a cover of Tommy Adam’ ’60s strike “Mony Mony” and a set of remixed Era X paths), which helped the vocalist rating another record cope with his previous band’s label, Chrysalis. Idol discovered an ideal collaborator and partner in guitarist/Johnny Thunders look-alike Steve Stevens, and released a self-titled debut in July of 1982. A set of eye-catching movies for the paths “White Wedding ceremony” and “Dance With Myself” (the last mentioned a remake of the Generation X structure) scored main air period on MTV, with both videos concentrating in on Idol’s spiky, peroxide blonde locks, and Elvis-like sneer. The debut ultimately obtained gold qualification, and established the stage properly for Idol’s big industrial breakthrough, 1984’s Rebel Yell. Rebel Yell became the singer’s best-selling record of his profession (eventually going dual platinum), spawning such big-time MTV/radio strikes because the album’s anthemic name track, “Eye Without a Encounter,” and “Flesh for Dream,” creating Idol as an industry headliner stateside. But with substantial success arrived its many interruptions, which avoided Idol from issuing a fresh studio recording until 3 years after Rebel Yell. 1987’s Whiplash Smile was another sizeable strike on the effectiveness of such strikes as “To be always a Enthusiast” and “Nice Sixteen,” but didn’t surpass the lofty anticipations arranged by his earlier produces. Stevens jumped dispatch soon thereafter to release his own music group, Steve Stevens’ Atomic Playboys (and finally was an associate of Mötley Crüe vocalist Vince Neil’s single band), departing Idol to fend for himself. An eight-track best-of arranged, Essential Idol, was released later exactly the same 12 months, spawning among the year’s most seriously played MTV movies — a live edition from the previously documented cover of “Mony Mony” — which helped maintain Idol in the limelight. Idol spent another few years focusing on his 4th studio discharge, but reappeared in the summertime of 1989 within an all-star rendition from the Who’s Tommy, with Idol playing the function from the sadistic personality Cousin Kevin. Around enough time of Idol’s following discharge, 1990’s Charmed Lifestyle, the vocalist was involved with a serious motorbike accident (where he almost dropped his calf), forcing the vocalist to walk using a cane for a period; the video for the album’s lead-off one, “Cradle of Appreciate,” highlighted the vocalist filmed through the waistline up. The ploy proved helpful, as the one (that was also utilized because the theme track within the failed Andrew “Dice” Clay film Ford Fairlane) was another smash strike, making Charmed Existence the 4th Idol recording inside a row to accomplish a minimum of reach platinum product sales. Expectedly, many years passed prior to the discharge of Idol’s following record, during which period he attempted his hands at acting using a little bit component in Oliver Stone’s film The Doorways. By enough time 1993’s Cyberpunk surfaced, Idol acquired slipped his spiky peroxide hair instead of dreadlocks, and attempted techno beats. The move became an unwise one, because the record tanked and sank in the charts. At exactly the same time, Idol was leg deep in medication addiction, leading to another close clean with loss of life when he overdosed and needed to be treated within a Los Angeles medical center in 1994. Very little was noticed from Idol until 1998, when he produced a cameo appearance (as himself) within the strike Adam Sandler/Drew Barrymore humor The Wedding Vocalist, which led to renewed curiosity. Idol teamed up once more with Stevens, was the main topic of a VH1: Behind the Music unique (and a VH1 Storytellers show for the route, which was eventually issued like a Compact disc), and released a more considerable Greatest Hits occur 2001; the latter which offered 500,000 copies within the U.S. only. Next up was his first studio room recording since Cyberpunk, Devil’s Playground, released about Sanctuary in 2005 which was swiftly accompanied by the seasonal Happy Vacations that he maintained Brian Tichy and Derek Sherinian from the prior album’s periods. 2008 brought THE MOST EFFECTIVE of Billy Idol: Idolize Yourself, that was significant for including two previously unreleased monitors: “John Wayne” and “New Upcoming Weapon.” An internationally tour on a single costs as Def Leppard ensued, before 2009 earned Super Overdrive Live, a video discharge of a functionality in Chicago; Idol made an appearance at Donnington Park’s Download Celebration this year 2010. A comparatively noiseless spell in his profession was accompanied by an interval of songwriting with Stevens and Circus Diablo frontman Billy Morrison. With time, documenting sessions occurred which resulted in the announcement of the seventh studio record of original materials. Made by Trevor Horn and preceded by Idol’s memoir Dance with Myself, Kings & Queens from the Underground made an appearance in Oct 2014.

Quick Facts


Full Name Billy Idol
Height 1.75 m
Profession Actor, Songwriter, Singer-songwriter
Education University of Sussex, Seahaven Academy, Ravensbourne School, Bromley
Nationality British
Children Willem Wolf Broad, Bonnie Blue
Parents Bill Broad, Joan Broad
Siblings Jane Broad
Awards MTV Video Music Award for Best Video from a Film
Music Groups Generation X, Chelsea, Neurotic Outsiders
Music Songs Rebel Yell, Eyes Without a Face, Dancing with Myself, White Wedding, Mony Mony, Hot in the City, Sweet Sexteen, Flesh for Fantasy, To Be a Lover, Catch My Fall, Shock To The System, L.A. Woman, Don't Need a Gun, Don't You, Can’t Break Me Down, Save Me Now, Adam in Chains, Blue Highway, Prodigal Blues, Heroin, Cradle of Love, Soul Standing By, Kings & Queens of the Underground, Jingle Bell Rock, Super Overdrive, Worlds Forgotten Boy, Postcards From the Past, The Dead Next Door, Fatal Charm, All Summer Single, Speed, Stand In The Shadows
Albums Rebel Yell, Whiplash Smile, Cyberpunk, Charmed Life, Devil's Playground, Billy Idol, Kings & Queens of the Underground, Happy Holidays, In Super Overdrive/Live, VH1 Storytellers, Vital Idol, The Very Best of Billy Idol: Idolize Yourself, Greatest Hits, Idol Songs: 11 of the Best, An Interview with Billy Idol, Don't Stop
Nominations MTV Video Music Award for Best Male Video, MTV Video Music Award for Best Visual Effects, MTV Video Music Award for Best Editing, Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance, MTV Video Music Award for Best Direction, MTV Video Music Award for Best Cinematography, MTV Video Music Award for Best Art Direction, Brit Award for British Video
Movies Tommy and Quadrophenia Live, Heavy Metal 2000, Mad Dog Time, The Doors, Demons, Cat Tale, Dr. Funkenstein, Punk: The Early Years


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#Fact
1 Winter 1990-1991: Made the cover of "In Fashion" magazine along with Sherilyn Fenn.
2 Ranked #55 on VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists.
3 His role in The Doors (1991) was originally much larger. It was reduced after his motorcycle accident in 1990.
4 His name is from a bad paper he made in school. In the margin his teacher had written a short note to his parents: "Billy is Idle". Billy took that as his name, but changed it to "Idol", so not to be confused with actor Eric Idle.
5 For the filming of the clip "Cradle of Love", he was paralysed from the waist down (due to his motorcycle accident) so he was filmed from the torso and up.
6 Is a vegetarian.
7 Dropped out of the University of Sussex after 1 year.
8 Was in The Bromley Contingent with Susan Dallion, later of Siouxsie and the Banshees, and John Simon Richie, later known as Sid Vicious of The Sex Pistols.
9 1976: Chose his surname.
10 During the making of the "Eyes Without A Face" video, he was temporarily blinded when the heat from studio lights fused his contact lenses.
11 Nominated for a Grammy for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance for the albums "Whiplash Smile" and "Rebel Yell."
12 Had a band called Generation X. With them, he cut "Dancing With Myself" which launched his solo career.
13 February 1990: Survived a serious motorcycle accident. A steel rod was surgically inserted into his right leg.
14 1992: Pleaded guilty to assault and battery charges after punching companion Amber Nevel outside a West Hollywood restaurant. He paid $2,700 in fines and was required to appear in a series of anti-drug commercials.
15 1994: Treated in a Los Angeles hospital after an apparent drug overdose.
16 When Billy was 3, his father moved the family to Long Island, NY, to "find the American dream," as Billy puts it. When the family moved back to the UK in 1962, they lived above a pub called The Running Horses in Dorking, Surrey.
17 Was kicked out of the Boy Scouts at age 10 for making out with a girl
18 1980-89: Lived with Perri Lister. They had a son, Willem Wolf Broad (b. 15 June 1988).
19 Known for his white spiky hair and sneer.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas 2004 Video Game performer: "White Wedding" / writer: "White Wedding"
Mean Girls 2004 "Dancing with Myself"
The Simpsons TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2004 writer - 1 episode, 2004
Hinter Gittern - Der Frauenknast 2002 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Riding in Cars with Boys 2001 performer: "Rebel Yell" / writer: "Rebel Yell"
Third Watch TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2000 writer - 1 episode, 2000
Coyote Ugly 2000 performer: "Rebel Yell" / writer: "Rebel Yell"
Heavy Metal 2000 2000 performer: "Buried Alive" / writer: "Buried Alive" - as Idol
Kinder der Nacht 2000 Video writer: "White Wedding"
Pushing Tin 1999 performer: "Dancing with Myself" / writer: "Dancing with Myself"
NewsRadio 1999 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Jack Frost 1998 performer: "Hot in the City" / writer: "Hot in the City"
SLC Punk! 1998 writer: "Kiss Me Deadly"
The Wedding Singer 1998 performer: "White Wedding" / writer: "White Wedding"
Gia 1998 TV Movie performer: "Dancing With Myself" / writer: "Dancing With Myself" - as William A. Broad
Mystery Science Theater 3000 1997 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Alle haben geschwiegen 1996 TV Movie performer: "Sweet Sixteen" / writer: "Sweet Sixteen"
Striptease 1996 performer: "Mony Mony"
Cybill TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1996 writer - 1 episode, 1996
Empire Records 1995 writer: "Ready, Steady, Go"
Speed 1994 performer: "Speed" / producer: "Speed" / writer: "Speed"
True Romance 1993 performer: "White Wedding" / writer: "White Wedding"
Stars in Their Eyes 1993 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Beavis and Butt-Head 1993 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Palm Harbor Vice 1991 performer: "L.A. Woman"
Look Who's Talking Too 1990 performer: "Rebel Yell" / writer: "Rebel Yell"
The Adventures of Ford Fairlane 1990 performer: "Cradle of Love" / writer: "Cradle of Love"
Days of Thunder 1990 writer: "The Last Note of Freedom"
Captain N: The Game Master TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1989 writer - 1 episode, 1989
Booker 1989 TV Series performer: "Hot in the City"
L.A. Takedown 1989 TV Movie performer: "L.A. WOMAN"
Dream Baby 1989 TV Movie writer: "Sweet Sixteen" - uncredited
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master 1988 performer: "Fatal Charm" / writer: "Fatal Charm" - as B. Idol
Derrick 1987-1988 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Big 1988 performer: "Rebel Yell", "Hot in the City" / writer: "Rebel Yell", "Hot in the City"
D.O.A. 1988 performer: "REBEL YELL" / writer: "REBEL YELL"
Miami Vice TV Series performer - 3 episodes, 1987 - 1988 writer - 1 episode, 1987
Hot Child in the City 1987 performer: "Flesh For Fantasy", "Eyes Without A Face" / writer: "Flesh For Fantasy", "Eyes Without A Face"
Can't Buy Me Love 1987 performer: "Dancin' with Myself" / writer: "Dancin' with Myself"
Stingray 1987 TV Series 1 episode
Some Kind of Wonderful 1987 performer: "Catch My Fall" / writer: "Catch My Fall"
The Wraith 1986 "REBEL YELL" / performer: "REBEL YELL"
Car Trouble 1986 performer: "Mony Mony"
Lovejoy TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1986 writer - 1 episode, 1986
Demons 1985 performer: "White Wedding" / writer: "White Wedding"
Top of the Pops TV Series writer - 8 episodes, 1977 - 1985 performer - 1 episode, 1985
The Legend of Billie Jean 1985 performer: "Rebel Yell"
Knight Rider 1984 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Wild Life 1984 performer: "DO NOT STAND IN THE SHADOWS" / writer: "DO NOT STAND IN THE SHADOWS"
Sixteen Candles 1984 performer: "Rebel Yell" / writer: "Rebel Yell"
Billy Idol: Rebel Yell 1984 Video short performer: "Rebel Yell" / writer: "Rebel Yell"
Square Pegs TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1983 writer - 1 episode, 1983
Remembrance 1982 writer: "The Untouchables"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 2016 writer: "White Wedding"
Molly TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip 2015 performer: "Mony Mony"
Beer and Board Games 2015 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
One Hit Wonderland TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Le mirage 2015 performer: "Eyes Without A Face" / writer: "Eyes Without A Face"
The Voice 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Britain's Got More Talent TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Daily Ukulele 2014 TV Series short writer - 1 episode
Walking on Sunshine 2014 writer: "White Wedding"
Pretty Little Liars 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Top of the Pops: The Story of 1979 2014 TV Movie documentary writer: "King Rocker"
Grown Ups 2 2013 writer: "Dancing With Myself"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2010-2013 TV Series writer - 20 episodes
Saturday Night Live 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
VH1 Divas 2012 2012 TV Movie writer: "Rebel Yell"
Best Man Down 2012 performer: "Mony Mony"
EastEnders TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Fringe 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Metal Evolution 2011 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
New Girl TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Moneyball 2011 performer: "Mony Mony"
NHL 12 2011 Video Game performer: "Mony Mony"
Parks and Recreation TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Dancing with the Stars 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
20 to 1 TV Series documentary performer - 2 episodes, 2010 writer - 2 episodes, 2010
Chuck 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Guitar Hero: Van Halen 2009 Video Game performer: "White Wedding" / writer: "White Wedding"
Glee 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Castle TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
The Men Who Stare at Goats 2009 writer: "Dancing with Myself"
Guitar Hero 5 2009 Video Game performer: "Dancing with Myself" / writer: "Dancing with Myself"
Soundstage TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Gossip Girl TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
I Love You, Man 2009 writer: "Dancing with Myself"
Skins TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs 2008 TV Movie performer: "Rebel Yell" / writer: "Rebel Yell"
Guitar Hero World Tour 2008 Video Game performer: "Rebel Yell" / writer: "Rebel Yell"
Nip/Tuck 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Midnight Heat 2007 performer: "White Wedding" / writer: "White Wedding"
Mama's Boy 2007 writer: "Ready steady Go"
The Singing Bee 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Brooklyn Rules 2007 performer: "Dancing With Myself" / writer: "Dancing With Myself"
Grey's Anatomy 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Flushed Away 2006 performer: "Dancing with Myself" / writer: "Dancing with Myself"
Australian Idol 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Canadian Idol 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Lather Effect 2006 performer: "Dancing With Myself" / writer: "Dancing With Myself" - as W. Broad
Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cold Case TV Series performer - 3 episodes, 2004 - 2006 writer - 1 episode, 2004
Everybody Hates Chris TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2006 writer - 1 episode, 2006
My Name Is Earl TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2005 writer - 1 episode, 2005
I Love the 80's 3-D 2005 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Charmed 2005 TV Series 1 episode
Slovensko hladá SuperStar 2005 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Upside of Anger 2005 lyrics: "Rebel Yell" / music: "Rebel Yell" / performer: "Rebel Yell"
Blackpool 2004 TV Series 1 episode

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Booker 1989-1990 TV Series composer - 22 episodes
Demons 1985 composer: additional music

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
IHeart80s Party 2016 TV Movie Performer
Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja 2013 TV Series Spikey Hair Bot
Derek Sherinian Ft. Billy Idol and Slash: In the Summertime 2007 Video short Billy Idol
Horrible Histories 2002 TV Series Mad Man Mulligan
Heavy Metal 2000 2000 Odin (voice)
The Wedding Singer 1998 Billy Idol
Mad Dog Time 1996 Lee Turner
Shock to the System 1993 Video The Metal Man
U 1992 TV Series
The Doors 1991 Cat
Billy Idol: Rebel Yell 1984 Video short

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Billy Idol: Shock to the System 1993 Short

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dare to Be Different 2017 Documentary post-production Himself - singer / songwriter
Dreadtown Documentary post-production Himself
Soundbreaking: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music 2016 TV Series documentary Himself
The Damned: Don't You Wish That We Were Dead 2015 Documentary
Today 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
NHL on NBC 2015 TV Series Himself - Performer
Loose Women 2014 TV Series Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2005-2014 TV Series Himself / Himself - Musical Guest
The Talk 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Today 2014 TV Series Himself
CBS News Sunday Morning 2014 TV Series documentary Himself - Guest
Obey the Artist 2014 Documentary short Himself
Good Morning America Weekend Edition 2012 TV Series Himself
Punk Britannia 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
How the Brits Rocked America 2012 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Revolutions 2011 Documentary
Bridge School News 2011 TV Series Himself
Glenn Martin DDS 2010 TV Series Himself
EcoDivas TV 2009 TV Series Himself
Soundstage 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2008 TV Series Himself
VH1 Rock Honors 2008 TV Movie Himself
Biography 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Punk's Not Dead 2007 Documentary Himself - Generation X
Fashion Rocks 2005 TV Movie Himself
HIM: The Making of Dark Light 2005 TV Movie Himself
Tommy and Quadrophenia Live: The Who 2005 Video documentary The Ace Face Cousin Kevin
Viva la Bam 2005 TV Series Himself
TV total 2005 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2005 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1993-2005 TV Series Himself
T4 2005 TV Series Himself
Orange Playlist 2005 TV Series Himself
The Friday Night Project 2005 TV Series Himself
Tout le monde en parle 2005 TV Series Himself
40 Most Awesomely Bad Dirrty Songs... Ever 2004 TV Special documentary Himself (Song "Cradle of Love") / Archive Footage
New Year's Rockin' Eve 2005 2004 TV Special Himself
The 32nd Annual American Music Awards 2004 TV Special Himself
MTV Video Music Awards 2003 2003 TV Special Himself
50 Sexiest Video Moments 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Playboy: Inside the Playboy Mansion 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
MTV 20: Live & Almost Legal 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself - Performer
VH1 Storytellers 2001 TV Series documentary
Late Show with David Letterman 2001 TV Series Himself
25 Years of Punk 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
Heavy Metal 2000: Voice Talent Featurette 2000 Video documentary short Himself
VH-1 Where Are They Now? 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
I Want My MTV 1996 Video Himself
The Sunday Show 1996 TV Series Himself
Howard Stern 1995 TV Series Himself
Live at the Joint 1995 TV Special Himself
The 1993 Billboard Music Awards 1993 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
Billy Idol: More Vital Idol 1993 Video Himself
The 35th Annual Grammy Awards 1993 TV Special Himself
Billy Idol: Heroin 1993 Short Himself
Billy Idol: Shock to the System 1993 Short Himself
MTV Video Music Awards 1991 1991 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The 33rd Annual Grammy Awards 1991 TV Special Himself
Rock in Rio 1991 TV Series Himself
Hard 'N Heavy Volume 12 1991 Video documentary Himself
Rockopop 1990 TV Series Himself
The Word 1990 TV Series Himself
MTV Video Music Awards 1990 1990 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Famous Last Words 1990 TV Series documentary Himself
The Who Live, Featuring the Rock Opera Tommy 1989 TV Movie documentary Cousin Kevin
Wired 1988 TV Series Himself
The 29th Annual Grammy Awards 1987 TV Special Himself
Top of the Pops 1977-1985 TV Series Himself - Lead Singer: Generation X / Himself
MTV 1st Annual Video Music Awards 1984 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Late Night with David Letterman 1984 TV Series Himself
Musik Convoy 1984 TV Series Himself
New American Bandstand 1965 1982-1984 TV Series Himself (music video) / Himself
Saturday Night Live 1984 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
D.O.A. 1980 Documentary Himself - Generation X (uncredited)
The Punk Rock Movie from England 1978 Documentary Himself
Marc 1977 TV Series Himself - Musician

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight 2016 TV Series Himself
Top of the Pops: The Story of 1979 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself - Generation X
Top of the Pops: The Story of 1977 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Video Killed the Radio Star 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
Countdown Spectacular 2 2007 TV Movie Himself
20 to 1 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Retrosexual: The 80's 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Hey! Is Dee Dee Home? 2002 Documentary Himself
The Filth and the Fury 2000 Documentary Himself
Top of the Pops 1979-1985 TV Series Himself / Himself - Lead Singer: Generation X

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1991 ASCAP Award ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards Most Performed Songs from Motion Pictures The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990)


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#Quote
1 It's like, what happened, I was always leading fashion, and then the grunge thing kind of came along. And because I've been so on top in the '80s you know, I, you know, what can I do? Suddenly go grunge?
2 I'm not talking with an American accent. I haven't gone off and become Sammy Hagar.
3 My hair used to be real long, and my parents were encouraged when I cut it. They thought I was going 'straight,' but I was just getting weirder - at least in their eyes. I was getting into the punk thing.
4 Part of the punk attitude was that you should project your music through your whole body... show your personality as much as possible.
5 My dad was one of the reasons I got into rock and roll, because I was learning the ropes of his business, which was selling powertools, and I was looking for a way out from under his heel. I was like, 'Where's the fun? Where's the glamour?'
6 I rocked the cradle of love.
7 The biggest misconception people have about me is that I'm stupid.
8 There was a time when my whole life was in chaos, really, and I didn't help myself sort it out. But one day I came to my senses, and I think I was lucky because a lot of people don't.
9 I'm really a singer, so I love songs and I love singing. I like rap music, but I didn't grow up freestyling.
10 I'm not trying to hide from my past. I want to roll in it. Like a dog, rolling in feces, I'm rolling in the feces of my greatest hits - that's a bit of a wild way of looking at it, but I am a man, and we do like rolling in our own feces at times.
11 I think love's exciting and happy, as well as being able to make you sad.
12 If your world doesn't allow you to dream, move to one where you can.
13 I don't think punk ever really dies, because punk rock attitude can never die.
14 It doesn't matter about money; having it, not having it. Or having clothes, or not having them. You're still left alone with yourself in the end.
15 I love it when someone insults me. That means that I don't have to be nice anymore.
16 When I started out, everyone seemed to be adopting these names... Johnny Rotten, Sid Vicious. I wasn't really Rotten or Vicious or Nasty, so I wanted something a bit more funny - yet something that seemed real rock 'n' roll... something that acknowledged my ambition.
17 I am quite a romantic person, really, and I should have put that into my music earlier, but I was probably denying it... I didn't want to be soft because I felt I had to be so hard to get people to believe in me.
18 I don't care what stage or what reason, as long as we're playing.
19 The world goes on, you go on and you change. You want to show the fans those changes, and you want to be able to verbalize them.
20 They wouldn't play my records on American radio because I had spiky hair. They said, 'Punk rock doesn't sell advertising, it won't make any money.'
21 Christ was a punk rocker.
22 Great sex is great, but bad sex is like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
23 Rock isn't art, it's the way ordinary people talk.

#Trademark
1 Elvis-like lip curl when singing
2 Spiked platinum-blonde hair

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