Billy Idol
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"William Michael Albert Broad", known professionally as "Billy Idol", is an English Rock music/rock musician, songwriter and actor. Idol first achieved fame in the punk rock era as a member of the band Generation X (band)/Generation X. Unlike other British punk rock artists of his era, Idol was inspired by The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.

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/Dancing With Myself", "White Wedding (song)/White Wedding", "Rebel Yell (song)/Rebel Yell" and "Eyes Without a Face (song)/Eyes Without a Face" made him one of the first MTV stars. Idol continues to tour with guitarist Steve Stevens.

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