Dancing with Myself
About the Book
An early architect of punk rock’s sound, style and fury, whose lip-curling sneer and fist-pumping persona vaulted him into pop’s mainstream as one of MTV’s first megastars, Billy Idol remains, to this day, a true rock ‘n’ roll icon.
Now, in his New York Times bestselling autobiography, DANCING WITH MYSELF, Idol delivers an electric, “refreshingly honest” (Daily News, New York) account of his journey to fame --- from his early days as front man of the pioneering UK punk band Generation X to the decadent life atop the dance-rock kingdom he ruled --- delivered with the same in-your-face attitude and fire his fans have embraced for decades. Beyond adding his uniquely qualified perspective to the story of the evolution of rock, Idol is a brash, lively chronicler of his own career.
A survivor’s tale at its heart, this sometimes chilling and always riveting account of one man’s creative drive joining forces with unbridled human desire is unmistakably literary in its character and brave in its sheer willingness to tell. With it, Billy Idol is destined to emerge as one of the great writers among his musical peers.