Billy Idol Announces New Album Info


Billy Idol has officially announced his return from retirement.

A few months ago, the bleach blonde, punk rocker announced plans to be release new music in October of this year, and now, we not only have the title and tracklist for it, we also have the first single from it.

The album, which will mark Idol’s return to the music world in 12 years, will be titled Kings and Queens of the Underground.

The icon’s eighth studio album will be released just in time for Halloween on October 21 and will be released through his own record label, BFI Records. The first single from the album is a track titled “Can’t Break Me Down” and can be heard over at his official website.

If that wasn’t enough Billy Idol news for one day, Idol also uploaded video of him performing a cover of The Ramones’ “California Sun” during a recent Joey Ramone tribute. The track also includes the Sex Pistols’ Steve Jones, Guns ‘n’ Roses’ Duff McKagan and Gunger Fish from Rob Zombie’s band.

Proof that Idol was not just doing silly things during his 12 year break, the singer also has an autobiography titled Dancing With Myself coming out on October 7.

Check out the tracklist for the upcoming album below.



1. Bitter Pill
2. Can’t Break Me Down
3. Save Me Now
4. One Breath Away
5. Postcards From The Past
6. Kings & Queens Of The Underground
7. Eyes Wide Shut
8. Ghosts in My Guitar
9. Love And Glory
10. Whiskey And Pills

Morrissey Autobiography IS Happening


You know the Morrissey autobiography that has been lost in limbo for sometime now? Well, it looks like the ever-elusive piece of literature will indeed be happening after so much procrastination and push backs.

Last month, talks started once again that the book might not even happen when Morrissey got into a content disagreement with his publishing company, Penguin Classics. Some sources at that point were started to doubt that the book even existed when it turned out that not even some review copies had been printed and Morrissey was at that point fishing for another publisher.

To those nay-sayers that we doubting the existence of the book, it looks like it was very much real and alive and that the former-Smiths frontman and the publishing company have put the dispute behind them. The official release date for Morrissey’s Autobiography is due out October 17.

For now, you can read the full press release on behalf of Penguin Classics about the book.

On 17 October 2013, Penguin Classics will publish Autobiography by Morrissey.

Steven Patrick Morrissey was born in Manchester on May 22nd 1959. Singer-songwriter and co-founder of the Smiths (1982-1987), Morrissey has been a solo artist for twenty-six years, during which time he has had three number 1 albums in England in three different decades.

Achieving eleven Top 10 albums (plus nine with the Smiths), his songs have been recorded by David Bowie, Nancy Sinatra, Marianne Faithfull, Chrissie Hynde, Thelma Houston, My Chemical Romance and Christy Moore, amongst others.

An animal protectionist, in 2006 Morrissey was voted the second greatest living British icon by viewers of the BBC, losing out to Sir David Attenborough. In 2007 Morrissey was voted the greatest northern male, past or present, in a nationwide newspaper poll. In 2012, Morrissey was awarded the Keys to the City of Tel-Aviv.

It has been said ‘Most pop stars have to be dead before they reach the iconic status that Morrissey has reached in his lifetime.’

Penguin Classics will publish in the UK & Commonwealth and Europe.