Billy Idol Returns With New EP “The Roadside”

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For forty-five years, Billy Idol has been one of the faces and voices of rock ’n roll, with an artistic resumé to match the brilliant light of the image. As the camera-ready frontman for Generation X Idol emerged with three albums that made positivity, emotional depth, and high pop synonymous with punk rock. In 1982, Idol embarked on a remarkable transatlantic trans-genre solo career that integrated clubland throb, wide-screen depth and drama, rockabilly desperation, the bold and simple lines of punk and rock ’n roll decadence.

Billy Idol has now released The Roadside EP, his first new material in nearly seven years, via Dark Horse Records. Produced by Butch Walker (Green Day, Weezer) and featuring Idol’s longtime lead guitarist and co-writer Steve Stevens, The Roadside was conceived, recorded and mixed almost entirely under the shadow of the pandemic. To celebrate the forthcoming release, Idol is planning a run of 2021 tour dates. The shows include headline performances at New York’s Capitol Theatre and Las Vegas’ Cosmopolitan as well as an appearance at the Sea.Hear.Now Festival in Asbury Park, NJ. 

The Roadside EP is now available on digital and physical formats here