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Billy Idol Announces New Album, Releases First SIngle

Billy Idol Announces New Album, Releases First SIngle. New album ‘Kings And Queens Of The Underground’ marks first new release in 8 years. 

Billy Idol announced details on his new album ‘Kings And Queens Of The Underground‘, his first new album since 2006.

The album, ‘Kings And Queens Of The Underground’, will be released on October 21st, 2014. And to give fans a taste of the new material, he’s released the first single, ‘Can’t Break Me Down‘, which you can check out via YouTube below.

It’s a solid track; punchy punk-pop with some shiny production from producers Trevor Horn (Paul McCartney, Pet Shop Boys, Seal) and Greg Kurstin (Sia, Lana Del Rey). The album will also feature longtime collaborator, guitarist Steve Stevens.

Click here for my 2014 interview with Steve Stevens regarding the new album.

In addition to the new album, Idol will also be releasing his autobiography ‘Dancing With Myself’ on October 27th, 2014.

This stir of activity follows a relativity quiet period over the past few years. Idol has never been a particularly prolific artist. Since the launch of his solo career in 1982, he’s only released 8 albums, making this occasion big news for his rabid fan base.

The track listing for ‘Kings And Queens Of The Underground’ is below. I’ve also included iTunes and Amazon pre-order links for the album as well as his book. Fans who pre-order on iTunes get an immediate download of the new single. The iTunes edition will also feature bonus track “Hollywood Promises.” Idol’s world tour begins in November.

“Bitter Pill”
“Can’t Break Me Down”
“Save Me Now”
“One Breath Away”
“Postcards from the Past”
“Kings & Queens of the Underground”
“Eyes Wide Shut”
“Ghosts in My Guitar”
“Nothing to Fear”
“Love and Glory”
“Whiskey and Pills”
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