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Billy Idol on Drinking With the Stones and Seeing Jesus in the Sex Pistols — rollingstone.com

Billy Idol wanted to show people that his music matters, so he decided to write something other than an album: a memoir. "There is an artist there, and there is someone who does love, who does care, who does believe, someone who loves music," he says. Earlier this month, the sneering singer released the book Dancing With Myself, his own wildly entertaining account of how the Londoner born William Broad came up through the British punk scene to transform into a mainstream rock singer who could live up to the name Billy Idol. Between stories behind hits like "Rebel Yell" and "White Wedding," the vocalist opens up about his battles with drugs and alcohol, shares stories of what he describes as "sexual deviancy" (including one that landed him in court) and relives the harrowing 1990 motorcycle accident that put his career on pause.

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