Billy Idol: Dancing with Myself (book review)

Wow, what an awesome book by Idol. Finally we get to hear his story from himself.

What an interesting life hes had. From growing up in the UK and US and traveling and moving around with his family. He definately made the best out of his situations.

He writes about the typical rock n roll, drugs, and groupies life, and that pretty much expected from musicians from the 80s era. But theres also the side of him that seems very sweet and genuine towards his children. There are many stories about Gen X and of course making it big as a solo artist. What i enjoyed the most was getting to hear how he came up with Rebel Yell and White Wedding and Cradle of Love, and of course his other hits. Is amazing how a lot of musicians their biggest hits were written in a very short amount of time.

When you read this book it feels like you are sitting in an afternoon having a couple of beers with Billy Idol and he is telling you his story, feels very intimate and you can paint a picture in your head.

The one thing a didnt like is there is a gap of a few years that he didnt talk about, and it could be understanding since he didnt have anything really going on in his musical career at the moment. Other than that is a great book and im glad i didnt wait any longer to read it.

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Publisher: Touchstone
Release Date: October 7, 2014
# of Pages: 336