Famed rock + punk singer Billy Idol sat down with Matt Pinfield for an in-person conversation on this episode of “New & Approved.” Billy’s new EP “The Roadside”, his first new release in seven years, is out now and is worth giving a listen.
Watch the full interview here:
Billy tells Matt about the writing process of “The Roadside” and the recent single “Bitter Taste” from the EP, which were written and recorded entirely during the pandemic. He goes into depth about the meaning of several other songs from “The Roadside” as well.
Billy also reveals his past and talks about his time with his British punk band Generation X who participated in London’s blossoming punk scene throughout the late ’70s and early ’80s. At this point, Billy knew he was destined to make a career out of music. He then tells Matt about the excitement (and fear) that came with moving to America and how he first met his long-time music partner Steve Stevens who continues to play guitar for Billy and co-write songs.
Billy’s fame was really ignited when he began his solo career and started busting out hits like “White Wedding” and “Rebel Yell.” Today, Billy has just as much energy as ever and continues to work just as hard. Be sure to check out “The Roadside” now available on most platforms.