Billy Idol is set to receive the first star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2023, giving him a great start to the year.
The British rocker William Broad, whose real name is William Broad, was scheduled to be honored on January 5, but inclement weather necessitated rescheduling the ceremony for the following day.
The "Cradle of Love" singer's star will be put at 6201 Hollywood Street and will count up to an incredible 2,743 Stroll of Distinction stars. Lupita Sanchez Cornejo, Chair of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, will serve as the event's emcee. Shepard Fairey, a musician, and Henry Rollins, a rocker, are two others who are attending the star unveiling.
The Recording category, which was established in 1960, will honor the three-time nominee.
“There will be lots of rebels yelling for their favorite rock star Billy Idol when he receives his well-deserved Walk of Fame star on January 5,” Ana Martinez, producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, said ahead of the ceremony before it was postponed for Friday.
“Since the beginning of his career Billy Idol has held the hearts of many of his fans who finally will be able to visit his star and witness his induction into the Walk of Fame.”
In the 1970s, Idol began his glittering music career as a guitarist in Chelsea, a punk rock band. He left the band after a short time and started his own band, Generation X, with Tony James, a former bandmate and bassist.
The band released a total of three albums; “Generation X” in 1978, “Valley of the Dolls” in 1979, and in 1981 they released “Kiss Me Deadly,” before splitting up that same year.
Soon after, Idol made the decision to launch a solo career. He moved to New York City and collaborated with guitarist Steve Stevens on a number of projects.
The British singer became a household name on MTV with songs like "White Wedding" and "Dancing with Myself" shortly after his arrival in New York City.
Idol's second solo album, "Rebel Yell," was released in 1983. On it, he included hits like "Rebel Yell," "Eyes Without a Face," and "Flesh For Fantasy."