Exclusive: Billy Idol Talks Steve Stevens & New Album

Published 9 years ago on September 24, 2014

By Jonathan Graham

Rock icon BILLY IDOL will release Kings & Queens Of The Underground, his first new album in almost a decade, on 20th October. The album will be released on Idol's own BFI Records, via Kobalt Label Services. The track list for the new album is listed below.


In this exclusive webisode, Billy talks about working with Steve Stevens on the album. 


Kings & Queens Of The Underground was primarily produced by Trevor Horn, with Greg Kurstin also contributing as a producer to two songs, including the anthemic lead single, “Can’t Break Me Down.” The single is now streaming at the new and will be delivered instantly to fans that pre-order the new album beginning today on iTunes. The iTunes edition of the album will also exclusively include “Hollywood Promises,” a new song recorded during the album sessions. Fans can also pre-order the CD on beginning today.


Billy IDOL_King & Queens CD Sleeve NEW-HI RES Copy

The artwork for Kings & Queens Of The Underground, above, was designed by street artist and graphic designer Shepard Fairey.

The album will arrive close to the release of Billy Idol’s highly anticipated self-written autobiography, Dancing With Myself, which as previously announced will be released worldwide the week of 7th October.

Idol and his band, including long-time collaborator and guitarist Steve Stevens, will launch a European Tour in November, the first of several legs of a world tour that will continue into 2015. 

Link to iTunes Pre-order of Billy Idol’s new album:

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1. Bitter Pill
2. Can’t Break Me Down (listen at
3. Save Me Now
4. One Breath Away
5. Postcards From The Past
6. Kings & Queens Of The Underground
7. Eyes Wide Shut
8. Ghosts In My Guitar
9. Nothing To Fear
10. Love And Glory
11. Whiskey And Pills

BILLY IDOL 2014 EUROPEAN TOUR DATES (more to be announced)


Wed 5th Birmingham, UK O2 Academy
Sun 9th London, UK Eventim Apollo Hammersmith
Mon 10th Manchester, UK 02 Apollo
Wed 12th Stuttgart, DE Porsche Arena
Thur 13th Frankfurt, DE Jahrhunderthalle
Sun 16th Amsterdam, NL Heineken Music Hall
Tue 18th Dusseldorf, DE Mitsubishi Electric Halle
Wed 19th Brussels, BE Royal Circus
Fri 21st Nuremberg, DE Arena
Sat 22nd Lucerne, CH Messe Lucerne
Sun 23rd Milan, IT Fabrique


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