Billy Idol Never Wants To Retire Doing Music

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Billy Idol, a name synonymous with rock music, recently shared his thoughts in an interview with the Calgary Herald. Despite an illustrious career that spans decades, Idol made it clear he has no intention of stepping away from the music scene anytime soon. When asked if his Rebel Yell Tour might mark the end of his touring days, Idol’s response was definitive.

“No, of course not. Not right now and hopefully, I never stop. I’m just thinking I’ll rock til I drop. That’s kind of my ethos,” he said.

Billy Idol Reflects on the Evolution of His Vocal Strength

Idol also opened up about his singing voice, which, according to him, has only improved with time. In a discussion with Next Avenue last year, Idol shared his insights into how he has maintained the quality of his vocals.

“Maturity of the voice is really interesting. I was never really pushing. I was never singing out of my range. I was always just in the right place for me, you know? I was just being me. I’ve seen other people get older and can’t sing like they used to. Some people get better. Maybe I’m one of those,” Idol explained.

It’s clear Idol attributes his enduring vocal prowess to staying true to himself and his musical style.


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Billy Idol’s Nostalgic Tour and New Horizons

This summer is a significant one for Billy Idol, as he celebrates the 40th anniversary of his hit album ‘Rebel Yell’ with a tour across Canada. The tour will cover 13 cities, from Vancouver to St. John’s, starting on July 30 in Vancouver and concluding on August 25 in St. John’s. Idol expressed his excitement about performing live again, highlighting the diverse audience his music attracts.

“We have an audience that’s been with us a long time, but there are younger people there as well, and I love that they can get a taste of what things were like back in the day from us. They really want to get a taste of what the ’80s was like, and they can come and see us and get a vibe of what it was like,” he remarked in the Calgary Herald interview.

The tour isn’t just a celebration of past success; it’s also a gathering of musical talents. Idol will be accompanied by his longtime band, including the virtuoso guitarist Steve Stevens. Adding to the celebration, Platinum Blonde will serve as a special guest at all the shows, ensuring that each performance is packed with energy and nostalgia.

Moreover, Billy Idol isn’t just looking back on his career; he’s actively working on new material. Fans can look forward to an expanded edition of ‘Rebel Yell,’ which will feature unreleased songs and demos, including a cover of Rose Royce’s ‘Love Don’t Live Here Anymore’ and a new song by Idol and Steve Stevens titled ‘Best Way Out of Here.’ Idol is also in the process of creating a new album, expected to release later this year.