By Richard Johnson. Billy Idol set a new standard for debauchery when singer-guitarist Adam Bomb met him in in a suite at the Mondrian Hotel in West Hollywood, Calif. The memoir is filled with weird celebrity encounters, such as one time when Bomb was walking home from Hollywood Boulevard. Read Next. This story has been shared 33, times.
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Most rock stars use ghostwriters when it comes time to pen their memoirs, but Billy Idol knew the only way to properly tell his story was to write the thing himself. We have an exclusive excerpt of the 29th chapter, entitled Top of the World, Ma. It takes place in , just as his fame is peaking and his life is completely falling apart due to drugs. No one hung outside there because it was so far out of the way of everything. Barrow Street was the first place of my own that I had the money to decorate, so naturally, I bought a black couch, black carpet, and some red velvet drapes to go with the white walls and high ceilings. In the gray days of late winter , Perri moved out, leaving me heartbroken, depressed, and alone. Our split was my own fault.
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In this chapter from Billy Idol's new autobiography, the rocker writes about '70s audience reactions to performances by rising punk stars such as Johnny Rotten and Siouxsie Sioux. Reprinted with permission. Slickly, the DJ moved the ladies around the downstairs dance floor at Louise's, a basement club off Oxford Street frequented mostly by lesbians.