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Billy Idol, `Rebel Yell` (Image courtesy of Universal Music Group)
Billy Idol, "Rebel Yell" (Image courtesy of Universal Music Group)

Billy Idol to celebrate 40th anniversary of landmark album 'Rebel Yell' with deluxe expanded edition due April 26 via UMe


Fri, Mar 8th 2024 12:55 pm

Includes previously unreleased material and demos from era, Poolside remix of ‘Eyes Without A Face’; previously unreleased track, ‘Love Don’t Live Here Anymore,’ available alongside preorder

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Rock legend Billy Idol is set to celebrate the 40th anniversary of his landmark album, “Rebel Yell,” with a deluxe expanded edition due April 26 via Capitol/UMe. Available for preorder on Friday, March 8, the reissue includes a selection of previously unreleased songs and demos, the Poolside remix of Idol’s smash hit “Eyes Without A Face” and the never-before-heard Billy Idol/Steve Stevens original “Best Way Out of Here” from the original sessions. Idol’s never-before-released cover of the Rose Royce single “Love Don’t Live Here Anymore” from the album’s original recording sessions will be available to download/stream on March 8, as well. Preorder the album and stream the new single on March 8 here.

Originally released in November 1983, “Rebel Yell” is the twice-Platinum follow-up to Idol’s self-titled debut. The album features the iconic singles “Eyes Without a Face,” “Flesh for Fantasy,” “Rebel Yell” and “Catch My Fall.” The reissue is available in 2xLP, 2xCD, and digital formats.

Idol recently released the concert film “Billy Idol: State Line,” a Vertigo Live concert film documenting his April 2023 show at the famed Hoover Dam – the first-ever concert performed at the location – on DVD and Blu-ray following a successful limited theatrical run. The film highlights the history and significance of Hoover Dam and includes performances from two unique sets of Idol’s iconic hits: a full band concert at sunset with special guests that electrified and illuminated the surrounding Black Canyon, and an acoustic duo set on the roof of the powerhouse at the foot of Hoover Dam straddling the Colorado River, directly on the Nevada/Arizona state line. For both sets, Idol is joined by his longtime collaborator and guitar player Steve Stevens, as well as special guests Alison Mosshart (The Kills, The Dead Weather), Steve Jones (Sex Pistols, Generation Sex) and Tony Kanal (No Doubt). Watch/share the film’s trailer here. American Songwriter raves that “Billy Idol: State Line” is “outstanding … a must-see for even casual fans.” Order the DVD here and the Blu-ray here.

For 46 years, Idol has been one of the definitive faces and voices of rock’n’roll. Between 1977 and 1981, Idol released three albums with Generation X as their camera-ready frontman. In 1982, he embarked on a transatlantic/trans-genre solo career that integrated the bold and simple lines of punk and rock’n’roll decadence.

Touring consistently around the world for the past 10 years and showing no signs of slowing down, Idol released both “The Roadside” EP in 2021 and “The Cage” EP in 2022 on Dark Horse Records, earning praise from fans and critics alike. Idol also cemented his name among Hollywood legends with a Walk of Fame Star.

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