Billy Idol: Blue Highway

It’s a nice day for a Billy Idol song!

William Broad (Billy Idol) was born in 1955 in England and actually has dual citizenship with the United States. Influenced by punk rock, he was a part of the “Second British Invasion” during the early to mid 80’s. After his first successful band Generation X parted ways, Idol decided to move to New York City to pursue a solo career with guitarist Steve Stevens. His two albums, Billy Idol and Rebel Yell launched his career and he had three U.K. singles that made the top ten: “White Wedding“, “Rebel Yell“, and “Eyes Without a Face.” After this he continued to release albums, taking a break in the 90s but then coming back in 2005 and 2014 with some great work.

“Blue Highway” is probably my favorite Billy Idol song behind “Rebel Yell” and “Bitter Pill” from his new album. Idol’s discography explores many different genres, including the Occult, sex, drug abuse and of course, love. “Blue Highway” is a very upbeat song with rhythm that moves and some great keys. Stevens’ great guitar riffs throughout give this song the feeling of being out on the open road or in the sky, and his solo at the end is very underrated. This song is sure to brighten your day and maybe cause you to see a different side of Billy!

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