Billy Idol is set to release his first collection of original material in 9 years in the fall called Kings & Queens of the Underground. The record was produced by former Buggles and Yes’ Trevor Horn. He’s recording some vocal touch-ups at the moment noting the project is almost complete. Billy Idol says, “the album has a lot of warmth on it,” speaking to ABC News Radio and revealed that a few tracks even feature strings. He described the production on the record as “deep & an aural treat”.
Fans can expect to get to hear the first tracks from the album during the late summer. The release of the record will happen around the same time that Idol will publish his recently self-penned autobiography, Dancing with Myself.
The book, which will hit stores on October 7, follows the singer from his working-class beginnings in London through his tenure fronting Generation X to his emergence as a solo star in the 1980s and beyond.
Idol is touring Europe this summer.