80% of my reading list lately seems to be celebrity autobiographies/biographies. I just finished the Karen Carpenter story, Little Girl Blue. Here's another to add to my future list. It looks like birthday boy Billy Idol will be penning his own story to come out the end of 2011 or beginning of 2012 to be published by Touchstone, a division of Simon & Schuster. No surprise that the book will be titled Dancing With Myself. Per Billy's website he wrote, “Life gave me a golden key when I fell in love with rock n roll music. It was the key to the answer of how to live and achieve your dreams. This world opened up to me with all the good opportunities but also every temptation—the drugs, the booze, the women, the 24-hour around-the-clock excess. And yet you have to write good songs to survive. Life had to be lived to do all that! Now I’m putting it all down in book form—from the heart. I’m going out on a limb here, so watch my back.” Who he needs to watch his back? I'm sure he's getting a nice advance to tell all.
Perri Lister will more than likely make an appearance in his book as she does in the Hot In The City video. The site of her being raised on a cross in the final moments of the song prompted MTV to ban the video.