’80s rock icon Billy Idol will be honored with the first star of 2023 on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this Thursday, January 5th at 11: 30 a.m. PST. Guest speakers will include Henry Rollins and artist and skateboarder Shepard Fairey. The event will take place at 6212 Hollywood Boulevard — in front of Amoeba Records — and will be streamed live exclusively at walkoffame.com.
According to the announcement, Idol, whose star is the 2,743rd on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, will be awarded his star in the category of “Recording.”
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Billy Idol told us that his live show is specifically built to be a fan pleaser: [“It’s a lot of fun and I mean, we’ve got a lot of up-tempo music. I mean, people know a lot of the songs well — ‘Rebel Yell,’ ‘Dancing With Myself,’ ‘White Wedding.’ But we’ve also got the other side of things, which are ‘Flesh For Fantasy’s,’ or the ‘Eyes Without A Face’s’ and a lot of the known songs that people know and love.”] SOUNDCUE (:19 OC: . . . know and love)
Billy Idol will next perform on March 30th in Scottsdale, Arizona at The Rock Yard during Arizona Bike Week.