Billy Idol unveiled his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame yesterday with the help of fellow rocker Henry Rollins and graphic designer Shepard Fairey.
The ceremony, which can be seen below, featured a speech from Idol, before the star – the 2,573rd. that was located, and located at 6201 Hollywood Boulevard – was revealed.
Idol reflected on his career in a related interview with Varietyand said: “Somehow, by hook or by crook, I got into this position where I’m still going strong and enjoying it. We just started playing because we loved it. Maybe it would last six months or a couple, three years. And now it’s almost 50 years later. The music we’ve been putting out lately has been amazing.”
He added: “We were like the Aborigines dreaming of a country. When you make music, there’s no real template. You have to make it up as you go. There’s a sense of freedom I get from rock’n’ roll Freedom from 9 to 5. And we still have fun and are excited about what we do.”
Idol said going forward, “I think we’re going to do this as long as we’re creative and coming up with new stuff that’s worth playing and doing something we haven’t done before. We have one foot in the past and one in the past. the future.”
He also suggested that his celebrated history hearing “Mony Mony” for the first time during his first sexual encounter was strictly speaking not true. “Well, that’s just a really good story, innit?” he grinned. “But it was around the time I lost my virginity, so it’s not that far off.”
Watch Billy Idol’s Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony
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