On 7th July BILLY IDOL returns with the new single 'John Wayne'. The track marks the release on 21st July of 'The Very Best Of Billy Idol: Idolize Yourself', a new career-spanning CD, Deluxe Edition CD/DVD and digital collection.
Of his new song ‘John Wayne’, Idol says, “When I’m singing it, I’m thinking about the characters John Wayne played. They were usually men with a flaw in their character or something dark in their past they’re trying to rise above before the end of the movie. So it’s not about the kick-in-the-door John Wayne or the barroom fight John Wayne -- it’s more the man who overcomes.”
The single finds the man still at the peak of his powers, working with longtime partner and guitar great Steve Stevens, and his other current band members, drummer and songwriting collaborator Brian Tichy and keyboardist Derek Sherinian. Production duties come courtesy of rock heavyweight Josh Abraham (Velvet Revolver, 30 Seconds To Mars, Courtney Love).
‘The Very Best Of Billy Idol: Idolize Yourself’ gathers together the music that Billy Idol has taken to stages all around the world, and will bring to the UK for two dates this summer:
Wed 30 July - Manchester Apollo
Thurs 31 July – London Brixton Academy
‘John Wayne’ is available as a digital download on 07 July, and also features on ‘The Very Best Of Billy Idol: Idolize Yourself’ CD/DVD, out on 21 July.