Billy Idol is a rock musician from the UK. He first rose to fame leading the English punk band 'Generation X'. Generation X had a major influence on the punk music scene, pioneering the genre alongside heavy-hitters such as The Clash and The Ramones. Idol went on to pursue a solo career following the break-up of the Generation X, and he released several hit singles simultaneously with the rise of music television. Hits such as 'White Wedding' and 'Dancing with Myself' orchestrated the success of his solo career. Idol remains an iconic member of the punk rock community, and has made powerful contributions all over the music industry.