PICS: Billy Idol at Harrah’s Resort

Punk rock pioneer Billy Idol let out a "Rebel Yell" at Harrah's Resort Southern California on May 24.

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Billy Idol was born William Michael Albert Broad in Stanmore, Middlesex, England.
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He first rose to prominence with the band Generation X.
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The band released three albums before breaking up in 1981.
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Idol immediately embarked on a solo career.
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In 1982, he made the rounds on MTV.
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"White Wedding" and "Dancing With Myself" were some of his most notable hits at the time.
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In 1993, Idol released "Cyberpunk," which was one of the first albums recorded in a home studio on a Mac.
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The album took 10 months to make, and special editions came with a floppy disk.
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How far we've come....
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Idol has been nominated for three Grammy Awards.
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While he has yet to win, he's not showing any signs of slowing down.
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