With his first new album in nearly a decade coming up fast, Billy Idol is giving Billboard (and fans) an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the recording process for Kings & Queens of the Underground.
"It's my life put into words," Idol says of the upcoming album, out Oct. 21. "A lot of it is bouncing off my autobiography, which I've been writing as I've been making this record… It's got quite confessional lyrics. 'I sold all my vinyl, it went up my arm.' That was heavy in those days, when you'd sell your record collection for drugs."