Billy Idol, the British-American rockstar who spent part of his childhood growing up on Long Island, will get his star added to the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday.
Idol’s will be the first new Hollywood star of 2023 and the 2,743rd star since the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce created the Walk of Fame in 1960.
“There will be lots of rebels yelling for their favorite rock star Billy Idol when he receives his well-deserved Walk of Fame star on Jan. 5,” said Ana Martinez, producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “Since the beginning of his career, Billy Idol has held the hearts of many of his fans who finally will be able to visit his star and witness his induction into the Walk of Fame.”
The ceremony to unveil Idol’s star will take place at 11:30 a.m. PST (2:30 p.m. EST) on Thursday, Jan. 5 and will be streamed live at walkoffame.com. Lupita Sanchez Cornejo, chair of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, will emcee the event. Guest speakers will include Shepard Fairey and Henry Rollins.
Born William Michael Albert Broad in England, Idol mostly grew up in England, but for four years lived in Patchogue and Rockville Centre when his parents moved the family overseas.
The singer-songwriter’s career began in the late ‘70s – first in the London punk rock scene and then in New York City. The 67-year-old’s best-known hits, such as “Dancing With Myself, “White Wedding,” and “Rebel Yell,” were released in the ‘80s.
Idol’s star will be placed at 6212 Hollywood Blvd. in front of Amoeba Music. He’ll share the sidewalk with stars such as comedian Cedric the Entertainer, actress Gigi Perreau, and film director Jean Negulesco.