Long Island Rock Stars Billy Idol and Joan Jett Appear in Super Bowl Commercial

Two Long Island Rock Stars, Billy Idol and Joan Jett, Appear in Super Bowl Commercial

Rock star Long Islanders Billy Idol and Joan Jett appeared alongside two fellow famous rockers in a commercial that aired during the Super Bowl on Sunday night.

Idol, who grew up in Patchogue and Rockville Centre, and Jett, a Long Beach resident, as well as Ozzy Osbourne and Paul Stanley (from KISS), told corporate America what it really means to be a rock star in an advertisement for Workday. 

“Do you know what it takes to be a rock star?” Jett says, casually strumming a guitar.

“I’ve trashed hotel rooms in 43 countries,” Idol chimes in as the ad cuts to him.

“I was on the road since I was 16,” Jett says.

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Billy Idol spent some of his childhood years growing up on Long IslandWikimedia Commons

The ad playfully pokes fun at the phrase “you’re a rock star,” commonly used in an office setting to praise those who excel at their jobs. It brings in the real rock stars to ultimately help promote Workday, an online platform used by human resource and finance professionals.

Billy Idol received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame last month. He also recently announced that he’ll play a special show at the Hoover Dam in Nevada in April to raise awareness for drought issues in western U.S.

This year’s Super Bowl commercials featured a slew of celebrities for all different products and services, including Bradley Cooper and John Travolta in T-Mobile ads and Ben Stiller and Steve Martin in ads for Pepsi.