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Billy Idol's New Album Set for October 21 Release; Listen to Lead Single Now

Image courtesy of BFI Records/Kobalt Label Services (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of BFI Records/Kobalt Label Services (via ABC News Radio)

Billy Idol has revealed the track list and release date for Kings & Queens of the Underground , the first studio album of original material from the veteran pop-punk star since 2005's Devil's Playground .  The record will hit stores on October 21, and features lead single "Can't Break Me Down," which currently is streaming at Idol's official website and YouTube channel .

Most of the album was produced by former Buggles / Yes singer Trevor Horn , although Greg Kurstin served as producer on two tracks, including "Can't Break Me Down."  The single is an upbeat, modern-sounding rock anthem that includes some electronic elements also reminiscent of songs of the 1980s New Wave era.

Fans pre-ordering Kings & Queens of the Underground now via iTunes will instantly receive a download of "Can't Break Me Down."  The iTunes edition of the album also features a bonus track called "Hollywood Promises," which came from the same sessions that yielded the rest of the album.  A CD version of Kings & Queens of the Underground that doesn't include the extra song can be pre-ordered now at Amazon.

The album's cover was designed by renowned graphic artist Shepard Fairey .

Idol has scheduled European tour in support of Kings & Queens of the Underground that will get under way in Birmingham, England.  The 58-year-old rocker also will be publishing his self-penned memoir, Dancing with Myself , on October 7.

Here's the full track list for the standard version of Kings & Queens of the Underground :

"Bitter Pill"
"Can't Break Me Down"
"Save Me Now"
"One Breath Away"
"Postcards from the Past"
"Kings & Queens of the Underground"
"Eyes Wide Shut"
"Ghosts in My Guitar"
"Nothing to Fear"
"Love and Glory"
"Whiskey and Pills"


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