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INXS - 65% match to Billy Idol

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1977 as the Farriss Brothers in Sydney, Australia, INXS originally comprised the three Farriss brothers Tim (16 August 1957, Australia; guitar), Jon (b. 18 August 1961, Australia; drums) and Andrew (b. 27 March 1959, Australia; keyboards), Michael Hutchence (b. Michael Kelland John Hutchence, 22 January 1960, Lain Cove, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, d. 22 Nov Read more

Duran Duran - 62% match to Billy Idol

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Borrowing their name from a character in the cult 60s science fiction movie Barbarella, this UK pop band achieved global fame in the early 80s thanks to a series of catchy synthpop tunes, a strong visual image, and expensively produced promotional videos which enjoyed endless rotation on the nascent MTV music channel.The band’s classic line-up featu Read more

The Cult - 60% match to Billy Idol

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Originally known as first Southern Death Cult, then Death Cult, this UK rock band was formed by lead singer Ian Astbury (14 May 1962, Heswall, Cheshire, England) in 1981. After a youth spent in Merseyside, Scotland and Canada (where he gained early exposure to the culture of native Indians on the Six Nations Reservation, informing the early stages of the band’s career), Read more

Simple Minds - 58% match to Billy Idol

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Timeless and epochal, Simple Minds was formed in January 1978 by Jim Kerr (9 July 1959, Glasgow, Scotland; vocals), Charlie Burchill (b. 27 November 1959, Glasgow, Scotland; guitar), Tony Donald (bass) and Brian McGee (drums). They rose out of the ashes of Glasgow punk outfit Johnny And The Self-Abusers who, in true anarchic fashion, deliberately folded on the day their debu Read more

Cutting Crew - 56% match to Billy Idol

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Fronted by vocalist/guitarist Nick Van Eede (Nicholas Van Eede, 14 June 1958, East Grinstead, West Sussex, England), Cutting Crew was formed when he began working with Canadian guitarist Kevin Scott MacMichael (b. 7 November 1951, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, d. 31 December 2002, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada). The duo came together when MacMichael’s group Fast Forward Read more

The Cars - 54% match to Billy Idol

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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In a recording career that started in 1977 the Cars’ output was a meagre six albums. Each one, however, sold over a million copies and reached high chart positions in the USA. Formerly known as Cap’n Swing, the stable line-up comprised Ric Ocasek (Richard Otcasek, 23 March 1949, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; guitar/vocals), Benjamin Orr (b. Benjamin Orzechowski, 8 Sept Read more

Def Leppard - 53% match to Billy Idol

Genres: Children's Music Heavy Metal Music Theme Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This perennially popular UK hard rock band was formed in 1977 in Sheffield, Yorkshire by Pete Willis (16 February 1960, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England; guitar), Rick Savage (b. 2 December 1960, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England; bass) and Tony Kenning (drums), as Atomic Mass. They assumed their current name when Joe Elliott (b. 1 August 1959, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England; vocals Read more

Kim Wilde - 53% match to Billy Idol

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Kim Smith, 18 November 1960, Chiswick, London, England. The daughter of 50s pop idol Marty Wilde and Vernons Girls’ vocalist Joyce Smith (née Baker), Kim was signed to Mickie Most’s RAK Records in 1980 after the producer heard a demo Kim recorded with her brother Ricky. Her first single, the exuberant ‘Kids In America’, composed by Ricky and co-pro Read more

Pat Benatar - 53% match to Billy Idol

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Patricia Andrzejewski, 10 January 1953, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. After training as an opera singer, Pat Benatar became a major hitmaker in the early 80s, adept at both mainstream rock and powerful ballads, often focusing on personal relationships and sexual politics. She married Dennis Benatar after graduating from high school and relocated to Virginia. By the Read more

Tears for Fears - 52% match to Billy Idol

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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School friends Roland Orzabal (Roland Orzabal de la Quintana, 22 August 1961, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England) and Curt Smith (b. 24 June 1961, Bath, Somerset, England) formed Tears For Fears after they had spent their teenage years in bands together, including a ska revivalist combo called Graduate who issued records on the Precision label. After Graduate split in 1981, the Read more

Foreigner - 51% match to Billy Idol

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This AOR band derives its name from the fact that the original members were drawn from both sides of the Atlantic, and this mixture of influences is much in evidence in their recorded legacy. Mick Jones (27 December 1944, London, England; guitar, vocals) formed the band in 1976, having spent time in Nero And The Gladiators (two minor hits, ‘Entry Of The Gladiators’ Read more

Men At Work - 51% match to Billy Idol

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Melbourne, Australia, in 1979, by singer Colin Hay (29 June 1953, Scotland - emigrated to Australia aged 14) and guitarist Ron Strykert (b. 18 August 1957, Australia), initially as an acoustic duo. With the later addition of Greg Ham (b. 27 September 1953, Australia), John Rees (bass) and Jerry Speiser (drums), Men At Work performed for two years in small, inner-su Read more

Pretenders - 50% match to Billy Idol

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Pretenders - 50% match to Billy Idol

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Chrissie Hynde (17 September 1951, Akron, Ohio, USA) came to England to seek her fortune in 1973. After meeting with New Musical Express writer and future boyfriend Nick Kent, she joined the paper and gained entrance into the world of rock. During her pre-Pretenders days she worked at Malcolm McLaren’s shop, SEX, played with Chris Spedding in France, and moved back to A Read more

Fine Young Cannibals - 49% match to Billy Idol

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This sophisticated English pop trio from the Midlands appeared after the demise of the Beat in 1983. Former members Andy Cox (25 January 1956, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England; guitar) and David Steele (b. 8 September 1960, Cowes, Isle of Wight, England; bass/keyboards) invited Roland Gift (b. 28 April 1961, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England; vocals, ex-Acrylic Victims and Read more


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