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Billy Idol Is An American Citizen Now

A fellow new American citizen shared the moment on Instagram

November 16, 2018

By Scott T. Sterling

When legendary U.K. punk rock icon Billy Idol officially becomes an American citizen, even the office of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services gets excited about it.

“It’s a nice day for a naturalization ceremony,” the office tweeted on Nov. 14, since you gotta throw the “White Wedding” pun in there. “Congratulations Billy Idol on becoming a #newUScitizen today in Los Angeles, CA.”

The tweet came with a pair of pics our punk hero, looking downright humble and holding onto a miniature American flag.

A fellow new American citizen shared the moment on Instagram, telling his friends that he’s just become official alongside the king rocker.

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If you’re reading this, there’s a pretty good chance that you’re well aware of Idol’s legend-making resumé: after blasting out of the late ‘70s punk explosion as the singer of Generation X (if you aren’t up on Gen X, you should be. Start with “Wild Youth” and “Kiss Me Deadly” and thank me later), Idol went on to a wildly successful solo career.

With such timeless hits as “Rebel Yell,” “Dancing with Myself” and “Eyes Without a Face” to his credit, Idol and his longtime guitar-playing partner Steve Stevens continue to preach the rock gospel around the world.

Idol recently revived Generation X with original member Tony James with ex-Sex Pistols Steve Jones and Paul Cook of the Sex Pistols as Generation Sex. The reformed outfit has already played SRO shows at the Roxy on Sunset and the Chrome Hearts flagship in NYC. Rumors have it Gen Sex could even be embarking on a tour in the near future...