Billy Idol to Write a Memoir

In 1989, rocker Billy Idol allegedly embarked on a three-week-long drugs and sex spree in the penthouse suite of the Oriental hotel in Bangkok, Thailand, reportedly racking up a bill of $250,000 for the party and subsequent damage to the room. When he refused to leave the hotel, Idol was forcibly removed by the local military, according to various reports. Photos: Courtney Love
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Billy Idol on July 6, 2010. (AP Photo/Keystone/Jean-Christophe Bott)

NEW YORK (CBS/AP) Billy Idol is writing a memoir - by himself.

The bleached-blond punk rocker is promising a story of sex and drugs and 24-hour madness. He's calling his book "Dancing with Myself," in honor of his 1980s chart-topping single, that has since become his trademark.

The 54-year-old singer says in a statement he's "going out on a limb here - so watch my back."

Simon & Schuster division Touchstone announced Thursday that Idol's memoir will come out in late 2011 or early 2012.

Idol first found fame in England with the punk band Generation X. He became an international solo star in the early days of MTV with hits including "Rebel Yell" and "Flesh for Fantasy."