Billy Idol Would Welcome Being Inducted into the Rock Hall
Billy Idol is open to being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame if given the chance.
The rocker said in a new interview with Spin that being inducted into the Rock Hall would be “incredible.” He also views induction as a sort of “thank you” to his fans.
“They really believed and hung in through thick and thin,” said Idol. “Towards the end of your career or life, you get a chance to say thanks to everybody because somehow or other, they’ve made my life f—ing great.”
Idol has been eligible for induction into the Rock Hall since 2007. However, he has yet to be nominated.
Other Artists on the Rock Hall
Idol’s comments on the Rock Hall follow recent comments from Cher and Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx.
Cher talked about famously being snubbed by the Rock Hall during a recent appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show. Clarkson mentions how Cher has had a No. 1 song in each of the past seven decades. While Clarkson marveled at that feat, Cher tells her that the Rolling Stones have also accomplished the same. However, the pop icon mentions that the Stones are in the Rock Hall, but she isn’t.
The studio audience and Clarkson were aghast at that, but Cher took everything in stride. She said, “I wouldn’t be in it now if they gave me a million dollars … They can just go you-know-what-themselves.”
Days later, Sixx took to X (formerly Twitter) and shared his thoughts on the Rock Hall. He wrote, “I think people get too worked up about the RRHF. If you get in, that’s cool, and if not, it’s not a big deal. It’s not some elite club that defines you. It’s an award. None of us hopefully make music just for awards. I do like the idea of jamming with other musicians at the ceremony.”
I think people get too worked up about the RRHF. If you get in that’s cool and if not,it’s not a big deal. It’s not some elite club that defines you. It’s an award.None of us hopefully make music just for awards.I do like the idea of jamming with other musicians at the ceremony.— 📷 (@NikkiSixx) December 18, 2023