His second studio album Rebel Yell (1983) was a major commercial success with hit singles "Rebel Yell" and "Eyes Without a Face".
The album was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipment of two million copies across the United States.
The family returned to England four years later with Idol and his younger sister, Jane (who had been born in the U. In 1971, the family moved to Bromley, London, where Idol attended Ravensbourne School for Boys.
Idol also attended Worthing High School for Boys in Worthing, West Sussex.
He made a musical comeback with the release of Devil's Playground (2005) and again with Kings & Queens of the Underground (2014).
In an interview on 21 November 1983, Idol said the name "was a bit of a goof, but also part of the old English school of rock. It was a 'double thing' not just a poke at the superstar-like people ... " In 1958, when Idol was two years old, his parents moved to Patchogue, New York.
They were singing 'No Elvis, Beatles or the Rolling Stones', but we were honest about what we liked.