New Billy Idol Song On Greatest Hits

Platinum spike-haired English rocker's 'Bitter Pill' to be included in compilation, due March 27.

Billy Idol has cut a new track, "Bitter Pill," which will be featured on a new Greatest Hits compilation from the British rocker, due March 27.

The song marks the first new material to surface from the platinum spike-haired singer in more than six years, as Idol has maintained a low musical profile since recording the title song for the "Speed" soundtrack in 1994.

More recently, he made a cameo appearance in the 1998 Adam Sandler flick "The Wedding Singer" and lent his voice to the character Odin in the animated film "Heavy Metal 2000" — last year's sequel to the 1981 cult classic "Heavy Metal."

In addition to "Bitter Pill," the new Billy Idol Greatest Hits album features 15 other well-known tracks from the singer's '80s and '90s catalog, including "Dancing With Myself", "White Wedding (Part 1)", "Eyes Without a Face," "Flesh for Fantasy," "To Be a Lover" and "Cradle of Love."

Idol's covers of the Doors' "L.A. Woman" and his live rendition of Tommy James' "Mony Mony" — which struck #1 in 1987 — are also featured on the Greatest Hits set, which is rounded out by a concert version of "Rebel Yell" that was recorded at KROQ's Acoustic Christmas show December 11, 1993.

The new Billy Idol Greatest Hits album updates an earlier compilation, Idol Songs: The Best of Billy Idol, originally issued in 1988.

Billy Idol's Greatest Hits track listing:

  • "Dancing With Myself"

  • "Hot in the City"

  • "White Wedding (Part 1)"

  • "Rebel Yell"

  • "Eyes Without a Face"

  • "Flesh for Fantasy"

  • "Catch My Fall"

  • "To Be a Lover"

  • "Don't Need a Gun" (Single Edit)

  • "Sweet Sixteen"

  • "Mony Mony" (Live)

  • "Cradle of Love"

  • "L.A. Woman" (Single Edit)

  • "Shock to the System"

  • "Rebel Yell" (Live)

  • "Bitter Pill"