Listen to Billy Idol’s New Song ‘Bitter Taste’

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Billy Idol has released a new single "Bitter Taste," a track from his upcoming EP, The Roadside, due for release on Sept. 17.
You can listen to the song below.
Much of the music on The Roadside was written and recorded during the pandemic, a period in which Idol said he felt reflective. "Bitter Taste" centers on Idol's recovery and rebirth since his near-fatal 1990 motorcycle accident.


"It seemed quite logical and natural to write something about my motorcycle accident,” Idol said in a press release. “Certainly, the motorcycle accident was the catharsis, the wake-up moment. A little bit of me got left on that roadside. But it wasn’t necessarily a bad thing in the end; it was a wake-up call. Maybe on that roadside I left behind the irreverent youthful Billy and opened the door for a more attentive father and a more sensitive musician.”
Produced by Butch Walker, The Roadside also features Idol’s longtime guitarist and cowriter Steve Stevens. The EP marks the singer's first new release since his 2014 album, Kings & Queens of the Underground.
Idol is currently on tour and is scheduled to continue on the road through the end of October. You can see the list of tour dates below.
Billy Idol 2021 Tour
Aug. 12 - Airway Heights, WA @ Northern Quest Resort
Aug. 15 - Tulalip, WA @ Tulalip Resort Casino
Aug. 17 - Manson, WA @ Deep Water Amphitheater
Aug. 19 - Saratoga, CA @ Mountain Winery
Aug. 21 - Napa, CA @ Oxbow Riverstage
Sept. 4 - Palmer, AK @ Alaska Sate Fair
Sept. 18 - West Springfield, MA @ The Big E
Sept. 19 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Sea.Hear.Now Festival
Sept. 22 - Post Chester, NY @ The Capitol Theatre
Sept. 24 - Roanoke, VA @ Elmwood Park
Sept. 25 - Charles Town, WV @ Hollywood Casino
Oct. 16-17 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Cosmopolitan
Oct. 22-23 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Cosmopolitan
Oct. 26 - Playa Mujeres, MX @ The Sands Festival

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I missed that he put out an album of original material in 2014. I thought Scream was the last single, and it was a really good one.

This is a pretty good track too. I can hear the "sneer".
 

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Chris Isaak's Wicked Game in disguise.

Nearly chord for chord,

Still a good song, though.
 

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