Band: Generation X; Billy Idol

Billy Idol led the second British Invasion of the early '80s and was one of MTV's first stars. He started out as a punk rocker, but was soon mixing new wave, glam, punk, and dance rock to create a sound that was as unique as his look. With spiked and bleached hair, bared arms, and leather jackets that were as glamorous as they were badass, Billy Idol set the stage for the excess of the '80s and its wild style.