Veteran Las Vegas performer Craig Knight uncannily personifies the oft-sneering swagger and rugged baritone of Billy Idol in his aptly named band, Generation Idol.
Very few decades were as musically iconic as the 1980s, when Rock, Heavy Metal, New Wave, Pop, Dance, and a variety of other genres came blasting from radio airwaves into our living rooms. With the introduction of the music video via MTV in 1981, music was forever changed and Billy Idol was one of the first recording artists to take advantage of this new visual medium. In fact, music videos proved to be an integral component of Idol's enduring success – which has included selling over 20 million albums, countless digital downloads, and 3 Grammy nominations albums over his 4-decade career. Idol, who first achieved fame as a founding member of the punk band Generation X, is as culturally relevant as ever.
Generation Idol formed in 2013 in Southern California after Knight relocated to the west coast from Las Vegas and promptly recruited a consummate band of seasoned musicians to help fulfill his musical vision. Based in Los Angeles, Generation Idol has taken the tribute band world by storm with their furious ascent from novice support act to renowned headliner within their first year; by the end of their second year together they were selected for a live, hour-long featured performance on AXS TV's "The World's Greatest Tribute Bands" (for a nationwide audience of 48 million people).
Attendees of their April 6, 2016 performance on "The World's Greatest Tribute Bands" (4/06/16) were blown away by Craig and his band, and they raved about the group immediately after seeing the show!