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Famous British Rocker Becomes U.S. Citizen

It's a nice day to, start again.

“It’s a nice day for a naturalization ceremony,” the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services wrote in a tweet. “Congratulations on Billy Idol on becoming a #newUScitizen today in Los Angeles, CA.”

The British rocker, author of the mega-hit "White Wedding," held a U.S. flag as he took the Naturalization Oath of Allegiance on Wednesday.

The 62-year-old, who also penned “Rebel Yell,” ″Dancing with Myself, "Eyes Without a Face" and “Mony Mony,” moved to New York in 1981 to launch a solo career, after co-founding the punk rock group Generation X in the U.K., according to the Daily Mail. "In the late 80s he moved to Los Angeles where he has been based ever since," the Mail said.

Idol, born William Michael Albert Broad in the British town of Stanmore, Middlesex, is returning for his second residency at the Pearl Concert Theater at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas for the 10-show run in 2019.

 
 
 

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