Friday was declared "Billy Idol Day in Hollywood" when the rocker was presented with the 2,743rd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Following speeches by close friends, singer Henry Rollins and artist Shepard Fairey, Idol thanked his fans, saying, "You are the best. Quite simply, I'm here today because of you, because of your love. You supported me all this time."
He also said, "It really is crazy to find myself getting an award like this, or being honored in this way. I mean, 47 years of doing this after I started in Generation X, and 35 years after coming here, I just really could never have imagined anything like this. I mean, initially we did the music back in the mid-'70s during the punk-rock time. There wasn't much hope or anything. We decided if there's no future, we're going to do what we love. And that's what I did. I did the music because I loved it. It wasn't for any other reason, really."
Idol's star, the first one unveiled in the new year, is located on Hollywood Boulevard in front of Amoeba Records.
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[Source: Classic Hits Today]