Billy Idol becomes a US citizen
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Legendary rock star Billy Idol became a U.S. citizen this week. 

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services confirmed Idol’s citizenship on its verified Twitter account on Wednesday.

"It's a nice day for a naturalization ceremony," the agency tweeted in reference to the singer’s hit song, "White Wedding."

The agency also tweeted photos of the singer holding up an American flag in his left hand as he raised his right hand during his naturalization ceremony in Los Angeles.

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Idol, who was born with the name William Michael Albert Broad in England in 1955, moved to the U.S. in 1981 to launch a solo career in New York.

By that time, he had already co-founded the punk rock group Generation X in the United Kingdom.