Billy Idol is hoping to reform his band Generation X to play a dream gig in New York City.

The British punk band split in 1981 before Idol went on to find solo success, and they reunited in 1993 for a one-off performance in London.

Idol now admits he wants to get the band back together again so they can finally fulfil a dream of performing in the Big Apple.

He tells New York Post gossip column Page Six, "To us, New York was the Mecca of not only punk, but of music... It was one of the few places I wanted to come with Generation X... I still hope we can bring that to fruition at some point. I would love to get those guys back together. We're all still alive, there's nothing stopping us doing it... except for some personalities."