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Why You Shouldn't Be Surprised That Johnny Rotten Is Defending Donald Trump


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John Lydon (better known as Johnny Rotten) has caused some degree of shock among fans after speaking out in defence of President Donald Trump during an interview on 'Good Morning Britain'. But, really, no-one should be surprised about what he has to say.

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While promoting his limited edition artistic endeavour entitled 'Mr Rotten's Songbook', the former Sex Pistols star opened up about his feelings on America's leader, himself being a US citizen despite having been born and raised in London. 

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John Lydon Voices Support For Brexit And Donald Trump


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The ever-outspoken John Lydon has voiced his support for Brexit, saying that “the working class have spoken”, and saying that he would like to shake the hand of the “fantastic” Nigel Farage.

The former Sex Pistols singer and current Public Image Ltd. frontman, known as Johnny Rotten at the height of punk in the ‘70s, appeared on ITV’s ‘Good Morning Britain’ on Monday (March 27th) to promote his new book, the illustrated ‘Mr. Rotten’s Songbook’.

Always the source of decent copy, the topic of conversation turned to the EU referendum last summer. Perhaps surprisingly, given his general left-wing leanings, he said that he backed Brexit.

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Song To Song Trailer


The music scene of Austin, Texas becomes tainted by lust and illict desires as two aspiring songwriters named Faye (Rooney Mara) and BV (Ryan Gosling) become entwined in two overlapping love triangles with a major player in the music business named Cook (Michael Fassbender) - who encourages them to take their music careers further - and a charming waitress (Natalie Portman). As much as their lives are about making it in the industry and becoming world renowned successes, their lives get more complicated by disloyalty, temptation and infatuation with each other, pushing all of them ultimately further away. Can love last when betrayal lies at every corner?

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Graffiti-Filled Former Sex Pistols Home Given Grade 2 Listed Status


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A London building, which was once home to the Sex Pistols in the mid-1970s, has been awarded Grade 2* Listed Status by heritage body Historic England. Number 6 and 7 Denmark Street in Tin Pan Alley have both been given the second highest form of listing and will be persevered, despite the redevelopment currently happening in the area.

john LydonThe Sex Pistols’ former home is now a listed building.

The building, a former silversmith’s workshop attached to a townhouse, was graffitied by Sex Pistols frontman John Lydon after he moved in during the mid-1970s. Lydon’s graffiti includes a drawing of the band’s manager Malcolm McLaren, holding a wad of cash and captioned “Muggerage”.

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John Lydon Claims He Was Banned From The BBC Because He Spoke Out About Jimmy Savile


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John Lydon has said that his ban from BBC radio for speaking out against Jimmy Savile at the start of his career still rankles with him nearly forty years later.

Lydon, the former lead singer of punk icons the Sex Pistols and now the post-punk veterans Public Image Ltd., gave an interview back in 1978 in which he said the disgraced former presenter Savile was “into all sorts of seediness. We all know about it but we’re not allowed to talk about it. I know some rumours.”

Speaking to Piers Morgan for his 'Life Stories' show, the 59 year old said: “I’m very, very bitter that the likes of Savile and the rest of them were allowed to continue. I did my bit, I said what I had to. But they didn’t air that.”

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Ever Get The Feeling You've Been Cheated? The Soul Of Punk Dies As Sex Pistols Credit Cards Are Unveiled


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Virgin Money has unveiled a new range of credit cards featuring punk-themed designs based around the artwork of Sex Pistols albums and singles. That noise you just felt was punk’s final death rattle, by the way.

The bank has rolled out three designs for the new cards, two of which are variations on the artwork for the Pistols’ seminal 1977 album Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols (the only proper studio LP they ever recorded), and a third which uses the cover of 1976 single ‘Anarchy In The UK’.

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Super Duper Alice Cooper Trailer


It's fair to say that Vincent Furnier made musical history when he became Alice Cooper; an androgynous shock rocker who spent his teenage years pursuing a career in rock, and certainly not following in his preacher father's footsteps. From his inception, Alice Cooper went against the grain of what is accepted in modern music with over-the-top, gore-filled live shows which at one point saw a chicken get unwittingly murdered by his audience. However, the fun soon got out of hand when Alice Cooper and his band got fully submerged in the rock 'n' roll world of alcohol and drug abuse. Setting up the drinking club The Hollywood Vampires, Alice Cooper would be hospitalised more than once for his substance abuse issues, getting so obsessed with that world that he would not even be able to remember large chunks of his recording career.

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John Lydon Criticises Simon Cowell And Band Aid


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Regardless of what you think of John Lydon, you could never accuse him of failing to speak his mind. On the receiving end of his unique brand of scorn this time have been Simon Cowell and Band Aid.

The former Sex Pistols frontman was addressing an audience of around 300 at Oxford University’s Sheldonian Theatre on Monday evening, ahead of the release of his autobiography ‘Anger is an Energy’. Firstly, he took aim at talent contests like ‘The X Factor’ and ‘Britain’s Got Talent’.

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John Lydon? Outspoken? Never! This time, he took aim at Simon Cowell and Band Aid

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John Lydon and Johnny Rotten - John Lydon promoting his new autobiography - London, United Kingdom - Friday 17th October 2014

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Russell Brand Responds To John Lydon, "I Didn't Say Don't Vote" (He Did)


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Russell Brand has responded to John Lydon's comments that the comedian is a "bum hole" for asking people not to vote in elections. The former Sex Pistols frontman called Brand "ignorant" for his calls for revolution, telling the Guardian's Polly Toynbee that his ideology would only "make you all homeless".

Russell BrandRussell Brand urged people not to vote in his New Statesman piece

"You have to vote, you have to make a change," urged Lydon. "You're given lousy options, yes, but that's better than nothing at all."

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John Lydon, "Russell Brand Wants Cardboard Boxes, Down By The River"


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John Lydon, the former Sex Pistols frontman, and a personality never one to shy away from a political debate, says Russell Brand is trying to sell a lifestyle of "cardboard boxes, down by the river" as he steps up his bid for revolution. Lydon called Brand a "bum hole" for advising people not to vote at the next election, saying his ideology would ultimately "make you all homeless."

John LydonJohn Lydon has criticised Russell Brand for his calls for revolution

"It's the most idiotic thing I've ever heard," Lydon told the Guardian's Polly Toynbee, "The likes of Russell Brand coming along and saying something so damn ignorant is just spoonfeeding it to them." 

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John Lydon - Photographs of a variety of celebs outside the ITV studios in London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 8th October 2014

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John Lydon - Jesus Christ Superstar special performance at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City - New York City, New York, United States - Friday 4th April 2014

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John Lydon - John Lydon aka Johnny Rotten Thursday 9th June 2011 out and about in Dublin

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Sex Pistols, John Lydon, Eve, Sid Vicious and Steve Jones at Brixton Academy

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John Lydon

Date of birth

31st January, 1965

Occupation

Musician

Sex

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Height

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Song To Song Trailer

Song To Song Trailer

The music scene of Austin, Texas becomes tainted by lust and illict desires as two...

Super Duper Alice Cooper Trailer

Super Duper Alice Cooper Trailer

It's fair to say that Vincent Furnier made musical history when he became Alice Cooper;...

The Filth and the Fury Movie Review

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The Filth & The Fury Movie Review

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