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John Lydon Hit With Glass Bottle On Stage

John Lydon's head was left covered in blood after he was hit with a glass bottle during a show in Chile. The 60-year-old singer was performing with his band Public Image Ltd (PiL) in Santiago...

John Lydon A Bloody Mess After Glass Bottle Attack During Chile Gig

The snarling singer, aka Sex Pistols frontman Johnny Rotten, was performing with his band Public Image Ltd at Club Blondie in Santiago, when a fan hurled a glass bottle towards the stage and...

John Lydon: Sex Pistols Weren't Good Enough For X Factor

John Lydon says The Sex Pistols would never have been good enough for 'The X Factor'.The 60-year-old singer and his bandmates - Steve Jones, Paul Cook and Glen Matlock, who was replaced by Sid Vicious...

John Lydon Slams London Punk Festival

This year (16) the British capital is hosting a series of events marking the 40th anniversary of the emergence of the anti-establishment cultural movement titled Punk.London. The festival, which includes exhibitions at...

Sex Pistols Star Johnny Rotten Trades In Punk Rock For Bingo

The legendary rocker turned 60 years old in January (16) and now that he's entered his Golden Years, playing bingo appeals more to him than causing Anarchy in the U.K.“I do like a round of...

Steve Jones To Chronicle Sex Pistols History In New Book

In Lonely Boy, the guitarist will chronicle his troubled youth as a teenage thief in London and the early days of the Sex Pistols. He was the group's first singer but replaced...

John Lydon: 'Mclaren's Son Should Burn His Bra'

Malcolm managed John when he was in legendary British band the Sex Pistols, and helped spearhead the punk movement in the ‘70s. However when it was announced that the city of London would be hosting...

Sex Pistols' London Home Awarded Protected Status

The 17th century townhouse in Denmark Street is to be listed by officials from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport for its significance to British music. Johnny Rotten, who stayed there...

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

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...

John Lydon: 'Muscles Are A Waste Of Time And Effort'

The Sex Pistols legend, known by his stage name Johnny Rotten, may not be known for his toned figure but that's because he couldn’t care less about being in shape. He hasn’t worked out in...

Sex Pistols Inspire New Converse Footwear Line

The 1970s band, fronted by Johnny Rotten, is the inspiration for a new line of Converse Chuck Taylor All Star sports shoes and apparel. The collection features "colours, materials and graphics inspired...

John Lydon Scared Of Pork Chops

John Lydon is terrified of pork chops.The former Sex Pistols singer has admitted he won't go ''near'' the slab of meat out of fear he'll get sick after he was hospitalised for meningitis when he...

Annie Lennox And Perry Farrell Featured On New Music Interview Series

Longtime Rolling Stone writer Steve Baltin fronts the programme, which premiered on Thursday (15Oct15) on Internet streaming service Hulu. Lennox and Farrell, along with Sex Pistols' star John Lydon and the Flaming...

John Lydon Warned Of Cancer Risk Over Mole Self-removal

The Sex Pistols star regularly carries out the gruesome procedure by scratching the raised skin away with an emery board and then 'burning' it with acidic cider vinegar. But leading skincare experts...

John Lydon More Positive After Lockerbie Near-miss

The Sex Pistols frontman was booked onto Pan Am flight 103 in December, 1988 but missed check-in because his wife Nora had become held up while packing her suitcase. All 243 passengers...

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

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...

John Lydon Angered Neil Young With Cake Prank

The bizarre incident occurred at a hotel when Lydon heard the Heart of Gold hitmaker was in the building with his then-bandmates and decided to try to impress them with an acrobatic stunt....

John Lydon Thrown Off Alcatraz For Smoking

The Sex Pistols frontman visited the famous former federal jail in San Francisco Bay in 1978 hours before what would become the iconic band's final gig, at the city's Winterland Ballroom. He...

John Lydon: 'Last Year Was Very Difficult After Musical Cancellation'

The former Sex Pistols star signed up to play Biblical villain King Herod alongside ex-Destiny's Child singer Michelle Williams, 'N Sync star JC Chasez and Incubus frontman Brandon Boyd in a U.S. touring...

John Lydon's Genius Song Inspired By Toilet

John Lydon has written a ''genius'' song inspired by his broken toilet.The Public Image Ltd frontman got into a row with his wife about a plumbing problem and their dispute sparked an idea that became...

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

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...

Public Image Ltd. Announce Release Plans For Self-funded 10th Album

What the World Needs Now..., the follow-up to 2012's This Is PiL, will be released on 4 September (15). The new album was recorded at Steve Winwood's Wincraft studio last year (14),...

John Lydon: Green Day Are A Two-bob Band

John Lydon has blasted Green Day branding them an insignificant ''two-bob'' band. The 'God Save The Queen' hitmaker has lashed out at the American pop-rock group and has accused them of watering down the rock...

John Lydon: Sex Pistols Are Too Fat To Reform

John Lydon thinks the Sex Pistols are too fat to reunite.The 58-year-old rocker has ruled out a possible reunion with his band mates Steve Jones and Paul Cook because they've all ''put on weight'' John...

John Lydon Blasts Band Aid

Outspoken rocker John Lydon has criticised Bob Geldof's Band Aid project for "eating up" charitable donations on administration costs.The Sex Pistols star fears the fundraising initiative for good causes in Africa wastes a lot of...

John Lydon Criticises Simon Cowell And Band Aid

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...

John Lydon: 'Justin Timberlake Biopic Was Too Wacky'

Veteran rocker John Lydon scrapped plans for a movie of his life starring Justin Timberlake after realising the idea was too "wacky".The Sex Pistols star released his first memoir, Rotten: No Irish, No Blacks, No...

John Lydon Intrigued By Baby At Parents' Wedding

Punk icon John Lydon is convinced he was born out of wedlock as a photograph of his parents' nuptials features a mystery baby.The former Sex Pistols star has been intrigued by the image for years...

John Lydon Blasts Internet For 'Stupid People'

John Lydon thinks the internet is to blame for making a lot of young people ''incredibly stupid''. The former Sex Pistols frontman has hit out at the worldwide web for being a hub of ''mindless...

John Lydon: 'Bbc Bosses Silenced Me Over Jimmy Savile'

Punk icon John Lydon has accused Bbc bosses of censoring him during his 1970s heyday when he tried to tell the world about rumours of child abuse by Sir Jimmy Savile.The former Sex Pistols star...

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