Punk legend John Lydon is to be feted for his contribution to music at the upcoming Bmi London Awards in October (13).
The former Sex Pistols frontman, also known as Johnny Rotten, will follow in the footsteps of music greats Bryan Ferry and Ray Davies when he is handed the Icon Award, which is presented to songwriters who have had "a unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers".
Del Bryant, the president of Bmi, says, "John Lydon is a true icon whose influence on music, fashion and art has been felt around the world.
"We are very pleased to recognise his impact on popular culture and his outstanding musical contributions with the Bmi Icon Award."
The gala dinner will take place at London's Dorchester Hotel on 15 October (13).