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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 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 Honoured With Icon Award In London

Sex Pistols and Public Image Ltd. frontman John Lydon was honoured with the Bmi Icon Award in Britain on Tuesday night (15Oct13).The punk icon, aka Johnny Rotten was handed the award, given to songwriters who...

British Festival's 2013 Event Scrapped

A British music festival previously headlined by Ocean Colour Scene and Public Image Ltd. has been scrapped for 2013 due to a fall in audience numbers.Bosses of the Summer Sundae event are taking a "sabbatical"...

John Lydon Scraps Pil Concert Over Visa Wrangle

Punk icon John Lydon and his band Public Image Limited have been forced to scrap a show in Orlando, Florida due to visa issues.The This is Not a Love Song hitmakers were scheduled to perform...

John Lydon: 'I Was Too Busy Playing Daddy To Reform Pil'

Punk icon John Lydon was too busy playing dad to late stepdaughter Ari Up's twins to revive Public Image Ltd. prior to last year (11), insisting he took his role as a father figure very...

John Lydon Loves Watching Old Sex Pistols Footage

Watching old footage of the Sex Pistols sends a shiver up John Lydon's spine. The former frontman of the punk rock band - who quit in 1978 to found a new group, Public Image Ltd...

John Lydon Blames Managers For Partial Pil Reunion

Rocker John Lydon has blamed his former bandmate Jah Wobble's management team for scuppering a full Public Image Ltd. reunion.Former Sex Pistols star Lydon announced in 2009 he was putting PiL back together after a...

Orbital & Pil To Play Record Store Day Gig

Orbital and Public Image Limited have given the organisers of next week's (21Mar12) Record Store Day a big boost by signing up to headline a low-key London gig which will be streamed live online.The two...

John Lydon 'Threatens Lawsuit' Over Pil Album

Punk icon John Lydon has reportedly threatened to launch legal action against his former Public Image Ltd. bandmate Jah Wobble over the rights to their album Metal Box.Wobble and his fellow ex-PiL star Keith Levene...

John Lydon Attacks Tv Talent Shows

Punk icon John Lydon has blamed TV talent shows for the fact his reunited Public Image Ltd. have yet to find a record label.The sneering former Sex Pistols singer has taken aim at hit shows...

John Lydon's Lyrics Destroyed In House Fire

Punk icon John Lydon has lost new Public Image Ltd. song lyrics and ideas in a house fire.The This is Not a Love Song singer has revealed his London home was destroyed in a blaze...

John Lydon A 'Mad Barker'

Sex Pistols singer John Lydon was a "mad barker" until he found "humanity and love".The frontman feels his second band, Public Image Limited (PiL), brought out qualities in him which audiences hadn't previously seen when...

John Lydon To Pen New Sex Pistols Tracks

John Lydon is set to write new songs for the Sex Pistols.The 54-year-old punk legend - who performed in the group as Johnny Rotten - says the time could be right to reunite with his...

John Lydon Postones Pil Recordings

John Lydon has postponed recording a new Public Image Ltd (PiL) album to mourn the loss of his stepdaughter. The punk legend and founding member of The Sex Pistols has been left distraught by the...

Lydon Delays Pil Sessions After Up's Death

JOHN LYDON has postponed recording sessions with PUBLIC IMAGE LTD following the death of his singer step-daughter, ARI UP.The rocker was due to begin working on new material but has decided instead to remain at...

Eternal Teenager Gerard Way

My Chemical Romance singer Gerard Way says he is "still 16". The 33-year-old lead singer with the 'S/C/A/R/E/C/R/O/W' rockers has recently dyed his long hair bright red and said it is reflective of his attitude...

The Slits Singer Dies

Punk singer Ari-Up, John Lydon's step daughter, has died. The lead singer of influential 70s group The Slits, real name Arianna Forster, has passed away aged 48 as the result of a "serious illness". A...

Lydon In Onstage Spat With Band

Rocker JOHN LYDON stunned fans at a Spanish music festival on Sunday (18Jul10) by starting an onstage feud with his PUBLIC IMAGE LTD. bandmates.The punk musician was performing a set at the Benicassim International Festival...

John Lydon's Peaceful Performance

John Lydon uses live performances to cope with the death of his father.The British rocker - who shot to fame with the Sex Pistols and then formed Public Image Ltd (PiL) in 1978 after the...

Lydon's Pil To Feature In Documentary

The reformed PUBLIC IMAGE LTD are to be the subject of a new documentary.Former Sex Pistols star John Lydon regrouped the Rise hitmakers last year (09) and the group is currently touring in North America....

Lydon Pens Second Book

Former SEX PISTOLS hellraiser JOHN LYDON is writing a book about his band PUBLIC IMAGE LIMITED (PiL), because he is fed up of other people cashing in on speculation about his life and career....

Flea Almost Joined Public Image Limited

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS star FLEA almost quit the group in the early 1980s - to join JOHNNY ROTTEN's PUBLIC IMAGE LIMITED. The bass player auditioned for PiL at a time when he was...

Punk Mcgeoch Dies

Punk icon JOHN McGEOCH has died in his sleep - he was 48. The musical pioneer is credited with helping bring the punk movement into the mainstream with his work as editor on MANCHESTER...

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