john lydon

The 35 Greatest Rock and Roll TV Moments Before the ’90s

From the Beatles to Iggy Pop, here are rock and roll's best television moments of all-time.
SPIN Staff / October 12, 2019

John Lydon Talks Shit to Henry Rollins and Marky Ramone at Punk Doc Event

The promote the release of the Epix docuseries Punk, a handful of the genre's most recognizable elder statesmen got into a verbal slap fight during an…
Maggie Serota / March 7, 2019

John Lydon to Voice Mutant Pig in New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Series

John Lydon—frontman of Public Image Ltd. and Sex Pistols (as Johnny Rotten)—will be the voice of a character on Nickelodeon's new animated series Rise Of…
Rob Arcand / July 28, 2018

Public Image Ltd. Announce 40th Anniversary North American Tour

English post-punk icons Public Image Ltd. will continue their global 40th anniversary jaunt with a trek across North America this fall. The latest leg of The Public Image…
Maggie Serota / July 9, 2018

Sex Pistols’ Johnny Rotten to Americans: Support Trump “Or You Will Destroy the Country”

Yesterday, Johnny Rotten (née John Lydon) defended Donald Trump, calling him, among other things, a "joy to behold" and a "possible friend." The Sex Pistols…
Taylor Berman / March 28, 2017

John Lydon Got Hit By a Bottle Onstage, Bled, Continued to Play

John Lydon had one hell of a night last night. The Public Image Ltd. singer was hit with a bottle during a performance at a club called…
Ilana Kaplan / August 15, 2016

Public Image Ltd. Revere the Iconic ‘Bettie Page’ in New Video

During the post-war uptick of suburban family values and poodle-skirt wholesomeness, there was also pin-up icon Bettie Page — a figure John Lydon and post-punk pioneers Public Image Ltd.
Rachel Brodsky / October 29, 2015

The SPIN Interview: John Lydon

There's something refreshing, even cleansing, about talking to John Lydon, a guy who's seen death and incompetence, who doesn't suffer fools, who's proven unafraid to…
Dan Weiss / September 9, 2015

Public Image Ltd. Announce New Album, Tour

Fans mourning their lost chance to see John Lydon in Johnny Rotten's canceled Jesus Christ Superstar, take heart: the Sex Pistols and Public Image Ltd. frontman…
Harley Brown / May 18, 2015

Sex Pistols’ John Lydon to Star in ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ Tour

When Neil Young sang, "This is the story of a Johnny Rotten," he probably wasn't thinking that the punk icon would someday star in a…
Dan Reilly / April 4, 2014

Public Image Ltd.’s ‘First Issue’ Getting First-Ever U.S. Release

Public Image Ltd. are set to reissue their debut single, "Public Image," on April 20 as a Record Store Day 2013 exclusive 12-inch vinyl. All…
Kyle McGovern / April 2, 2013

How PiL’s John Lydon Knows He’s ‘Not Being Cheated’

Leading up to the release of This Is PiL earlier this year, Public Image Ltd. frontman John Lydon had been held under contractual obligations that…
Kory Grow / August 28, 2012

John Lydon Ages (Sorta) Gracefully

Belying his Rotten reputation, John Lydon is actually quite the sweetheart. Not that you’d guess after listening to Public Image Ltd.’s first new album in…
Kenny Herzog / June 6, 2012

John Lydon Has New Public Image Ltd. to Sell You

In case you wondered how telling the world "fuck you" for no apparent reason while pocketing untold sums of money became the sort of thing…
Marc Hogan / February 14, 2012
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