Johnny Rotten

Neil Young: Our 1988 Interview

This article originally appeared in the June 1988 issue of SPIN. Down by which river did you shoot your baby? The…
Scott Cohen / September 29, 2019

The Modern Lovers: Our 1986 Feature, Funny How Love Is

This article originally appeared in the June 1986 issue of SPIN. "We don't want some girl to fool around with / We don't…
Scott Cohen / July 20, 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

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

Johnny Rotten: Trump Is a “Joy to Behold”

In an interview today with ITV’s Good Morning Britain, Johnny Rotten said he supported Brexit and described Donald Trump as a "possible friend" while dismissing…
Taylor Berman / March 27, 2017

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

Punk Goes Uptown: See the Met’s ‘Chaos to Couture’ Exhibition

Running from May 9 to August 14 in Manhattan, the Metropolitan Museum of Art's PUNK: From Chaos to Couture exhibition shows how the grimy rebellion…
SPIN Staff / May 2, 2013

Johnny Rotten Announces New Sex Pistols Record Deal in Verse

John Lydon is making it abundantly clear of late that he's ready to start making gobs of money off the never-ending reunion trend. The former…
Devon Maloney / February 27, 2012