Public Image Ltd.

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

Review: Public Image Ltd. Accidentally Make an Enjoyable Record With ‘What the World Needs Now…’

"Lucky you," began John Lydon’s radio announcer-like intro to Public Image Ltd.’s 2012’s "reunion" album This Is PiL. "You are now entering a PiL zone!"
Dan Weiss / September 2, 2015

Johnny Rotten’s ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ Tour Has Been Canceled

That insane-sounding production of Jesus Christ Superstar featuring John Lydon of the Sex Pistols and Public Image Ltd., Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child, Incubus' Brandon…
Colin Joyce / June 1, 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

Public Image Ltd, ‘This is PiL’ (PiL/Redeye)

Lydon belches dangerous angst over lashing guitars and fat bass: First in 20 years, rudie don't fail.
Chris Martins / June 1, 2012

Hear Public Image Ltd.’s Sneering ‘Lollipop Opera’

" 'Lollipop Opera,' " explains Public Image Ltd. ringleader John Lydon, "is basically a beautiful bunch of background noise and music to sum up Britain…
David Bevan / April 20, 2012

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

White Stripes Reissues, ‘Spider-Man’ Rehearsals +

The White Stripes will reissue their first three albums (The White Stripes, DeStijl, and White Blood Cells) on 180-gram vinyl through Jack White's…
SPIN Staff / November 23, 2010