1. John Lydon Hit With Bottle, Curses, Keeps Performing: Watch

    August 16, 2016 5:00 AM EDT John Lydon delivered an unexpected “punk rock” moment while performing in Chile.  The British singer was struck with a bottle, which opened a wound to his head. And he carried on with the show, cursing the “f---ing coward” who launched the missile.  Lydon, who was performing with Public Image…

  2. Annie Lennox & Perry Farrell Kick Off Interview Series 'Riffing With' on Hulu

    October 15, 2015 6:53 PM EDT Annie Lennox , Perry Farrell , John Lydon and the Flaming Lips ’ Wayne Coyne are the first four guests on the new music interview series Riffing With , which premiered Thursday (Oct. 15) on Hulu. The show, hosted by longtime Rolling Stone writer and regular Billboard contributor Steve Baltin,…

  3. Public Image Ltd. Announces New Album & Tour

    May 18, 2015 12:46 PM EDT “Buy now while stocks last,” leader John Lydon warns. What does the world need now? According to John Lydon, a new Public Image Ltd. album and tour, that's what.   Today (May 18), Lydon announced the arrival of What the World Needs Now… , PiL's 10th studio album. The record is due…

  4. Jesus Christ Superstar Arena Tour is Cancelled

    May 30, 2014 7:05 PM EDT Producers of the star-studded “Jesus Christ Superstar” arena tour have cancelled the 51-city tour that was scheduled to start at New Orleans' Lakefront Arena on June 9. The "Jesus Christ Superstar Arena Spectacular Tour” included in its cast Incubus frontman Brandon Boyd, John…

  5. Johnny’s Rotten Outburst On Australian TV Brings an Apology

    April 12, 2013 7:48 AM EDT John Lydon has forged his old-school punk reputation out of sensational outbursts on TV. The one-time Sex Pistol may have gone a little too far, again. The British artist has issued something resembling an official apology after he gave an interview on Australian prime-time TV which has…

  6. Sex Pistols' John Lydon on Turning Down the Olympics

    May 03, 2012 2:00 PM EDT "If you censor the words of any one song, you're killing the honesty and I couldn't tolerate that" The Summer Olympics Games organizers in London weren't about to allow the Sex Pistols any anarchy in the U.K., so the famed punk band, unsurprisingly, chose not to play…

  7. Ginger Baker Documentary Wins Top Prize at SXSW

    March 14, 2012 3:35 PM EDT "Beware of Mr. Baker," Jay Bulger's documentary on drummer Ginger Baker, won the Documentary Grand Jury prize Tuesday night (Mar. 13) at the South by Southwest film awards, but where it might screen next is under wraps. "We have been accepted to a bunch of festivals, but…

  8. Johnny Rotten Pays Tribute To Malcolm McLaren

    April 09, 2010 11:36 AM EDT The end of the Sex Pistols in 1979 put them at odds -- legally and personally -- but John Lydon has stepped up to pay tribute to Malcolm McLaren, the group's manager, following news of McLaren's death on Thursday in New York after a long battle with cancer. Re-adopting his Pistols…

  9. John Lydon Taking PiL On the Road, In the Studio

    March 12, 2010 12:29 PM EST John Lydon says some fresh Public Image Ltd. music -- the group's first since 1992 -- will likely "come at the end of all this. That's definitely the intention." "This" would be the touring the reactivated band will be doing this year as it launches its first…

  10. Public Image Ltd Announces North American Tour

    February 24, 2010 6:17 PM EST Public Image Ltd ., the British alternative band fronted by former Sex Pistol singer John Lydon (better known as Johnny Rotten), have announced a North American tour. The trek will kick off at the Coachella Music & Arts Festival on April 16, which will mark the group's first U.S.…

  11. John Lydon Revives PiL For U.K. Tour

    September 08, 2009 8:40 AM EDT John Lydon's influential U.K. post-punk band Public Image Ltd is to return for a five-date British tour in December after a 17-year hiatus. The Sex Pistols frontman has brought late-1980s members Lu Edmonds and Bruce Smith back for the dates, which coincide with the 30th anniversary of…

  12. Advertising Goes Punk In U.K.

    June 01, 2009 3:24 AM EDT Never mind the bullocks, indeed -- Johnny Rotten and some stampeding cows have started a rush toward punk advertising in the United Kingdom. The Sex Pistols frontman, now known as John Lydon, stars in popular U.K. TV commercials for the butter brand Country Life. Dressed in country-gent…

  13. Bloc Party Frontman Brawls With Lydon Entourage

    July 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Details are coming to light today about a brawl between Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke and the Sex Pistols' John Lydon, as well as members of the latter's entourage. The altercation took place backs Details are coming to light today about a brawl between Bloc Party frontman Kele…

  14. Sex Pistols' Lydon Charged With Beating Woman

    June 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sex Pistols singer Johnny Rotten has been charged in a civil lawsuit filed in Los Angeles with beating a woman during the taping of a reality TV show. Sex Pistols singer Johnny Rotten has been charged in a civil lawsuit filed in Los Angeles with beating a woman during the taping of a reality…

  15. This Day in Music

    January 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Spanish police admit they exchanged blows with Rodney Mack, the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra's lead trumpet player, who they mistakenly thought was a con man. Mack is a cousin of celebrated jaz 2002 - Spanish police admit they exchanged blows with Rodney Mack, the Barcelona…

  16. Sex Pistols Reunite For Sweaty L.A. Club Show

    October 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Anarchy and punk rock nostalgia reigned on the Sunset Strip last night (Oct. 25) as the Sex Pistols played a rare club show in Los Angeles to warm up for a brief reunion tour in Britain next month. Ab Anarchy and punk rock nostalgia reigned on the Sunset Strip last night (Oct. 25) as the Sex…

  17. Sex Pistols' 'Bollocks' Hits U.S. iTunes

    October 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Sex Pistols' 1977 album "Never Mind the Bollocks ... Here's the Sex Pistols" was made available digitally in the U.S. for the first time today (Oct. 16) via the iTunes Music Store. The Sex Pistols' 1977 album "Never Mind the Bollocks ... Here's the Sex…

  18. Sex Pistols Re-Record 'Anarchy' For 'Guitar Hero'

    September 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Punk's original hell-raisers, the Sex Pistols, have bowed to technology and re-recorded their classic song "Anarchy in the U.K." for use in the upcoming video game "Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock." Punk's original hell-raisers, the Sex Pistols, have bowed to…

  19. Billboard Bits: Sex Pistols, James Blunt, CMA Awards

    September 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Punk pioneers the Sex Pistols will play a one-off show Nov. 8 at London's Brixton Academy in celebration of the 30th anniversary of their lone album, "Never Mind the Bollocks." All four original membe Punk pioneers the Sex Pistols will play a one-off show Nov. 8 at London'…

  20. This Day in Music

    January 31, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Spanish police admit they exchanged blows with Rodney Mack, the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra's lead trumpet player, who they mistakenly thought was a con man. Mack is a cousin of celebrated jaz 2002 - Spanish police admit they exchanged blows with Rodney Mack, the Barcelona…

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