1. 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 ...

  2. 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. Does 'Jesus Christ Superstar' Signal a Rocking Future for Arena ...

  3. BMI Names John Lydon an 'Icon,' Recognizes a-ha and Many More at 2013 Awards

    October 15, 2013 5:39 PM EDT At its annual award ceremony  in London, performing rights organization BMI has awarded Sex Pistols and Public Image Ltd. frontman John Lydon its Icon Award, given to artists in recognition of their "unique and indelible influence on genera ...

  4. 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 intervi ...

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  6. 6 Questions With John Lydon

    May 24, 2012 4:05 PM EDT 0 0 John Lydon kept his post-Sex Pistols band Public Image Ltd. on ice for nearly 17 years before resurrecting the avant-rock act in 2009 with a triumphant comeback (as anyone who has heard the group's live performances will attest). Now the troupe-w ...

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

    May 03, 2012 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 "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 p ...

  8. Ginger Baker Documentary Wins Top Prize at SXSW

    March 14, 2012 3:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 "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 ...

  9. Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog Part 2

    March 14, 2012 2:06 PM EDT Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog March 17, 2012 | Person ON the Street Man on the Street: Fred Mills, Editor, Blurt Magazine Fred Mills, Editor, Blurt Magazine Billboard.biz: What's the best band/artist you've seen yet? Fred Mills: Br ...

  10. Ginger Baker Film Wins Top Documentary Prize at SXSW

    March 14, 2012 11:06 AM EDT Ginger Baker documentary, "Beware of Mr. Baker" SXSW Preview from Jay Bulger on Vimeo . Jay Bulger's documentary on drummer Ginger Baker, "Beware of Mr. Baker," won the Documentary Grand Jury prize Tuesday night, but where ...

  11. Exclusive: Ginger Baker Documentarian To Next Tackle Bill Laswell

    March 13, 2012 4:00 PM EDT "Beware of Mr. Baker" director Jay Bulger (center) and producer Fisher Stevens (right) are interviewed during the film's press day on Sunday, March 11. After just a single screening on Saturday night, Jay Bulger's "Beware ...

  12. Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog

    March 09, 2012 2:42 PM EST March 13, 2012 | EXCLUSIVE Exclusive: Ginger Baker Documentarian To Next Tackle Bill Laswell "Beware of Mr. Baker" director Jay Bulger (center) and producer Fisher Stevens (right) are interviewed during the film's press day on Sunda ...

  13. Buck Owens, M83 Among Record Store Day Releases

    March 01, 2012 11:55 AM EST With Record Store Day less than two months away, the details of exclusive releases, re-packaged re-issues and creative collections have started leaking out, with much more to come over the next seven weeks. Maybe the most intriguing of the announc ...

  14. Sex Pistols Sign Catalog Deal With Universal U.K.

    February 27, 2012 10:28 AM EST Legendary British punk band the Sex Pistols has signed a deal with Universal Music Catalog U.K. covering the group's small, but still highly popular back catalog. As part of the deal, Universal will re-release the Sex Pistols' seminal de ...

  15. Johnny Rotten Pays Tribute To Malcolm McLaren

    April 09, 2010 11:36 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 b ...

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

    March 12, 2010 12:29 PM EST 0 0 0 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 ...

  17. Public Image Ltd Announces North American Tour

    February 24, 2010 6:17 PM EST 0 0 0 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, whi ...

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

    September 08, 2009 8:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 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, w ...

  19. Public Image Ltd Returns For U.K. Tour

    September 07, 2009 12:00 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, ...

  20. Advertising Goes Punk In U.K.

    June 01, 2009 3:24 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

  21. Sex Pistol Boosts Butter Brand's Sales

    February 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Sex Pistols singer John Lydon's appearance in a TV commercial for Country Life butter in the U.K. has helped sales rise by 85% over the last quarter, according to parent company Dairy Crest's interim management statement. Citing a slight ...

  22. Sex Pistol Backs British Butter For New Campaign

    October 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT An advertising campaign for a brand of butter starring John Lydon has debuted on U.K. TV. The Sex Pistols singer has signed up to be the face of Country Life butter as part of a £5 million ($8.8 million) relaunch campaign. The commercial, which fe ...

  23. Bloc Party Frontman Brawls With Lydon Entourage

    July 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 abou ...

  24. Sex Pistols' Lydon Charged With Beating Woman

    June 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 bea ...

  25. 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 ...

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

    October 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 S ...

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

    October 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

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

    September 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 hel ...

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

    September 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 wil ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. RIP IT UP AND START AGAIN: Postpunk 1978-1984

    March 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The history of postpunk rock gets a microscopic examination by a keen-eyed English observer. The history of postpunk rock gets a microscopic examination by a keen-eyed English observer. British critic Reynolds, who picked apart the development of ho ...

  32. This Day in Music

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Rapper Jay-Z, whose real name is Shawn Carter, is indicted in New York Criminal Court on two assault charges stemming from the Dec. 1 stabbing of record executive Lance "Un" Rivera.<br c 2002 - Spanish police a ...

  33. Jah Wobble Returns With 'Mu'

    July 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Although bassist Jah Wobble has released solo albums on a regular basis since exiting Public Image Limited in 1980, his latest, "Mu," is his first "commercial" release in quite some time. Although bassist Jah Wobble has released ...

  34. Sex Pistols 'Swindle' Again With DVD

    May 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sex Pistols fans are getting swindled again, not that they'll mind too much. Sex Pistols fans are getting swindled again, not that they'll mind too much. The venerable punk band has just issued its posthumous movie spoof "The Great Ro ...

  35. This Day in Music

    January 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>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 celebra 2002 - Spanish police admit the ...

  36. The Sex Pistols Return To The Road

    July 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Sex Pistols have begun lining up dates for their late summer outing, a tour frontman Johnny Rotten (real name: John Lydon) claims will eventually lead to a Sex Pistols concert in Baghdad. The Sex Pistols have begun lining up dates for their late ...

  37. This Day in Music

    January 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>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 celebra 2002 - Spanish police admit the ...

  38. Spheeris To Bring 'Rotten' To Big Screen

    June 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Penelope Spheeris has been tapped to direct the story of Sex Pistols lead singer Johnny Rotten (real name: John Lydon) and the birth of punk rock in 1970s England. Budgeted at about $8 million, the fi Penelope Spheeris has been tapped to direct the ...

  39. Sex Pistols Reuniting For July Show

    May 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A quarter-century after they shot to infamy with the scathing anti-royal song "God Save the Queen," the Sex Pistols are reuniting in the summer of Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee. The legendary pu A quarter-century after they shot ...

  40. Q Awards Honor U.K.'s Finest

    October 29, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The uniquely British Kate Bush received a rapturous welcome today (Oct. 29) at the 12th annual Q awards in London, honored in the category of classic songwriter by readers of the U.K. music magazine. The uniquely British Kate Bush received a rapturo ...