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Title: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Fred21 on May 29, 2008, 01:44:22 PM
...in The Daily Torygraph - who would have thought it!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2008/05/29/sv_johnlydon01.xml&page=1


Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Fred21 on May 29, 2008, 01:45:00 PM
Some soundbites from the end of it:

Johnny on...

Britain: 'A bland menagerie of pomp and idiocy. America's a pretty f----ed up place, but it's amazing to come back here and see it done even worse.'

Sex: 'There was so much sex around in the Seventies, it got very boring.'

Death: 'There's nothing glorious in dying. Anyone can do it.'

Bono: 'He should lay off the preaching. If you mean to do some good in this world you don't need to go bowing to the Pope.'

Sid Vicious's famous girlfriend, Nancy Spungen: 'Nancy was a pain in the arse, all over me. So I fobbed her off on Sid. From that moment, that was the end of both of them.'

The Eagles: 'Irrelevant. A band like that doesn't write songs that mean anything.'

Self-harming :'There are scars all up my arm. I stopped it [burning myself with cigarettes] when I got up to the top by my shoulder.'

The Queen's Honours List: 'They're bound to offer me a knighthood. They can stuff it - those institutions are the Devil incarnate.'

Malcolm McLaren: 'The most evil man alive.'

'The Sex Pistols: There'll Always be an England' is out on 30 June. The band's world tour starts at Birmingham Academy on 11 June
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Alan on June 08, 2008, 06:28:38 PM
Cheers - interesting interview; he's definitely getting mellower!

Alan
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Fred21 on June 09, 2008, 01:36:54 PM
Johnny Rotten accused of assault


The Sex Pistols singer is accused of punching a woman in the face because he didn't like his hotel room

Sean Michaels
Friday June 6, 2008
guardian.co.uk


Johnny Rotten's teeth may no longer be rotten, but the same cannot be said for his attitude. The Sex Pistol is being sued by an LA television producer for sexual harassment and assault.
Rotten, who these days prefers to be called boring old John Lydon, was ridiculed this month for his $22,000 dental makeover in Los Angeles. This is perhaps unsurprising as being a punk-rock legend hardly goes hand in hand with advanced teeth-whitening technology. However, any criticisms of his approach to dental hygiene have now been superseded by the allegations of Roxane Davis, assistant producer on Bodog Battle of the Bands, on which Rotten was a judge. According to TMZ, the Los Angeles County Superior Court lawsuit describes a 2007 incident where Rotten "beat the crap out of [Davis] after calling her every horrible name in the book".


Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Fred21 on June 12, 2008, 08:49:43 AM
Johnny was on great form last night - loads of one liners and comments to get us going!

The boys were absolutely CRACKING - best I've seen them (Better than last November, FAR better than Crystal Palace - even better than 1996!), although the small venue obviously helped with a fantastic, if very over-heated, atmosphere!

No support - saved a bit of cash no doubt.

Usual set played over an hour and twenty minutes - still no "Satellite" or "I Wanna Be Me" though...
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Alan on June 12, 2008, 08:59:42 AM
Excellent but bloody hot and sweaty night only let down by lack of movement in our Motorway system on the way back...

I've posted a couple of videos;

Bodies - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1tASpO3tJY
Anarchy in the UK - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0fx32OdWPM

To get the authentic feel put your central heating on full and try to get as many people as you can in front of your PC screen, really prise 'em in! And then enjoy!
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Fred21 on June 12, 2008, 09:22:25 AM
Just seen the Anarchy clip - great, and as usual, very fast work Alan!

Cheers matey!
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Alan on June 12, 2008, 09:24:49 AM
I don't hang about Fred!

EMI with that brilliant catch by the roadie of a missle is going up as we speak as well - and then that's my lot as the others are just crowd shots really!

Cheers

Alan
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Mansunkid on June 12, 2008, 09:40:48 AM
...very, very, very, very fast  :o
By the way, Alan: when did you sleep? :D
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Alan on June 12, 2008, 09:42:19 AM
Peter
sleep is later.....

EMI is now posted, http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=2ThGwi22Sz4  and I'm off to work!

Cheers

Alan
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Fred21 on June 15, 2008, 12:38:16 PM
I caught a bit of the Pistols at the Isle of Wight festival on tv last night. What the hell was that cabaret/country and western Pretty Vacant start to the set about? Thank gawd they didn't do that in Brum!
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Fred21 on June 15, 2008, 12:59:08 PM
I've seen all the clips now - BRILLIANT stuff under the circumstances Alan! I see what you mean about the roadie's catch!

Talking of roadies, Glen Matlock's bass "roadie" was none other than The Buzzcocks/Chelsea/etc. Tony Barber!
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Alan on June 15, 2008, 02:28:26 PM
It was a great gig - I must admit that I'm a little doubtful of the Pistols being great at an open air festival.... I'll check out some clips and think about it!
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Alan on June 15, 2008, 02:33:53 PM
Oh, and an interesting piece on Sid Vicious today...

From The Sunday Times, June 15, 2008

Best of Times, Worst of Times: Eileen Polk
Eileen Polk, 53, is a photographer who was a close friend of the Sex Pistols’ Sid Vicious and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen. Here she recalls their volatile relationship, and their tragic deaths
I first met Sid Vicious in the summer of 1978. He and Nancy used to show up at Revenge, a punk shop I worked at in New York’s East Village. Sid wasn’t noticeably high. He would always shake hands and talk to people in the shop. Unfortunately, people didn’t like Nancy. She annoyed a lot of the other girls, because they used their looks to meet the guys in the band and Nancy used drugs. The only way she could make money for drugs was from prostitution.

I’d been working as a photographer since about 1973, so everyone was used to seeing me with my camera. I knew Nancy could be trouble, but I was also somebody who gravitated towards the underdog, so Nancy and I became friends.

During the next couple of months, they would come into the shop every now and then, and I could see Sid was getting more stoned. He was drinking a lot too, and was obviously very depressed. There was a lot of strong heroin coming into New York at that time and Nancy was calling up every drug dealer in town, annoying all the wrong people.

The drugs were making Sid and Nancy’s volatile relationship even more troubled. There was domestic violence — on both sides. It was no surprise one of them ended up dead. It just happened to be Nancy. How it happened has always been open to speculation. Sid was arrested for murder, but I’ve talked to people who were at the Chelsea hotel that night and they say Sid was totally out of it. Maybe it was an accident?

They used to play with knives — literally. Anything could have happened.

Sid got out on bail, but he was distraught about Nancy and attempted suicide. His mother, Anne, had come over to look after him and Sid was taken to Bellevue hospital. That cleaned him up for a time. I remember seeing him after he came out. Blondie were playing at the Palladium and he was with his new girlfriend, Michelle Robison. I knew Michelle. She was a nice middle-class girl, but she and Sid bonded after they met at a club. Sid still got into trouble.

A few weeks later he was in a scuffle and this time he went to Rikers Island — with all the real criminals.

On February 1, 1979, Michelle, Anne and I went to the courthouse and he was released on bail. Anne was determined to keep him on the straight and narrow. She decided to throw a dinner party at Michelle’s place and cook Sid’s favourite meal, spaghetti bolognese. Sid was in a great mood, telling us stories about his time in prison. Jerry Only of the Misfits and Howie Pyro of the Blessed were at the flat, but they were good guys. It was only when Jerry Nolan [former drummer with the New York Dolls] turned up that

I started to worry. Jerry was a notorious junkie. We ate and listened to more of Sid’s stories, and then these London friends of Sid’s showed up. Immediately the atmosphere changed. I could tell drugs were in the room. I said to Jerry and Howie: “Look, if they’re going to start shooting up, let’s go.” We got our coats on, but that’s when Sid overdosed.

Anne knew what to do. She’d seen it before. We started wrapping blankets round him, rubbing his arms, shaking him. Suddenly he came round. The first thing he said was: “Sorry I scared you all.” He seemed a bit shocked he’d overdosed, but he was okay. He even had a cup of tea.

I left around 2am and that was the last time I saw him. He died sometime after we left and the police report said it was an overdose. Everybody assumed it was suicide, but the Sid Vicious I saw that night didn’t look like he was about to commit suicide. I think the strength of that heroin took him by surprise.

When you overdose you’re not supposed to sleep, because the heart can slow down and stop. Maybe that’s what happened — he died in his sleep by accident. But that’s not “exciting” enough for the punk myth, is it? We need murder and suicide! Everything about his life has been turned into a myth. The media has trampled on his grave, on Nancy’s grave and on Anne’s grave [she died in 1996].

It’s easy to blame Nancy and Anne for his death, but who can you blame in a situation like that? Nancy and Sid both seemed to have mental problems. Anne had her own troubled life and didn’t know how to be a normal mother. How can you talk about blame? What about the drug dealers? What about the guys who paid Nancy for sex? Why not blame them?

Sid and Nancy have become the poster children for punk. That wasn’t punk. Punk was something that came along and challenged the way things were. Sid and Nancy were part of punk, but the media are only interested in two dead kids. If Sid and Nancy had been around today, maybe they’d be in rehab, having therapy sessions, getting help. Their story might have had a happy ending.

Eileen Polk’s images are included in the exhibition Sid Vicious: No One Is Innocent, at Proud Camden in London, until August 12; www.proud.co.uk

Interview by Danny Scott.
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Fred21 on June 15, 2008, 04:53:25 PM
The Pistols outdoors:

Finsbury Park 1996: BRILLIANT!

Crystal Palace 2002: NOT so brilliant... Crap sound and poor atmosphere didn't help though.

Were you thinking of seeing them at one of their festival gigs? Once they got going (properly!) yesterday they seemed to be going down a storm - I only saw Pretty Vacant and Bodies though... Don't know if they showed anything else.
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Rockula on June 15, 2008, 08:25:04 PM
The Pistols outdoors:

Finsbury Park 1996: BRILLIANT!

Crystal Palace 2002: NOT so brilliant... Crap sound and poor atmosphere didn't help though.

Were you thinking of seeing them at one of their gestival gigs? Once they got going (properly!) yesterday they seemed to be going down a storm - I only saw Pretty Vacant and Bodies though... Don't know if they showed anything else.

They only showed the two versions of 'Pretty Vacant' (the 'skiffle reggae' version followed by the full on version) and 'Bodies' but the BBC show repeats of the festivals for weeks so I expect we'll get to see more of it.
 There was a short interview with Lydon where he admits he still enjoys 'butterflies' or stage nerves before going on. Nice to hear performing still gives him a buzz and it's not ALL about the filthy lucre.
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Fred21 on June 15, 2008, 11:11:49 PM
At Brum he said he hates ticket touts - as that's money he could well use! Filthy lucre after all!!!
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Fred21 on June 16, 2008, 01:33:53 PM
Sex Pistols: 'Coldplay Are Just Men In Anoraks' He launches strong attack...

by Jason Gregory 16 June 2008

Sex Pistols frontman John Lydon has launched a vicious attack on Coldplay, comparing the group to “men in anoraks.”

In an interview with the Sun newspaper, Lydon said that he felt sorry for the “poor bastards” that have to watch the band.

“They are utterly humourless. I met them a few years ago, said hello and realised they were just men in anoraks,” Lydon said.

“They looked like a gang of little poncy masturbators.

Although he said that the band's songs have "a couple of quite nice tones here and there", Lydon criticised the people who buy them, calling them "slightly inadequate, half-baked people.”

Lydon's comments came backstage at the Isle of Wight Festival, where the Sex Pistols headlined on Saturday (June 17th).

The singer also spoke about the possibility of the a new album from The Sex Pistols, which would be only their second studio LP.

“There could be a new record. That would be nice,” he said. But I won’t do anything in a patronising way.

“The music, the subject and the attitude all have to be right at the same time. Everything has to be from the heart.”
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Fred21 on June 16, 2008, 01:50:35 PM
Sex Pistols 'plan to release second album'
By Lucy Cockcroft
Last Updated: 11:40AM BST 16/06/2008
The Sex Pistols have announced that they may record another album, three decades after their first and only studio LP.

Sex Pistols frontman John Lyndon performs at the Isle Of Wight Festival
Lead singer Johnny Rotten, whose real name is John Lydon, has said the punk band are finally considering a follow up to their 1977 offering, Never Mind the *********, Here's the Sex Pistols.

But he said the record will only be made if they can capture the right "attitude".

Rotten said: "There could be a new record. That would be nice.

"But I won't do anything in a patronising way. The music, the subject and the attitude all have to be right at the same time. Everything has to be from the heart."

The band, whose line-up includes guitarist Steve Jones, bass-player Glen Matlock and drummer Paul Cook, disclosed the plans after their performance at the Isle of Wight Festival on Saturday.

True to form they re-started an old feud with 70s band The Stranglers at the festival after the band mocked them for playing songs from just one album.

But Rotten said: "We only needed to make the one record. They're touring 30 records they could have put into one.

"Beware people with less talent. The Stranglers are jealous because they are idiotic. There's nothing there, they don't stand for anything."

The Sex Pistols formed in London in 1975 and are widely credited with initiating the punk movement in Britain.

They became as famous for their outrageous behaviour as their song lyrics. Their 1977 single "God Save the Queen" was regarded as an attack on the British monarchy and British nationalism.
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Fred21 on June 16, 2008, 02:20:58 PM
Sex Pistols: 'We were never punk, we bitterly reject it'
Sex Pistols at Isle Of Wight Plus John Lydon takes aim at George Bush at Isle Of Wight

Jun 15, 2008

Sex Pistols have denied they are a punk band following their headlining performance at the Isle Of Wight festival last night (June 14).

Despite being so closely associated with the genre and the 1977 British "summer of punk", frontman John Lydon declared the band wanted nothing to do with punk moments after stepping off stage.

"We never liked the moniker 'punk' right from the start," declared Lydon. "That’s something like the press gave to us or attached to us. I’ve always, myself personally bitterly rejected it. I don’t like the term. It means in American, you know, Mr Big’s Bum boy in prison. I really don’t think any big fat Yank fancies my bottom!"

Lydon said though that he enjoyed playing his biggest British date in several years – "a thoroughly enjoyable gig. It’s nice to see the English amusing themselves as per usual – Sex Pistols stylie!" – he had a few words of warning for the country of his birth.

He told Virgin Radio: "Tony Blair's Britain! All right! An upper class twat teaching me working class values! Look what he's done! He took Britain to war! He took us to war right? He became George Bush's lapdog, and by association we're what? We're Yankee poodle pus? You know, we're like lap fodder for that?

"It's insane! And the only troops that did any good anyway over there was the Brits, as per usual, you know with our crappy outfits, and boots that don't fit, and water bottles that leak. You know! We're in Basra, in hardcore gaffs, and they sod off to you know, the centre of the city to open up a disco!"

However Lydon, who now lives in America, added he was not anit-American but, on the eve of his last visit Britain as president, he was just anti-Bush.

"I'm not anti-American, I live in America and the soldiers that are sent out there, they're coming back so distraught and so disillusioned by their government," he explained. "Don't hate Americans, hate, like most decent Americans, hate that government. Not the people, hate that government. All right?"

Live highlights of the band's set are being broadcast at Virginradio.co.uk.
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Uli on June 16, 2008, 02:46:06 PM
Always funny to read what Johnny has to say...  ;D
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Fred21 on June 17, 2008, 12:49:26 PM
Sex Pistols' New Stuff
John Lydon confirms they have made new songs
17 June 2008 - The Sex Pistols scooped up the Icon Award at last night’s MOJO’s (16 June) and speaking to 6 Music, frontman John Lydon responded to reports the band have new material ready.

He said: “It’s a nice rumour and it might possibly be true we are attempting to. It’s like all things Sex Pistols – it’s riddled in chaos.

“You know, who knows what the future will hold, maybe no future. So far I’ve proved that wrong. I’ve got a splendid future.”

Isle Of Wight

The Sex Pistols were fresh from heading up the Saturday night (14 June) of the Isle of Wight Festival.

Lydon seemed to enjoy himself at the event, saying: “The Isle Of Wight was splendid fun. A weird, odd crowd but that’s alright because we cater to all types, even the middle class on holiday.”"It’s a nice rumour and it might possibly be true. It’s like all things Sex Pistols – it’s riddled in chaos."
John Lydon

Sex Pistols’ Pantomime

Back in January, 6 Music reported that Julien Temple - who has documented much of the Sex Pistols’ early work and continues to do so now - had intentions to make a pantomime with John Lydon sometime next year.

The director also scooped the Vision Award at the MOJO's last night, but when Lydon was asked about Temple’s theatrical intentions, he was strongly opposed.

Lydon said: “Listen, Julien Temple is not a Sex Pistol. Never quote to me anyone who is not about what we do. Thank you, good night.”

Temple’s most recent effort, The Sex Pistols - There’ll Always Be An England, is a showcase of the band’s recent Brixton Academy gigs and is due out at the end of the month (30 June).

MOJO Icon Award

This award was attributed to the band because of their overall impact on music and culture from fashion to the media, film and literature - as MOJO’s Editor-In-Chief said:

“As punk’s standard-bearers, the Sex Pistols truly redefined modern music in the space of one solitary album.

“They remain totems for rebellion in a manner that is totally unique and which we are proud to salute with this award.”

Georgie Rogers
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Fred21 on June 18, 2008, 12:14:16 PM
Oh my! Aren't there a lot os Pistols stories!

" Sex Pistol tells Duffy to 'f**k off' 

Duffy was reduced to tears after Sex Pistols star Johnny Rotten told her to 'f**k off'. 

The Welsh singer approached the punk backstage at the MOJO Honours List awards ceremony on Monday (16.06.08) and tried to hug him. Johnny allegedly brushed her off, saying: 'F**k off, you ****. You never do that to me.'

The 'Warwick Avenue’ singer was so shocked she burst into tears. A source said: "Duffy could not believe it. It came completely out of the blue. "

She went to throw an arm around John as they posed up for their group photo. He obviously wasn't expecting it and jumped when she touched him. "

Then he let loose with his tirade - it was still totally uncalled for. Duffy looked terrified and began to cry."

A spokesperson for Duffy – real name Aimee Anne Duffy- said: 'Duffy was completely shocked by Johnny’s outburst. She just wanted to give him a hug and introduce herself. She was really shaken and upset and went home immediately in tears.'

The Sex Pistols frontman later claimed he hadn’t realised who Duffy was, saying: 'Oh, she got an award? I quite like her.'

Duffy won Single of the Year for 'Mercy’ at the awards bash in London, while the Sex Pistols picked up the Icon prize."
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Uli on June 19, 2008, 07:16:12 AM
Oh my! Aren't there a lot os Pistols stories!

" Sex Pistol tells Duffy to 'f**k off' 

Disgraceful behaviour, eh?  ;)

Lots of Pistols stories, surely a pure coincidence there's a tour and upcoming DVD...
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Fred21 on June 19, 2008, 08:46:43 AM
No!

Say it can't be so!!!
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Fred21 on July 04, 2008, 12:46:08 PM
Sex Pistols' John Lydon Calls Modern Day Festivals 'Posh Butlins' - He wants the 70s back...

by Jason Gregory 03 July 2008
 
Sex Pistols frontman John Lydon has compared modern day festivals to “posh Butlins”, where the crowd are full of “polite schoolteachers”.

Although the Sex Pistols headlined the Isle of Wight Festival last month, Lydon said that it didn't compare to events in the bands heyday.

“I was remembering festivals in the 70s and how crazy mad they used to be and what great fun,” he told the Daily Star.

“This lot were deckchairs, posh Butlins – what I was performing to was polite schoolteachers.”

“But it’s all right because it’s not the kids that need education – it’s that lot. I didn’t go to Glastonbury because what’s that without the hippies and the rave?”

Personally, I think he's talking bollocks - "Polite Schoolteachers" indeed - loud, rude lecturers more like!
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Rockula on July 04, 2008, 03:07:21 PM
John Lydon once said he prefered a nice cup of tea to sex. I bet it's Horlicks or Bovril these days gawd luv 'im. ;)
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Fred21 on July 04, 2008, 04:09:23 PM
I though that was Boy George?

If they both said it they could open a nice Olde-fashioned Tea Shoppe!
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Fred21 on July 28, 2008, 10:10:11 AM
John will be appearing live on BBC 1, The One Show, today, Monday,
July 28th at 1900 (BST) talking about the excellent 'There'll Always
Be An England' DVD.

See JL.Com for more info...

JL.Com: Army of One
http://www.johnlydon.com
http://www.youtube.com/rottentv
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Fred21 on July 28, 2008, 05:18:54 PM
Sex Pistols on Bill Grundy's 'Today' show most requested clip

Punks' TV swearing tops new poll

The Sex Pistols’ controversial appearance on Bill Grundy’s 'Today' programme is the most requested TV clip ever, according to a professional survey.

The band's sweary live appearance was aired in December 1976, a year before their legendary debut album 'Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols' was released.

The poll was conducted by Freemantle Media, which controls the Thames TV back catalogue, who have recently celebrated their 40th birthday.

The Sex Pistols were not intended guests for the early evening show but were replacements for labelmates Queen, who had pulled out of the interview at the last minute.

Grundy, who has since claimed he was drunk at the time, flirted with Siouxsie Sioux before Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones reprimanded the host, resulting in the following exchange:

Jones: "You dirty sod. You dirty old man."
Grundy: "Well keep going chief, keep going. Go on. You've got another five seconds. Say something outrageous."
Jones: "You dirty bastard."
Grundy: "Go on, again."
Jones: "You dirty fucker."
Grundy: "What a clever boy."
Jones: "What a fucking rotter."

Jones' language, along with Johnny 'Rotten' Lydon's use of the word "shit" prompted the headlines 'The Filth And The Fury' in the Daily Mirror and 'Punk? Call It Filthy Lucre' in the Daily Express, which went on to become names of Sex Pistols' 2000 film and 1996 tour, respectively.

In the recent survey - which counted requests from TV companies to use the clip - Paul Potts' first appearance on 'Britain's Got Talent' came in third.

Leona Lewis winning 'X Factor' in 2006 was the fifth most requested and Will Young's victory in the first 'Pop Idol' back in 2001 was sixth.
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: jock on July 28, 2008, 09:19:49 PM
Mr rotten was allright on the today  show ,     tonight   ::) 

i thort eeewas aawight  guv. :P
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Uli on July 29, 2008, 07:46:24 AM
Today or tonight?, now I'm confused Jock!  :P

Anyway, guess I'll have to check out the new live DVD, anyone seen it yet?
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: jock on July 29, 2008, 10:04:27 AM
yeh uli it was the Today show last night   ::)

and the new DVD is ace ! i recognise a few folks in the DVD esspecially one bauldy bloke
from our home town !  good crowd shots etc   and the extras on the DVD are good as well .

but now i was Pie and Mash - you'll see why when you watch the extras !
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Uli on July 29, 2008, 02:31:17 PM
Thanks Jock, I should receive a copy soon and be able to watch it the next few days...
I'll let you know how I like it.
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Rockula on July 29, 2008, 04:19:40 PM
yeh uli it was the Today show last night   ::)


It's actually called The One Show, cause it's on BBC One. ;D

And I don't think Johnny thought much of the cameramen putting on thier fancy dress punk wigs did he. :D
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: jock on July 30, 2008, 08:42:43 AM
OOPS  the ONE show   ::) ;D  ive got a one track mind ...whats the the Today show then ?   Gawd .
 ::)

yeh the cameramen dressed up didnt go down too well heheeeee  ..   

im off to loch Lomond on Sunday to catch the Pistols live ..might be allright for a giggle ...IF it doesnt rain !  and i just realised that i dont own waterproof boots anymore ...   OH DEAR ! 
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Fred21 on August 01, 2008, 01:41:56 PM
John Lydon slams 'Aimless Winehouse' for 'imitating black music'

Sex Pistol hits out at the singer's 'idiotic' jazz style

Sex Pistols frontman John Lydon has hit out at Amy Winehouse, criticising her for "imitating black music in her idiotic way".

The star added that he believes artists who embrace jazz are just covering up for a lack of talent.

Speaking to the Daily Record, Lydon said: "Poor old Amy. Aimless Winehouse would be a better term. I love all kinds of music but the one thing I have never done is imitate black music in her idiotic way.

"There's not a single word that means anything. It's not like these songs are deeply moving or inspirational or cultural in any way you could find useful."

Referring to his distrust of artists influenced by jazz, the punk icon said: "I don't like pale imitations and shades of things and I am always wary when people go jazzy because jazz is the best cover up for a lack of talent the world has ever known. It don't wash real with me.

"And the cover up for her which is probably the guilt trip is that she requires vast amounts of drugs to hide the fact that she is fake."

As well as branding Coldplay "passion killers" and calling Pete Doherty "selfish and cowardly", Lydon spoke out against the Isle Of Wight Festival, which the Sex Pistols headlined in June, saying: "It is orchestrated deckchair seating and gay rainbow flag waving. It's very, very absurd."
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Uli on August 01, 2008, 03:11:06 PM
Referring to his distrust of artists influenced by jazz, the punk icon said: "I don't like pale imitations and shades of things and I am always wary when people go jazzy because jazz is the best cover up for a lack of talent the world has ever known. It don't wash real with me.

Ha ha, maybe not true, but very funny to read. (I don't really like Jazz as well...)

Amy Winehouse is overrated, her voice ain't all that bad, but she only got famous for doing drugs and singing "I won't go into rehab" and then having to do rehab... etc.  :P

Getting back to the Pistols: I watched parts of the DVD and it's not bad. Jones still plays a mean guitar and Cook's drumming along with Matlock's apt bass playing pushes the songs forward. (At some points they still sound a bit like "cartoon versions" to me though...) Lydon is funny when talking to the audience. (And yes, the crowd shots are good, they seem to have more fun than the band, he he.) Why the fuck does he have to wear a PiL shirt? This reminded me of his sentence: "I fully intend to carry on with PiL in the future". Said it in '99 or so...  :(
Like I said, not bad, but doesn't fully convince me. I've always been rather hesitant about the Pistols' reunions...  :-\
Guess the extras with the old sods reminiscing about their old playgrounds in London will be nice to watch.
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Rockula on August 01, 2008, 04:28:46 PM
These 'reunions' have been about every other year since 1996 so are they actually reunions....or the ongoing live dates of a REALLY lazy band. ::)

Get in the studio and do new stuff. :D
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Uli on August 01, 2008, 06:19:52 PM
These 'reunions' have been about every other year since 1996 so are they actually reunions....or the ongoing live dates of a REALLY lazy band.

Good question. Well they had a "break" of a few years, as the 'reunions' happened 1996-97 and then 2002 and again 2007-08. There was talk of new stuff recently, but as yet... nothing.
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Rockula on August 02, 2008, 04:57:56 PM
These 'reunions' have been about every other year since 1996 so are they actually reunions....or the ongoing live dates of a REALLY lazy band.

Good question. Well they had a "break" of a few years, as the 'reunions' happened 1996-97 and then 2002 and again 2007-08. There was talk of new stuff recently, but as yet... nothing.

It's like waiting for a Guns And Roses LP. ;)

Ps. I am NOT waiting for a Guns And Roses LP.
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Uli on August 04, 2008, 12:22:23 PM
I think Guns N'Roses played new stuff live (at least)...

As I'd expected watching the extras of the Pistols DVD was good fun, they're showing places all over London where they rehearsed, played, lived, drunk etc. Especially the bus ride with Lydon was funny.
Dare I say it, somehow this was more interesting than the live footage...  :o
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Fred21 on August 04, 2008, 03:37:21 PM
Sex Pistols' John Lydon takes aim at George Bush at Live At Loch Lomond

Sex Pistols closed this years Live At Loch Lomond festival last night (August 3) with a storming set which frontman John Lydon used to hit out at the newspaper claims that he is racist.

The singer also took aim at US president George Bush during the main stage set.

"I don't know if anyone reads the newspapers, but they have a fucking liberty to call me a racist," the singer angrily declared just before his band played 'Holidays In The Sun'.

Lydon, who teased the mud-soaked crowd throughout the set, then slated Bush by demanding that the president be "erased".

Sex Pistols played:

'Pretty Vacant'
'Bodies'
'Baghdad Was A Blast'
'I'm A Lazy Sod'
'New York'
'No Feelings'
'Liar'
'Holidays In The Sun'
'Submission'
'(I'm Not Your) Stepping Stone'
'No Fun'
'Problems'
'God Save The Queen'
'EMI'
'Anarchy In The UK'
'Silver Machine'
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: jock on August 04, 2008, 04:16:17 PM
The Sex Pistols were indeed on top form last night , they were superb , one of the best times ive seen them for sure with Steve joking around too they all seemed in great spirits.
Im glad they cut out that 'skiffle' start to pretty Vacant , but they did Silver machine , i cant stand
that song !!

the festival site itself is small !  not a big festival but it is expensive !  one of the worst ive been too for prices !!  £15 for four beer tokens ( you cant buy any less than four )  thats £3.75 per pint or HALF pint of vodka ice ...  or for a jack daniels or whatever !!!  FUCKIN RIP OFF Bastards !!  >:(
we suggled in a bottle of vodka and two tins of red stripe but that didnt last long ...  sadly £30 's worth of beer tokens didnt last long either .

It was easy to get to the front to see the band which makes a change .  Id go back to Loch Lomond festival if there were good enough headliners but id certainly go  on a smuggeling trip first cos the prices to eat wasnt much better !   two shitty cheeseburgers £7.50 !

BUT the Pistols were superb , so that made my weekend --- now all i need is some TVSmith this week to make my year complete !

 
   
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Uli on August 04, 2008, 09:01:54 PM
Great to hear the band was on tp form and you enjoyed yourself Jock!
Don't worry, it's the same with festivals almost everywhere - beer, food etc. is a rip-off...  >:(
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: jock on August 05, 2008, 03:35:18 PM
I notice Roadrunner and Did you no worng are missing from the setlist aobve ... musnt forget them tracks

 :P

Uli - yeh it seems as this country falls into a recession ,  the festivals start to charge HIGHER and even more  rediculous prices for beers and food ....GREED is obvious from the word go with NO one being alowed into the festival with some FOOD for fucks sake !    got to BIN the lot ... water too ! 

then buy more inside at inflated prices  - -  the food was shit . the BEER was shit ! but its hard NOT to be part of the fun and get into the spirit of things , so we buy the crap they sell....   im glad we had soem vodka smuggled tho and a few beers ..sod them all.
   
im gonna complain to the organsiers about the prices , i wont be heard but i will try .

Off to rebellion early tomorrow - ill see some of you there
BYEee

 
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Fred21 on August 05, 2008, 05:59:38 PM
See you Thursday Jock!

In the meantime, did you know:

The Sex Pistols demanded a bone china tea set and their own fenced-off toilet at Live At Loch Lomond over the weekend. Singer Johnny Rotten later got in a "kerfuffle" with electro act Autokratz over transport. The band's singer David Cox said: "The Pistols had a Land Rover to ferry them around the site but Johnny seemed to prefer our car" (Daily Star).

If its in the Daily Star it must be true!
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Uli on August 06, 2008, 08:39:15 AM
GREED is obvious from the word go with NO one being alowed into the festival with some FOOD for fucks sake !    got to BIN the lot ... water too ! 

Yeah, that's sad but typical... The only festival where I can understand that is a free festival, where they pay the bands with the money they make through sales of food & drink.

If its in the Daily Star it must be true!

Oh yeah...
What is a "kerfuffle" btw?
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Fred21 on August 06, 2008, 01:09:55 PM
A bit of a fuss, a tussle over nothing, etc.
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Fred21 on August 13, 2008, 01:42:36 PM
"We have now added John's recent – taking liberties not taken easily – interview on BBC1, The One Show to our JL.Com YouTube channel `RottenTube'. Definitely not be to missed...

See JL.Com for full info, plus recent tour reports including Belgium, Loch Lomond & Japan..."

JL.Com: Army of One
http://www.johnlydon.com
http://www.youtube.com/rottentv
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Alan on September 02, 2008, 07:28:53 AM
And he's scaring journalists at the Times today ahead of tonight's London gig:

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/music/article4654568.ece
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Fred21 on September 02, 2008, 12:49:21 PM
Cheers Al!
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Alan on September 20, 2008, 03:45:18 PM
Blimey now he's advertising butter....

(http://editorial.jpress.co.uk/web/images/EDIT/2008/09/20/4511136//TH1_ents%2010-1.jpg)

Former Sex Pistols singer John Lydon is now advertising butter - in stark contrast to his punk rock days when he proclaimed: "I am an antichrist, I am an anarchist."
Decked out in an English gentleman-style tweed outfit, Lydon - whose used the stage name Johnny Rotten - features in adverts for Country Life butter which will hit screens in October.

As part of his first television advertising campaign, Lydon gallivants around various British locations as he tries to decide why he thinks Country Life butter is his favourite brand.

The advert concludes, "It's not about Great Britain, it's about great butter", and will first be screened during the ITV Pride of Britain Awards next month.

Lydon and the Sex Pistols gained acclaim for their aggressive and nihilistic attitude on and off stage.

In 1977, they released God Save the Queen during the week of Queen Elizabeth II's Silver Jubilee.

The song was a hit but caused so much controversy for its criticism of the monarch that Lydon was once attacked by an angry mob in the streets.

The origins of his stage name are not definite.

One explanation, given in a Daily Telegraph feature interview with Lydon last year, was "he was given the name in the mid '70s, when his neglect of oral hygiene saw his teeth turning green."
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Fred21 on September 20, 2008, 03:50:35 PM
Aaahhh!

Makes you feel all warm and safe inside - looking forward to the ads - I'll enjoy them with a mug of Bovril!
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Fred21 on September 20, 2008, 03:56:47 PM
Sex Pistols' John Lydon to become face of British butter

PiL man set to appear in Country Life advert

Sex Pistols' John Lydon is set to star in an advert for British butter brand Country Life.

According to Mad.co.uk, Lydon was chosen by the brand because he is a "British icon".

The campaign is set to start soon, although exact dates of broadcast are yet to be announced.

In a statement, Country Life said: "We don't think enough people know Country Life is the only major British butter brand and John gets the message through loud and clear.

"He is seen as a great British icon. His independent views are part of his consumer appeal and his tongue-in-cheek sense of humour shines through in our TV advertising."
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Uli on September 22, 2008, 08:24:43 AM
Great - where can I buy it?  :P  ;)

When watching the Pistols' DVD I was kinda glad to see his beer belly is bigger than mine - must be all that butter, eh?  ;D
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Fred21 on September 23, 2008, 01:47:51 PM
Never mind the Bullocks!

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/mediamonkeyblog/2008/sep/22/advertising.television
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Fred21 on October 02, 2008, 12:36:46 PM
The advert is here:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2008/oct/01/advertising.television

Could have been a lot worse...
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Alan on October 02, 2008, 02:44:03 PM
That's quite a cute Ad - thanks for posting Fred!
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Fred21 on October 02, 2008, 05:05:20 PM
Now you're just buttering me up!
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Alan on October 02, 2008, 06:07:08 PM
I'm just a slippery character....

Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Fred21 on October 03, 2008, 09:55:14 AM
Is it on the tv now?
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Fred21 on October 03, 2008, 09:59:07 AM
There's another one:

http://www.enjoycountrylife.co.uk/upto.php
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Rockula on October 03, 2008, 12:28:52 PM
I loved it. But I'm a Flora man. ;D
Title: Pistols Squat - it could be yours...
Post by: Fred21 on October 04, 2008, 04:07:11 PM
http://www.nme.com/news/sex-pistols/40204
Title: Rotten Butter
Post by: Alan on February 04, 2009, 08:44:57 AM
It seems our Johnny was a hit:

"It has been one of the more unlikely celebrity endorsements; John Lydon, a member of the seminal punk band the Sex Pistols, advertising Country Life butter. But it appears to have worked.

Dairy Crest today said the campaign, featuring a spiky-haired Lydon, aka Johnny Rotten, dressed in tweeds, had helped lift sales of the brand by 85% in the most recent quarter. Lydon, once better known for sending chills down the spine of middle Englanders, now appears adept at sending them to the chiller cabinet." - Guardian, 4th February 2009

Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Alan on March 27, 2009, 04:06:42 PM
And now he's in the FT:


"Dairy Crest revealed on Friday that using John Lydon, the frontman of punk band the Sex Pistols, in Country Life adverts had helped boost sales of the butter by more than a quarter in the financial year.

The TV ad campaign which first aired in October and features the one-time anarchist and bad man of British music also known as Johnny Rotten has had a “very positive impact on sales” said Mark Allen, chief executive of Dairy Crest."

Good job A & C no longer contributes....
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Nick on April 01, 2009, 01:58:35 PM
It is always sad when someone you used to respect sells out.  :(
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Fred21 on April 01, 2009, 02:08:42 PM
I must confess, I don't mind Iggy and Johnny making a bit of cash for their old age - they've brought me, and many others, a load of fun over the years. Gawd bless 'em!
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Fred21 on January 31, 2011, 03:34:57 PM
"John Lydon brands Jay-Z a 'parody'
 
The former Sex Pistols rocker ' who is also known as Johnny Rotten - admitted he isn't a fan of the hip hop superstar and is pleased to have drawn crowds away from him when they have performed on the same bill.

He said: ''m afraid what Jay-Z does musically is parody to me. He's just nonsense. I've never met him, but twice I've had to play on a stage opposite when he was on.

'One was Coachella festival and one was in Poland, and both times I pulled an enormous crowd away from him. He certainly must have noticed.'

John also admitted he feels disappointed by what he has heard about Rolling Stones rocker Keith Richards' new autobiography 'Life' because he doesn't think he has given a full picture of how he has lived, but wants to read the book to forge his own opinion.

He said: ''ve heard it's just full of kiss and tell stories about guns and drugs and women. Well, maybe that's his life, but I thought he had more depth than that. But I'll wait until I read it.'"

http://www.music-news.com/shownews.asp?H=John-Lydon-brands-Jay-Z-a-parody&nItemID=39007

I've just finished Keef's book and really enjoyed it - but he never did rate punk!
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Uli on January 31, 2011, 05:01:27 PM
I've just finished Keef's book and really enjoyed it - but he never did rate punk!

Me too, Fred, no big surprise there!  ;)
What I read was more than above mentioned stuff, he talks about songs, open g tuning and gigs too. Most funny moments for me were the rantings about Mick (concerning their arguments in the 80s)...  :D
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Fred21 on January 31, 2011, 07:01:13 PM
True, true.

I really enjoyed it, but I'm a HUGE fan of the Keefster!
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Rockula on January 31, 2011, 08:29:42 PM
I've just finished Keef's book and really enjoyed it - but he never did rate punk!

Except he did play and record with Paul Fox (The Ruts). He obviously rated some punk musicians.
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Fred21 on January 31, 2011, 10:03:46 PM
And Honest John Plain of The Boys, etc.

But not a big fan in general - on the "Some Girls" sessions: "There was a certain sense of renewal. A lot of it was we've got to out-punk the punks. Beacuse they can't play and we can. All they can do is be punks. Yes, that might have been a certain thorn in the side. The Johnny Rottens, 'these fucking kids'. I love every band that comes along. That's why I'm here, to encourage guys to play and get bands together. But when they're not playing anything, they're just spitting on people, now come on, we can do better than that."

Keith Richards, Life. Page 400.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Life-Keith-Richards/dp/0297854399

Mind you, I saw a few gigs like that back in the day, but local stuff, not the "name" bands.

I always thought you could detect a punk influence on this track from "Some Girls":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BjQYQ5p2Ko

Mind you, Mick loved The Tubes, so he did partake of the punk scene.
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Fred21 on February 07, 2011, 08:15:29 PM
http://www.music-news.com/shownews.asp?H=John-Lydon-talks-of-making-music-with-anything&nItemID=39135
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Fred21 on February 25, 2011, 10:09:29 AM
"You can watch a video interview with John Lydon from Wednesday's victorious NME Awards via the link below:

www.nme.com/news/john-lydon/55150
www.nme.com/news/daily-gossip/55147

John will be attending a very special mini-exhibition of pictures from Mr Rotten's Scrapbook at The Hospital Club, in London's Covent Garden later today (Friday, February 25th). You can see sample pages from the book via this link: www.concertlive.co.uk/mrrottensscrapbook/samples.html
 
Forthcoming press interviews to look out for:
(today) Friday, February 25th

Absolute Radio, The Christian O'Connell Breakfast Show 6am-10am
XFM, Drivetime with Ian Camfield 4pm-7pm
ITN, London Tonight, 6pm

Saturday, February 26th
Talksport, Sports Breakfast, 11am
Absolute Radio, Ian Wright's Rock n Roll Football 5pm
Channel 4, NME Awards 11.20pm
Sunday, February 27th
Sky Sports News (morning)
XFM, PiL: Album XFM 25 (one-hour special on 'Album' album)
Monday, February 28th
BBC1, The One Show, 7pm
Tuesday, March 1st
ITV, Daybreak 6am-9pm"
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Fred21 on March 07, 2011, 01:01:28 PM
http://www.music-news.com/shownews.asp?H=John-Lydon-wishes-Sid-Vicious-hadn’t-been-turned-into-a-nasty,-egotistical-monster-by-drugs&nItemID=39806

http://www.music-news.com/shownews.asp?H=John-Lydon-doesn’t-like-being-called-a-punk&nItemID=39767
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Alan on July 05, 2012, 03:43:38 PM
I see Lydon is going to be on Question Time which should be interesting….
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Tj on July 05, 2012, 11:57:20 PM
It was.

Information. Education. True values.

And a lttle of the Rotten thrown in for good measure.
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Alan on April 04, 2014, 09:18:10 PM
Blimey this is up there with butter and jungles:

http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/apr/04/johnny-rotten-in-jesus-christ-superstar/

Mind you the 'antichrist' playing King Herod is quite fitting....
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Alan on November 15, 2014, 01:25:03 PM
Investment advice anyone?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/fameandfortune/11231875/John-Lydon-Ive-spent-10000-on-iPad-apps.html#

Just a matter of time before the Daily Telegraph Finance section interview TV...
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Fred21 on November 15, 2014, 02:49:56 PM
Well spotted - I found the Matlock one quite informative too:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/fameandfortune/11092419/Glen-Matlock-Leaving-the-Sex-Pistols-cost-me-millions-of-pounds.html
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Uli on December 14, 2014, 11:28:38 AM
http://www.nme.com/news/john-lydon/81671

Always something entertaining to say...  ;D
Quote
The former Sex Pistols and current PiL front man was speaking to an audience of around 300 at Oxford University's Sheldonian theatre on Monday evening. It was his final public appearance to promote his 2014 autobiography, Anger Is An Energy.

 During the talk, the punk icon took a swipe at Mick Jagger for his "embarrassing" performance at Glastonbury last year. Discussing his musical future, Lydon said he'd give up music “only if I got bored with it, and as long as there's human being in the world, I'm not going to get bored”.

Asked about a possible future for the Sex Pistols however, Lydon replied, “Oh no, that's finished. I mean have you seen us? I mean We've all put on weight but Mr Jones here [guitarist Steve Jones] is coming it at 500 pounds! And I did the butter advert!”
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Fred21 on August 20, 2015, 09:17:48 PM
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/features/2015-08-18/john-lydon-s-advice-for-young-punks
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Fred21 on September 07, 2015, 10:32:30 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-34176104
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Fred21 on September 22, 2015, 10:24:56 PM
http://us5.campaign-archive2.com/?u=a16e19e73f436586730517535&id=96ee2b78d1&e=987a594f98

http://us5.campaign-archive2.com/?u=a16e19e73f436586730517535&id=eabbdbe058&e=987a594f98
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Fred21 on September 25, 2015, 01:13:34 PM
John Lydon claims he received BBC ban after issuing Jimmy Savile warning

http://www.nme.com/news/john-lydon/88546
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Fred21 on September 25, 2015, 04:36:32 PM
On telly tonight:

http://us5.campaign-archive2.com/?u=a16e19e73f436586730517535&id=93c3afab50&e=987a594f98
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: slaughterboy on September 26, 2015, 07:51:37 AM
John Lydon claims he received BBC ban after issuing Jimmy Savile warning

http://www.nme.com/news/john-lydon/88546

They played an excerpt from the 1978 BBC radio interview on the show. Remarkable insight or, most likely, inside knowledge of what the pervert was up to. Rotten had heard rumours of what Savile was up to nearly 40 years ago
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Fred21 on May 21, 2016, 02:38:09 PM
http://www.nme.com/news/john-lydon/93685
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Fred21 on June 05, 2016, 12:39:31 PM
http://music-news.com/news/UK/97936/Sex-Pistols-star-Johnny-Rotten-trades-in-punk-rock-for-bingo

I wonder if he was inspired by Max at Rebellion?
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Fred21 on July 25, 2016, 09:09:12 PM
On tv this Friday:

http://us5.campaign-archive2.com/?u=a16e19e73f436586730517535&id=f3043563cf&e=987a594f98

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07m8309
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Fred21 on July 29, 2016, 04:47:28 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p042mv30
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Fred21 on July 29, 2016, 11:49:06 PM
Good interview - but he didn't seem all that healthy to me.
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Alan on July 30, 2016, 10:36:45 AM
Blimey you are not kidding Fred, he's face looks unnaturally bloated...
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: slaughterboy on July 30, 2016, 08:13:43 PM
That blue dress and necklace doesn't suit him either...
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Fred21 on August 16, 2016, 12:06:27 PM
Things get worse for Johnny-boy:

http://www.music-news.com/news/UK/99603/John-Lydon-hit-with-bottle-in-Chile

http://www.nme.com/news/john-lydon/95695
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Uli on August 16, 2016, 12:07:55 PM
Same kind of idiots everywhere...  ::)
At least his neck looks better in that pic (as in that recent interview)!
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Fred21 on October 16, 2016, 01:17:25 PM
http://www.music-news.com/news/UK/100905/John-Lydon-I-ve-never-sold-my-soul
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Uli on October 16, 2016, 04:47:51 PM
http://www.music-news.com/news/UK/100905/John-Lydon-I-ve-never-sold-my-soul

Yeah yeah, but the Pistols sold out when they signed to EMI etc. etc. bla bla!  ::)
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Fred21 on October 16, 2016, 04:58:04 PM
Don't try and butter me up with that old shit!


Oh, right...
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Uli on October 17, 2016, 04:06:34 PM
I was just playing **** (you know, our old confused/abused troll)...  ;)
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Fred21 on October 20, 2016, 08:08:02 PM
http://us5.campaign-archive2.com/?u=a16e19e73f436586730517535&id=9145cc83e8&e=987a594f98
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Fred21 on November 27, 2016, 04:14:13 PM
What's tomorrow's big announcement?

http://us5.campaign-archive1.com/?u=a16e19e73f436586730517535&id=97c4f76d20&e=987a594f98

New Pistols album?

New Pistols tour?

Both?

With Corre burning all that Pistols memorabilia and "Anarchy" being released 40 years ago yesterday, the Pistols have certainly had a lot of free publicity.

Or does the white feather quill indicate that he's updating the updated autobiography?

Perhaps he's just going back into the jungle...
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Fred21 on November 28, 2016, 08:30:07 PM
Is that it?

http://us5.campaign-archive2.com/?u=a16e19e73f436586730517535&id=045b21061d&e=987a594f98

TV got there first...
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Uli on November 29, 2016, 11:01:43 AM
http://us5.campaign-archive2.com/?u=a16e19e73f436586730517535&id=045b21061d&e=987a594f98

TV got there first...

Wow, good to see TV's still inspiring to his peers!  8)
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Alan Grundy on December 01, 2016, 12:04:03 AM
Quote
http://us5.campaign-archive2.com/?u=a16e19e73f436586730517535&id=045b21061d&e=987a594f98
Have they got the decimal point in the wrong place on the prices!!!
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Uli on December 01, 2016, 05:18:47 PM
Have they got the decimal point in the wrong place on the prices!!!

Whoah! Sell-out, cash from chaos etc.!  :P  ;)
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Fred21 on February 24, 2017, 12:47:03 PM
Sorry for the long cut'n'paste that follows, but it doesn't have a direct hyperlink and I wouldn't want you to miss it:

An Evening with Mr Rotten

To celebrate 40 years of songwriting and the release of Mr Rotten's Songbook, you are hereby invited to 'An Evening with Mr Rotten' at Oslo, Hackney, in London, on Friday 31st March 2017.

Early bird tickets will be available to Mr Rotten's Songbook purchasers this Monday 27th February at 9.00am at just £17, with general sale tickets to follow on Friday 3rd March at £23 each.

An Evening with Mr Rotten - the format
An Evening with Mr Rotten will give fans an exclusive opportunity to celebrate John's art and songwriting within a truly intimate environment.

John will be interviewed by a guest presenter TBA and will be speaking openly about the inspiration behind his songwriting, and his reasons for crafting Mr Rotten's Songbook.

Doors will open at 6.30pm with the event starting at 7.30pm, and finishing by 9.45pm.

The event will feature:
An intimate interview with John Lydon, with John speaking openly about his songwriting, plans for the future, and inspiration for writing Mr Rotten's Songbook.
A John Lydon quiz, with fans having the opportunity to win a range of signed and truly exclusive prizes.
A Q&A session, with the audience having their chance to pose questions to John.

The event will be limited to just 250 tickets, with details of how you can secure yours below:

Ticket Details
Purchasers of Mr Rotten's Songbook will have priority access to tickets to this truly exclusive event. Tickets will be sold via www.concertlive.co.uk with the 'On Sale' dates listed below:

Monday 27th February - 9.00am - Tickets to go on sale at £17 each to Mr Rotten's Songbook purchasers via a private link.

Friday 3rd March - 6.00pm - Tickets to go on General Sale at £23 each.

Don't miss out on the chance to see John in this truly exclusive setting.
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Uli on March 25, 2017, 02:08:22 PM
Found on FB somewhere...
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To celebrate the forthcoming release of Mr Rotten's Songbook, we're delighted to announce that John Lydon will be making numerous TV and radio appearances over the coming days. Tune in to the below to hear John talk about this truly special piece of living art and the stories and inspiration behind the making of it:
Saturday 25th March
3pm: BBC 6 Music - Mary Anne Hobbs & Stuart McConie show
Monday 27th March
7.30am: ITV1 - Good Morning Britain
6.00pm: BBC Radio 2 - Drivetime with Simon Mayo
10.30pm: ITV1 - ITV News at 10
Tuesday 28th March
12:00pm: Virgin Radio - The Jamie East Show
Mr Rotten's Songbook is selling extremely fast so if you haven't yet ordered your copy, you can do so now on the following link:
https://mrrottenssongbook.concertlive.com
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Uli on March 28, 2017, 09:59:54 AM
Says Trump is not a racist... and no, I don't agree much with Johnny here.  ::)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQqdxQQ5Xtw
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Fred21 on September 01, 2017, 11:10:12 AM
http://mailchi.mp/pilofficial/pil-doc-at-london-raindance-film-festival?e=987a594f98
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Fred21 on February 18, 2018, 05:08:34 PM
https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/feb/15/john-lydon-i-didnt-want-to-be-a-comfortable-mick-jagger-type-naughty-pop-star
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Uli on February 20, 2018, 09:30:59 AM
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“I didn’t want to be that comfortable, Mick Jagger-type naughty pop star,” he explains. “I was in danger of becoming a parody.”

*Cough cough*  That danger never went away it seems... ;D
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Fred21 on May 17, 2018, 05:07:49 PM
http://www.nme.com/news/music/john-lydon-looks-back-demise-sid-vicious-sex-pistols-public-image-low-life-meaning-2316754
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Fred21 on September 16, 2018, 04:10:27 PM
https://www.salon.com/2018/09/15/john-lydon-wants-you-to-know-the-truth-people-do-not-know-what-i-had-to-endure/
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Fred21 on September 17, 2018, 02:43:32 PM
British man in his 60's is overweight horror shock!!!

No, of course it's not TV!

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-6173693/The-Sex-Pistols-star-John-Lydon-62-worlds-away-hell-raising-punk-heyday.html
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Uli on September 17, 2018, 06:35:11 PM
Gotta say his suit is an unfortunate choice...   :-\
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Uli on October 04, 2018, 09:14:26 AM
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/28/style/johnny-rotten-john-lydon-sex-pistols.html
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With his return to the public stage, Mr. Lydon’s girth has become a subject of tabloid reports. “John Lydon, 62, looks barely recognizable,” read a recent headline in The Daily Express in London. The Daily Mail said he “looks worlds away from his hell-raising rail-thin punk heyday.”

Mr. Lydon, for his part, isn’t about to start caring what people think. “Sometimes I bloat because I’ve got a thyroid problem,” he said. “It’s really nice when your pants expand, and you can wear them after, when you thin back down.”
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Uli on October 09, 2018, 08:54:15 AM
A longer interview:
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/dangerous_minds_interviews_john_lydon_forty_years_of_public_image_ltd
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Fred21 on February 19, 2019, 01:16:05 PM
https://louderthanwar.com/john-lydon-interview-depth-transcript-gives-fascinating-insight/
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Fred21 on March 08, 2019, 11:37:37 AM
https://www.kerrang.com/the-news/john-lydon-loses-it-at-marky-ramone-this-daft-c-t-was-into-f-king-drugs/
Title: Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
Post by: Fred21 on April 19, 2019, 03:36:36 PM
https://www.newsweek.com/punk-legend-johnny-rotten-trump-1399161