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Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
« Reply #60 on: October 02, 2008, 06:07:08 PM »
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Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
« Reply #61 on: October 03, 2008, 09:55:14 AM »
Is it on the tv now?
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Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
« Reply #62 on: October 03, 2008, 09:59:07 AM »
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Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
« Reply #63 on: October 03, 2008, 12:28:52 PM »
I loved it. But I'm a Flora man. ;D

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« Reply #64 on: October 04, 2008, 04:07:11 PM »
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« Reply #65 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


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Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
« Reply #66 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."

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Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
« Reply #67 on: April 01, 2009, 01:58:35 PM »
It is always sad when someone you used to respect sells out.  :(

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Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
« Reply #68 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!
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Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
« Reply #69 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!
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Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
« Reply #70 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
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Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
« Reply #71 on: January 31, 2011, 07:01:13 PM »
True, true.

I really enjoyed it, but I'm a HUGE fan of the Keefster!
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Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
« Reply #72 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.

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Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
« Reply #73 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.
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