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38 Essential ’80s Songs About Nuclear Anxiety

We talk about the ‘80s a lot. Nostalgia for that decade and its pop culture has both seemed to move in cycles and be ever-present…
Ryan Leas | January 23, 2018 - 11:06 am

Progress Report

Progress Report: John Lydon

NAME: John Lydon PROGRESS REPORT: World’s most curmudgeonly front man chats up his new book and gears up to record a new P.I.L. album…
T. Cole Rachel | January 4, 2011 - 2:08 pm

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Watch John Lydon Voice Meat Sweats The Mutant Pig Celebrity Chef In New Ninja Turtles Cartoon

John Lydon's newest job is as a cast member in Nickelodeon's new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles show Rise Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The…
James Rettig | September 12, 2018 - 3:32 pm

John Lydon To Voice Mutant Pig In Rise Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

John Lydon, aka Johnny Rotten from the Sex Pistols and the frontman of Public Image Ltd, has been cast in Nickelodeon's new Teenage Mutant Ninja…
Peter Helman | July 28, 2018 - 11:09 am

John Lydon Supports Donald Trump, Nigel Farage, Brexit

John Lydon, the frontman of both the Sex Pistols and Public Image Ltd., once famously snarled that he wants to destroy the passerby. And now…
Tom Breihan | March 27, 2017 - 12:18 pm

“Anarchy In The UK” Turns 40 Today So Malcolm McLaren And Vivienne Westwood’s Son Set £5M Of Punk Memorabilia On Fire

The Sex Pistols' debut single "Anarchy In The UK" came out 40 years ago today. To celebrate, the son of Sex Pistols svengali Malcolm McLaren…
Peter Helman | November 26, 2016 - 11:25 am

John Lydon Attacked With Bottle On Stage In Chile, Finishes Show Bleeding

John Lydon is still punk as fuck at age 60. While the erstwhile Johnny Rotten was performing with Public Image Ltd in Santiago, Chile at…
Collin Robinson | August 15, 2016 - 2:54 pm

Watch Public Image Ltd. Play “Double Trouble,” Bash Donald Trump On Colbert

Last night, The Tonight Show had Justin Bieber as its musical guest. And in what I guess you'd have to call counterprogramming, Stephen Colbert's Late
Tom Breihan | November 18, 2015 - 8:47 am

Photos: Voodoo 2015

The Voodoo Music + Arts Experience went down this Halloween weekend in New Orleans' City Park. Stereogum was there, taking in headlining sets by Florence
Stereogum | November 1, 2015 - 9:29 pm

Voodoo 2015 Recap: Florence, Ozzy Headline Muddy Big Easy Halloween

Every now and then things fall into place just right, like having a festival called Voodoo in New Orleans, over Halloween weekend. These were factors…
Ryan Leas | November 1, 2015 - 6:15 pm

Stereogum At Voodoo 2015: Toyota Music Den Portraits

Stereogum attended the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience in New Orleans over the weekend, where we hosted a number of acts with Spin and Brooklyn…
Stereogum | November 1, 2015 - 4:48 pm

Metal Box: John Lydon Says He Spent £10,000 On Apps

Sex Pistols/Public Image Ltd. frontman John Lydon gave an interview to The Telegraph in which he says he spent £10,000 -- the equivalent of $15,632.60…
Chris DeVille | November 18, 2014 - 4:39 pm

PiL @ Club Nokia, Los Angeles 10/28/12

Having resurfaced in 2010 at Club Nokia prior to Coachella, PiL returned to the scene of the crime in support of their latest album This
Andrew Youssef | October 30, 2012 - 9:38 am

Public Image Ltd. – “One Drop”

Back in 2009, John Lydon started touring with a reconstituted version of his legendary postpunk group Public Image Ltd. And on 4/21, Record Store Day,…
Tom Breihan | February 14, 2012 - 12:02 pm

PiL @ Club Nokia, Los Angeles 4/13/10

When PiL performed on Jimmy Kimmel last week, I mentioned the old-timey post-punks were about to launch their first US tour in 18 years: It…
Brandon Stosuy | April 14, 2010 - 3:15 pm