13 Nov

John Lydon Likes Mick Jagger!!

It took a long long time for this story to come out but John Lydon, aka Johnny Rotten, says that Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger helped out Sid Vicious when everybody else turned their backs. When Sid was accused of murdering his girlfriend Nancy Spungen in 1979, it was Mick Jagger who paid for the legal fees. John says:

“For that, I have a good liking of Mick Jagger. There was activity behind the scenes from Mick so I applaud him. He never used it to advance himself publicity-wise.”

Unfortunately Sid died from an overdose so the case never went to court.

22 Oct

John Lydon (Rotten) Has A Book!

I’ll know him more by Johnny Rotten but he has a scrapbook that came out last week. It’s a pretty big book at 14″ x 14″ and has over 250 pages of personal images and hand written quotes. The book is limited to 750 numbered books and will come with a 12″ picture vinyl that is hand built into the back cover of each book. You can get it here if you have the money. It’s not cheap.


02 Mar

PiL On Tour In North America!!!!

I can’t contain my excitement on this. John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols) and his band PiL (Public Image Ltd.) are coming to the states after getting back together last year. PiL started back in 1978 after the Sex Pistols broke up and put out 8 albums up to 1992 when John shut it down. So I’m happy I finally get to see them. Here are their tour dates along with their first release ‘Public Image’.

Apr. 16: Indio, Calif. (Coachella/Empire Polo Field)
Apr. 17: San Francisco, Calif. (Grand Ballroom @ Regency Center)
Apr. 20: Seattle, Wash. (Showbox at the Market)
Apr. 21: Portland, Ore. (Crystal Ballroom)
Apr. 23: Salt Lake City, Utah (The Depot)
Apr. 24: Denver, Col. (Ogden Theatre)
Apr. 26: Kansas City, Mo. (Midland Theatre)
May 2: Chicago, Ill. (House of Blues)
May 4: Boston, Mass. (Royale Boston)
May 5: Boston, Mass. (Royale Boston)
May 7: Toronto, Ontario (Kool Haus)
May 8: Montreal, Quebec (Theatre L’Olympia de Montreal)
May 11: Baltimore, Md. (Rams Head Live)
May 12: Washington, D.C. (9:30 Club)
May 14: Pittsburgh, Pa. (Club Zoo)

23 Nov

Public Image Ltd. Re-Release

John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten from the Sex Pistols) is going on tour with his band PiL, Public Image Ltd. on December 15th.  Bummer its going to be in the UK only because I would LOVE to see him play.  I have all PiL’s albums….yes albums as in vinyl.  Well to get people back into him, he’s reissuing their 1979 album ‘Metal Box’ along with a three-CD set with 64 tracks and rarities including the John Peel sessions and remixes. Here’s an old video


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