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John Lydon

John Joseph Lydon (born 31 January 1956), also known by the former stage name Johnny Rotten, is a singer-songwriter and television presenter, best known as the lead singer of punk rock band the Sex Pistols from 1975 until 1978, and again for various revivals during the 1990s and 2000s. He is the lead singer of the post-punk band Public Image Ltd (PiL), which he founded and fronted from 1978 until 1993, and again from 2009. Throughout his career, Lydon has made controversial or dismissive comments about the royal family and other subjects. There has been a recent revival of a 1980s movement to have Lydon knighted for his achievements with the Sex Pistols- even though he has since turned down an MBE for his services to music. In 2002 he was named among the 100 Greatest Britons following a UK-wide vote. Q Magazine remarked that "somehow he's assumed the status of national treasure."

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That What Is Not - Track By Track Commentary By Band Members
... "Acid Drops" John Lydon (1992) “ censorship – that particularly relates to America, because there's a lot of vested interest groups, like all these religious fanatics ... He doesn't do things for fashionable reasons.” John McGeoch (1991) (about the new album) “It'll be dance music, pretty guitary, pretty fast ... doing it I live in the country, so I'd be quite happy recording somewhere like The Manor, and John's the same, but Allan's a real town person.” Ted Chau (PIL tour guitarist, 2001) “I was ...
Commercial Zone - Track By Track Commentary By The Band
... "Love Song"/"This Is Not A Love Song" John Lydon (1982/92/99) “We don't do love songs, what is the point of these unrealistic pieces of trash?” “It was all very tongue in cheek ... and 'Solitaire'.” "Mad Max"/"Bad Life" John Lydon (1984) “It was originally 'Bad Life', then it went to 'Mad Max' ... to give me a credit for it.” "The Slab"/"The Order of Death" John Lydon (1999) “When I went to Italy to make the film 'Order of Death' the producers asked us to do ...
Album (Public Image Ltd Album) - Recording Sessions
... In the liner notes of PiL's Plastic Box compilation (1999), Lydon remarked that Album was "almost like a solo album" since he was working on his own with several ... Davis came into the studio while the album was being recorded and commented that Lydon sang like Davis played the trumpet ... Lydon said it was "still the best thing anyone's ever said to me." Lead guitarist Steve Vai “Bill Laswell, the producer, called and I flew in and out of New York from Alcatrazz shows to cut the ...
Time Zone (band) - History
... leader John Lydon, and producer/bassist Bill Laswell ... The "World Destruction" single was arranged by Laswell after Lydon and Bambaataa had acknowledged respect for each other's work Afrika Bambaataa "I was talking to Bill Laswell saying I need ... a version where he cussed the Queen something terrible, which was never released." John Lydon "We went in, put a drum beat down on the machine and did the whole thing in about four-and-a-half ...
John Lydon - Discography - Solo
... Path (Virgin, 1997) Compilations The Best of British £1 Notes (Lydon, PiL Sex Pistols) (Virgin/EMI, 2005) Singles "Open Up" (with Leftfield) – 1993 – No ...

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    My reputation is a media creation.
    —John Lydon (formerly Johnny Rotten)