John Lydon performing with the Sex Pistols at Brixton Academy in 2007
|Birth name||John Joseph Lydon|
|Also known as||Johnny Rotten|
|Born||31 January 1956 |
|Years active||1975 – present|
|Associated acts||Sex Pistols, Public Image Ltd.|
John Joseph Lydon (born 31 January 1956), also known as Johnny Rotten, is an English rock musician of Irish descent. The Brixton Academy or Brixton is one of London 's leading music venues Events 1504 - France cedes Naples to Aragon. 1606 - Gunpowder Plot: Guy Fawkes Year 1956 ( MCMLVI) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Ireland (pronounced /ˈaɾlənd/ Éire) is the third largest island in Europe, and the twentieth-largest island in the world A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Post-punk was a popular musical movement in the mid to late 1970s following on the heels of the initial Punk rock explosion of the early 1970s A musician is a person who plays or writes Music. Musicians can be classified by their roles in creating or performing music An instrumentalist plays a A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified for the purpose of making Music. A Stroh violin, or violinophone, is a Violin that amplifies its sound through a metal resonator and metal horns rather than a wooden sound box as on The saxophone (commonly referred to simply as sax) is a conical- bored transposing Musical instrument considered a member of the Woodwind The electric bass guitar (also called electric bass, or simply bass; ˈbeɪs as in "base" is a Stringed instrument played primarily with the The violin is a bowed String instrument with four strings usually tuned in Perfect fifths It is the smallest and highest-pitched member A keyboard instrument is any musical instrument played using a Musical keyboard. The guitar is a Musical instrument with ancient roots that is used in a wide variety of musical styles The Sex Pistols are an English Punk rock band that formed in London in 1975 Public Image Ltd ( PiL) were an English musical group formed in 1978 by vocalist John Lydon, Guitarist Keith Levene Events 1504 - France cedes Naples to Aragon. 1606 - Gunpowder Plot: Guy Fawkes Year 1956 ( MCMLVI) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland He is the lead vocalist for the punk rock group Sex Pistols and Public Image Ltd. The Sex Pistols are an English Punk rock band that formed in London in 1975 Public Image Ltd ( PiL) were an English musical group formed in 1978 by vocalist John Lydon, Guitarist Keith Levene With his sarcastic and provocative public personality, he participated in laying down a new template for rebellious youth and band frontmen. A musical ensemble is a group of two or more Musicians who perform instrumental or vocal Music. His musical innovations have also been influential.
He is married to Nora Forster. They have no children together, but Lydon is stepfather of Forster's daughter, Ari Up, who herself had been the lead singer in the influential postpunk, dub reggae band, The Slits. Ari Up (born January 17, 1962) is the Stage name for the lead vocalist of the English punk group, The Slits Post-punk was a popular musical movement in the mid to late 1970s following on the heels of the initial Punk rock explosion of the early 1970s Dub is a form of music which evolved from Reggae in the late 1960s The Slits are a UK Punk rock band The quartet was formed in 1976 by members of the bands The Flowers of Romance and The Castrators He currently lives in Los Angeles. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West 
According to Lydon he was born in Ireland before his parents emigrated to London, the cause of the move being that his father was in trouble with the Irish police. His parents were both Irish Catholic immigrants, his father from Tuam, County Galway, and his mother from County Cork. Immigration refers to the movement of people among countries While the movement of people has existed throughout human history at various levels modern immigration implies long-term Tuam (pronounced /tʃuəm/ Tuaim is a town in County Galway, Ireland. County Galway (Contae na Gaillimhe is located on the West Coast of Ireland. County Cork (Contae Chorcaí is the most southerly and the largest of the modern counties of Ireland. He grew up on a council estate in Finsbury Park, North London with three younger brothers. A housing estate is a group of buildings built together as a single development Finsbury Park is a 112 acre (45-hectare public park in the London Borough of Haringey. North London is the northern part of London, England. The area it covers is defined differently for a range of purposes At the age of seven, he contracted spinal meningitis, putting him in and out of comas for half a year and erasing most of his memory. Meningitis is Inflammation of the protective membranes covering the Brain and Spinal cord, known collectively as the Meninges. In Medicine, a coma (from the Greek koma, meaning deep sleep is a profound state of Unconsciousness. The disease left him with a permanent curve in his spine. It also damaged his eyesight, resulting in his characteristic stare. John attended St. William of York School in Islington North London where his friends included David Crowe, Tony Purcell and John Gray. David Crowe went on to become involved with Public Image. John Gray became a school teacher and Tony Purcell some year later became a pioneer of the Internet industry in Scotland. 
In 1975, Lydon was among a group of youths who regularly hung around Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood's fetish clothing shop SEX. The Sex Pistols are an English Punk rock band that formed in London in 1975 Malcolm McLaren (born Malcolm Robert Andrew Edwards on January 22 1946 in London) is an English Impresario and musician Dame Vivienne Westwood, DBE, RDI, (born 8 April, 1941) is an English Fashion designer largely responsible for bringing SEX was a Boutique run by Malcolm McLaren & Vivienne Westwood at 430 King's Road London. McLaren had returned from a brief stint travelling with American proto-punk band the New York Dolls, and he was working on promoting a new band formed by Steve Jones, Glen Matlock and Paul Cook called Sex Pistols. For the self-titled debut album see New York Dolls (album The New York Dolls are an American Glam rock band formed in Stephen Phillip Jones (born 3 September, 1955 in Shepherds Bush, London) is an English rock Guitarist Glen Matlock (born 27 August 1956 in West London, England) is a Bass guitarist most famous for being in the original lineup of the Punk rock Paul Cook, born on 20 July 1956, is an English Drummer and member of the Punk rock band Sex Pistols. The Sex Pistols are an English Punk rock band that formed in London in 1975 McLaren was impressed with Lydon's ragged look and unique sense of style, particularly his orange hair and modified Pink Floyd T-shirt (with the band members' eyes scratched out and the words I Hate scrawled in felt-tip pen above the band's logo). Pink Floyd are After tunelessly singing Alice Cooper's "Eighteen" to the accompaniment of the shop's jukebox, Lydon was chosen as the band's frontman. Alice Cooper (born Vincent Damon Furnier; February 4, 1948) is an American rock singer songwriter and musician whose career spans five jukebox is a partially automated music-playing device usually a Coin -operated machine that can play specially selected songs from self-contained media
The origin of the stage name Johnny Rotten has had varying explanations. One, given in a Daily Telegraph feature interview with Lydon in 2007, was that "he was given the name in the mid '70s, when his neglect of oral hygiene saw his teeth turning green". For "The Daily Telegraph" in Australia see The Daily Telegraph (Australia. Oral hygiene is the practice of keeping the Mouth and Teeth clean in order to prevent dental problems and bad breath.  Another story says the name was allegedly given to him by Steve Jones, after Jones saw his teeth and exclaimed "You're rotten, you are!"
In 1977, the band released "God Save the Queen" during the week of Queen Elizabeth II's Silver Jubilee. " God Save the Queen " was the second single released by the Punk rock band Sex Pistols. For the ship see RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Context States headed by Elizabeth II A Silver Jubilee is a celebration held to mark a 25th anniversary The song was a hit, but caused so much controversy that Lydon was attacked in the streets by an angry mob. They stabbed him in his left hand, his leg, and nearly gouged out his eye with a beer bottle. Since then, he has not been able to properly make a fist with his left hand.
Lydon's interest in dub music and his post-Sex Pistols work with Public Image Ltd. (also known as PiL) and artists such as Afrika Bambaataa and Leftfield showed him to be more musically sophisticated than his work with the Sex Pistols had suggested. Dub is a form of music which evolved from Reggae in the late 1960s Public Image Ltd ( PiL) were an English musical group formed in 1978 by vocalist John Lydon, Guitarist Keith Levene Afrika Bambaataa (born Kevin Donovan on April 17, 1957) is an American DJ from the South Bronx, who was instrumental in the Leftfield were a duo of Electronica artists and Record producers Paul Daley (formerly of The Rivals, A Man Called Adam and the McLaren was said to have been upset when Lydon revealed during a radio interview that his influences included experimentalists like Can, Captain Beefheart and Van der Graaf Generator. Can was a musical group formed in West Germany in 1968 One of the most important Krautrock groups Can had a style grounded in the Experimental rock of Don Van Vliet (born Donald Glen Vliet on January 15 1941, in Glendale California, U Van der Graaf Generator, sometimes known by the shorter Van der Graaf, is an English Progressive rock band 
Tensions between Lydon and bassist Glen Matlock arose because Lydon believed Matlock to be too white-collar and middle-class and because Lydon said Matlock was "always going on about nice things like the Beatles". Glen Matlock (born 27 August 1956 in West London, England) is a Bass guitarist most famous for being in the original lineup of the Punk rock The middle class, in colloquial usage consists of those who have some economic independence but not a great deal of social Influence or power. As a replacement, Lydon recommended his school friend John Simon Ritchie. Although Ritchie was not a competent musician, McLaren agreed that he had the look the band wanted: pale, emaciated, spike-haired, with ripped clothes and a perpetual sneer. Rotten dubbed him Sid Vicious as a joke, taking the name from his pet hamster, a finger-biting creature named Sid the Vicious. John Simon Ritchie (born May 10, 1957, died February 2, 1979) better known as Sid Vicious, was an English Punk
Vicious's chaotic relationship with girlfriend Nancy Spungen, and his worsening heroin addiction, caused a great deal of friction amongst the band members, particularly with Lydon, whose sarcastic remarks often exacerbated the situation. Nancy Laura Spungen (February 27 1958 – October 12 1978 was the American girlfriend of Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious. Heroin ( INN: diacetylmorphine, BAN: diamorphine) is a semi-synthetic opioid synthesized from Morphine, a derivative Lydon closed the final Sid Vicious-era Sex Pistols concert in San Francisco's Winterland in January 1978 with a rhetorical question to the audience: "Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?" Shortly thereafter, McLaren, Jones, and Cook went to Brazil to meet and record with train robber Ronnie Biggs. The City and County of San Francisco is the fourth most populous city |utc_offset = -2 to -4 |time_zone_DST = BRST |utc_offset_DST = -2 to -5 |cctld Ronald Arthur Biggs better known as Ronnie Biggs (born August 8, 1929) is an English Prisoner who is known for escaping from prison Lydon declined to go, feeling that they were attempting to make a hero out of a violent thug who brutally attacked a train driver and stole "working-class money". Lydon was abandoned in San Francisco virtually penniless.
The Sex Pistols' disintegration was documented in Julian Temple's satirical pseudo-biopic, The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle, in which Jones, Cook and Vicious each played a character. Julien Temple (born November 26, 1953 in London) is an English film documentary and music video director Satire is often strictly defined as a literary genre or form; although in practice it is also found in the graphic and Performing arts In satire human A biographical motion picture &mdash often shortened to biopic &mdash is a film that dramatizes the life of an actual person or people The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle ( 1980) is a fictional "documentary" (a "mockumentary") film directed by Julien Temple and Matlock only appeared in live footage and as an animation. Lydon refused to have anything to do with The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle, feeling that McLaren had far too much control over the project. Although Lydon was highly critical of the film, many years later he agreed to let Temple direct the Sex Pistols documentary The Filth and the Fury. The Filth and the Fury is a 2000 Rockumentary film about the Sex Pistols directed by Julien Temple. That film included new interviews with band members hidden in shadow, as if they were in a witness protection program. Witness protection is Protection of a threatened Witness, before during and after a trial, usually by Police. It featured an uncharacteristically vulnerable Lydon choking up and becoming tearful as he discussed Vicious' decline and death. Lydon denounced previous journalistic works regarding the Sex Pistols in the introduction to his autobiography, Rotten - No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs, which he described as "as close to the truth as one can get". An autobiography, from the Greek αὐτός autos "self" βίος bios "life" and γράφειν graphein "to write" 
Although Lydon spent years furiously denying that the Sex Pistols would ever perform together again, the band re-united (with Glen Matlock returning on bass) in the 1990s, and continues to perform occasionally. In 2004, Lydon publicly refused to allow the Rhino record label to include any Sex Pistols songs on its box set No Thanks!: The 70s Punk Rebellion. Rhino Entertainment Company is an American specialty Record label and production company owned by Warner Music Group. In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music No Thanks!The 70s Punk Rebellion is a compilation collection of Punk music from the 1970s by various artists In 2006, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted the Sex Pistols, but the band refused to attend the ceremony or acknowledge the induction, complaining that they had been asked for large sums of money to attend. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is a Museum located on the shores of Lake Erie in downtown Cleveland Ohio, United States 
In June 2007, Lydon, Jones and Cook re-recorded 'Pretty Vacant' in a Los Angeles studio for the video game Skate and, in a radio interview in the same month, Lydon announced that the Sex Pistols may perform again over the Christmas period. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West They also re-recorded "Anarchy in the UK" for the video game Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock. In September 2007, Lydon announced that the Sex Pistols would play a concert for the 30th anniversary of Never Mind the Bollocks at the Brixton Academy on 8 November 2007. The Brixton Academy or Brixton is one of London 's leading music venues Events 1519 - Hernán Cortés enters Tenochtitlán and Aztec ruler Moctezuma welcomes him with great a Celebration Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Due to popular demand, four additional concerts were added, as well as further shows in Manchester and Glasgow.
The Sex Pistols will be appearing at the Isle Of Wight Festival 2008 as the headlining act on the Saturday night. They are also due to appear at the Peace and Love Festival in Sweden, Electric Picnic in Ireland, the Live at Loch Lomond Festival in Scotland, Heineken Open'er Festival in Gdynia (Poland) and Paredes de Coura Festival in Portugal the same summer. The Open'er Festival, music festival which has its place on North coast of Poland, in Gdynia.
In 1978, he formed the post-punk outfit Public Image Limited (PiL) and denounced the Sex Pistols. Public Image Ltd ( PiL) were an English musical group formed in 1978 by vocalist John Lydon, Guitarist Keith Levene Post-punk was a popular musical movement in the mid to late 1970s following on the heels of the initial Punk rock explosion of the early 1970s PiL lasted for fourteen years with John Lydon as the only consistent member. The group enjoyed some early critical acclaim for its landmark 1979 album, Metal Box (a. Metal Box is the second Album by Public Image Ltd, released in 1979 by Virgin Records. k. a. Second Edition), and influenced many bands of the later industrial movement. Industrial rock is a Musical genre that fuses Industrial music and Punk rock. The band was lauded for its daring innovation and rejection of traditional musical forms. Musicians citing their influence have ranged from the Red Hot Chili Peppers to Massive Attack. Red Hot Chili Peppers are Massive Attack are an English Trip hop group founded in 1988 by Robert Del Naja, Grantley Marshall, and Andrew Vowles in Bristol
The band's surreal performance on the dance/concert TV show American Bandstand has become the stuff of legend, with Lydon giving up on lip synching not long into the performance and dancing with audience members instead. American Bandstand was a Television show that aired in various versions from 1952 to 1989 hosted from 1957 until its final season by Dick Clark The group did quite well in the UK charts, but were regularly outsold by Sex Pistols reissues. Despite his tenure with PiL, he is still most well-known as Johnny Rotten.
The first lineup of the band included former Clash guitarist Keith Levene and bassist Jah Wobble. For the debut album by The Clash see The Clash (album The Clash were Keith Levene (born Julian Keith Levene, July 18 1957 London) is an English Guitarist and Songwriter, best known as a member of Jah Wobble (born John Wardle, in Stepney in 1958 is an English Bass guitarist singer Poet and Composer. They released the albums Public Image and Metal Box. Wobble then left and Lydon and Levene concocted the The Flowers of Romance. Then came This Is What You Want. . . This Is What You Get featuring Martin Atkins on drums (he had also appeared on Metal Box and The Flowers of Romance) as well as session artists. Martin Clive Atkins (born in Coventry, England on August 3, 1959) is a drummer and Session musician best known for his work Lydon said of this album in 1992 that "This is What You Want is just me giving orders and them receiving them. There was no feedback. If I had a crap idea, the crap idea would go onto vinyl almost immediately". However, despite the dip in quality as compared to their first three albums, it featured their biggest hit, the sarcastic "This Is Not A Love Song", which hit #5 in 1983.
Then in 1986 Public Image Limited released Album (also known as Compact Disc and Cassette). Most of the tracks on this album were written by Lydon and Bill Laswell. Bill Laswell (born February 12, 1955 in Salem The musicians were session musicians including bassist Jonas Hellborg, guitarist Steve Vai and Cream drummer Ginger Baker. Jonas Hellborg (born June 7, 1958) is a Swedish Bass guitarist He has collaborated with John McLaughlin, Ustad Sultan Khan Steven "Steve" Siro Vai (born June 6 1960 in Carle Place New York) is an American Instrumental rock Guitarist Peter Edward "Ginger" Baker (born 19 August 1939 Lewisham, South London) is an English Drummer. It continued the band's foray into accessible dance-pop as opposed to their earlier incarnation as a challenging art-rock ensemble. Like the previous album, this also featured a massive hit, the anti-apartheid anthem "Rise".
In 1987 a new lineup was formed consisting of Lydon, former Magazine, Siouxsie & The Banshees and The Armoury Show guitarist John McGeoch, Alan Dias on bass guitar in addition to drummer Bruce Smith and Lu Edmunds. Magazines, periodicals or serials are Publications generally published on a regular schedule containing a variety of articles, generally Siouxsie & the Banshees were a British rock band which formed in 1976 The Armoury Show was a band of the 1980s The band was named after the Armory Show, a famous 1913 Modern art Exhibition in New York John Alexander McGeoch, (28 May 1955 &ndash 4 March 2004 was a Scottish guitarist who played with some of the biggest bands of the Post-punk era including Magazine Bruce Bernard Smith (born June 18, 1963 in Norfolk, Virginia) is a former American football player for the Buffalo Bills Robert "Lu" Edmonds is a British rock and folk musician born in Welwyn, Hertfordshire. This lineup released Happy? and all except Lu Edmunds released the album 9 in 1989. In 1992 Lydon, Dias and McGeoch were joined by Curt Bisquera on drums and Gregg Arreguin on rhythm guitar for the album That What Is Not. This album also features the Tower Of Power on two songs and Jimmie Wood on harmonica. Tower of Power is a 10-member horn-based soul band from Oakland, California. A harmonica is a free reed Wind instrument which is played by blowing air into it or drawing air out by placing lips over individual holes (reed chambers or Lydon, McGeoch and Dias also wrote the song "Criminal" for the movie Point Break. Point Break is a 1991 Action film directed by Kathryn Bigelow and starring Keanu Reeves, Patrick Swayze and Gary Busey After this album, in 1993, Lydon put PiL on indefinite hiatus, in which state they remain today.
In December, 2005, Lydon told Q that he is working on a second autobiography to cover the PiL years. Q is a Music Magazine published monthly in the United Kingdom, with a circulation of 130179 as of June 2007 
In 1984, Lydon worked with Time Zone on their best-known single, "World Destruction". World Destruction redirects here For the video game see World Destruction Michibikareshi Ishi. A collaboration between Lydon, Afrika Bambaataa and producer/bassist Bill Laswell, the single was an early example of "rapcore" predating Run-DMC and Aerosmith's "Walk This Way". Rap rock is a fusion genre of rock and hip-hop. It blends vocal and instrumental parts of hip-hop and various forms of rock including punk and rock Run-DMC was a pioneering hip hop group during the 1980s founded by Joseph "[The Reverend] Run" Simmons, Darryl "D Aerosmith is an American Hard rock band sometimes referred to as "The Bad Boys from Boston " and "America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band" The song appears on Afrika Bambaataa's 1997 compilation album, Zulu Groove. It was arranged by Laswell after Lydon and Bambaataa had acknowledged respect for each others' work, as described in an interview from 1984:
The single also featured Bernie Worrell, Nicky Skopelitis and Aiyb Dieng, all of whom would later play on PiL's Album; Laswell also played bass and produced. George Bernard "Bernie" Worrell Jr (born April 19, 1944) is an American keyboardist and Composer best known for his work Nicky Skopelitis is an American Guitarist and composer from Greek heritage Aïyb Dieng is a Senegalese drummer and percussionist He has worked and recorded frequently with Bill Laswell.
In 1997 Lydon released a solo album on Virgin Records called Psycho's Path. Virgin Records is a British Record label founded by English entrepreneur Richard Branson, Simon Draper, and Nik Powell Psycho's Path is the 1997 solo album of John Lydon, released by Virgin Records. He wrote all the songs and played all the instruments. In one song, "Sun", he sang the vocals through a toilet roll.  It did not sell particularly well and received mixed reviews from critics. The U. S. version included a Chemical Brothers remix of the song "Open Up" by Leftfield with vocals by Lydon. The Chemical Brothers are an English Grammy Award winning Electronic music duo of Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons (occasionally referred to as Chemical Leftfield were a duo of Electronica artists and Record producers Paul Daley (formerly of The Rivals, A Man Called Adam and the This song is heard during the title menu of the computer game All Star Baseball 2000 (Acclaim Entertainment). Acclaim Entertainment was an American Video game developer and publisher. The song was also a club hit in the U. S. and a big hit in England.
In 1983, Lydon co-starred with Harvey Keitel in the movie thriller Corrupt, a.k.a. Copkiller and The Order of Death. Harvey Keitel (born 13 May 1939 is an Academy Award -nominated American actor Copkiller is a 1983 thriller film directed by Roberto Faenza, starring Harvey Keitel and John Lydon. While the film was generally panned, Lydon won some praise for his role as a psychotic rich boy. Lydon would act again very occasionally after that, such as a very small role in the 2000 film, The Independent. The Independent is a Mockumentary comedy film made in 2000 directed by Stephen Kessler, starring Jerry Stiller as an independent film maker
In the mid-1990s, Lydon hosted Rotten Day, a daily syndicated US radio feature written by George Gimarc. George Gimarc is a Texas disc jockey and a record and radio program producer and author who is known for his extensive and authoritative knowledge about the Classic rock The format of the show was a look back at events in popular music and culture occurring on the particular broadcast calendar date about which Lydon would offer cynical commentary. The show was originally developed as a radio vehicle for Gimarc's book, Punk Diary 1970-79, but after bringing Lydon onboard it was expanded to cover notable events from most of the 2nd half of the 20th century.
In November 1997, Lydon appeared on Judge Judy fighting a suit filed by his former tour drummer Robert Williams for breach of contract, and assault and battery. Judge Judy is an American reality-based court show featuring former Family court Judge, Judith Sheindlin, arbitrating Lydon won the case, and the judge called Williams a "nudnik", although she did advise Lydon to keep quiet several times. During an appearance on Politically Incorrect, in response to a statement about "hand lotion" in men's restrooms, Lydon remarked "Well, I'm English - we still have our foreskins". Politically Incorrect was a late-night half-hour political Talk show hosted by Bill Maher that ran from 1993 to 2002
In 2000, Lydon hosted Rotten TV, a short-lived show on VH1. VH1 (known as VH-1 Video Hits One from 1985 to 1994 and VH1 Music First until 2003) is an American Cable television The show offered his acerbic commentary on American politics and pop culture. In one segment he took Neil Young to task for not appearing on the show, making fun of Young's singing style and pointing out that Young had once proclaimed Johnny Rotten "the king" in the song "Hey Hey, My My (Into The Black)". Neil Percival Young OM (born November 12, 1945, Toronto Ontario) is a Canadian Singer-songwriter, Musician " Hey Hey My My (Into the Black " is a rock song by Neil Young. It was good natured however, as Rotten has been quoted to proclaim his love of Young's albums, On the Beach and Tonight's the Night. On the Beach is a rock album by Neil Young, released in 1974 The title track may be inspired by the novel and movie On the Beach Tonight's the Night is a 1975 album by Neil Young. Dark heartfelt and raw Tonight's the Night was recorded in 1973 but initially rejected by
He also was the host of the skateboard film, Sorry, by The Flip Skate Team
In 2003 Lydon appeared as a panelist on an episode of Richard Belzer's ambitious (and ill-fated) conspiracy-themed panel show, The Belzer Connection. Richard Jay Belzer (born August 4, 1944) is an American stand up comedian, Writer, and Actor, perhaps best known for The episode in question posed the query, "Was there a conspiracy involved in the death of Princess Diana?" For his part, Lydon proved as witty and scurrilous as ever, responding to suggestions of Royal Family involvement by proclaiming "If the Royal Family was going to assassinate someone, they would have gotten rid of me a long time ago. " The series ran for only two episodes.
In January 2004, Lydon appeared on the British reality television programme, I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!, which took place in Australia. Reality television is a genre of Television programming which presents purportedly unscripted dramatic or humorous situations documents actual events and usually features ordinary I'm a Celebrity Get Me out of Here! is a Reality television show in which celebrities live in jungle conditions with few creature comforts and have to earn For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. He proved he still had the capability to shock by calling the show's viewers "fucking cunts" during a live broadcast. The television regulator and ITV, the channel broadcasting the show, between them received 91 complaints about Lydon's use of bad language. Independent Television (generally known as ITV) is a public service network of British commercial television broadcasters set up under the Independent However, in a February 2004 interview with the Scottish Sunday Mirror, Lydon said that he and his wife "should be dead", since on 21 December 1988, thanks to delays caused by his wife's packing, they missed the doomed Pan Am Flight 103. The Daily Mirror, often referred to simply as The Mirror, is a British Tabloid daily Newspaper founded in 1903 Events 69 - The end of the Year of the four emperors: Following Galba, Otho and Vitellius, Vespasian Year 1988 ( MCMLXXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar) , and during this interview, Lydon said that the real reason for him leaving the Get Me Out of Here! show was his fear over the Pan Am incident and the "appalling" refusal of the programme makers to let him know whether his wife had arrived safely in Australia.
In an interview previous to the show's first episode, he had described it as "moronic", and throughout the show's run he had displayed an indifferent attitude to staying and threatened to walk out on numerous occasions. 30 hours following ex-football star Neil Ruddock's departure, Lydon left the show for unclear reasons, although he had been very visibly angry both to and about fellow star Jordan. Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered Neil "Razor" Ruddock (born 9 May, 1968 in Wandsworth, London) is a retired English footballer, playing as a central
British newspapers claimed that Lydon had won a £100 bet with Ruddock over who would stay in the longest. Lydon, however, stated on air that he felt he would win outright and that it would be unfair to the other celebrities for him to win.
After I'm a Celebrity. . . , he presented a documentary about insects and spiders called John Lydon's Megabugs that was shown on the Discovery Channel. Insects ( Class Insecta) are a major group of Arthropods and the most diverse group of Animals on the Earth with over a million described Spiders are Predatory Invertebrate Animals that have two body segments, eight legs no chewing mouth parts and no wings Discovery Channel is an American Satellite and Cable TV channel (also delivered via IPTV, Terrestrial television and Radio Times described him as "more an enthusiast than an expert". For the US radio series see WHYY-FM. Radio Times is the BBC 's weekly Television and Radio programme He went to present two further programmes: John Lydon Goes Ape in which he searched for gorillas in Central Africa, and John Lydon's Shark Attack in which he swam with sharks off South Africa.
In 2005, he appeared in Reynebeau & Rotten, a five episode documentary on Canvas, the cultural channel of VRT, which is the Flemish public broadcaster. Canvas is a Belgian television channel produced by the Flemish Public broadcasting organization Vlaamse Radio- en Televisieomroep (VRT Flanders (Vlaanderen Flandre Flandern is a geographical region located in parts of present day Belgium, France, and the Netherlands. John Lydon guided Belgian journalist Marc Reynebeau through Great Britain to show him and the Belgian viewers what makes Britain so great. When asked why he was chosen as a guide, he answered that he was the cheapest one available.
After the show had been broadcast on Flemish television, Lydon claimed in an interview with the popular Belgian magazine HUMO that he was very unhappy with the way they handled post-production and was very angry with the way they depicted him in this particular show. HUMO is a popular independent Belgian weekly radio and television Magazine, written in Dutch. He claimed that the creators mainly showed his humorous, sometimes clownesque antics, instead of focusing on his personal opinions and sometimes philosophical conversations he had with Marc Reynebeau. Lydon was also infuriated that the production company used songs from the Sex Pistols' catalogue, without consulting all the remaining members of the band, including him.
Lydon broadcast a short pod on Current TV in which he critiqued Doors' keyboardist Ray Manzarek's previously broadcast pod. Current TV is an Emmy award winning independent media company led by former U This article is about the band For their self-titled debut album see The Doors (album; for the Oliver Stone film see The Doors (film; for Doors in computing Raymond Daniel Manzarek Jr or Manczarek (b 12 February 1939 Illinois) is an American Musician, Singer, producer Ray's advice to young people had been to "fuck your brains out. " He emphasized this especially for twenty five year old girls, saying that "it won't last. " Lydon had several choice words for Manzarek and told young people that the best thing they could do was get an education because knowledge is free and all around us. Lydon also suggested that at one point Manzarek had asked him to work on a project together and that he did not do it because it would negatively affect his career.
Lydon is currently one of the judges in the Bodog Music Battle of The Bands competition. Bodog Entertainment is an online gambling music and entertainment company headquartered in Antigua and licensed in Kahnawake, Antigua and Barbuda,
All chart positions are UK.
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|NAME||Lydon, John Joseph|
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Johnny Rotten|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||English rock musician|
|DATE OF BIRTH||January 31, 1956|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Holloway in London, England|
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