Songfacts – John Lydon Of P.I.L. And Sex Pistols

Greg Prato has interviewed John Lydon, for Songfacts, he best known as the frontman of Public Image Limited, or P.I.L. for short and as Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols.

Here is an excerpt:

One of rock’s most outspoken figures – for decades, by this point – is unquestionably John Lydon. He has been the frontman for two groundbreaking acts: Sex Pistols (he was known at the time as “Johnny Rotten”) and Public Image Ltd (or “PiL” for short). In 2015, PiL’s tenth studio album overall was issued, What the World Needs Now…, the second release in a row to be issued by the band’s own label, PiL Official Ltd.

Speaking to Songfacts shortly before the album’s release, Mr. Lydon was just as you would expect him to be – ready to chat and prepared to get right down to the nitty gritty – as we touched upon such topics as songwriting inspiration and the stories behind several PiL compositions, while discovering that he holds both John Lennon and Kurt Cobain in high regard.

You can read the full article here.




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