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Public Image Ltd. Ready New LP 'What the World Needs Now...'

May 18, 2015

John Lydon and his Public Image Ltd. will reassemble in 2015 to release their new album What the World Needs Now… and embark on a lengthy tour of Europe and North America. What the World Needs Now…, Public Image Ltd.'s 10th studio...


John Lydon Feels 'Fantastic' About Icon Award

October 15, 2013

John Lydon, the former Sex Pistol now reunited with his post-punk band Public Image Ltd, will pick up the Icon Award from BMI at its awards ceremony tonight in London. It's a rare industry honor for Lydon, who famously snubbed the Sex Pistols' Rock and...


Q&A: John Lydon on PiL's Past and Present, Newt Gingrich's Likeability

June 14, 2012

By the time John Lydon was 22, he had twice shoved British rock into some revolutionary new directions, first as Johnny Rotten in the Sex Pistols and later with the pioneering post-punk act Public Image Ltd. The confrontational singer's second act mixed...


Johnny Rotten Contemplates New Sex Pistols, PiL Albums

January 6, 2011

One year after reuniting with his post-punk band Public Image Ltd. for a triumphant reunion tour, John Lydon is ready to begin cutting the group's first album in nearly two decades. Work on the LP would have started sooner, but the recent death of Lydon's...


News Ticker: Guns n' Roses, Public Image Ltd., Bloc Party

March 15, 2010

Guns n' Roses canceled last night's show in Rio due to a stage collapse caused by heavy rain. Axl Rose reported the news on his Twitter, confirming the accident resulted in minor injuries but no fatalities.   John Lydon tells Billboard he...


Public Image Ltd. Lead a Fiery Sermon in Los Angeles

October 29, 2012

The piercing sound of John Lydon's voice is still like no other. During Public Image Ltd.'s two-hour concert at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on Sunday night, he sang with a mixture of biting antagonism and real vulnerability, filling the theater with a fiery...


Song Premiere: Public Image Ltd, 'Deeper Water'

May 17, 2012

Click to listen to Public Image Ltd's 'Deeper Water' Storied post-punk band Public Image Ltd are readying their release of THIS IS PiL, the group's first new record in 20 years. Recorded in the U.K. last year at Steve Winwood's studio, "Deeper Water"...


Coachella Reveals Set Times, Fans Consider Conflicts: Jay-Z or PiL?

April 13, 2010

Muse or MGMT? LCD Soundsystem or Echo & the Bunnymen? The end of Pavement's set or the beginning of Thom Yorke's set? These are just a few of the grueling decisions festivalgoers will have to make at this weekend's Coachella festival now that the...


News Ticker: Aerosmith, Beale Street Fest, J-Kwon, Public Image Ltd.

March 5, 2010

  Aerosmith are still dancing around the idea of a summer tour of the States. They've already announced a European trek, and today they added South American dates to their schedule. Check out the list (and another amusing clip of the band) at...