The punk legend also opens up about how his childhood battle with meningitis, which caused him to suffer from severe memory loss for years, was a “magnificent gift” because it ultimately helped him be more empathetic to his wife's situation.
One contestant delivered the most punk-rock performance in the series' history, while Ken Jeong totally got punk'd when he made an embarrassingly incorrect guess.
The Sex Pistols frontman and an heiress 15 years his senior just might be the greatest punk-rock love story of all time.
Watch a trailer for 'The Public Image Is Rotten,' a film that chronicles Johnny Rotten's post–Sex Pistols life.
By contrast, Sex Pistols co-founder John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten) is witty, articulate, and spontaneous. While Lydon annoys quickly, he’s just as easily amused, responding with laughter at the smallest provocation.
John Lydon had one hell of a night last night. The Public Image Ltd. singer was hit with a bottle during a performance at a club called Blondie in Santiago, Chile. But instead of stopping the show, a bleeding Lydon just said "What a f**king coward" to the crowd member who hit him and dabbed at his…
Remember when I said yesterday that I was pretty sure James Taylor would never do anything radical or disruptive on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, that he wasn’t a rebellious firebrand like Colbert’s previous musical guest, John Lydon — the former Sex Pistol Johnny Rotten? Well, it takes a big man to admit his mistakes. He’s not here, but I am, and I’m saying I goofed up. On Wednesday night, Taylor told Colbert that he has done what many of his fans must find unthinkable: He’s updated one of his most popular songs, “Fire and Rain.”
Fresh from his triumphant Monday night show that featured a cheerfully contentious interview with a Bill Maher who was only too happy to be boorishly condescending — watch the full contretemps here — Stephen Colbert tried to summon up the ghost of Talk Shows Past on Tuesday night’s Late Show with two guests who’d previously made late-night history for very different reasons. In the 1970s, Burt Reynolds was not just a movie star: 1972’s Deliverance had established both his acting chops and his barrel-chested masculinity; posing nude for Cosmopolitan magazine the same year could have ruined that cred but instead proved his impish sense of humor, a quality that also made him a great talk-show guest. He was prone to poker-faced sarcasm and great hoots of laughter on many appearances with Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show. Reynolds was booked on Colbert Tuesday to promote his autobiography But Enough About Me, and he was, alas, a shell of himself.
Chrissie Hynde gets prickly when responding to the sexual assault controversy spurred by a revelation in her memoir (NPR Morning Edition, October 2015) While doing press to promote her new autobiography Reckless: My Life as a Pretender, Hynde has created a stir with her story about being sexually assaulted as a young woman by a gang of bikers and blaming herself for the attack. She made the shocking revelation in an interview with British newspaper The Guardian.
John Lydon, the artist formerly known as Johnny Rotten, is a legend who’s truly seen it all. And he has opinions on it all, too. ...