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august 6th 2008

newsLatest confirmed Sex Pistols European Date:
Oulu, Teatria, Finland: Friday, August 22nd.

The previously scheduled show at Tallinn, Saku Suurhall has been cancelled. You can either get your money back at the ticket office where you purchased the ticket, or keep your ticket and use it for the show at Icehall, Helsinki, Finland, August 23rd or the show at Riga Arena, Latvia, August 20th.

Follow this link for a full list of confirmed "Combine Harvester 2008" live dates. ALL festivals shows are headliners…

august 1st 2008

newsPrior to this Sunday's headlining appearance at Live At Loch Lomond Festival, John is interviewed in the Scottish Daily Record.

Pick of the quotes: "Glastonbury was a tragedy. It originated as a hippy fest when hippiedom worked. Then rave was introduced to Glastonbury which was wonderful. Now I look at it and it is like Butlins for the middle-class…"

Read the full interview via The Daily Record Website


july 29th 2008

news BBC 1, The One Show, July 28th 2008 © courtesy BBCOn last night's BBC 1, The One Show John took the opportunity to speak out against recent allegations:

"There has been a hell of a lot of freedom of the press, shall we say, where they have run wild, atrocious, really, really hurtful stories.

"My grandchildren are Jamaican. Right? Now this is an absolute offence to them and me, when you read stories like that that are allowed to go to print - absolutely unfounded - and have the liberty to take liberties with a man like me, and call me racist when my entire life has proved exactly the opposite."

For more information on the interview see WENN / Yahoo News. The show is also now available to view via the BBC iPlayer service.

Update: We have now added the interview to our JL.Com YouTube channel ‘RottenTube’.


july 27th 2008


newsJohn will be appearing live on BBC 1, The One Show, tomorrow, Monday, July 28th at 1900 (BST) talking about the excellent 'There'll Always Be An England' DVD. The show will later be available via the BBC iPlayer service.


july 24th 2008


newsLatest confirmed Sex Pistols European Date:
Azkena Rock Festival, Spain: Friday, September 5th

Follow this link for a full list of confirmed "Combine Harvester 2008" live dates. ALL festivals shows are headliners…

july 12th 2008


newsJohn edits The Daily Star © Daily Star / Tim MerryYou can now read part of John's "Playlist Guest Editor" slot from yesterdays Daily Star via their website.

Rather than edit his section from the office (like everyone else would do) John decided to work from the pub… Rules are for fools!


july 8th 2008


newsJohn will be guest editor of The Daily Star 'Playlist' section Friday, 11th July. Johnny Rotten a true Daily Star…

Update: Apologies we originally stated it would be Wednesday. It will now be Friday.


july 4th 2008


newsSex Pistols: Tokyo, Studio Coast, Japan: Tuesday, August 12th

The Sex Pistols will play an additional Japanese live date in August to coincide with the Summer Sonic Festival dates. Tickets go on sale July 13th, 10am via


Screen on The Green Cinema InviteThere was a special screening of the Sex Pistols 'There'll Always Be An England' film in London on Tuesday night, July 1st, at the Screen on The Green Cinema, Islington. John introduced the film and spoke at the screening.

"This is edited highlights, but anyone who is potentially interested in seeing true British genuine quality of work should pay attention to this, we are Britain's finest…"

You can read the following interviews with John from the screening:
Reuters: Sex Pistol says it's all about family, community
The Daily Star: A Wight Off
The Sun: Rotten Needs a PiL (added July 5th)


june 30th 2008


newsJohn was interviewed this morning on the XFM, Alex Zane Breakfast Show & BBC6 Music News.

You can listen to the XFM interview online via the XFM website. John's interview with BBC6 Music was featured in the music news every hour throughout the day. BBC6 Music keep their shows archived for 7 days.


june 29th 2008


newsThere'll Always Be An EnglandTomorrow, Monday, June 30th, sees the release of Sex Pistols 'There'll Always Be An England' DVD via FremantleMedia Enterprises (PHED 22 43).

Recorded at last years now legendary Brixton Academy shows the full-length concert DVD also includes an additional 80 minute interview feature where the band members visit parts of London.

Follow this link for more information on the DVD and to watch the trailer featuring Mr Rotten on an open top bus!


june 27th 2008


newsRotten and Rambo thoroughly enjoyed their first ever visit to Russia. It seems Russia gets Rotten, and Rotten gets Russia...

We have added various TV clips of the trip to the 'Favourites' section of our JL.Com YouTube channel ‘RottenTube’.

If you missed, it you can also still read our JL.Com Russian Roulette preview with a special quote from John...


june 16th 2008


newsThe Sex Pistols have been awarded with the “Mojo Icon Award” at the 2008 Mojo Magazine Honours List. John Lydon picked up the award today in London. See Mojo for pix.

Watch a video interview with John at the awards via
"These kind of events are a fiasco to me - this is idiots taking themselves far too seriously" - John Lydon

We have also added John's Mojo speech to our JL.Com YouTube channel ‘RottenTube’.


newsTickets for the Pistols show at London, Hammersmith Apollo on September 2nd 2008 are on general sale now!

London, Hammersmith Apollo, September 2nd 2008
Opens Monday, June 16th, 0900


news'Red Eye', Fox News © courtesty Fox You can now watch John's two part interview on 'Red Eye' – including live clips of the Sex Pistols in Vegas – via the FoxNews website.

Listen carefully, and you'll hear the new country and western version of 'Pretty Vacant'!

Interview and live clips - Part 1
Interview and live clips - Part 2

Thanks to Greg Gutfeld


newsLatest confirmed Sex Pistols European Dates:
Dognvill Festival, Tromso, Norway: Saturday, August 30th
Fly Beeyond Festival, Athens, Greece: Wednesday, July 16th

Follow this link for a full list of confirmed "Combine Harvester 2008" live dates. ALL festivals shows are headliners…
newsJohn is interviewed in today's Star & Sun newspapers (UK). Read The Sun interview here… He was also interviewed for Virgin Radio after Saturday's Isle of Wight gig. The interview should be available via the Virgin website in the near future. Excerpts also appear on Virgin also broadcast live tracks from the show. ITV2 also showed several tracks on Saturday night.

june 12th 2008


newsSex Pistols will play London, Hammersmith Apollo on September 2nd 2008! Tickets go on general sale Monday, June 16th. There will be a pre-sale this Sunday.

“Johnny Rotten is more than happy to come back to perform his sensational ‘Baghdad Was A Blast’". Please Fulham supporters don’t take offence, I remember you when you were socialists.” - John Lydon

London, Hammersmith Apollo, September 2nd 2008 pre-sale
Opens Sunday, June 15th, 0900


june 9th 2008


newsAn interview with John, along with live clips from the Sex Pistols
Vegas show will be appearing on Fox News 'Red Eye' this week…

Update: The clips are set to air over Thursday and Friday, 12/13th. See the Red Eye website for more info... You can now watch clips via the FoxNews website.


june 5th 2008


newsThe Sex Pistols have launched their first ever official website. The site will be running with the full support of JL.Com.

Visit for the latest confirmed 'Combine Harvester 2008 tour dates, a preview of the forthcoming 'There'll Always Be An England' DVD, plus official Sex Pistols merchandise including limited edition Las Vegas 2008 posters…

newsLas Vegas, The Joint, USA: Saturday, June 7th AdvertThe Sex Pistols kick of their Combine Harvester 2008 Tour this Saturday, June 7th, at Las Vegas, The Joint. The show is now completely sold-out.

They then play a special one-off show at Birmingham Academy on Wednesday 11th, before headlining the Isle of Wight Festival on Saturday 14th. Again, both shows are completely sold-out.

Follow this link for a full list of confirmed "Combine Harvester 2008" live dates. ALL festivals shows are headliners…


Russian 'Rolling Stone' magazineJohn is featured on the front cover of Russian 'Rolling Stone' magazine.

He will also be appearing in the Russian 'Time Out' Magazine looking forward to the Russian shows in St Petersburg & Moscow.


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