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august 4th 2009


newsSex Pistols 'There'll Always Be An England' - recorded live at London, Brixton, Academy, November 2007 - premiers on Fuse TV in the USA this Thursday, August 6th at 11pm (ET).

Quality TV not to be missed.

See Fuse TV website for further listings etc…


newsTime ZoneJohn is interviewed in the forthcoming September issue of Uncut Magazine for a special feature on the groundbreaking 1984 Time Zone - World Destruction single with Africa Bambaataa.


news 4 Men with Beards – the US label who re-issued 'Metal Box' on vinyl in 2006 – released another two PiL albums on vinyl in the States earlier this year. 'Flowers of Romance' and 'Second Edition' were issued on 180 gram vinyl on May 26th 2009.

Rhino Records in the US also re-issued 'Album' - again on 180 gram vinyl - on March 10th 2009.

4 Men With Beards (4M517) 4 Men With Beards (4M518 Rhino (RHI160438)

march 26th 2009


newsJohn will be talking Bush for 'Queens of British Pop', BBC1, next Wednesday, April 1st at 11.35pm.

Update: You can now watch John's interview via the "Favourites Section" on our JL.Com YouTube Channel.


march 1st 2009


newsMr Rotten and Mr Rambo would like to wish Nelson Winbush a happy 80th birthday on March 9th. Congradulations to you.

As you may remember, Nelson was interviewed about his Grandfather - Louis Napoleon Nelson Winbush - for Rotten Loves America in February 2007. Louis was a black Confederate soldier from the War of Southern Independence and Nelson is a proud member of the Sons Of Confederate Veterans.

Dr Leonard Haynes a African Professor at Southern University stated: "When you eliminate the black confederate soldier you've eliminated the history of the South." Source: Sons Of Confederate Veterans.

For more information on Rotten Loves America follow this link...

Rotten & Rambo with Nelson Winbush. Rambo is holding a picture of Louis Napoleon Winbush, Nelson's Grandfather. © Rambo Feb 2007
Rotten & Rambo with Nelson Winbush, February 2007. Nelson is holding a picture of his Grandfather – Louis Napoleon Nelson Winbush (pictured separately above) – who fought in the War for Southern Independence. John and John are holding the battle flag that was draped over his funeral casket.
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january 22nd 2009


news The film 'Waltz with Bashir' - which features 'This Is Not A Love Song by Public Image Ltd - has been nominated for an Oscar in the Best Foreign Film category; it has already won a Golden Globe Award.

The animated Israeli film directed and written by Ari Folman tells the story of a young soldier during the nightmares of the 1982 Lebanon war. You can watch the trailer via YouTube; which also includes the PiL track.


december 18th 2008


Alexandros Grigoropoulos RIP

Alexandros Grigoropoulos © unknown
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november 28th 2008


newsJohn's 1994 autobiography Rotten: No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs was re-published in the USA, with another new cover, by Picador Books on October 28th. Which is all news to John and John.


newsJohn appeared in a special photo-shoot for a recent issue of Italian Vogue Magazine.


october 20th 2008


newsUS NMTBTo coincide with the US release of 'There'll Always Be An England' DVD, Rhino Records re-issue the US LP edition of the legendary 'Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols' on 180-gram heavy vinyl, tomorrow, Tuesday, October 21st.

See the official Sex Pistols website for more information…

There'll Always Be An England / NMTB
Follow this link for more information on the DVD…

october 11th 2008


news'There'll Always Be An England' DVD is released in the US, this Tuesday, October 14th, via Rhino (in association with Fremantle Media).

You can watch the new TV commercial for the DVD via the official Sex Pistols website…

newsOctober 21st also sees Rhino re-issue 'Never Mind The Bollocks: Here’s The Sex Pistols' on 180-gram heavy vinyl.

october 1st 2008 (updated)


news You can now watch both of John's Country Life Butter ads via the Country Life website.

Country Life, TV Ad, October 2008 © Country Life
Watch both ads via the Country Life website...
We have also added some stills to our TV & Video Grab Gallery...

newsUK Festival Awards 2008For your information, the Sex Pistols have been nominated for Best Headline Act at the UK Festival Awards 2008.

The shortlist will be announced on October 13th, and you can vote via the Festival Awards website. The overall winners will then be decided by a second round of public voting, ending on October 20th.

If you want to vote you will need to register with the Festival Awards website.



september 29th 2008


newsJohn will be appearing in UK TV advertisements for Country Life Butter. The adverts, produced by Grey London, see John travel round Britain, Rotten fashion, investigating why he enjoys Country Life.

Quote from Johnny Rotten: “I for one am proud to be British and I’m proud to get behind a proper British brand. That’s why I’m supporting Country Life butter.

“People know I only do things that I want to or that I believe in and I have to do it my way.  I’ve never done anything like this before and never thought I would but this Country Life ad was made for me and I couldn’t resist the opportunity.”  

The ad premieres on ITV1, this Wednesday, October 1st, at approx 20:20. There are 2 versions of the ad, both can be viewed via the the Country Life website.


september 25th 2008


newsWe have added a selection of Combine Harvester 2008 Tour pictures to the image gallery. Also see the official Sex Pistols website for more images…

PS: The stunning picture below is from the Summer Sonic Festival in Tokyo. We forgot to mention it at the time, but the following night in Osaka you may have heard they kept playing the intro music over and over. Well, the festival was so large that the driver taking John and John couldn't find the correct stage. He was completely lost. It took him 25 minutes! Proper Spinal Tap. They got there in the end though. They always do...

Tokyo, Summer Sonic Festival, August, 9th 2008 © courtesy Summer Sonic
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newsJohn appeared on Swedish racing driver Kenny Bräck's TV show, Kenny & vänner, on Monday night, September 22nd, Channel TV4.SE.


september 4th 2008


newsThe Sex Pistols 2007 re-recorded version of 'Pretty Vacant' will appear in the new edition of the Guitar Hero video game: 'Guitar Hero World Tour'; due for release fall 2008. 'Anarchy in the UK' previously featured in 'Guitar Hero III: Legends Of Rock'.

For more information on the Guitar Hero re-recordings follow this link…


september 2nd 2008


newsThere'll Always Be An EnglandUS releases: Sex Pistols 'There'll Always Be An England' DVD & 'Never Mind The Bollocks' vinyl re-issue LP…

'There'll Always Be An England' DVD gets a US release via Rhino (in association with Fremantle Media) on October 14th. Recorded at last years now legendary Brixton Academy shows, the full-length concert DVD also includes an additional 90 minute interview feature where the band members visit parts of London.

October 21st also sees Rhino reissue the Pistols one-and-only true studio album 'Never Mind The Bollocks: Here’s The Sex Pistols' on 180-gram heavy vinyl.

“Buy one get one for the same price as one” - John Lydon

Visit the official Sex Pistols website for more information on both releases…

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


newsJohn is interviewed in today's edition of The Times newspaper. Visit the The Times website


newsJohn also appears in the October issue of Uncut Magazine talking about the making of PiL's debut single 'Public Image' and the band's origins.


newsSex Pistols live at London, Hammersmith Apollo tonight! Have fun. We will…


august 21st 2008


newsFinnish Press Updates: Look out for interviews with John on Rock Radio and newspapers Kaleva & Helsingin Sanoma.


august 19th 2008


newsJohn will be appearing on Latvian Radio Station SWH, prior to tomorrows show in Riga (Wednesday, August 20th). He will also be doing a selection of interviews with Finnish press before this weekend's shows. More info / updates soon…


august 12th 2008


newsWe have now added John’s recent – taking liberties not taken easily –  interview on BBC1, The One Show to our JL.Com YouTube channel ‘RottenTube’. Definitely not be to missed... See News July 29th for more info…


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Rotten & Rambo with Nelson Winbush © Rambo Feb 2007
Alexandros Grigoropoulos © unknown
Country Life, TV Ad, October 2008 © Country Life
Tokyo, Summer Sonic Festival, August, 9th 2008 © courtesy Summer Sonic
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8th 2008 © courtesy BBC
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