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JOHN’S BACK AND GUNNING FOR JEDWARD
|MOVE over John and Edward – John Lydon, the daddy of crazy barnets, is back to reclaim his famous haircut. By James Cabooter|
Necking a pint (or four) at one of his old north London haunts, John says: “I’ve heard those lads have been nicking me haircut.
“At least I’m progressing, because it used to be David Beckham who copied every hairdo I’ve ever had.
“I say good luck to them – they’ll need it. I was forced out of the country for looking like that.”
As leader of the Sex Pistols and Public Image Ltd, outspoken John, 53, has never adhered to the rule book.
But he says there’s nothing new with the likes of shiny X Factor acts following orders to find fame.
The orange-haired rocker says: “It’s dangerous to allow yourself to slip into the easy accessible routes like X Factor.
“That’s all kids today want, fame. But there’s always been ‘artists’ or ‘puppets’ like that who are willing to do whatever the record company or television people tell them to do, a long time before me even.”
In fact John reckons his Pistols bandmate Sid Vicious, who died of a drugs overdose, was a victim of fame-hunting.
says: “It’s all so trivial-minded, the fame and music game. Sidney made
that mistake. He was all: ‘Drugs yeah, it’s all about drugs’ – just
because he had a Lou Reed record and he believed in the druggy image
Lou gave off.
boy’s visit also coincides with the latest series of I’m A Celebrity
Get Me Out Of Here – a telly show he knows all too well.
He storms: “Jordan and Pete – that was a massive con. All that: ‘Aw we’re ’ere in the jungle, been ’ere a day and a half, let’s get married.’
“Despicable. It’s no wonder so many people get divorced when they see crap like that. Just like the rest of the show.
“I hear they’re paying Jordan 450 grand to go back. Well that’s money well spent. Now leave her there.”
John stormed out of the jungle in 2004 after proving he could still shock by calling the show’s viewers “f***ing c***s” live on air.
And he still remembers the show with a distinct lack of enthusiasm. He says: “It was ridiculous. There was nothing to do. The only thing I could amuse myself with was cook, get firewood and keep myself busy.
“But all that happens is a bunch of people moaning: ‘Where’s me food?’
John is also well known for a series of telly commercials for a brand of butter. But he doesn’t call it selling out.
Check out John on tour with the mighty Public Image Ltd next month, kicking off at Birmingham O2 Academy on December 15.
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