Posted in music on August 7, 2008

Sex Pistols @ Live at Loch Lomond, Scotland - Aug 3, 2008 (mdj)
Lydon

Is John Lydon aka Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols on a mission for as much press as possible? If so, it's working. First came the incident with Bloc Party's Kele which also involved the Foals and which Lydon denied has anything to do with racism. Since then:

The Sex Pistols demanded a fence be erected around their toilet at a music festival last weekend. The punk rockers reportedly didn't want to share their private toilet and asked for a high security barrier to keep people out at Scotland's Live at Loch Lomond festival. Frontman John Lydon - also known as Johnny Rotten - was also said to be incensed when he realised electro band Autokratz were being driven around the event in a better car than his band, and demanded the vehicles were switched. Autokratz singer David Cox told Britain's Daily Star newspaper: "The Sex Pistols had two Land Rovers to ferry them around the site but Johnny seemed to prefer our car.

"So he made us take all our equipment out so he could travel 40 metres in it."

Once the switch had been completed, John allegedly shouted: "Autokratz, as we have taken your Auto you are now just Kratz."... [New Zealand City]

Clever. And:
[Lydon] addressed the racist row that he was caught up in over the last 10 days when he sang a song about Allah and Jesus. He sang: "Allah be praised, George Bush be erased. Hello, Allah. Hello, Jesus too." He then told the crowd: "That is a little challenging to some of you. "So just in case you missed it the f****** papers had the f****** liberty to call me a racist. "I say hello, Allah. I'd like to buy Allah a f****** good pint of larger." Rolling up his sleeve, he berated fans saying: "Are you our friends? Well then, drink your beer instead of throwing it, you f****** idiot." Johnny also had a dig at Coldplay, saying: "This is audience participation 100 per cent. We're the Sex Pistols, not f****** Coldplay." And Rotten had a pop at Happy Mondays. They were head lining the Good Vibrations stage while the Pistols were on the main stage. The godfather of punk said: "Is there anybody there? Is there anybody over at Happy Mondays? That's a shame.".. [The Daily Record]
How punk. He also has beef with Pete Doherty, Amy Winehouse (the female Pete Doherty), and Duffy (the new Amy Winehouse). Those quotes below...

DUFFY

John Lydon has reportedly said he will not be apologising to Duffy, after he allegedly swore at the Welsh pop star in June causing her to cry

It was claimed by several media sources in June, that the Sex Pistols frontman shouted "F*** off you c***" at the 'Mercy' singer, after she approached him from behind and tried to hug him at the Mojo Awards - whilst the punk legends were having their photo taken.

The Daily Record quotes Lydon as now saying: "Listen, barmaids across the universe cry over me nightly. What makes this one special? It's a poor young girl who made the mistake of trying to jump on my back." [AngryApe]

AMY WINEHOUSE
Sex Pistols frontman John Lydon has strongly hit-out at Amy Winehouse, accusing her of "imitating black music in her idiotic way".

Lydon, who is also known by his stage-name of Johnny Rotten, claimed Winehouse's music doesn't mean anything, arguing that it wasn't "moving", "inspirational" or "cultural".

Speaking to the Daily Record, Lydon said: "Poor old Amy. Aimless Winehouse would be a better term. [RTE]

PETE DOHERTY
[Lydon] explained:

"Doherty's got trapped in a publicity campaign that has run out of order.

"Another fool who is given a golden opportunity to do something wonderful in his life and he'd rather be selfish and cowardly. Drugs are the modus operandi of the coward.

"Pete is a fine lad that needs to sort himself out. This is Mister Rotten telling you I waltz on stage sober because no drug in the world is as good as being absolutely 100 percent honest with your audience. Nothing compares to that emotion. People like him and Amy Winehouse are getting it wrong as usual." [Daily Record]

Ok, He's got a good point on that last one (but what is that in his hand in the top picture?).

PREVIOUSLY: pics of BLOC PARTY @ Webster Hall & FOALS @ Lollapalooza

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Comments (59)

this guy's still talking?

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2008 6:04 PM

Sex Pistols are the best.Paula

Posted by Luxury Bedding | August 7, 2008 6:07 PM

Anon 6:04, Screw you man this guy's an f'ing living legend man! Punk rawk lives!!!
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Um, just kidding... this guy's an annoying old wanker trying to extend his 15 1/2 minutes of fame. He's pretty much had the same inflamatlry shtick going since the mid 80's.

Posted by Beeeeve | August 7, 2008 6:10 PM

HAHAHHAHA this man is a fucking brat. lovesit.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2008 6:18 PM

douche canoe

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2008 6:18 PM

he's staying true to the same attitude that made him famous

who else can you say is still doing the same after 30 years? i mean besides george michael

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2008 6:19 PM

Poor Duffy. This guy gave her post traumatic stress syndrome for life.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2008 6:27 PM

So Lydon is pretty much a dick huh?

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2008 6:27 PM

who doesn't "imitate black music"?

Posted by tom | August 7, 2008 6:36 PM

Enough already. Lydon just needs to fade back into obscurity. This pathetic grasping at relevance is doing nothing for his legacy.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2008 6:41 PM

John Lydon, BrooklynVegan commenter 1.0.

Posted by J | August 7, 2008 6:49 PM

Just great! I love him and what he says...

There is nobody like him...just fantastic. I say keep the rant going because he is more often right than wrong. Not afraid to speak his mind and have his say...and if you don't like it or if the music doesn't speak to you...well you know what the answer is.

Posted by David S | August 7, 2008 6:54 PM

Proof positive that he's a bigoted nazi thug! That guy from that band I never heard of is right!

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2008 7:06 PM

I think the emphasis should be on the "in her own idiotic way" part, not the "imitating black music" part. Now everybody take off your pants and undies and let's eat cupcakes.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2008 7:09 PM

"Autokratz, as we have taken your Auto you are now just Kratz."

heh.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2008 7:25 PM

what an asshole

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2008 7:31 PM

He wouldn't dare say anything about Daft Punk.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2008 7:38 PM

The porblem with Daft Punk is their black attitude.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2008 7:39 PM

"he's staying true to the same attitude that made him famous"

really? was punk about being an attention-starved prima donna? shit i must have looked like such an idiot in high school?

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2008 8:46 PM

They should a reality show with Lydon, Ted Nugent, Liam Gallagher, Amy Winehouse, etc... A mix of Big Brother, Pop Idol, and Who's Smarter...

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2008 8:55 PM

Slow news day, huh?

P.S. Lydon will always be worth a thousand Winehouses, Duffies, Bloc Parties and Autokrats combined.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2008 9:03 PM

Lydon is such an asshole!

Posted by Sam Vander | August 7, 2008 10:07 PM

It's embarassing how much he despises himself.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2008 10:49 PM

what are you guys talking about lydon is still so punx! look at this: http://www.johnlydon.com/megabugs.html

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Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2008 10:57 PM

"really? was punk about being an attention-starved prima donna? shit i must have looked like such an idiot in high school?"

yes punk was about being an attention-starved prima donna

but the original punks didn't stop after they left high-school

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2008 11:11 PM

I love how personally offended you idiots are by some dude's fucking opinions. Grow a pair, you douchebags.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2008 11:42 PM

everything he said is pretty much right on the money. point by point.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2008 11:42 PM

Funny... if you don't attribute any of the quotes to Lydon, they could easily pass as the postings of the average BV commenter.

Posted by Jerry Koffman | August 7, 2008 11:44 PM

lets see- George Bush, should disappear. we could only wish.

Amy Winehouse, bad motown ripoff without any original ideas.

Pete Doherty- who cares??

Duffy? fuck duffy, another manufactured pop star.


Coldplay i know for a fact 90 percent of you people here think they suck, even if you did like Yellow when it came out, this band is over.

Happy Mondays= who cares??

Allah and Jesus are great? yes.

Johnny's telling it like it is.

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2008 12:29 AM

I agree with almost everything he's said (especially about Pete!), but it still all seems embarrassing. Can anyone recount the exact moment that this guy became an embarrassment? Because I am unclear as to what happened. I loved The Sex Pistols, I loved PiL, I even loved Johnny's autobiography (No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs). I think there was some reality show in England that must have turned him into a joke. Damn shame, that. To a washed up star, those reality show people really are more predatory than credit card companies. And oh the Irish! From Morrissey to Sinead to old Johnny boy, beware the blessing and the curse of the Gift of Gab.

Congrats on all the hype, Mr. Lydon. Any word on whether these new gigs are any good?

Posted by Camille | August 8, 2008 1:15 AM

If we had more people in the media's eye unafraid to ruffle some feathers in this sort of way, the whole world would be a in much better place.

Posted by greg | August 8, 2008 5:51 AM

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Posted by Ricky | August 8, 2008 6:01 AM

"Ok, He's got a good point on that last one (but what is that in his hand in the top picture?). "

it is liquor but he is already on stage. he says "This is Mister Rotten telling you I waltz on stage sober" doesn't mean he waltz's off that way.

sick burn

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2008 6:57 AM

That Johnny is very amusing, long may he rant!
The backstage behavior, being selfish with bathrooms and automobiles, is obviously not cool though.

Posted by schlep | August 8, 2008 8:18 AM

I don't see anything in the above that is wrong at all. So he demanded that Autokratz trade cars and they did? F'kin pussies.

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2008 8:22 AM

Lydon earned my eternal respect (for the third time, the first two being the Pistols and P.I.L.'s albums) as a result of the way he told the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to piss off after being nominated.

Consistent. And brilliant.

Posted by fixilator | August 8, 2008 8:53 AM

"Aimless Winehouse"....that's actually good.

Alert Perez!

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2008 9:17 AM

also, Johnny for the release of guitar hero 2 press conference told the audience and kids to stop playing the damn video game about wanting to be a rock star and go out and buy a guitar and be in a real band! what a radical concept!

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2008 9:19 AM

he seems nice...

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2008 9:29 AM

Allah and Jesus? Whatever happened to Religion Attack?!!?!?!

Posted by P.I.L. | August 8, 2008 9:30 AM

seems like a textbook 3/4 life crisis to me.

Posted by dr. phil | August 8, 2008 9:43 AM

and that hole gets deeper and deeper. and so does he think kele imitates 'white music'? SHOULD WE SEGREGATE MUSICAL GENRES? go die in a hole lydon, your band was shit in the first place. you deserve press as much as paris hilton does. which is not at all.

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2008 9:48 AM

Yeah sex pistols are pretty awefulllll..... but P.I.L. on the other hand.....

Posted by Marcel Proust | August 8, 2008 10:04 AM

Punk does not equal asshole.

As I recall, no one in the Clash were assholes. Plus their music (and for that matter, the Happy Mondays') is far superior to any sounds made during the Sex Pistols' posturing.

John Lydon just happens to be an asshole. Always has been.

Posted by Alex Z | August 8, 2008 10:21 AM

he's at least funny.

but Happy Mondays blows sex pistols away anyday.

he went a little overboard w/ Duffy, but if she really did run up to him and hug him from behind without even having met him in the past, she's a tool.

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2008 10:24 AM

"Autokratz, as we have taken your Auto you are now just Kratz."

You know what? I was reading it thinking what a dick he was...then I read this...the punchline was so worth him being a dick.

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2008 10:35 AM

I agree with everything he said.

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2008 11:02 AM

The Sex Pistols are and were a SHITTY ASS BAND

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2008 11:14 AM

"he went a little overboard w/ Duffy, but if she really did run up to him and hug him from behind without even having met him in the past, she's a tool."

I, for one, wouldn't object to her mashing her boobs into my back.

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2008 11:31 AM

Lydon needs to be knocked the fuck out, repetedly.

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2008 11:33 AM

Duffy's manager used to be in Public Image ltd. which adds another level of dickery.

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2008 2:03 PM

Why do I get the sense that Lydon deep down inside wishes he was in a band like Coldplay. It sounds of people who make criticize things they wish they had but do not.

Kudos to the guy who pointed out the Megabugs video on Lydon's website. Nothing is more punk than using your name and image to sell something that has NOTHING to do with your band's music, right?.

The Sex Pistols are the worst band ever!

Posted by Loop | August 8, 2008 2:15 PM

http://www.fodderstompf.com/ARCHIVES/INTERVIEWS/jlnme82.html

I despise racists.
And I despise popstars who ask for fences around their toilets and big cars.
He's turned into everything he said he'd never turn into.
Pathetic is the word.

Posted by JJ | August 15, 2008 12:01 AM

I love the irony of criticizing Lydon for media whoring when, in fact, the criticism is coming from the media. People, Lydon is playing you for saps, and he's been doing a bloody good job of it for 30+ years. He is a dick, but he knows how to work it (his personality, not his dick, except in my mouth.)

Posted by Rockin' Roger | August 18, 2008 3:10 PM

they say music is therapeutic... so Winehouse has at least that much going for her

Posted by movie buff | August 21, 2008 2:49 PM

I'm more anxious about her health.
I'm holding off selling her used CD back to the store 'cause I figure once she's dead, it'll be worth a buck more. I can wait until next week. Sorry, Amy....

Posted by sex toys | April 12, 2010 11:47 AM

He doesn't have any strong argument to say about anyone. I don't care to him.

Posted by Roberta (@bel_cinema) | May 9, 2011 3:21 PM

Nigger music is for niggers. Prepare for the Christian Cultural Revolution you vegan fags. Ohohohohohoho

Posted by NiggerFaggot | November 6, 2011 2:45 PM

Lydon always was and always will be a selfish, two faced prick. I can't stand Pete Doherty but who gives Lydon the right to criticize him or any of these, pot calling kettle black? Talentless fake!

Posted by C91R | January 5, 2013 3:49 PM

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