John Lydon

John Joseph Lydon, also known by his stage name Johnny Rotten, is an English singer and songwriter. He was the lead singer of the late-1970s British punk band the Sex Pistols, which lasted from 1975 until 1978, and again for various revivals during the 1990s and 2000s. He is also the lead singer of post-punk band Public Image Ltd, which he founded and fronted from 1978 until 1993, and again since 2009. Lydon's outspoken personality, rebellious image and fashion style led to his being asked to become the singer of the Sex Pistols by their manager, Malcolm McLaren. With the Sex Pistols, he penned singles including "Anarchy in the U.K.", "God Save the Queen" and "Holidays in the Sun", the content of which precipitated what one commentator described as the 'last and greatest outbreak of pop-based moral pandemonium' in Britain. The band scandalised much of the media, and Lydon was seen as a figurehead of the burgeoning punk movement.

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Ex-Sex Pistol John Lydon Slams Former Bandmates For “Tasteless” Cash-Ins On Queen Elizabeth II Death

Sex Pistols’ John Lydon quotes original ‘God Save the Queen’ in tribute to monarch

John Lydon, Singer on Sex Pistols’ Anti-Royalty Anthem ‘God Save the Queen,’ Pays Tribute to Elizabeth II

‘I know what it’s like to be frightened’: John Lydon on loneliness, lyrics and life as a Sex Pistol

John Lydon cuts a sombre figure as he steps out in London amid Pistol row

John Lydon reveals his RESPECT for the Queen as he discusses attending Platinum Jubilee celebration

John Lydon brands Pistol director Danny Boyle an 'a***hole'

The Sex Pistols' Steve Jones doesn't understand why John Lydon is upset about new series Pistol

Why Pistol Director Danny Boyle Says Singer John Lydon's Criticism Is A "Small Price to Pay"

John Lydon launches a fresh attack on Pistol director Danny Boyle

John Lydon slams Sex Pistols biopic over sleazy content.

John Lydon reveals he was 'completely ostracised' from Sex Pistols biopic

Sex Pistols' John Lydon hits out at trailer for new biopic Pistol

Sex Pistols’ John Lydon Revealed as the Jester on ‘The Masked Singer’

John Lydon, 65, nears tears as he details wife Nora's Alzheimer's battle

John Lydon: court decision on Danny Boyle film ‘so destructive’ for Sex Pistols

John Lydon picks up groceries in Malibu as he prepares to leave wife Nora for book tour

Sex Pistol's John Lydon admits it will be 'tough' leaving his wife Nora for book tour