28 Aug 2015

John Lydon - What The World Needs Now

From Access All Areas, 5:30 pm on 28 August 2015
John Lydon

John Lydon Photo: Paul Hartfield

Over four decades, John Lydon has been influential in changing the face of pop culture, first as Johnny Rotten with the Sex Pistols, and later with Public Image Ltd.

Never short of an opinion, Lydon is also the author of three best selling books, the most recent being Anger Is An Energy: My Life Uncensored, released early 2015. And, 37 years after its inception, Public Image will deliver a tenth studio album What the World Needs Now… in September. Lydon's creative and confrontational journey continues to entertain and endure.

Trevor Reekie talks to Lydon about mortality, music, natural history and his multifaceted career.

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Artist: PiL
Songs: Double Trouble, Spice of Life, Corporate, Big Blue Sky, Shoom, I’m Not Satisfied, Whole Life Time, The One.
Composer: Lydon, Smith, Edmonds, Firth
Album: What the World Needs Now
Label: PiL Official

Artist: PiL
Song: Warrior, This Is Not A Love Song, Death Disco
Composer: Lydon, Smith, Edmonds, Firth
Album: Live at Glastonbury 2013
Label: PiL Official