John Lydon: 'My independence worked against me'

Paul Williams

John Lydon may have mellowed a bit, but Rock and Roll Hall of Fame organisers in the States discovered a few years back he could still deliver a diatribe of filth and fury when provoked.

After they tried to induct the former Rotten and his Sex Pistol colleagues into their circle, he fired off a hand-written fax to them, explaining in no uncertain terms their hall of fame was “a piss stain” and their museum “urine in wine”.

“We’re not ...

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