John Lydon

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Poly Styrene's inspiring sensitivity should be the true legacy of punk
Mixed race, with braces on her teeth, Poly broke the mould of UK punk. A new documentary explores her struggle to find meaning in the Day-Glo chaos of modern life

Rachel Aggs

05, Mar, 2021 @1:00 PM

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John Lydon’s support for Trump is idiotic. But why expect your heroes to stay pure? | Suzanne Moore
The former Sex Pistol has said he would vote for the current US president. It’s a reminder that, when musicians get involved in politics, the result is usually nonsense

Suzanne Moore

12, Oct, 2020 @5:05 PM

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John Lydon: 'Don't become entrenched in one opinion and get stuck there for ever'
The former Sex Pistols frontman talks about looking after his wife, Nora, his support for Trump and Brexit, and why he can’t abide ‘moaners’

Barbara Ellen

11, Oct, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Rotten way to disturb my wife | Brief letters
Brief letters: Boris Johnson and Budweiser | Marmalade recipes | Sex Pistols | Plasters and diversity | Beamish | Insect days


25, Feb, 2020 @6:21 PM

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Barrie Masters obituary
Co-founder and frontman of Eddie and the Hot Rods, the band best known for the 1970s hit Do Anything You Wanna Do

Adam Sweeting

07, Oct, 2019 @4:28 PM

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Boris Johnson is channelling a punk ethos to force through Brexit. It could work | John Harris
The prime minister’s taboo-busting, provocative approach has potential popular appeal, says Guardian columnist John Harris

John Harris

28, Jul, 2019 @3:29 PM

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PiL: The Public Image Is Rotten (Songs From the Heart) review – how John Lydon bulldozed pop
From the rubble of the Sex Pistols arose a ‘consortium of like-minded loonies’ whose collision of dub, funk and punk smashed open the mainstream

Chal Ravens

19, Jul, 2018 @12:29 PM

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John Lydon: 'I didn’t want to be a comfortable, Mick Jagger-type naughty pop star'
From the Sex Pistols to the various iterations of PiL, via collaborations with Afrika Bambaataa and Leftfield, the legend, innovator and butter salesman picks the best of his output in the latest instalment of our songbook series

Dave Simpson

15, Feb, 2018 @12:39 PM

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Brexitland: The truth from well-to-do Fareham: this was no working-class uprising | Owen Jones
As he continues his journey around leave-voting areas, Owen Jones finds middle-class Brexiters variously motivated, but happy with the choice they made
Brexitland: People can’t find homes. No wonder they were angry
Brexitland: ‘Too many foreigners – way, way too many’

Owen Jones

07, Apr, 2017 @5:25 AM

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John Lydon: ‘Without punk I would have probably become a drug dealer’
The former Sex Pistols and PIL front man, 61, on Brexit, losing his memory and picking his nose

Tim Jonze

25, Mar, 2017 @2:00 PM

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John Lydon says he will 'sorely miss' the Queen when she is gone
Man who castigated the monarchy in 1977 single God Save the Queen says he will miss the Queen ‘as a human being’, and that he loves royal pageantry

Guardian music

23, Mar, 2017 @8:46 AM

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Iceland Airwaves day one: John Lydon talks underwear, while Reykjavik goes hip-hop
The first day of the new music festival in the far north highlighted Drake’s influence on Iceland, but it was two veterans who really entertained

Paul Lester

03, Nov, 2016 @2:43 PM

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