Nothing really new John Lydon he is Johnny Rotten singer Sex Pistols he always had a lot of ringworm Patti Smith which he defined in one of his memoirs as “old hippie”
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Now he returned to his old habits and said that he thought it was it’s “wrong” to give credit to Patti Smith and, by extension, New York. origins of punk saying that Great Britain did it first.
Smith is often considered an integral part of the American punk movement thanks to his 1975 debut album. ‘Horses’. Leader LLC “Public Image” however, he claims that the UK is the de facto home of the genre, with artists such as David Bowie, T-Rex, Sweet, The Clash, The Dammed and Sex Pistols.
Very controversial, because before that they were in the USA Velvet Underground Stooges MC5 and soon after New York dolls.
In an interview with Sun, lydon said: “I have heard many American journalists pretend that all the punk influence comes from New York. Fine…? Hello? Bands like Sweet with “Ballroom Blitz” and Mud with “Tiger Feet” make that man!”
And not only that, he named a few more names:
“T.Rex, David Bowie, Slade, Mott The Hoople, The Alex Harvey Band, their influence has been huge. And they’re trying to drop it all and wrap around Patti Smith. Very bad!”.
Lydon then accused the punk band of NY Ramones from “all this nonsense in uniforms, leather jackets with studs.”
He also talked about his former bandmates and his new “punk revival” supergroup. generation sex, consists of former Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones and drummer Paul Cook along with members Generation X, Billy Idol And Tony Jamesthen creator Subscribe to Sputnik.
singer ‘Anarchy in Britain’ He is not a punk fan (quite the contrary) and revealed that he and his bandmates called Idol “Cliff Richard of Punk”, although he insists that it is “good guy”.
“Good luck to them, but come on guys, pack up. The Pistols side are songs they never understood and Billy has to act as a translator. What did poor Billy suggest? We called him the Cliff Richard of Punk, and he was a very sweet, easy-going guy. He and Sid Vicious used to have a rather ridiculous discussion about who was the best at mocking Elvis Presley.
He’s probably making these statements to draw some attention to the new album that his band Public Image Ltd is releasing today, their eleventh studio album, “End of the world”.
On the other hand, Lydon, who had recently lost his wife, had problems with a woman who stalks him because she claims to be his daughter.
“Right now I am fighting with a stalker who runs into my yard at night and says that she is my daughter.”
“And she is 50 years old. This is indifferent selfishness, which is really annoying. I’ve had stalkers in the past, but this one is getting too unintelligent and could do something much more serious, so I had to report her. I don’t like to give people trouble, but it causes me stress. It makes me nervous.”
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