October 8, 2003 |
John Lydon, a.k.a. Sex Pistols leader Johnny Rotten, is adapting his 1994 autobiography, "Rotten: No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs," for the big screen, according to England's NME magazine.
June 29, 2003 |
Who would you want to see in the role of Johnny Rotten in a movie about his life? Justin Timberlake? That's the suggestion of Mr. Rotten himself. He's joking, of course. But John Lydon, who has been unsatisfied with portrayals of him in such films as "Sid and Nancy," is giving the matter serious thought these days.
September 17, 2002 |
Johnny Rotten isn't happy. For one thing, the air conditioning isn't working in his trailer backstage at the Inland Invasion punk festival, and the 101-degree heat, even at 7 p.m., hangs over the Glen Helen Blockbuster Pavilion in Devore like an extra layer of skin. The trailer lights must also be on the blink--unless Rotten just doesn't notice that it's almost dark as he sits and wonders what he's even doing here, singing with the Sex Pistols at their first U.S. gig in six years.
April 12, 2001 |
So there I was at the Viper Room basking in the afterglow of an Otep performance when promoter Dayle Gloria says to me, "Go meet Johnny Rotten." Without missing a beat, I sauntered up to the thin white kook and told him I read his book and was saddened he couldn't see the good that punk hath wrought. He told me, "Get ooover it. I did." I looked him square in the eye and said, "Bollocks, Johnny!" Well, that lit up his face like a fire-starter on Fourth of July.
June 30, 2000 |
Forget Pergonal, Pregnyl, Profasi HP and in vitro fertilization, a trip to the "Odditorium" could be just the thing to get the reproductive juices flowing. Two fertility statues credited with inducing hundreds of pregnancies in those who have rubbed them are making a second swing through the Southland beginning today at Ripley's Believe It Or Not! in Buena Park. Of course, there's no way to be certain that a pregnancy was totem-induced. But Ripley's has testimonials.
January 22, 2000 |
You might wonder which would be more dangerous: giving Johnny Rotten a tank, or giving the ex-Sex Pistol punk prelate a TV show? With the premiere of "Rotten Television" on Sunday, VH1 gives him both. Mr. Rotten (nee John Lydon) uses the tank to blow up a bunch of rock memorabilia in one of three main segments in the half-hour, the first of seven "specials" planned to run during 2000. And, in kind, he uses the show itself to blow up any hypocrisy in his sweeping sights.