John Lydon: ‘Have I mellowed? Absolutely f***ing not’ – a classic interview

We celebrate the former Sex Pistol turning 60 on Sunday with this piece showing him on drunkenly eviscerating form, first published in Q in July 1989 and taken from Rock’s Backpages, the online home of music writing

In the bar of the north London rehearsal studio complex, John Lydon, wearing a typically loud shirt, a pair of unorthodox dark spectacles and the kind of “colourful” straw hat Bob Hope might don for a round of pro-celeb golf, is treating all and sundry to his remarkable impression of an avant-garde lager lout.

I don’t think the English actually read, do they? They just look at the pictures

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