A Rotten Good Time

The lead screecher for the pioneering punk band the Sex Pistols sounds off about his new movie

Bloody hell! My tape recorder is losing power in the middle of an interview with John Lydon. Surprisingly, Lydon volunteers to help out. "Does anyone have some double-A batteries for a rather large vibrator?" he bellows to startled young assistants and executives down the hall. Adding to the embarrassment, we're doing the interview at the offices of the kiddie cable channel Nickelodeon.

Yes, Johnny Rotten is alive and well. The aging lead screecher of U.K. punk pioneers the Sex Pistols, Lydon still uses his old stage name and hasn't lost his sarcastic sneer--even if his spiky orange hair and Day-Glo togs...

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