Sex Pistols and PiL legend John Lydon returned to the show to discuss a new documentary, The Public Image is Rotten, as well as his upcoming show at Thalia Hall in Chicago on October 22nd. John also shared his thoughts on music streaming, self-funding a band, and making sweater vests cool.Follow @bigwakeupcall
Legendary Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook called in to talk about a new album from his post-Pistols project The Professionals, What In The World, featuring an all-star lineup of guests including Pistol and Professional Steve Jones, along with Mick Jones, Phil Collen, Billy Duffy and more. Joining Paul was new Professionals lead singer Tom Spencer.
Steve Jones called in to talk about his new book “Lonely Boy: Tales From a Sex Pistol.” We talked about how he wrote the book through a series of Skype chats, growing up poor in London without a fridge or a bathtub, and things that are not rock and roll — like “meet and greets,” electronic drums, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.Follow @bigwakeupcall
As a huge fan of PiL, I was very excited to have a few minutes to chat with John Lydon, who called our show in the middle of a satellite tour to promote his new book Anger Is An Energy: My Life Uncensored. We talked about why fashion has always been important to him, how his songwriting process has stayed consistent over the years, and why he called Public Image “a hole I chuck money into.”