From his notorious first appearance, with fellow Sex Pistols, on Bill Grundy’s ‘Today’ programme, John Lydon has always given good copy.

For Lydon has never hidden his intelligence, his talent or his annoyance with some of the stupidity and vanity of the media.

In these interviews ranging from an early revealing walk and talk with Janet Street-Porter in London (where we can see Lydon dressed like some Dickensian character);  through a tense Public Image Limited press conference, with Keith Levene, for PiL’s first tour of the USA; to a press launch for the 1983 film ‘Order of Death’; we see the wit of Lydon’s intelligence and the passions that fuel his anger.

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