He fronted one of the greatest punk rock bands ever, and now, ex-Sex Pistols and Public Image Limited front-man, John Lydon is back. PiL has a new album out and the band has just released a video for its track “Bettie Page”.
In a recent interview, Lydon told Rolling Stone that the early Playboy Playmate was a “pioneer.” “Bettie Page” appears on Public Image’s new album What The World Needs Now. The album was released back in September and the band has been busy touring and releasing tracks and videos to promote its release ever since.
When asked about the new album, Lydon said of the writing and recording process, “We were all gagging at the bit to get in and just enjoy each other’s company. And this is the end result. That’s not to say that we’re perfect human beings. We had arguments, but they always led to good things.
“There’s none of that petulance that I’ve seen with other people I’ve worked with over the years. PiL is now in a position where I’ve always wanted us to be—completely independent of outside authority.”
Public Image Limited is currently touring North America. Here are the tour dates:
Nov 03: Athens Georgia Theatre, GA
Nov 05: Fort Lauderdale Culture Room, FL
Nov 06: St Petersburg State Theatre, FL
Nov 07: Orlando The Plaza Theatre, FL
Nov 10: Washington U Street Music Hall, DC
Nov 11: Philadelphia Trocadero Theatre, PA
Nov 12: Pittsburgh The Altar Bar, PA
Nov 14: Montreal La Tulipe, QC
Nov 15: Toronto The Opera House, ON
Nov 16: New York Playstation Theater, NY
Nov 18: Chicago Concord Music Hall, IL
Nov 19: Lincoln Knickerbockers, NE
Nov 20: Denver Gothic Theatre, CO
Nov 22: Vancouver Vogue Theatre, BC
Nov 23: Seattle The Showbox, WA
Nov 25: Las Vegas Brooklyn Bowl, NV
Nov 27: San Francisco The Chapel, CA
Nov 28: Sacramento Ace Of Spades, CA
Nov 29: Los Angeles Fonda Theatre, CA