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December 12th, 2009

The previously mentioned Sky News interview is being broadcast today. The interview – including 'Public Image' live – is also available on the Sky News website.


December 10th, 2009

John Lydon is interviewed in tomorrow's, Friday, December 11th, issue of The Independent newspaper. He also appeared on Monday's Robert Elms Show on BBC Radio London. The PiL Sky News feature is now scheduled for this weekend. Update: Read The Indendent interview here…

Public Image Ltd - ALiFEPiL: ALiFE instant live CD's are available for pre-order via the Concert Live website. We recommend pre-order as it allows you to collect your discs directly after the show; avoiding the need to order at the venue. The strictly limited edition 4 CD sets will include the show recorded over 3 discs, plus a bonus disc featuring video footage and exclusive photographs.

The 4th disc will include a video interview with John Lydon discussing the return of the band (also featuring behind-the-scenes video footage), plus high quality photographs of the band and John Lydon, taken at the bands rehearsal sessions. For more info follow this link.

See for pre-order info.


December 5th, 2009

Absolute Radio's John Lydon special interview airs tomorrow night, Sunday, December 6th, at 9pm. John will be picking the music, including several PiL tracks. Absolute Radio, John Lydon Hour. Sky News' PiL interview is also scheduled for tomorrow. Please note this is scheduled but not confirmed.

If you enjoyed PiL on The Culture Show on Thursday (which we know you did) look out for a 30 minute special edition of the show in January. Featuring an extended interview and additional footage. The show debuts on BBC4, January 5th 2010 at 10pm; and will also be repeated.

The original Culture Show appearance is still available to view via the BBC iPlayer service. Or via YouTube.


December 5th, 2009

The Culture Show appearance has surfaced on YouTube. Split into 2 parts...


December 2nd, 2009

BBC2, The Culture Show, tomorrow Thursday, December 3rd. PiL were interviewed for the show and filmed performing stunning versions of 'Religion' and 'Rise'. The show airs at 7pm, and is repeated at 11.20pm. It will also be available via the BBC iPlayer service for 7 days.

John Lydon will also appear on the BBC1, One Show at 7pm on Friday. John was interviewed in his old house in Finsbury Park.

Look out for PiL on Sky News in the coming days performing 'This is Not a Love Song' and 'Public Image'.

A video and audio interview with John from yesterday's BBC Radio 4, Today show is available via the BBC website.


November 30th, 2009

Public Image Ltd - ALiFE
PiL live on CD instantly, immediately, available after the gig!

Public Image Ltd - ALiFEIn conjunction with ConcertLive, Public Image Ltd will be issuing instant live CD's from the forthcoming December 2009 UK Tour. The strictly limited edition 4CD set will be available immediately after the shows in Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester and London – and also online via the ConcertLive website.

The lavishly packaged set will include the full live show recorded over 3 discs, plus a bonus 4th disc including a video interview with John Lydon, as he discusses his career and return of the band. The 4th disc also includes behind-the-scenes video footage and high quality exclusive photographs of the band and John Lydon, taken in the bands rehearsal sessions.

"PiL live on CD instantly, immediately, available after the gig. Now, how good is that?" - John Lydon

Concert Live PiL 2009You can pre-order now to collect at the show, or for home delivery. These CDs are only available from Concert Live and at all dates on the PiL tour.

See for pre-order info...


November 27th, 2009

John Lydon will appear on BBC1, The One Show this Friday, December 4th at 7pm. As previously mentioned, PiL will also be appearing on BBC2, The Culture Show, Thursday, December 3rd, 7pm.


November 27th, 2009

A video of John's interview on The Christian O'Connell Breakfast Show is now available at the Absolute Radio website. The previously mentioned Absolute Radio John Lydon Special, where John will be picking music (including PiL tracks) will air December 6th at 8pm.

An interview with John from Scottish music magazine The Skinny is now online via their site.


November 25th, 2009

Bruce Smith, John Lydon, Scott Firth, Lu Edmonds, London November 2009, Photo: Dave Wainright © Public Image Ltd

Bruce Smith, John Lydon, Scott Firth, Lu Edmonds,
London, November 2009
Photo: Dave Wainright © Public Image Ltd 2009

John Lydon will appear on Absolute Radio's, Christian O'Connell Breakfast Show tomorrow, Thursday 26th at approx 8.15am. An extended interview with John picking music will later be aired. More info to follow.

John is also interviewed in this weeks' Big Issue Magazine. The Telegraph newspaper will publish their interview with John tomorrow. The interview is now available online.

Next Thursday, December 3rd, sees PiL make a very special appearance on the BBC Culture Show where they were filmed performing 'Rise' and 'Religion'; as well as being interviewed. BBC2, The Culture Show, December 3rd, 7pm.

The previously mentioned interview in Clash Magazine is available online via their website. London Tour Dates Magazine is also now online.


November 15th, 2009

John Lydon is interviewed on today's Music Week on BBC6 Music. The interview will be available for 7 days via the BBC iPlayer service. He was also interviewed in yesterday's, Saturday November 14th, Daily Star newspaper. Read the interview via the Daily Star website.


November 9th, 2009

Virgin Records are re-issuing 'Metal Box' on CD on December 14th. The 'Plastic Box' compilation is also re-released the same day.

'Metal Box' will be re-mastered and - like the original 1979 vinyl LP – come as 3 separate discs. The 4CD 'Plastic Box' compilation was first released as a limited edition in 1999 and features 64 tracks in total; spanning from 1978-1992. See Discography for more info…


November 9th, 2009

We've added a recent radio interview with John Lydon to our MySpace page. An interview from September, along with the radio ad for the December Tour, is also available.


November 4th, 2009 (updated)

On the back of Friday's announcement of the Camden, Electric Ballroom shows, look out for interviews in the London press in the next few days; including The Evening Standard and London Lite, plus North London papers Islington Gazette and Camden New Journal.

John Lydon featured in The Observer's 'Soundtrack of My Life' on Sunday, November 1st. You can read his musical selections via their website.

John's previously mentioned interviews with XFM Razor Cuts and BBC2, Radcliffe and Maconie Show are now also online via their respective web page's.

Press Update: The previously mentioned Clash Magazine interview goes on sale Friday 6th; and will also be online via their website. London Standard, Camden New Journal and Islington Gazette interviews are now also online.


October 30th, 2009

New shows - The Electric Ballroom, London, December 22nd & 23rd 2009

Public Image Ltd have added two new shows to their first UK tour in 17 years. John Lydon will return to his north London roots at The Electric Ballroom for what is set to be two very unique and intimate shows. Read full press release via this link…

John Lydon-
“Dos Pollo Loco”

London, Electric Ballroom, December 22nd 2009
London, Electric Ballroom, December 23rd 2009

Tickets on sale now. Buy online at or Tel 0844 576 5483 (24hrs)

(Tickets for original Brixton Academy Show on December 22nd will be valid for The Electric Ballroom Show on December 22nd, or maybe exchanged for the Brixton Academy Show on December 21st)


October 26th, 2009

John Lydon's XFM Radio, Razor Cuts interview has been rescheduled for next week. The interview will now air on Sunday, November 1st, 10pm-12am.

John will also be appearing on BBC Radio 2, Radcliffe and Maconie Show the following night, Monday, November 2nd, 8pm-10pm.


October 22nd, 2009

John Lydon is interviewed on XFM Radio, Razor Cuts, this Sunday, October 25th, 10pm-12am. (update: see news October 26th)

A preview of an interview with John from the forthcoming issue of Clash Magazine is now online at their website.


October 13th, 2009

An archive John Lydon PiL interview from 1978 will feature on 'Radio Rewind' as part of the Johnnie Walker Radio Show on BBC Radio 2 this Sunday, October 18th, 3-5pm.

Also look out for a new interview with John on the Radio 2, Radcliffe and Maconie Show in the near future. More updates soon…


October 1st, 2009

John Lydon is interviewed in the current issue of Mojo. He will also appear in the new issue of Q Magazine.


September 27th, 2009

John Lydon had an extensive interview in Friday's (September 25th) Yorkshire Evening Post, featuring on the front cover of their MusicScene pull-out.

"It will be the full gamut of PiL, every emotion possible. It's a seriously solid show; it's a good two hours. It will be an agonising treat for the old vocal cords. There's some serious challenges to musical perspective going on. I'm tempted to drag my violin and saxophone on stage but I don't know if I've got the wind."

Read the FULL interview via this link…


September 27th, 2009

In addition to MySpace and YouTube we have now launched PiLOfficial.Com Facebook and Twitter pages.

PiL Facebook


September 21st, 2009

PiL MySpace launched. The first and ONLY official PiL MySpace.


September 17th, 2009

PiL YouTube launched. The channel will run in conjunction with the PiLOfficial.Com Video page; and includes further PiL promo videos, interviews, and TV appearances etc.


September 17th, 2009

Press Updates. You can now read the previously mentioned NME and 7 Nights interviews via our Press Section.


September 12th, 2009

John Lydon is featured on the front cover and interviewed in tomorrow's, 7 Nights Magazine; as part of Sunday Mail Newspaper.


September 11th, 2009 (Update)

Second London Date Added!
Brixton Academy, Tuesday, December 22nd

Due to phenomenal demand Public Image Ltd have added a further date at London’s Brixton O2 Academy with the band now playing the famous venue on the 21st and 22nd December. Read full press release via this link…

John Lydon- "Everything is going accordion to plan, everything I learnt about life is Norman Wisdom"

Tickets on sale now. Buy online at or Tel 0844 576 5483 (24hrs)


September 11th, 2009

General sale for the December PiL shows is now open.

Buy tickets online at or Tel 0844 576 5483 (24hrs)


September 9th, 2009

PiL Pre-sale Now Open!

Pre-sale for ALL PiL 5 shows is now open.

• PiL Pre-Sale: [Link Now Closed] • 

Pre-sale will be available to PiLofficial.Com readers right up till General Sale starts on Friday at 9am.


September 8th, 2009

PiL Pre-sale Info

Pre-sale for the forthcoming December PiL shows opens tomorrow, Wednesday September 9th, at 9am (UK)

Visit at 9am for link.

Pre-sale is for ALL 5 gigs and will be open to PiLOfficial.Com readers until General Sale starts on Friday.


September 8th, 2009

Press Updates. An interview with John Lydon will appear in this week's NME (published Wednesday). Visit our Press Section for links to interviews with BBC6 Music and The Guardian.


September 7th, 2009

PiL December 2009 Live Dates

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Public Image Limited Return

December 2009 sees the return of Public Image Limited for 5 very special live dates in the UK. Their first shows in 17 years.

The shows will mark the 30th Anniversary of the release of 'Metal Box' but PiL will NOT be limited to tracks from one album and the tour will showcase their whole career.

PiL founder John Lydon will be joined by former members Lu Edmonds (Guitar & Misc) and Bruce Smith (Drums), plus new recruit Scott Firth (Bass).

Follow this link for further information…

Birmingham, 02 Academy, December 15th 2009
Leeds, 02 Academy, December 16th 2009
Glasgow, 02 Academy, December 18th 2009
Manchester, Academy, December 19th 2009
London Brixton, 02 Academy, December 21st 2009

Tickets go on sale 9am Friday, September 11th.
Buy online at or Tel 0844 576 5483 (24hrs)

There will be a special ticket pre-sale via PiLOfficial.Com. Details will be announced tomorrow...


September 7th, 2009

Welcome to the first ever official PiL website. Sign up to our Mailing List for updates and enjoy some Public Image Limited via our PiL Audio Player.


September, 2009

4 Men with Beards – the US label who re-issued 'Metal Box' on vinyl in 2006 – released another two PiL albums on vinyl in the States earlier this year. 'Flowers of Romance' (4M517) and 'Second Edition' (4M518) were issued on 180 gram vinyl on May 26th 2009.

Rhino Records in the US also re-issued 'Album' - again in 180 gram vinyl - on March 10th 2009 (RHI160438).

4 Men With Beards (4M517) 4 Men With Beards (4M518 Rhino (RHI160438)


September, 2009

The Oscar nominated film 'Waltz with Bashir' - which features 'This Is Not A Love Song by Public Image Ltd - is now available on DVD and Blu-Ray.

The animated Israeli film – directed and written by Ari Folman – tells the story of a young soldier during the 1982 Lebanon war. You can watch the trailer via YouTube; which also includes the PiL track.

Waltz with Bashir: Trailer


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