July 23rd, 2012
PiL have their first radio session in 20 years on the Xfm X-Posure Show. Host John Kennedy will broadcast a song a night all this week starting tonight, Monday, July 23rd at 11pm. Kennedy also conducted an excellent song-by-song interview with John Lydon when 'This is PiL' was released; which you can still listen to via the XFM website.
July 22nd, 2012
Congradulations to the following Lollipop Mob members who have won a signed CD and guest list for the show of their choice. John and Rambo picked the winners by choosing a random number from all the entries.
Nigel Smallwood / Pat Doran / Tony Goode - check your inboxes...
Lets have a strong Lollipop Mob presence for all the upcoming shows!
July 21st, 2012
Tonight's show at the Rock In Idrho in Milan was cancelled due to extreme weather just before PiL were due to take the stage. Torrential rain and thunderstorms caused irreparable damage to the PA. John and all the PiL team were gutted to have to cancel, but had no choice. John has this message to pass on…
The storm of the century is looming on the outskirts of Milano and they have cancelled the gig just before Public Image was about to hit the stage. I apologise to Italy. And I apologise to concert goers everywhere and anywhere, PiL will not be denied. Hope you get your money back. And we hope to get the chance to play again. Because we love Italy. Thank you for putting up with us, you know it is not our fault, this is what Policemen do. Oh, and it did rain before we went on. Thank you…
- John Lydon, July 21st 2012
July 19th, 2012
John was interviewed on BBC Radio 4, Front Row on Tuesday (17th). The show is still available to listen via the BBC iPlayer.
July 12th, 2012
We are delighted to be able to announce our first Northern American date in 2 years at the FunFunFun Festival in Austin, Texas on Friday, November 2nd 2012. See the FunFunFun Festival website for more info...
FunFunFun Festival, Austin, Texas, USA, November 2nd 2012
(see website for ticket info)
PiL will be adding more North American dates as soon as we can. Thank you for your patience. Keep an eye on the site for updates.
July 10th, 2012
Please note the Reading, Sub 89 show on August 1st is completely SOLD-OUT. See our shows page for all UK dates.
You only have till next Wednesday to sign up to the Lollipop Mob and stand the chance of winning a signed 'This is PiL' CD, plus guest list for a PiL club show. See News June 20th for full info. Entries must be received by Wednesday, July 18th.
July 4th, 2012
John will be a guest panelist on tomorrow night's Question Time in Derby. John will be joining host David Dimbleby; along with Energy & Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey MP, former Home Secretary Alan Johnson MP, Conservative MP Louise Mensch, Sunday Times and Independent columnist Dominic Lawson.
July 3rd, 2012
Lollipop Blog - Part 2
In part 2 of his PiL Official video blog (the Lollipop Blog!) John talks about the Occupy Wall Street movement and the sad death of Donna Summer. More soon...
Day tickets for Summer Sundae are now on sale. PiL will be playing Sunday, August 19th. Day tickets are priced at £45 for an Adult. Child and Young Persons tickets are also available. Full details here: http://summersundae.com/tickets
Summer Sundae, Leicester, De Montfort Hall and Gardens, UK, August 19th 2012
(tickets on sale now)
Look out for a 10 page PiL special in the new issue of MOJO Magazine, out now!
June 29th, 2012
PiL played their first show of the summer tour tonight at the Belgrade Calling Festival. Mr Lydon had this to say:
"The Lollipop Mob has opened a new Serbian chapter. May the road rise. This is now officially a PiL zone. Well done Serbia, love ya" - John Lydon, June 29th 2012
Keep an eye on the Lollipop Mob report page for updates throughout the tour. We look forward to your active participation throughout the tour; and beyond... The Belgrade show was broadcast live on B92 radio. Well spotted Lollipops!
June 28th, 2012
We regret to announce that the PiL show this Saturday, June 30th, at Barcelona, Razzmatazz has been cancelled due to adverse circumstances.
PiL – along with promoters Doctor Music - very much regret the situation and hope to have the opportunity to play a concert in Barcelona in the future. Refunds will be given at point of sale from now and during a period of 30 days. See the Doctor Music website for more info...
Tomorrow's show (Friday) in Belgrade still goes ahead and the rest of the tour will continue as planned. Sorry Barcelona.
June 25th, 2012
PiL begin touring this Friday (29th) at the Belgrade Calling Festival. Sadly there will NOT be anymore UK dates added. This of course is subject to change. This is PiL.
We therefore recommend those waiting for more dates to book up for one of the existing shows. We've had many messages of support from Scottish fans, we'd suggest that Newcastle or Manchester would be their easiest option; likewise for fans in Yorkshire. For those disappointed that both Brighton shows are sold-out we'd recommend Bournemouth.
Its also worth pointing out there are only 17 tickets left for Reading. Get in there Lollipops. (tickets available here)
We also hope to be able to announce North American dates very soon.
See http://www.pilofficial.com/shows.html for all confirmed dates so far...
We have now also set up a dedicated Lollipop Mob page. We salute you Lollipops!
June 20th, 2012
Join the Lollipop Mob and win a signed CD plus guest list for live show!
No questions. No answers. Just sign up to our mailing list to have the chance to win one of three copies of 'This Is PiL' signed by John Lydon, plus a guest list for an upcoming club show for you and a friend.
Once you have signed up - or if you are already a Lollipop - simply mail us (using the email you signed up with) stating your location and your preferred club show.
There are 3 signed albums and guest list spots up for grabs. If you win but are unable to travel to the show your guest list will be allocated to another Lollipop, but the CD will be yours to keep.
Offer applies to club shows only - not festivals. You will receive a 'plus 1' for the designated show allowing you and friend to attend.
Entries must be received by Wednesday, July 18th.
Spread the word Lollipops! Join the Lollipop Mob now!
June 14th, 2012
Part 3 of 'Punk Britannia' airs on BBC4 tomorrow, Friday, June 15th. PiL will feature in this last episode. You can watch the band playing the 'Reggie Song' from rehearsals filmed especially for the series via the BBC website. Punk Britannia- Part 3, Friday 9pm.
Tickets for Barcelona, June 30th are now on sale through www.doctormusic.com and www.ticketmaster.es, also at Fnac, Carrefour, by phone at 902 15 00 25 and through the usual outlets from Ticketmaster network.
Barcelona, Razzmatazz, Spain, June 30 2012
(tickets on sale now)
PiL begin touring soon see Shows for latest confirmed 2012 shows... Join the lollipops!
June 11th, 2012
Lollipop Blog - Part 1!
Today sees the start of a regular video blog which John has recorded specially for PiL Official (The Lollipop Blog!). In part 1 John talks about the recording of 'This Is PiL' and his inspiration for the stunning artwork for the album which he painted and designed throughout.
June 4th, 2012
Join the Lollipop Mob!
If you live in the States (or elsewhere) and are having problems finding / ordering the album, Please let us know. Email the site and tell us and we will do everything we can to help.
Tickets for the UK / Euro shows are on sale now, we want a strong Lollipop Mob presence at ALL shows. Please note: There is a typo in the current issue of Mojo the Hatfield show is NOT sold-out. However, there are only 30 tickets left for Reading so we suggest you buy now to save disappointment. See our shows page for a list of all confirmed dates. PiL will also be touring North America later in the year, keep an eye for updates...
Spread the word Lollipop's. John and Rambo and all the PiL team really appreciate your support. It could not happen without you. Lets get PiL where they belong...
June 3rd, 2012
BBC 6 Music, John Lydon Playlist Part 2 - Sunday, June 3rd 2012
Part 2 of John's BBC6 Music radio show airs, Sunday June 3rd, at midday (12pm). Part 1 is still available via the BBC iPlayer.
John was also interviewed on BBC6 Music, Radcliffe and Maconie Show on Friday (1st) which is also available via iPlayer.
June 1st, 2012
The iTunes download of This is PiL is mastered using iTunes new Mastered for iTunes high-quality formatting. The iTunes download also features an exclusive 15 minute video filmed during the recording of the album at Steve Winwood's Cotswolds studio in 2011.
The video was directed, produced and filmed by John Rambo Stevens and Walter Jaquiss; as was the One Drop promo.
'Mastered for iTunes' means the tracks have been specially engineered for higher fidelity sound on your computer, stereo, and mobile devices to produce a richer listening experience.
BBC4 begin a 3 part series on punk, tonight, Friday, June 1st as part of the BBC 'Punk Britannia' season. John is interviewed for the series and PiL will feature in part 3.
You can watch the band playing the 'Reggie Song' from rehearsals filmed especially for the series via the BBC website. Punk Britannia- Part 1, Friday 9pm.
May 31st, 2012 (updated)
We are pleased to confirm PiL will play the Razzmatazz venue in Barcelona, Spain, on Saturday, June 30th 2012. Tickets are now on sale through www.doctormusic.com and www.ticketmaster.es, also at Fnac, Carrefour, by phone at 902 15 00 25 and through the usual outlets from Ticketmaster network.
Barcelona, Razzmatazz, Spain, June 30 2012
(tickets on sale now)
Part 1 of John's BBC6 Music radio show airs tonight at midnight (aka Friday, 1st 00:00). Part 2 will follow this Sunday, June 3rd at 12pm (midday).
BBC 6 Music, John Lydon Playlist - Thursday, May 31st 2012
"John Lydon's Playlist takes us on a journey through his record collection, making some surprising stops on the way. The shows include music from and stories about - T-Rex, Black Sabbath, Edith Piaf, Petula Clark, Johnny Cash and ABBA".
May 30th, 2012
This is PiL is in shops now! The special deluxe CD / DVD edition also shipped as originally planned on Monday and should be available everywhere (the June 4th date was just a provision). Going by your comments we know you're enjoying the album as much as we are! This is PiL...
Check out our new This is PiL Facebook page where you can listen to the radio edit of Lollipop Opera and find some (suggested) links to buy the album.
PiL eMusic takeover! To celebrate the release of This is PiL John hosts a special 'takeover' of digital music site eMusic this week and talks about the new album, and John picks some of his favourite tracks.
A reminder that John will be appearing on tonight's X-Posure show on XFM, where he will be talking Jon Kennedy through the new PiL album. X-Posure airs tonight, May 30th at 11pm-2am. See the XFM website for more info...
May 28th, 2012
20 years in the waiting... The new PiL studio album 'This is PiL' is now on sale! The album is available on CD / Double LP / Download / High-Quality Download, plus limited edition 2 disc set including bonus DVD recorded live at Heaven Nightclub. See our This is PiL page for more info...
The album is available internationally at ALL good retailers. The following links will default to your local Amazon (other shops are available!). Amazon: Standard digi-pack CD / Limited CD & DVD 2 disc set / Double vinyl LP
Please note the USA and Canada release will be tomorrow Tuesday, May 29th.
'This is PiL' is "album of the day" on BBC 6 Music, who will be playing a selection of tracks throughout the day.
May 24th, 2012
This is PiL gets its first official release tomorrow (May 25th) in Germany. With most other countries following on Monday (28th). USA and Canada will be Tuesday (29th). The album is available internationally at ALL good retailers. The following links will default to your local Amazon (other shops are available!). Amazon: Standard digi-pack CD / Limited CD & DVD 2 disc set / Double vinyl LP
We are also pleased to announce the digital download on iTunes will also be available in 'Mastered for iTunes format' which promises near CD quality.
Look out for 3 PiL / John Lydon UK radio specials next week...
Absolute Radio 70s, This is PiL Special - Sunday, 27 May 2012
Absolute Radio 70s host an hour long 'This Is PiL' special this Sunday, May 27th at 8pm. John will be discussing the new album and talking about the band's history. See the Absolute website for more info...
XFM, X-Posure with John Kennedy - Wednesday, May 30th 2012
This is an extended version of the excellent interview Jon Kennedy conducted with John for the release of One Drop in April. John talks in depth about the new songs and recording of the album. X-Posure airs Wednesday, May 30th at 11pm-2am. See the XFM website for more info...
BBC 6 Music, John Lydon Playlist - Thursday, May 31st 2012
John will be hosting his own 2 part show on BBC6 Music next week where he will be picking some of his favourite tracks and talking about the music he loves. Including Pubic Image Ltd! Part 1 debuts Thursday, 31st midnight (aka Friday 1st 00:00). Part 2 will be broadcast the following week... See the 6 Music website for more info...
May 21st, 2012
Please note as of today (May 21st) we have launched a NEW mailing list and closed the old Yahoo Group.
If you were already a subscriber you need do nothing you will be automatically transferred over. Or you can sign up via the form below. As before, the list will be shared with JohnLydon.Com.
Signing up is now easier than ever and being a subscriber means you will be first with the latest updates...
May 19th, 2012 (updated)
John will join KCSN host Mr. Shovel on his 'City of Night' radio show tonight (Saturday). KCSN’s 'City of Night' airs on Saturday from 8-10pm PT on 88.5 FM in Los Angeles and online at www.kcsn.org.
He was also a guest on Nikki Sixx's 'Sixx Sense' radio show yesterday (Friday, 18th). See Sixx Sense site for more info...
UPDATE: You can listen to John's full interview on KCSN 'City of Night' via Mr Shovel's blog page.
May 17th, 2012
Rolling Stone has an exclusive stream of 'Deeper Water' from the forthcoming PiL album. The song has already been performed live but this is the first time it has been streamed anywhere. This version is a radio edit, the full version appears on This Is PiL, released May 28th.
You can watch yesterday's interview on Studio 11, Fox LA via this link.
Studio 11, Fox LA, May 16th 2012 (external video)
May 16th, 2012
This is PiL is now available to pre-order on iTunes via this link. The iTunes download features an exclusive 15 minute video filmed during the recording of the album at Steve Winwood's Cotswolds studio in 2011. The video was directed, produced and filmed by John Rambo Stevens and Walter Jaquiss; as was the One Drop promo we posted on Monday.
Please note the CD / DVD deluxe version of the album will now be released a few days after the release of the standard CD and vinyl LP on May 28th. Amazon have stated the deluxe will be June 4th but we hope it will be available beforehand. The standard CD and vinyl LP will still be released on May 28th.
You can watch a webcast of John’s interview on LoveLine last night (Tuesday, 15th) via this link.
May 14th, 2012
The official promo video for One Drop is now available for your viewing pleasure via the PiL Official YouTube page...
May 7th, 2012
This Is PiL is now available for pre-order via a variety of online retailers including HMV, Amazon, Play.Com (see links below). The album will be available internationally - please see relevant site stores. Also see list of distributors on our This Is PiL page for more info...
HMV.Com: Standard digi-pack CD / Limited CD & DVD 2 disc set
Amazon: Standard digi-pack CD / Limited CD & DVD 2 disc set / Double vinyl LP
Play.Com Standard digi-pack CD / Limited CD & DVD 2 disc set
The 12 track album will be released on digi-pack CD, double vinyl LP, and download. There is also a very special limited edition deluxe hardback 2 disc set including a bonus DVD of the now legendary live performance at London, Heaven Nightclub, April 2nd 2012; along with expanded inner booklet. There is a PiL in Heaven... The DVD is also available internationally and is 'region free' (NTSC region 0) so will play on the majority of DVD players.
Public Image Ltd: 'This Is PiL' album
1. This Is PiL
2. One Drop
3. Deeper Water
6. I Must Be Dreaming
7. It Said That
8. The Room I Am In
9. Lollipop Opera
11. Reggie Song
12. Out of the Woods
Bonus DVD: There is a PIL in Heaven
(limited edition 2 disc set only) (region-free) (PiLCDX002)
1. Deeper Water
2. This Is Not A Love Song
4. Reggie Song
9. Death Disco
10. Flowers of Romance
11. Lollipop Opera
12. Bags / Chant
13. Out of the Woods
14. One Drop
16. Open Up
May 6th, 2012
John is interviewed in today's (May 6th) Sunday Times Culture Magazine. The online/digital version also features a 'One Drop' video.
Also look out for an interview in the current Q Magazine, and a feature review of 'This is PiL' in Mojo magazine.
Tickets for Rochester Castle Grounds, July 28th are now on general sale.
Music Event One, Rochester Castle Grounds, Rochester, UK, July 28th
(tickets on sale now)
May 3rd, 2012
Pre-sale for Rochester Castle Grounds, July 28th opens at 9am today (Thursday 9am). See link below.
April 29th, 2012
Sky Arts 'In Confidence' John Lydon. Look out for a very special interview with John tomorrow, Monday April 30th, on Sky Arts channel 8-9pm. Watch a trailer for the show via this link.
April 25th, 2012
John is featured on the front cover of week's NME magazine, on sale now. "Who can I offend here? There's always someone!"
He is also featured on the front of Loud and Quiet magazine.
Also look out for a feature review of the 'This Is PiL' album in Mojo magazine; along with a Q&A with John.
April 23rd, 2012
The One Drop EP is now available to download digitally via iTunes, Amazon, 7 Digital, eMusic, HMV Digital, Play.Com and all good digital retailers. A special deluxe edition of the digital EP featuring an exclusive 'One Drop' video is available via iTunes.
Full track listing for the EP
1. One Drop
2. I Must Be Dreaming
3. The Room I Am In
4. Lollipop Opera
5. One Drop (video) (iTunes exclusive)
The EP will be released internationally for download this week including, UK, Europe, Australasia, and North America. Release dates vary throughout the week. If you are having problems finding it please contact us.
The EP is of course, still available on vinyl and is in shops now! Available at all good independent record stores. See Record Store Day website for stockist's. Also available in North America, Australasia and Europe at participating stores (see list of distributors on our 'One Drop' page).
April 22nd, 2012
This is a radio edit, the full version of 'Lollipop Opera' is available in all its glory on the EP. Available at all good independent record stores now. See Record Store Day website for stockist's. Also available outside the UK at participating stores. See our 'One Drop' page for a list of distributors.
April 21st, 2012
We are absolutely delighted to say that One Drop is now in the shops. Enjoy people! The 12" EP is released on our own PiL Official Ltd label, and distributed via Cargo Records (UK).
Available at all good independent record stores. See Record Store Day website for stockist's. Also available in North America, Australasia and Europe at participating stores (see list of distributors on our 'One Drop' page).
NME.Com - Lollipop Opera (edit)
SPIN.Com - Lollipop Opera (edit)
Also released for Record Store Day is a limited edition treble vinyl album of the recent Rockpalast 1983 release. Limited to just 950 copies worldwide the album is released by Made In Germany Music.
250 copies for Germany
220 copies for UK
300 copies for USA
100 copies for Benelux
50 copies for Portugal
20 copies for France
The concert was recorded for WDR at Der Zeche, Bochum, Germany on October 31st and was recently released on CD and DVD.
Updated: June 8th, 2012
Updated: May 30th, 2011