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The Bangles, The Romantics and more have been added to the Like Totally Music Festival line-up

Los Angeles pop rock band The Bangles have been added as the headliner for the 4th Annual Like Totally Music Festival, which will take place Saturday, May 11, at Huntington State Beach. Earlier this month Sellout Events announced the ’80s-infused event will return to the beach and include performances by by Sex Pistols frontman John Lydon’s Public Image Ltd, “Kids in America” singer Kim Wilde, English pop band ABC, the Greg Kihn Band and Orange County-based group The Reflexx, hosting an all-star...
Tags: Music, Abc, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Music Festivals, Sex Pistols, Guy Fieri, Concerts, CRENSHAW, Richard Page, Kim Wilde, John Lydon, Public Image Ltd


The Sex Pistols’ Sid Vicious Sings Frank Sinatra’s “My Way”: Is Nothing Sacred?

In the great garden of forking paths and alternative timelines there are two other versions of The Great Rock n’ Roll Swindle that Julian Temple never directed. One would have been directed by Graham Chapman of Monty Python fame, but “he behaved gloriously badly to Malcolm (McLaren)” according to John Lydon many years later. The other was to be written by film critic Roger Ebert and directed by buxom beauty lover Russ Meyer (who Lydon called "shabby” and “a senile old git.”) But you do h...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Music, UK, College, West, Roger Ebert, Paris, Monty Python, Mclaren, Frank Sinatra, Nancy, Martin Scorsese, Julien Temple, Facebook Twitter, Rolling Stones


Watch a Towering Orchestral Tribute to Kate Bush: A 40th Anniversary Celebration of Her First Single, “Wuthering Heights”

Some Americans like their pop musicians to be more accessible, less theatrical, and eccentric—and generally more desperate for the approval of their audience. Kate Bush, thankfully, has never seemed bothered by this need. She could leave the spotlight when she needed to, or leave the music business altogether for a time, and yet remain a creative force to be reckoned with for four decades now. Her legacy has permeated contemporary music since she appeared in 1978, then retired from the stag...
Tags: Google, Music, UK, Sweden, College, Berlin, Bbc, David Bowie, Npr, John Wayne, Kate Bush, Bush, Facebook Twitter, Abrahamson, Josh Jones, Emily Bronte


Festival Pass: Two more beach festivals announce lineups

Festival Pass is a weekly newsletter that lands in your inbox on Thursdays. When we cover festivals in the field, you get bonus editions, too! Subscribe now. Festival Pass for Monday, Feb. 4 Happy Monday! If you need to wash away the most boring Super Bowl ever, you’re in luck. A couple of festivals have announced their lineups for 2019 so you get a special bonus edition of Festival Pass today. Also, since they’re both beach fests, I think we need them to kick out this gloom and rain over Southe...
Tags: Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Music Festivals, Coachella, Stagecoach, Trent Reznor, Taj Mahal, Southern California, Lindsey Buckingham, Ben Harper, Huntington Beach, Burbank, Johnny Rotten, Richard Page, Dana Point


Public Image Ltd, Kim Wilde and more will perform at the Like Totally Music Festival on the beach

Get ready to break out spandex for the 4th Annual Like Totally Music Festival. The all-ages, ’80s-themed fest, produced by Sellout Events, will once again take over Huntington State Beach on Saturday, May 11. The day-long fest will feature performances by Sex Pistols frontman John Lydon’s Public Image Ltd, “Kids in America” singer Kim Wilde, English pop band ABC, Greg Kihn Band and Orange County-based group The Reflexx, hosting an all-star jam with Richard Page of Mr. Mister and Nick Richards of...
Tags: Music, America, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Music Festivals, Sex Pistols, Southern California, Concerts, Irvine, Richard Page, Kim Wilde, Andy Gill, John Lydon, Zac Brown Band, Huntington State Beach


The Punk Rock Of Business Sings A Familiar Song Of Disruption

It’s been 40 years since the Sex Pistols arrived and shook up a fairly corporate and slick music scene. Now, John Lydon is 62, the music seems a little tame even if it’s still raw, and anyone who remembers (if they can remember) those punk years has more gray hair that’s in need of dyeing, […] The post The Punk Rock Of Business Sings A Familiar Song Of Disruption appeared first on Adpulp.
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Reggae is Jamaica’s rebel music – it doesn’t need establishment approval | Dotun Adebayo

Unesco can add reggae to its cultural heritage list, but this music has no time for government and global powerDon’t you just know that Unesco’s decision to add reggae to its list of the intangible cultural heritage of humanity will be the kiss of death for any remaining semblance of “rebel music” in Jamaica? While the island’s delegation at the United Nations was skanking in celebration the other night, there was no corresponding “jam out there” in the streets of Kingston, Spanish Town, Mo’ Bay...
Tags: Music, UK, Americas, World news, Unesco, United Nations, Un, Jamaica, Reggae, Kingston, Caribbean, Hammersmith, Johnny Rotten, Ochi, John Lydon, Dotun Adebayo


Humility: The X-Factor

by Jeremy Dale, author of “The Punk Rock of Business: Applying a Punk Rock Attitude in the Modern Business Era“ “People will walk through fire for a leader that’s true and human.” – Patrick Lencioni Punk by its very nature is aggressive and in your face. In its most raw incarnation, it is likely to be too aggressive for most organizations because it can be intimidating. As John Lydon put it, “Nothing in rebellion is about gentle melodies.” But punk doesn’t need to be aggressive if you apply a d...
Tags: Startups, Motorola, Europe, Microsoft, Bono, CMO, Self Awareness, Nintendo, Humility, Jeremy, Zelda, Personal Development, Shigeru Miyamoto, Drew, Nippon Airways, Spencer Stuart


Festival Pass: What you need to know about Tropicalia, Big Adventure, Temecula Jamboree, Day of the Dead and ComplexCon

Festival Pass is a weekly newsletter that lands in your inbox on Thursdays. When we cover festivals in the field, you get bonus editions, too! Subscribe now. Festival Pass for Thursday, Nov. 1 The first time I saw Empire of the Sun, I wasn’t sure if someone had drugged me or if I had been abducted by aliens. (It turned out neither had happened, thankfully.) It was the 2011 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and the Australian electro-rock duo blew my mind on the Outdoor Theatre stage. I la...
Tags: Uncategorized, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Ozzy Osbourne, Rae Sremmurd, Nba, Long Beach, Music Festivals, Coachella, Riverside County, Morrissey, Taco, Southern California, Huntington Beach, Kelly


DJ Diesel aka Shaquille O’Neal talks about playing his first L.A. DJ set in December

Two Los Angeles legends are about to join forces for one big night of music. Music executive, concert producer and DJ Gary Richards, aka Destructo, and four-time NBA championship winner and former Lakers center, Shaquille O’Neal, aka DJ Diesel, are teaming up for Let’s Be Friends 2018 at the Avalon Hollywood in Los Angeles on Saturday, Dec. 1. “L.A. will always be home to me,” O’Neal said via an email interview earlier this week, ahead of the tickets ($15-$40) going on sale at noon Friday, Nov. ...
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John Lydon celebrates 40 years of Public Image Ltd with two Southern California shows, a documentary and a career-spanning box set

John Lydon comes on the line from his home in Malibu, and if there was any question of the artist formerly known as Johnny Rotten having mellowed at the age of 62 it disappears as soon as he opens his mouth. “You interrupted me looking up my nose with a torch, tweezers and a magnifying glass,” he says that instantly recognizable voice when asked how his day is going. “But that’s all right. I can get back to my full-time hobby later. “That’s one of the things they don’t tell you about when you gr...
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The Top 10 ’80s Movie Soundtracks

The top 10 ’80s movie soundtracks Music happens to be one of the most important aspects of a movie. Take Star Wars or Harry Potter, for example. The theme music is one of the most memorable aspects of both those films. If it weren’t for the soundtracks, some films wouldn’t even be watchable. The ’80s were an especially interesting time, sonically speaking. That’s when MTV rose to popularity. In the early ’80s, punk rock was still going strong. By the end of the decade, new wave and metal band...
Tags: Movies, Tim Curry, Mtv, David Bowie, James Bond, Harry Potter, Ferris Bueller, Gary Oldman, Cosmo, Sarah, Sandman, Nancy, Brian Blessed, Sinatra, Bowie, Flash Gordon


October's Best eBook Deals

eBooks on sale for $1.99 this month: Anger Is an Energy by John Lydon Blind Ambition by John W. Dean The Boo by Pat Conroy Boone by Robert Morgan Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 Omnibus Volume 1 Casino Royale by Ian Fleming Coraline by Neil Gaiman The Drowning Season by Alice Hoffman Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons The End of the World: Stories of the Apocalypse A Fair Maiden by Joyce Carol Oates Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman by Richard Gleick Georgia O'Keefe by Roxana Ro...
Tags: Music, Neil Gaiman, David, George Orwell, Willie Nelson, Party, Nikola Tesla, Agatha Christie, Joyce Carol Oates, Richard Feynman, Atomic Books Comics Preview, William Styron, Jesmyn Ward, John Darnielle, Yotam Ottolenghi, Nathaniel


Encounters: Afternoon Beers With a Former Sex Pistol

John Lydon, the 62-year-old punk legend, was in New York for a new documentary about Public Image Ltd. But first, he wanted to shop and smoke in a bar.
Tags: New York, News, John, John Lydon, Lydon, Public Image Ltd, Fashion and apparel, Pop and Rock Music


Shorties (George Saunders' Liner Notes for the New Jeff Tweedy Album, An Interview with Cat Power's Chan Marshall, and more)

The New Yorker shared George Saunders' liner notes for the forthcoming Jeff Tweedy album, Warm. The New York Times interviewed Cat Power's Chan Marshall. Stereogum reconsidered Cat Power's Moon Pix album on its 20th anniversary. September's best eBook deals. eBooks on sale for $1.99 today: The Book of Joe by Jonathan Tropper The Los Angeles Times interviewed author Teju Cole. Natalie Prass visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance. 7 x 7 shard a new pi...
Tags: Music, Stephen King, David, Bob Dylan, New York Times, Rolling Stone, Los Angeles Times, Kate Atkinson, Jeff Tweedy, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Nicole Haroutunian, George Saunders, WNYC, Chan Marshall, Meg White, John Lydon


Shorties (An Excerpt from Karl Ove Knausgard's My Struggle: Book Six, A Previously Unpublished Leonard Cohen Poem, and more)

The New York Times Magazine shared an excerpt from Karl Ove Knausgard's My Struggle: Book Six. The New Yorker shared a previously unpublished Leonard Cohen poem. September's best eBook deals. eBook on sale for $2.99 today: Clock Dance by Anne Tyler Sjon discussed his new novel CoDex 1962 with . Pitchfork on the last days of the band Diarrhea Planet. The Heavy Feather Review shared new fiction by Jamie Iredell. Salon interviewed John Lydon. shared new fiction by Ben M...
Tags: Music, Beck, David, New York Times Magazine, Leonard Cohen, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Patrick, Gary Numan, Karl Ove Knausgård, John Lydon, Mary Lattimore, Kero Kero Bonito, Dean Wareham, Daniel Torday, Ludmilla Petrushevskaya, Sarah Smarsh


Watch John Lydon Voice Meat Sweats The Mutant Pig Celebrity Chef In New Ninja Turtles Cartoon

John Lydon's newest job is as a cast member in Nickelodeon's new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles show Rise Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Sex Pistol and Public Image Ltd. frontman voices a character known as Meat Sweats, who was a mean celebrity chef in the style of Gordon Ramsay but got … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Gordon Ramsay, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Nickelodeon, John Lydon, Sex Pistol and Public Image Ltd


John Lydon, of Public Image and Sex Pistols Fame, Comes to Terms With ‘Anniversary Rot’

When John Lydon begins a warm and humorous conversation by saying, “Hello,  I am very much alive for anyone who is interested — don’t worry though, I’ve been working hard at not being,” you know he’s taking the piss. For all of his notorious snark and cynicism, the thing that comes through loudest in his […]
Tags: News, Sex Pistols, Johnny Rotten, John Lydon, Public Image Ltd, Sex Pistols Fame Comes


John Lydon To Voice Mutant Pig In Rise Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

John Lydon, aka Johnny Rotten from the Sex Pistols and the frontman of Public Image Ltd, has been cast in Nickelodeon's new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles show Rise Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. According to Yahoo!, he will play Meat Sweats, a "power-hungry mutant pig." Lydon's involvement was announced at San Diego … More »
Tags: Music, News, Yahoo, San Diego, Sex Pistols, Nickelodeon, Johnny Rotten, John Lydon, Lydon, Public Image Ltd


This Week In Trailers: America to Me, Jeune Femme, Hunt For The Skinwalker, The Public Image is Rotten, Kanarie

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we go to France to meet a free spirit, try to understand Johnny Rotten’s charm, don’t ask and don’t tell our way into the armed serv...
Tags: Movies, France, David Letterman, America, Chicago, This Week In Trailers, Howard Stern, Movie Trailers, Steve James, Oak Park, Bronski, Johnny Rotten, Khali, John Lydon, Public Image Ltd, Jack Ryan


Nirvana Plays an Angry Set & Refuses to Play ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ After the Crowd Hurls Sexist Insults at the Opening Act (Buenos Aires, 1992)

“Anger is an energy,” shouts John Lydon, aka Johnny Rotten, on Public Image Limited’s “Rise,” the 1986 single written in reaction to Apartheid South African and Northern Irish interrogation techniques. In typical fashion, Lydon succinctly sums up the motive force of punk, in a song, as he told MTV's Kevin Seal, about “all kinds of torture,” which “doesn’t really achieve anything. Violence doesn’t really achieve anything.” Some angry energy creates, and some does nothing but destroy. A fe...
Tags: Google, Music, College, Mtv, Portland, Buenos Aires, Kurt Cobain, Public Image Limited, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Cobain, Johnny Rotten, John Lydon, Alex Young, Lydon, Calamity Jane


Public Image Ltd celebrating 40th anniversary w/ box set, documentary & tour

John Lydon formed Public Image Ltd not long after the Sex Pistols broke up and released their first single, "Public Image," in October 1978. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the band, PiL will release a career-spanning box set titled The Public Image is Rotten as well as the documentary of the same name (which premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival). There's also a tour... Continue reading… [Author: Bill Pearis]
Tags: Music, Music News, Bill Pearis, Johnny Rotten, PIL, John Lydon, Public Image Ltd


38 Essential ’80s Songs About Nuclear Anxiety

We talk about the ‘80s a lot. Nostalgia for that decade and its pop culture has both seemed to move in cycles and be ever-present for something like the last 15 years. It’s an interesting paradox: We often remember the decade and its pop music in fond, neon hues, the same decade that was shot … More »
Tags: The Clash, Music, U2, David Bowie, The Smiths, The Ramones, Kate Bush, Prince, Abba, Sting, The Specials, Morrissey, Depeche Mode, Genesis, Nena, Peter Gabriel


Hear the 50 Best Post-Punk Albums of All Time: A Nostalgia-Inducing Playlist Curated by Paste Magazine

Postmodernism began as an architectural term to describe the loss of a seemingly stable social order and the building of new forms in the 1960s and 70s. The new architecture was an elaborate patchwork of high and low culture and past and present design trends. In both theory and practice, postmodernism delighted in odd juxtapositions and self-referential irony. It did not shy away from politics but made sardonic critical commentary its métier rather than the totalizing agendas of late mo...
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Watch the Sex Pistols’ Christmas Party for Children–Which Happened to Be Their Final Gig in the UK (1977)

I’m not sure the Sex Pistols had “available for children’s parties” on their press release, but on a cold and grim Christmas in 1977, that’s exactly what happened. While many Britons were settling in for a warm yuletide, the Pistols decided to host a party/benefit for the children of striking firemen and miners at a venue called Ivanhoe’s in Huddersfield, UK. It turned out that this afternoon gig, along with an evening concert with full-grown punks in the audience, would be the Pistols' ...
Tags: Google, Music, UK, College, America, Britain, Manchester, Dallas, Temple, Facebook Twitter, Johnny, KCRW, Johnny Rotten, Malcolm McLaren, John Lydon, Lydon


Punk Legend Johnny Rotten Riffs on His “Bieber” Moment

Punk rock legend Johnny Rotten recalls a wild gig in the new documentary Who the F**k is That Guy? In the annals of extreme music, Johnny Rotten (real name John Lydon) is a legend who deserves his status. As the front man for seminal British punk rock band, The Sex Pistols, Rotten was the poster boy for anti-establishment, youthful rebellion and, when the Pistols collapsed, he continued exploring challenging music with his enduring, cinematic band Public Image Limited (PIL).  Their signature tu...
Tags: Movies, Horror, New York City, Brooklyn, Cyndi Lauper, Johnny Rotten, John Lydon, Richard Stanley, Michael Alago, Who the F**k is That Guy, Johnny Rotten Riffs, Public Image Limited PIL, Rotten Lydon, Ritz nightclub, Metallica White Zombie, Nina Simone Lydon


A Walk With Melvin: A Buzz Osborne Story

Buzz Osborne doesn’t give a shit what you think about the new Melvins record. “Some people will be weirded out because it’s not what they expected,” he says. “But, Jesus Christ, after this long, isn’t that what you’ve come to expect?” A Walk With Love and Death, an epic double-album out today on Ipecac Recordings, is, indeed, a departure for a band thrilled to depart from the tried and the true. Death, the opening record and a Melvins record proper, sees the new trio – Redd Kross bassist Steven ...
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5 Songs That Shaped Shawna Virago’s Music Consciousness

In these turbulent times, you may often wonder, “Where’s our Bob Dylan? Where’s the bard of the 2010s translating the dicey political and social climate into musical stanzas?” When the next flash-in-the-pan single is prized over substantial songs, it can seem like all hope is lost. Enter Shawna Virago, a contemporary singer/songwriter who is also a transgender activist. Drawing upon her own experiences as a transgender woman, she explores the plight of marginalized peoples and keeps it real on h...
Tags: Music, Bob Dylan, Miles Davis, Weimar Republic, Johnny, John Doe, Marianne Faithfull, O Hara, Gil Scott Heron, John Lydon, Hanx, Virago, Richard Hell, Exene Cervenka, Billy Zoom, Shawna Virago


5 Songs That Inspired Songwriter Ivan Beecroft’s Proto-Retro Sound

Australian pop-rocker Ivan Beecroft shares a wealth of similarities with many classic-rock artists. He comes from a working class background, suffered tragedy in his life — and has a sound that belies any residual trauma. During his stint as a steel worker, Beecroft witnessed the gruesome injury of a colleague on the job site. Later, one of his bandmates was left partially deaf after an attack, rendering him unable to continue playing bass. To top it off, Beecroft also lost someone near and dear...
Tags: Music, UK, Australia, Pink Floyd, Dave Grohl, Victoria, Nirvana, Kurt Cobain, Aerosmith, Influences, Popdose, Motley Crue, Steve Jones, Ian Astbury, Bob Rock, Jim Morrison


Tribeca Film Review: ‘The Public Image Is Rotten’

A good music documentary is more than a footnote to a band’s career — it can channel, and heighten, the excitement that made the band memorable. In that spirit, there is much to be said for “The Public Image Is Rotten,” which casts its eye back over the sprawling, tempestuous, gnarly, ever-mutating career of Public... Read more »
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