Public Image: Just Like Shakespeare!
Public Image Ltd are planning to record a new album – and frontman John Lydon is comparing what they’re gonna do to Shakespeare!
Seriously, the man sometimes called Johnny Rotten (and seen advertising Country Life butter on TV) told Billboard:
“We’ve got no backing – no record company, no sponsors, nothing like that. The only way we can make money is the touring, and then we can make a new album. It’s sort of like the old days of PiL, when the Pistols went kaput; I had to scrimp and scrape out of my own pocket. Not much has changed.
“I’ve got piles (of new material). I never stop writing. Most of my influences have never really come from a musical act. It tends to be things like the poetic beat of a newscast. There’s a rhythm to the way it’s laid out. Movies can do that. Shakespeare and good poetry does that, and a bloody good book does that, or just a long walk.”
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