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John Lydon doesn’t look back with new album and tour with Public Image Ltd

Public Image Ltd, from left, Bruce Smith, Scott Firth, John Lydon and Lu Edmonds, will play the Upstate Concert Hall on Friday.
Photographer: Paul Heartfield
Public Image Ltd, from left, Bruce Smith, Scott Firth, John Lydon and Lu Edmonds, will play the Upstate Concert Hall on Friday.
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Country Life British Butter saved John Lydon and Public Image Ltd. Lydon, the outspoken frontman for Public Image Ltd (PiL) and former frontman for seminal punk band The Sex Pistols (under the pseudonym Johnny Rotten), first began appearing in print and TV ads for Country Life in 2008. At that time, PiL had been on hiatus since 1992, because of debt and disagreements with the record label at the time, Virgin Records. In 2009, using ...

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