Tag: Ari Up

Public Image Ltd. debut moving new single “Hawaii,” full album due later this year

Public Image Ltd. debut moving new single “Hawaii,” full album due later this year

Public Image Ltd. this month released a moving new single called “Hawaii,” described by the band as a “love letter” to frontman John Lydon’s wife Nora Forster.

Public Image Ltd. reunion continues into 2011 with festival dates in the U.K., Slovakia

Public Image Ltd. reunion continues into 2011 with festival dates in the U.K., Slovakia

Although John Lydon has delayed work on a new Public Image Ltd. album over the death of stepdaughter Ari Up, the reunited band will continue performing in 2011, with two new summer festival dates announced this week in the U.K. and Slovakia.

The Slits release video for ‘Lazy Slam,’ the ‘final work’ of late frontwoman Ari Up

The Slits release video for ‘Lazy Slam,’ the ‘final work’ of late frontwoman Ari Up

A day after Ari Up, iconic frontwoman of The Slits, succumbed to a long illness, her label Narnack Records has released what it bills as the band’s ‘final work’: a heretofore unreleased video for the song ‘Lazy Slam,’ off last year’s ‘Trapped Animal’ album.

The Slits’ Ari Up, 1962-2010

The Slits’ Ari Up, 1962-2010

German-born punk pioneer Ari Up — the frontwoman of The Slits who learned guitar from Joe Strummer and was John Lydon’s stepdaughter — died today at age 48 following ‘a serious illness,’ Lydon and her mother, Nora Foster, announced via Public Image Ltd.’s website.