Finding a full episode of MTV’s “120 Minutes” on YouTube is an increasingly impossible task. That’s why we were thrilled when a sharp-eyed Slicing Up Eyeballs reader recently pointed us to a trove of episodes uploaded to the Internet Archive — including one of our all-time favorites.
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John Lydon will bring Public Image Ltd. back to North America this fall for an 18-date run as he commemorates his post-punk group’s 40th anniversary with a new documentary, giant box set and a world tour all bearing the name “The Public Image is Rotten.” See the full tour dates right here.
he new documentary “The Public Image is Rotten” — chronicling John Lydon’s post-Sex Pistols band Public Image Ltd. — will screen in theaters in the U.K. and Europe this summer and then North America this fall, according to the band. And here’s your first taste of the project, via the trailer here.
Public Image Ltd. this week revealed the tracklist of its upcoming new box set, a massive 7-disc collection called The Public Image Is Rotten (Songs From The Heart) that collects singles, B-sides, rarities, 12-inch mixes, unreleased material, and live sets both on CD and DVD. See the full tracklists right here.
John Lydon’s reactivated Public Image Ltd. will celebrate its 40th anniversary this year with tours of the U.K., Europe and Japan, along with the release of a new documentary and a career-spanning box that are both titled “The Public Image Is Rotten,” the band announced today. See those tour dates here.
For this week’s installment of Vintage Video, we present the out-of-print, oft-bootlegged Public Image Ltd. concert film “Anarchy Movie ’85,” which only ever was released officially on VHS in Japan. This VHS transfer has surprisingly great picture and audio quality.
The massive touring production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice classic “Jesus Christ Superstar” that was to have starred Sex Pistols/Public Image Ltd. frontman John Lydon and hit 54 cities across North America this summer has been canceled less than two weeks before it was slated to open.
Keith Levene, founding member of both The Clash and Public Image Ltd., plans to resurrect what was to be PiL’s fourth album —1984’s Commercial Zone, released in two different incarnations — and “enhance it with original material,” finishing the album 30 years later.
John Lydon will tour North American arenas this summer, but not with Public Image Ltd. or the Sex Pistols — no, the erstwhile Johnny Rotten will play King Herod in a new touring production of “Jesus Christ Superstar” that also will feature members of Incubus, *NSYNC and Destiny’s Child.
Public Image Ltd. is working on a “comprehensive, career-spanning” documentary about itself, and is turning to fans to help track down “never before seen” photographs as well as rare film and video footage of John Lydon and Co. from any time period of the group’s career.
On this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind, we bring you one of John Lydon’s many infamous appearances on the program. Here’s 9 minutes of footage from a 1987 spot on “120 Minutes,” as the Public Image Ltd. frontman’s ‘s wry personality comes into sharp contrast with Kevin Seal’s absurdist take on hosting.
John Lydon’s resurrected Public Image Ltd. went Down Under last month for a tour of Australia in support of last year’s comeback album This Is PiL, and the folks at Moshcam have been so kind as to post a full two-hour show filmed April 11 in Sydney. Check out the full set right here.
Public Image Ltd. will follow up this month’s Record Store Day reissue of debut 7-inch “Public Image” later this year with the band’s first-ever U.S. release of debut album ‘First Issue,’ which will be released in expanded 2CD and single-LP vinyl editions with “various bonus material.”
For this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind, we flash back to 1992 for a walk through Tijuana, Mexico, with John Lydon and host Dave Kendall. This appears to actually be an MTV news piece, likely repackaged from segments produced for a July 1992 episode of “120 Minutes” that featured the Public Image Ltd. frontman as co-host.