John Lyndon

John Lyndon Upsets Palestinians With Tel Aviv Gig

John Lyndon has received hate mail after announcing plans to perform in Is rael weeks after acts like the Pixies and Elvis Costello boycotted the co untry in protest over its policy towards Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.
The former Sex Pistols star, aka Johnny Rotten, will take the reformed Public Image Ltd. to Tel Aviv for a concert and he reveals the decision h asn’t been a popular one – but he has no plans to back down.
Lydon tells the BBC, “Of course, there are all sorts of terrible politi cs going on down there but there is just about all over the world. You ca nnot separate yourself from your audience because of the political powers -that-be.
“I’m anti-government… and I shall be making that loud and clearly pro ud once I’m in Israel.
“We’ve received a lot of hate mail… (but) I say, ‘Don’t be so ignoran t, it’s John speaking here and I’m going there to cause trouble and I wil l do it musically.'”