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You need the past as a guideline. The history of music is a good basis, but to escape that stuff, that tortuous rulebook, you have…
Look, if the Situationists achieved what they wanted, they would be very unhappy and they would have to be Situationists all over again. It’s a…
We need wealthy dogs off the seats of power. They’re taking us back to feudalism and I really don’t want that. But I’m very far…
I was a very sickly boy when I was young; nearly died when I was 7. I had a life-threatening attack of meningitis, and that…
I’ve been in very many situations where I’ve not liked the other members of the band or they have not liked me. I grew up…
You gotta bear in mind, the youth – and this is just in Britain alone – have nowhere to go in the evenings. They’ve closed…
All the things that you would have thought would have made me a professional A1 criminal… wrong. I decided that was too lazy and easy,…
I’ve been asked over the years to compile a list of desert-island discs. I couldn’t do that. If I was trapped on a desert island,…
When you grew up like me and my four brothers, you end up feeling somewhat inadequate, like somehow you don’t count. I was very ill…
The so-called alleged ‘art’ of the video – well, the video has killed the radio star, but the video star killed the live musician, et…
Some song ideas absolutely require a kind of rigid discipline, and others require absolute chaotic abandon. The form is only valid if you know how…
My entire life, socially, was all around the Maggie era. That was the great challenge as a Sex Pistol was how to deal with Margaret…
Over the years, during television interviews, whenever the host or the reviewer or whoever gets cynical and nasty with me, I will behave accordingly. I…
Any new ideas go into PiL. My inspiration is everything that the human being gets up to. I don’t listen to any music when I’m…
When you grew up like me and my four brothers, you end up feeling somewhat inadequate, like somehow you don’t count.
Until I see an Arab country, a Muslim country, with a democracy, I won’t understand how anyone can have a problem with how they’re treated.
When I write, my brain moves faster than my hands so I’m always trying to picture things.
U2 – that’s a band that never should have existed. There’s no life experience in any of their songs.
There’s many, many ways to write a song. But generally, sitting down at a table and writing is not one of them.
There’s no harm in me. Really, I’m just a big kid.
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