I'm not blowing my own trumpet here, but I made a rap song 20 years ago with Afrika Bambaataa.

John Lydon

John Lydon

Profession: Singer
Nationality: British

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Nobody sensible voted for Thatcher. For me, in political terms, the most admirable person and the most influential would have been the philosophy of Gandhi. The ideology of passive resistance worked and can work again and again. It is the exact opposite of violence. A glorious conception.

A record company used to be a very good thing, but they ended up soul-destroyingly trapping people in the accounting department. And you couldn't get any further, and the heads of each department were changing all the time, so you couldn't have any permanent relationship within the corporation.

When I write, my brain moves faster than my hands so I'm always trying to picture things.

I love consumerism, TV culture, shopping malls. There's nothing I'd ever buy, but I like being there. It's wacky.

I love being alive so much. When you come out of comas in your childhood, every moment awake is a joyous occasion.

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 from being a socialist.

When you grew up like me and my four brothers, you end up feeling somewhat inadequate, like somehow you don't count.

I like America's diversity and its landscapes.

You'll find that empty vessels make the most sound.

I was brought up and raised in Britain as a Labour man, and that quickly changed. And I find there are more working-class people in the Conservative Party than the Labour party.

I love Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart because they're bringing irony back into American humor, which is a delicious treat. The entire Colbert persona of being extreme right-wing when he's not at all is highly amusing. He does it so well, but sometimes a little too well. My wife is convinced he's completely that way.

If anyone asks for your autograph they're showing you respect and give it back to them.

I had an Irish Catholic education. Horrible nuns, vindictive and cruel.

Here's how I understand music. If you can play the same bunch of noise twice, it's music. To go beyond that is supercilious and pontificating.