Related Information for John Lydon John Joseph Lydon (born January 31, 1956), also known as Johnny Rotten started his music career as the lead singer of punk band the Sex Pistols.After the Sex Pistols broke up in 1978, he started Public Image Ltd. also called PiL. The group lasted for fourteen years with John Lydon as the only consistent member. In 2010, Lydon reassembled PIL and embarked on a successful tour of Europe, as well as re-visiting the United States for the first time in 18 years. In 1997 he released a solo albu.. read more