PUBLIC IMAGE LTD: “Deeper Water” Off Forthcoming ‘This Is Pil’ Album Streaming On Rolling Stone.Com; Tune In Tonight To Hear John Lydon Interviewed On By Host Nikki Sixx For “Sixx Sense” Radio Show
As PUBLIC IMAGE LTD prepare to release THIS IS PIL on May 29--their first album of new music in 20 years—the group has premiered a new song “Deeper Water” via Rolling Stone. Listen to the track that Rolling Stone calls “a forceful track featuring frontman John Lydon (a.k.a. Johnny Rotten)'s quivering yells and tortured pleas.” http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/song-premiere-public-image-ltd-deeper-water-20120517#ixzz1vGdQDUJi.
Tonight, Friday, May 18, PIL frontman JOHN LYDON drops in to chat with host Nikki Sixx on his “Sixx Sense” syndicated radio show. For the station and times in your city, visit: http://www.sixxsense.com/pages/sixxsense.html.
On Saturday, May 19, JOHN will join KCSN host Mr. Shovel on his “City of Night” radio show for an interview and to play songs from his legendary band PUBLIC IMAGE LTD (PIL). KCSN’s “City of Night” airs on Saturday from 8-10pm PT on 88.5 FM in Los Angelesand online at http://www.kcsn.org.%20For details, visit: http://www.mrshovel.com/2012/05/15/rotten-on-the-mic.
JOHN also stopped into FOX 11 News in Los Angeles this past Wednesday (May 16) for an interview with anchor Jeff Michael. Watch the clip here:
THIS IS PiL is entirely self-funded by PUBLIC IMAGE LTD and will be released on PiL’s own label ‘PiL Official’ via Redeye in the U.S.All the new material was recorded in the U.K. last year at Steve Winwood’s studio in the Cotswolds. PUBLIC IMAGE LTD--John Lydon(lead vocals), Lu Edmonds guitars/multi-instrumentalist, Bruce Smith: drums, Scott Firth bass and multi-instrumentalist--will be touring the U.S. this coming September and October (dates TBA).
Widely regarded as one of the most innovative and influential bands of all time, PiL's music and vision earned them 5 UK Top 20 Singles and 5 UK Top 20 Albums. With a shifting line-up and unique sound, John Lydon guided the band from their debut album First Issue in1978 through 1992's That What Is Not before a 17-year hiatus. John then resurrected PiL in 2009 playing live worldwide. Now after 20 years, yet another new and unique chapter is set to unfold in the shape of new PiL material.
MOJO: “…it’s simply a joy to hear Lydon’s in fine voice, getting stuck into thorny matters, with his own unique, raw nerve gusto, backed by a cookin’ band.” --Andrew Perry, June 2012 (four of five stars album review)
SPIN.COM: “slivers of guitar and ornery kick drum lock jaws with a titular, megaphoned chorus.” –David Bevan, April 20, 2012, (Re “Lollipop Opera”)
BILLBOARD: “On PiL’s first new album in 20 years, wholly self-funded, Lydon reunites with two of his 80’s band mates-guitarist Lu Edmonds and drummer Bruce Smith, and new bassist Scott Firth-to create an album full of the singer’s trademark rants and a broader music palate than found on previous efforts…PiL can still be a musical force talking a jackhammer to pop music’s boundaries.” --Phil Gallo, May 19, 2012
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