Punk Documentary Series From Iggy Pop and John Varvatos Debuts on Epix

Punk, a new documentary series made its debut on the EPIX channel tonight. Produced by Iggy Pop and designer and music mogul John Varvatos, Punk is a four-part series that explores the birth of Punk Rock. A huge assemblage of stars has come together including Pop, Varvatos, John Lydon (Sex Pistols, Public Image Ltd), Henry Rollins (Black Flag), Marky Ramone (Ramones), Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters/Nirvana), Duff McKagan (Guns n’ Roses), Donita Sparks (L7),director Penelope Spheeris (The Decline of Western Civilization), Joan Jett, Danny Fields, Legs McNeil, Wayne County, Keith Morris (Black Flag/Circle Jerks/OFF), Debbie Harry and Chris Stein (Blondie), Wayne County, Flea and many more. It may become a recurring series since the listing on EPIX refers to it as “Season 1”. You can watch the trailer below and click the link to sign up for a free trial to watch episode 1 on your phone on the EPIX NOW app or mobile device if your cable provider doesn’t feature the channel.    Continue reading

Video: Public Image Ltd – Double Trouble on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

 

PUBLIC IMAGE LTD perform on "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert." Photo Credit: Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS.

PUBLIC IMAGE LTD perform on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.” Photo Credit: Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS.

Public Image Ltd is streaming their performance of “Double Trouble” on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on November 17, 2015 below.

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Watch an interview with frontman John Lydon on CNBC here. The band is currently finishing up a North American tour supporting their new album What The World Needs Now, out now via PiL Official/Redeye (US) and Cargo (UK).

Public Image Ltd Releasing What The World Needs Now September 4th

Public Image Ltd (PiL) will be releasing their tenth studio album titled What The World Needs Now on September 4, 2015 via PiL Official (Distributed in the UK via Cargo UK Distribution and in North America via Redeye). Album opener and lead single “Double Trouble” will be released on August 21, 2015. The 10″ vinyl version will be backed by “Bettie Page” and also come with an additional bonus track which is not on the album, “Turkey Tits.”

Last year, the band returned to Steve Winwood‘s Wincraft studio in the Cotswolds’ to record the new album. The band will be doing a 23-date UK and European tour in the fall. The current lineup consists of frontman John Lydon, guitarist/multi instrumentalist Lu Edmonds (ex-Damned), drummer Bruce Smith (The Pop Group, ex-Slits), and bassist Scott Firth (Steve Winwood, John Martyn, Elvis Costello)

Double Trouble 10″ Vinyl Single:

A-side: “Double Trouble”
B-side: “Bettie Page”
“Turkey Tits”

What The World Needs Now album Track Listing:

01: Double Trouble
02: Know Now
03: Bettie Page
04: C’est La Vie
05: Spice of Choice
06: The One
07: Big Blue Sky
08: Whole Life Time
09: I’m Not Satisfied
10: Corporate
11: Shoom

Sep 18: 02 ABC – Glasgow (UK)
Sep 19: Academy – Manchester (UK)
Sep 20: Riverside – Newcastle (UK)
Sep 22: Fibbers – York (UK)
Sep 23: The Copper Rooms @ Warwick University – Coventry (UK)
Sep 25: 02 Academy – Bristol (UK)
Sep 26: Tivoli – Buckley (UK)
Sep 27: Sub 89 – Reading (UK)
Sep 29: De La Warr Pavilion – Bexhill (UK)
Sep 30: UEA – Norwich (UK)
Oct 02: 02 Shepherds Bush Empire – London (UK)
Oct 03: Cheese and Grain – Frome, UK
Oct 04: Engine Rooms – Southampton (UK)

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