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John Lydon

Steven Daly, Interview, January 1991

RESPLENDENT IN a California combo of fluorescent shorts and suntan, and crowned by a thatch of blond hair, the former Johnny Rotten answers the door of his publicist's Malibu digs with a bottle of cerveza in hand. The accoutrements may have changed, but the physical presence remains a striking one. And that singular accent is still intact, the arch enunciation mangled by a pronounced overbite, making it hard as ever to separate personality from persona.

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