Home Celebrity Johnny Rotten is Back, with A Single About US General Stonewall Jackson

Johnny Rotten is back.The leader of the Sex Pistols is returning to the US with his other group, the less political Public Image Ltd. Their new album, “This is Public Image,” hits the US in October. The first single is called “Out of the Woods.” Its unlikely subject: famed US general Stonewall Jackson. From the press release: “is about Stonewall Jackson, one of America’s greatest generals and a tactical genius who, against overwhelming odds, helped win the battle of Chancellorsville in the War of Southern Independence.”

Really, I can’t make this stuff up.


And US tour dates:

Wed 10/3 Orlando, FL Firestone Live
Fri 10/5 Miami, FL Grand Central
Sat 10/6 Ybor City, FL Cuban Club
Mon 10/8 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
Tue 10/9 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
Thu 10/11 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
Fri 10/12 Clifton Park, NY Upstate Concert Hall
Sat 10/13 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom
Mon 10/15 Boston, MA Royale Boston
Tue 10/16 Montreal, QC Corona Theatre
Thu 10/18 Toronto, ON The Opera House
Fri 10/19 Detroit, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre
Sun 10/21 Chicago, IL House of Blues
Mon 10/22 Minneapolis, MN Mill City Nights
Thu 10/25 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom
Fri 10/26 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
Sun 10/28 Los Angeles, CA Club NOKIA
Mon 10/29 San Diego, CA House of Blues
Tue 10/30 Tempe, AZ The Marquee
Thu 11/1 Dallas, TX Granada Theater
Sat 11/3 Austin, TX Fun Fun Fun Fest

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  1. … and he won a few other battles too. If he hadn’t been mistakenly killed by his own men at Chancellorsvlle, I think the South would have won the battle of Gettysburg, which was a turning point of the war.

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