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John Lydon, family man with a punk attitude, burnishes his Public Image

John Lydon, family man with a punk attitude, burnishes his Public Image

The "king of the punks" can't believe what he's witnessing. John Lydon is watching CNN in his Malibu living room, and it's been wall-to-wall coverage of Donald Trump's flamboyant presidential campaign all day long.

"Are you really going to hand over the White House to a real estate agent?" says Lydon, 59, in the same snarling tone of amusement known to both fans and hecklers of his work with the Sex Pistols and Public Image Ltd. The sides of his head are shaved, leaving an unruly patch of blond hair rising like a flame on top, with a few strips dyed purple against his scalp. He gestures toward the TV and says, "I want a wig just like that...

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