John "Johnny Rotten" Lydon

Thursday April 30: 7:00PM 8:00PM

There is seldom a history on the rise of punk that does not mention John “Johnny Rotten” Lydon. From Sex Pistols lead singer to Public Image Ltd. and beyond, John has remained one of the most dynamic figures in the music world, and this translates directly into his new memoir, Anger Is an Energy: My Life Uncensored. He'll chat with Buzzfeed Books editor and Pen & Ink co-founder Isaac Fitzgerald. 

Join us for a rich night of punk music history with the legend himself in an exclusive chat about the new memoir!

After his talk, John will sign copies of his book. No other memorabilia, please.

Limited tickets available! Buy a copy of the featured event book in-store at the main floor registers in order to attend this event. All options admit one person. Please note that payment is required for all online event orders at the time of checkout. The event will be located in the Strand's 3rd floor Rare Book Room at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street. The line will begin forming at the 826 entrance at 6:00pm. A separate stand-by line will also form beginning at 6:00pm and additional guests will be able to purchase tickets depending on availability shortly before the start of the event. Please note that the stand-by line does not guarantee admission and admission is based on ticket and space availability at that time.

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