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He spent 35 years on the run from police, but mourners attending the criminal's funeral were today asked to celebrate his life

John Lydon had to rebuild his relationship with his parents after meningitis robbed him of his memory when he was seven

I lost my memory to meningitis, reveals Lydon

The former Sex Pistol says 'cruel and tortuous' illness left him unaware who his parents were

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Hell hath no fury like an ego scorned

The NME editor has made a grovelling apology for her campaign against singer Ed Sheeran. Nadia Khomami looks at spats between popsters and the press

Dom Joly: I love 'Matilda'. It's almost as good as television

I'm not a lover of musical theatre. By this, I'm not subtly trying to put an end to the scandalous rumours that I'm a homosexual. No, it's just the truth. Musicals are not for me. OK – I did once enjoy Evita when I was a kid. I even bought the album.

The Blagger's Guide To...The Voewood Festival

Talks, music, and sitting on rugs drinking cider

National Trust pins its faith in power of punk

Punk's not dead – it's just having a nice cup of tea and a look round a stately home.

When actors play musicians

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Eight kids, no drugs, but plenty of rock'n'roll

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Never mind the public image: art shows softer side of Sid Vicious

Before Sid Vicious joined the Sex Pistols, he claimed in an interview that he'd "only been in love with a beer bottle and a mirror".

Tom Sutcliffe: When sweetness is hard to swallow

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DJ Taylor: The people's crud is deepest pink...

Standards have plunged in entertainment, as they have in politics and the art of rudeness. Plus, several gigs I didn't go to

Dylan Jones: 'These days I never listen to any punk albums, but play The Eagles at least once a month'

I've received some pretty angry letters in my time, but even I was surprised by the negative attention I got after casually mentioning that I quite liked The Eagles. I'd simply said that while it was fashionable in the late Seventies to listen to Never Mind the Bollocks Here's the Sex Pistols rather than any album by The Eagles, these days I almost never listen to any punk albums, but play One of These Nights and On the Border at least once a month. I've still got a Sex Pistols poster I ripped off the reception wall at the Roxy, but I honestly can't remember the last time I played "Bodies".

Adam Ant: 'Comeback? I never went away'

Adam Ant was the greatest pop star of his generation. Then came years of mental instability and depression. So what frame of mind is the dandy highwayman in now, as he tries to launch himself back into the spotlight?

John Lydon blasts Jay-Z

John Lydon has branded Jay-Z a "parody".

Letter from the editor: A print venture making tracks

It’s Disco Dave’s birthday today. You won’t see his name alongside celebrities such as Carol Channing or Johnny Rotten but Dave is nevertheless worthy of mention as an important member of i’s rapidly growing family.

Jagger: Keith's new book is 'a bit bitchy'

Keith Richards' war of words with Mick Jagger continued yesterday, when he admitted that his Rolling Stones bandmate had described his autobiography as "a bit bitchy".

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She's done pretty well, for a boffin without a beard

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