John Lydon Wasted €12,500 On iPad Apps


Sex Pistol’s frontman John Lydon admits to wasting €12,500 downloading apps for his iPad.

Granted it is probably a lot healthier than spending all that money on booze and drugs, still i’d imagine swiping through his tablet it’s just page after page of of a screen covered in unused apps.

The singer was chatting about his reckless spending to The Telegraph, he discussed what it was like making large amounts of money in the seventies and his time as the face of Country Life butter adverts.

He admits he has an “easy come, easy go” laissez faire attitude to money that caused him some financial angst.

Lydon said: “I wasted – you’re the first to know this – 10,000 f**king pounds in the last two years on apps on my iPad. I got into Game of Thrones, Game of War, Real Racing, and I just wanted to up the ante. And like an idiot I didn’t check myself. I’ve been checked now. But there’s a kid in me, see? A bit of my childhood was taken from me and I’m determined to bring it back.”

The frontman also explained his worst financial decision was starting a record label. “We Went from one record company to another very quickly. They lasted less than a week and got us “Businessmen of the Year” in some bloody magazine. It was all about big business and that was the worst thing. People would think I’d write these songs as a financial scam. It was Herb Alpert’s label. We get on all right now but he couldn’t deal with me back then, probably because of Rick Wakeman’s poisoning [of the relationship] and the like, which there was a lot of.”

Lydon’s third autobiographical book  ‘Anger Is An Energy: My Life Uncensored’ is out now.