Sex Pistols frontman Johnny Rotten to be named Icon of music

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Johnny Rotten performs with the Sex Pistols during the Exit music festival in Novi Sad(Reuters) – Johnny Rotten may not like it but he is starting to become Johnny Icon. The 57-year-old former frontman of the anarchic 1970s punk band the Sex Pistols is to receive an award for his contribution to music from the music rights organization BMI, although he angrily rejected previous honors. Singer-songwriter John Lydon, who went by the name Johnny Rotten as he belted out songs like "Pretty Vacant" and "Anarchy in the UK", will be presented with BMI's Icon Award at a gala in London on October 15. …