Since reuniting and releasing 2012's This Is PiL, John Lydon's post-punk group Public Image Ltd. have looked to the past with a handful of reissues. Now, they're once again preparing to illuminate their history, this time with a documentary.
The band posted a message on their website and Facebook, explaining that the planned film will be "comprehensive" and "career-spanning." This means that the movie will have an awful lot of history to cover, since PiL initially got together in the late '70s, took a break in the '90s, and reunited in recent years.
To help flesh out the movie, they have asked fans to contribute their personal photographs and video footage of PiL. Those with archival images of the band are asked to submit them to [email protected] Anyone whose footage is used is the flick will be credited in the end titles.
The entire statement is below:
Calling all PiL fans!
We are in the process of making a comprehensive, career-spanning documentary film about Public Image Ltd. and we would like your help!
We are looking for never before seen photographs as well as film and video footage of PiL and John Lydon from any time period. If you have ANYTHING that you think may be of interest please drop us a note. You will be credited in the end titles if we use your footage.
Do you have a snapshot at The Rainbow on Christmas 1978?
Do you have a photo souvenir of the infamous Ritz riot show? Do you have a picture with or without John showing your injuries after being hit by a flying object!
Did you shoot video of John signing your PiL records at the Monsters of Alternative rock Tour in 1989?
We know PiL fans are most creative people. Your ongoing support is greatly appreciated. We salute you lollypop mob.
If you can help please send us an email to: [email protected]
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