The BMI Awards took place this week and on Monday night ahead of the awards ceremony at The Dorchester, which honours songwriting, I went to meet the PIL frontman and former Sex Pistol, John Lydon to talk about how he feels about receiving the Icon Award.
He was as I expected, a character. Say what you will about Johnny Rotten, yes he can be controversial, but he's had an alright career of it. He's overcome struggles with record labels, he did those butter adverts so he could pay for the PIL reunion and new album and they have just embarked on a tour of the UK.
One thing I didn't expect was when I asked what music he has enjoyed lately and he said Vampire Weekend. Definitely didn't have him down as a VW fan at all! He's also likes The Horrors, but said he doesn't get too much time to sit down and enjoy music in the way he'd like.
Listen to some of my interview, which went out on BBC 6 Music this week, about his BMI win: