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WATCH: John Lydon Talks Living In California, His Childhood And Everything In Between

John Lydon, better known as Sex Pistols leader Johnny Rotten, is one of the most animated and fascinating figures in rock history, and he certainly hasn't gotten soft over the years.

In honor of Lydon's birthday today (January 31st), we're taking a look at a recent interview he gave to the Hulu show Riffin With... where covers a multitude of topics from battling meningitis as a young boy to when he experienced stage fright in front of a crowd of 178,000.

This interview may take place on a lovely deck behind Lydon's California home providing for an unlikely setting, but his notorious punk spirit is still evident in every answer he gives.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter who never leaves home without her iPod, because to her, there’s something very comforting about carrying around every piece of music she’s ever owned in her life.