Fuming: John Lydon revealed at last night's MOJO Awards that his house has burned down
However, punk legend John Lydon, 55, has now become very much the victim after a fire - which he and his wife believe was caused by their tumble-drier - destroyed his kitchen.
The former Sex Pistols frontman – aka foul-mouthed Johnny Rotten - has told how the kitchen of his west London home was ruined by the fire.
There was also smoke damage throughout the four-bedroomed property, worth approximately £700,000.
Lydon and his wife, German publishing heiress Nora Forster believe the fire occurred because of a fault in their tumble drier as, they claim, it was the only device on when the incident took place.
The incident happened at the end of last month and the whole house has been damaged.
Since, then the couple – who split their time between their houses in Los Angeles and London - have been living without an electricity or water supply.
Yesterday, workmen were in the process of rebuilding the house in Fulham.
Lydon was in Russia with his band PiL at the time. However, Miss Forster – who he has been married to for 33 years – was at home.
And he yesterday told the Mail that finding out his wife, 69, was safe and well was the ‘best news’ of his life.
Lydon told the Mail: ‘We were gutted and so was the kitchen. Nora was rushing around back in London while I was rushing around in Russia with PiL’
John Lydon's home in SW London before a fire caused by a faulty tumble dryer set the house alight
Tragic ending: Nora Forster, Lydon's wife standing in the front room of their fire charred home
‘The fire was caused by the spin drier, which had my underwear in it at the time, it obviously wasn't fire retardant.’
He told how Nora rang him to break the news. He explained: ‘[She] said 'Oh John, I don't want to disturb you. The house has burnt down.'
The star also told how he lost some song he had written for PiL’s forthcoming album in the house fire.
‘I lost some PiL songs I had written for the upcoming new PiL album in the fire. Luckily I have them all stored in my head,’ he added.
'It doesn't matter': Lydon said he was just grateful his wife Nora Forster, seen here with his father, wasn't hurt in the blaze
Music sensation: Lydon shot to fame as part of the Sex Pistols in the 1970s
They are currently working on a studio album, their first in 20 years, leading to Lydon and Miss Forster to use their London home as their main base this summer.
Miiss Forster has one daughter Arianna, from her previous marriage to German singer Frank Forster, but the Lydons themselves never had children together.
He has said in the past: 'The biggest tragedy for as me and Nora, is that we lost a couple of children. It wrecked us emotionally, it really did. But although Nora's miscarriages destroyed us emotionally, it didn't wreck us as a couple, even though those times were extremely difficult. We became stronger afterwards.’