John Lydon is set to star in a new production of the stage musical, Jesus Christ Superstar. Lydon will appear as King Herod in the touring production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical, alongside Incubus' Brandon Boyd as Judas and Destiny Child's Michelle Williams as Mary. 'N Sync's JC Chasez will play Pontius Pilate. The 50 date tour will start on June 9 in New Orleans, reports AP .

John Lydon is set to star in a new production of the stage musical, Jesus Christ Superstar.

Lydon will appear as King Herod in the touring production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical, alongside Incubus’ Brandon Boyd as Judas and Destiny Child’s Michelle Williams as Mary. ‘N Sync’s JC Chasez will play Pontius Pilate. The 50 date tour will start on June 9 in New Orleans, reports AP .

As well as appearing in Jesus Christ Superstar Lydon is to publish a new autobiography this year. The hardback version of the book will hit shelves in October. “This book is basically about the life of a serious risk-taker,” Lydon said. “I make things safe for other people to follow on in my wake. I’m a stand-up-and-be-counted fella – but that’s in a world where nobody seems to be able to count.” The as-yet untitled autobiography will follow Lydon’s 1994 book Rotten: No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs.

Visit our dedicated features section, with plenty of our best long pieces archived there. You can find it here.

Uncut is now available as a digital edition! Download here on your iPad/iPhone and here on your Kindle Fire or Nook.