Official biography announced for John McGeoch, guitarist for Magazine, Siouxsie and the Banshees, and PiL

John McGeoch of Siouxsie and The Banshees performing at Palladium in New York City on November 15, 1980.
(Image credit: Ebet Roberts/Redferns)

Influential post-punk guitarist John McGeoch is the subject of a new biography, The Light Pours Out Of Me, which has been written by Rory Sullivan-Burke and is set to arrive via Omnibus Press on April 28.

McGeoch, who passed away in 2004, had a remarkable career that saw him serve stints with several of the most important acts of the UK post-punk era, including Magazine and Siouxsie And The Banshees, plus extensive runs with The Armoury Show and Public Image Ltd. 

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Matt Parker
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Matt is Features Editor for Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.