Well, you can file this under bizarre news….

In, what I would have assumed was a spoof article from The Onion if it wasn’t announced by the AP, former Sex Pistols frontman, John Lydon—AKA, Johnny Rotten, is heading to Broadway and beyond—to star in Jesus Christ SuperstarPopdust has details.

I mean, the Broadway part is funny enough in itself… add to that it’s to perform in an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical.. about Jesus Christ.. and it becomes truly hilarious.

For those young enough to not know much about Lydon—especially his penchant for creating controversy and mouthing off at the drop of a hat—he has always presented himself as being Anarchistic, edgy, anti-establishment, Punk Rock.

I mean, this is the dude who sang, "I am an Anarchist... I am the anti-Christ..."

That facade was pretty much blown to smithereens though a few years back after he appeared on the British train wreck reality TV show, I’m a Celebrity—Get Me Out Of Here and then even further when he starred in a series of TV ads for the margarine brand, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter.

That said, the casting news is unexpected, to say the least, and as a person who has first hand experience of the acerbic Lydon—having been his next door neighbor for the past fourteen years—he is hands down..THE least Jesus-like person I can think of.

So, it’s probably a good idea then that the 58-year-old will be taking the part of King Herod—a man described as “a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis” rather than the saintly, kind JC.

Lydon will be joined on the arena tour of the hit 1971 musical by Destiny's Child's Michelle Williams, Incubus' Brandon Boyd, and 'N Sync's JC Chasez.

Sid Vicious must be turning in his grave.

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