Sex Pistols frontman John Lydon has threatened to sue the producer of the FX miniseries Pistol – due to be released next month – which is an upcoming show about the British punk band
Video not available
Sex Pistols frontman John Lydon has threatened to sue the producers of a new miniseries about British punk bands.
The singer-songwriter, 66, – who is known by his stage name Johnny Rotten – sent a new legal letter to the people behind FX’s Pistol yesterday, ahead of the show’s release.
A notice on his website confirmed this, adding: “The fact that the series is being described as ‘a dramatization’ and not a ‘realistic documentary’ is inexcusable. save it from the prospect of being watched for defamation.”
Last week, Lydon launched a new series that he wasn’t even a part of. It is based on the memoirs of guitarist Steve Jones.
He said, “Cutting me out is an amazing act of stupidity. It’s ridiculous. It’s absurd. They could all have been killed.
“I’ve supported them for years, years and years, knowing they’re dead.
The Sex Pistols formed in London in 1975 with the album Never Mind The Bollocks two years later.
The Pistol miniseries stars Anson Boon as Lydon, Louis Partridge as bassist Sid Vicious and Game Of Thrones’ Maisie Williams as punk fashion icon Jordan, who passed away two weeks ago.
Do you like reading about famous people? Sign up to receive all the best celebrity news from Mirror this .
Boon previously commented, “I just hope that if [Lydon] watch it, he can see that every decision I make in my performance is out of absolute respect for him. “
He added: “I spent a lot of time with John in my head and had an intense time preparing to be him. I went down to just under eight pills.
“I was very passionate about reading his books and really got involved in his design process. I ended up having 14 different wigs and obviously dentures, ‘because he’s famous for being a man. have rotten teeth.”
Lydon has previously said that last year’s Supreme Court battle – when he tried to stop the band’s music from being used in the series – cost him “millions of dollars”.
Do you have a story to sell? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us directly 0207 29 33033.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/sex-pistols-john-lydon-threatens-26796127 Sex Pistols' John Lydon threatens to sue the producer of upcoming miniseries over the band