Sex Pistols Responds to John Lydon’s Claims About ‘Tasteless Moneys of the Queen’

The Sex Pistols said they “couldn’t understand” what former bandmate John Lydon was talking about when he claimed the band had “cash out” following the Queen’s death.

Ormer Pistols frontman Lydon, 66, announced the band is endorsing requests regarding the punk track God Save The Queen.

A spokesman for the band said: “We couldn’t understand what he meant.


Sex Pistols Starring Steve Jones and Paul Cook (Ian West/PA)

“Apart from a few requests to use images or sounds in news stories about the Queen and her impact on culture, there is nothing new regarding God Save The Queen being promoted or released under any circumstances. any way”.

Lydon, better known by his stage name Johnny Rotten, was the lyricist for the 1977 hit, which was released in the year of the monarch’s Silver Jubilee, before being banned by the BBC.

On Thursday, a statement on Lyon’s official Twitter account said: “John Lydon wants to stay away from any Sex Pistols activity aimed at making money following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

“The musicians in the band and their management have approved a number of claims against John’s wishes on the basis of majority agreement of court rulings.

“In John’s view, the timing of confirming any claim by the Sex Pistols for commercial gain in relation to ‘God Save The Queen’ in particular is tasteless and disrespectful to the Queen and her family. her family at this time.

“John wrote the lyrics to this historic song, and although he has never been a supporter of the monarchy, he feels that the family deserves respect during this difficult time, as expected for the monarchy. with any other person or family when someone close to them dies. “

Last August, Lydon was sued by Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook and guitarist Steve Jones for allowing their music to be used in the TV series Pistol, directed by Danny Boyle.

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Judge Sir Anthony Mann found Cook and Jones were entitled to make a “rule of majority vote” against Lydon regarding the use of Sex Pistols material in the series under the terms of the band membership agreement.

Cook and Jones welcomed the Supreme Court’s decision but Lyndon criticized it. Sex Pistols Responds to John Lydon’s Claims About ‘Tasteless Moneys of the Queen’

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