Johnny Rotten Rips Through Sex Pistols TV Series Project Again
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He Said It’s “Dumbfounding” and “Destructive”
Somehow we knew John Lydon, a.k.a. Johnny Rotten, won’t keep quiet for long. The Sex Pistols frontman once again ripped the upcoming FX series ‘Pistol.’
Lydon was previously sued by his former bandmates, guitarist Steve Cook and drummer Paul Jones. This was after he vetoed the use of their music inthe series, which is based on “Lonely Boy: Tales from a Sex Pistol” – a memoir written by Cook. A High Court judge ruled in Cook and Jones’ favor and stated that Lydon’s evidence was “implausible.” The pair could overrule Lydon due to a “majority rule” agreement.
Lydon posted a statement on his website that read, “I am the lead singer and songwriter, front man, image, the lot, you name it.”
“I put it there. How is that not relevant? It is dumbfounding to me,” he continued. “It is so destructive to what the band is and so I fear that the whole project might be extremely negative. How can anyone think that this can proceed without consulting me and deal with my personal life in this, and my issues in this, without any meaningful contact with me before the project is announced to the world.”
“I don’t think there are even words that I can put forward to explain quite how disingenuous this is,” he added. “As I said in the lyrics of ‘The Order of Death,’ This is what you want, this is what you get…”
‘Pistol’, which is directed by Danny Boyle, is set to air on FX next year.