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Johnny Rotten slams 'disrespectful' Sex Pistols for 'cashing in' on Queen's death
Queen's death.The singer has now stated he is "distancing" himself from the rock group who released the anti-royal song ahead of the Queen's Silver Jubilee.It comes just one week after it was announced Queen Elizabeth had died "peacefully" at her beloved private home, Balmoral, surrounded by King Charles and Princess Anne.READ MORE: Prince Philip scolded Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen in brutal no-nonsense swipeNow, Johnny, whose real name is John Lydon, 66, has hit out at the "tasteless" move by his ex-bandmates who have disputed his claims.John claimed that the group had approved "a number of requests" without his consent as he lashed out at the band.In a string of tweets in view of his 60,800 Twitter followers, he alleged: "John Lydon wishes to distance himself from any Sex Pistols activity which aims to cash in on Queen Elizabeth II's death."The musicians in the band and their management have approved a number of requests against John's wishes on the basis of the majority court-ruling agreement."In John's view, the timing for endorsing any Sex Pistols requests for commercial gain in connection with God Save The Queen, in particular, is tasteless and disrespectful to the Queen and her family at this moment in time."He went on to add: "John wrote the lyrics to this historical song, and while he has never supported the monarchy, he feels that the family deserves some respect in this difficult time, as would be expected for any other person or family when someone close to them has died."Rest in Peace Queen Elizabeth II.
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John Lydon distances himself from Sex Pistols, accuses them of “cashing in” on Queen’s death
John Lydon has distanced himself from the Sex Pistols after accusing them of aiming to “cash in” on the Queen’s death.In a thread shared on Twitter, Lydon’s band Public Image Ltd explained the former Pistols singer disavows any activity linked to the band’s 1977 single ‘God Save The Queen’ which has gone ahead.“John Lydon wishes to distance himself from any Sex Pistols activity which aims to cash in on Queen Elizabeth II’s death,” the statement began. “The musicians in the band and their management have approved a number of requests against John’s wishes on the basis of the majority court-ruling agreement.”Acknowledging the recent passing of Queen Elizabeth II and the potential connection to the controversial song, they continued: “In John’s view, the timing for endorsing any Sex Pistols requests for commercial gain in connection with ‘God Save The Queen’ in particular is tasteless and disrespectful to the Queen and her family at this moment in time.“John wrote the lyrics to this historical song, and while he has never supported the monarchy, he feels that the family deserves some respect in this difficult time, as would be expected for any other person or family when someone close to them has died.”John Lydon wishes to distance himself from any Sex Pistols activity which aims to cash in on Queen Elizabeth II's death.
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Sex Pistols' Disney feud - Bitter lawsuit, 'a***hole' rant and Danny Boyle comeback
Disney+ - but it has not been an easy road to get here.Pistol, a new biopic six-part mini series by Trainspotting and Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle, is based on a 2016 memoir by band member Steve Jones called Lonely Boy: Tales From A Sex Pistol.However, it recently became the subject of a court battle between The Sex Pistols band members, after singer John Lydon wanted to prevent the band's songs being used in the programme.As Pistol drops on Disney+, Daily Star has taken a closer look inside The Sex Pistols feud.In 2021, Sex Pistols singer John Lydon took his fellow band members to court, in a legal battle over the use of the band's music in the new mini series Pistol.He wanted to block the makers of Pistol from using their music in the series, but instead, band members Steve Jones and Paul Cook sued the singer in order for the songs to be used.In court, guitarist Steve Jones and drummer Paul Cook argued that, under the terms of a band agreement made in 1998, decisions regarding licensing requests could be determined on a 'majority rules basis'.However, John Lydon argued that licences could not be granted without his consent.A High Court judge later ruled they could invoke majority voting rights and the music was approved for use in the series.A joint statement by Steve Jones and Paul Cook following the ruling, read: "It brings clarity to our decision-making and upholds the band members’ agreement on collective decision-making."It has not been a pleasant experience, but we believe it was necessary to allow us to move forward and hopefully work together in the future with better relations."Following the court ruling, each of the band members had very different reactions to the ruling - from anger, to regret
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Brix Smith unveils new band for tour with Public Image Ltd
Brix Smith has announced details of a tour with Public Image Ltd, for which she’ll be joined by an all new band.The musician, who has been a member of The Fall and a host of other punk bands across her decades in music, will play a series of shows in June alongside John Lydon’s PiL.At the shows, she will launch an all-new, all-female band announced recently, including My Bloody Valentine‘s Deb Googe and Jen Macro – on bass and keys/guitar respectively – alongside Vas Antoniadou (drums) and Ros Cairney (guitar).“It’s time for me to stand up and put my head above the parapet, put my money where my mouth is, having been a strong woman in the music industry for however many years,” Smith said in a statement.“I’ve put together the motherfucker of all girl bands.”See the new tour dates below.JUNE 20226 – O2 Ritz, Manchester7 – O2 Academy, Leeds16 – O2 Forum Kentish Town, London17 – O2 Institute, Birmingham18 – O2 Academy, Bristol20 – UEA, Norwich22 – O2 Academy, Glasgow23 – Rock City, Nottingham The Fall veteran also recently revealed plans to release a solo album called ‘Valley Of The Dolls’.The punk legend was speaking at the AIF Festival Congress 2022 in Bristol earlier this year to discuss her work as as President of The F-List For Music – a not-for-profit organisation set up to help female musicians gain greater representation and professional opportunities in the UK music industry.Towards the end of her talk, Smith shared information about an upcoming record made with Killing Joke bassist and esteemed producer Youth. “Nobody knows about this in public, so hello – get ready,” she began.
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Watch the trailer for Danny Boyle’s new Sex Pistols series, ‘Pistol’
Sex Pistols TV series, Pistol, has been released – check it out below.Created and written by Craig Pearce and directed by Danny Boyle, the six-episode show is set to premiere on Disney+ on May 31.Pistol is based on Steve Jones‘ memoir Lonely Boy: Tales From A Sex Pistol and features a cast of newcomers, including Toby Wallace as Jones, Jacob Slater as Paul Cook, Anson Boon as John Lydon and Christian Lees as Glen Matlock.Arriving today (April 4) the brief official trailer for Pistol – titled ‘Destroy’ – sees Boon’s Lydon tell his bandmates that “the monarchy has stolen our future” before we hear of the start of “a youth revolution”.Elsewhere, there are snippets of the Sex Pistols performing onstage as well as a recreation of the moment that the band signed their record deal with A&M outside of Buckingham Palace.Check out the trailer here:An official synopsis for Pistol describes the show as being about “a rock and roll revolution”, reading: “The furious, raging storm at the centre of this revolution are the Sex Pistols– and at the centre of this series is Sex Pistols’ founding member and guitarist, Steve Jones.“Jones’ hilarious, emotional and at times heart-breaking journey guides us through a kaleidoscopic telling of three of the most epic, chaotic and mucus-spattered years in the history of music.”It continues: “This is the story of a band of spotty, noisy, working-class kids with ‘no future,’ who shook the boring, corrupt Establishment to its core, threatened to bring down the government and changed music and culture forever.”Pistol also stars Louis Partridge as Sid Vicious, Sydney Chandler as Chrissie Hynde, Talulah Riley as Vivienne Westwood, Maisie Williams as punk icon Jordan, Emma Appleton as Nancy Spungen and
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Sex Pistols star John Lydon rages against ‘substandard’ album The Original Recordings and ‘does not support’ its release
Sex Pistols legend Johnny Rotten has raged against a new compilation album which he says was released without his support.The punk frontman, real name John Lydon, hit out at record label Universal Music Group for releasing a compilation of his band’s tracks without, he says, any input from him or his team.Compilation album The Original Recordings features collections of recordings taken between 1976 to 1978, and is set for release on May 27.While the announcement was made on the official Sex Pistols Twitter account, it appears at least one member of the band is not at all happy with the record or its release.John, 66, issued a blistering statement on Wednesday via his team, writing: ‘For the avoidance of any doubt, John Lydon has not approved this compilation and does not endorse or support it. ‘He has not approved the artwork or tracklisting.‘He and his team were not involved in producing this compilation and consider it substandard compared to previous Universal releases since 2012.’It’s not the first time John has withheld support for Sex Pistols songs being used: last year, two former band members took the frontman to court in a row over their songs being used in a TV series.The group’s former drummer Paul Cook and guitarist Steve Jones took legal action to allow their songs to be used in TV drama Pistol, directed by Danny BoyleFollowing a court battle, the High Court found that the pair were entitled to invoke ‘majority voting rules’ against John, under the terms of a band member agreement (BMA).A furious John found the decision ‘dumbfounding,’ arguing in a statement at the time: ‘I am the lead singer and songwriter, frontman, image, the lot, you name it.
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Sex Pistols announce new compilation ‘The Original Recordings’
Sex Pistols have announced details of a new 20-track compilation – get all the details on ‘The Original Recordings’ below.The new release, set to come out on May 27 via UMG, collates 20 of the band’s biggest hits from their iconic 1976-78 era, when they became the most exciting band on the planet.‘The Original Recordings’ is coming out as a companion to Pistol, Danny Boyle’s new Disney+ series on the Sex Pistols, which received a May 31 release date yesterday.See mock-ups of the new release and its full tracklist below. It’s available to pre-order on CD, LP and cassette formats.1. ‘Pretty Vacant’ 2. ‘God Save The Queen’ 3. ‘Bodies’ 4. ‘No Feelings’ 5. ‘I Wanna Be Me’ 6. ‘Anarchy In The UK’ 7. ‘Submission’ 8. ‘No Fun’ 9. ‘(I’m Not Your) Stepping Stone’ 10. ‘Holidays In The Sun’ 11. ‘New York’ 12. ‘Problems’ 13. ‘Lonely Boy’ 14. ‘Silly Thing’ 15. ‘Something Else’ 16. ‘C’Mon Everybody’ 17. ‘Satellite’ 18. ‘Did You No Wrong’ 19. ‘Substitute’ 20. ‘My Way’Created and written by Craig Pearce and directed by Danny Boyle, the six-episode series Pistol is based on Steve Jones‘ memoir Lonely Boy: Tales from a Sex Pistol and boasts a cast of newcomers, including Toby Wallace as Jones, Jacob Slater as Paul Cook, Anson Boon as John Lydon and Christian Lees as Glen Matlock.Pistol also features Louis Partridge as Sid Vicious, Sydney Chandler as Chrissie Hynde, Talulah Riley as Vivienne Westwood, Maisie Williams as punk icon Jordan, Emma Appleton as Nancy Spungen and Thomas Brodie-Sangster as Malcolm McLaren.An official synopsis for Pistol, described as being about “a rock and roll revolution”, reads: “The furious, raging storm at the centre of this revolution are the Sex Pistols– and at the centre of this series is Sex Pistols’ founding
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