Sex Pistols in 2007; Pete Still/Redferns
sex guns leader John Lydona.k.a rotten johnnycriticizes his bandmates for allegedly trying to make money from the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
Lydon, whose lyrics to the classic 1977 Sex Pistols song “God Save the Queen” poked fun at the monarch, posted a message on his social media pages stating that he “wishes to distance himself from any Sex Pistols activity that aims to cash in on Queen Elizabeth II’s death.
The note continues: “The musicians of the band and their management have approved a number of requests against John’s wishes…In John’s opinion, the timing of approving any requests for commercial gain from the Sex Pistols in connection with ‘God Save The Queen” in particular is tasteless and disrespectful to the Queen and her family at this time.
The post ends: “John wrote the lyrics to this historic song, and although he never supported the monarchy, he feels the family deserves some respect at this difficult time, as one would expect. for any other person or family when someone close to them has died.
Guitarist of the Sex Pistols Steve Jones and drummer Paul Cook responded to Lydon’s comments by issuing a statement, which was shared with Blabbermouth.net: “We cannot understand what he would be referring to. Other than a few requests to use images or audio in stories about the queen and her impact on culture, there’s nothing new about the promotion or publication of “God Save The Queen.”
The song features the infamous line “God save the Queen / she’s not a human being”, but Lydon has recently praised Queen Elizabeth in the press.
Following her death last week, Lydon posted a tribute on Facebook which reads: “Rest in Peace Queen Elizabeth II. Send her victorious.
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