According to the Associated Press, two members of the SEX PISTOLETS continue Jean Lydon on the right to use the band’s songs in the upcoming biopic miniseries on British punk legends.
Earlier this year, Lydon, which is better known as Rotten johnny, lambasted the next one SEX PISTOLETS limited series as “disrespectful”, insisting that he was not approached to participate in the production of the series.
“Pistolet” is a six-episode series on SEX PISTOLETS guitarist Steve Jones. It is based on Jones2018 brief “Lonely Boy: Tales of a Sex Gun” and it is run by Academy Award winner Danny Boyle, who is an executive producer and director.
Edmond Cullen, the lawyer who represents Jones and drummer Paul Cook, told a London High Court judge on Thursday that his clients had a “fragile and troubled” relationship with Lydon, but that the musicians had agreed in 1988 that the songs should be used on a “majority rule basis” and that they also had the support of the bassist Glen Matlock and the succession of fire Vicious sid.
Lydonthe lawyer of, Mark Cunningham, stated in his written arguments that Jones‘s memoir portrays him “in a hostile and unflattering light”, referring to Lydon at one point like a “boring little kid with the big bone structure who always asks for more”.
Last April, Lydon reacted to publicity stunts promoting “Pistolet”, story Sunday Times: “I think this is the most disrespectful shit I’ve ever had to endure. I mean, they went so far as to hire an actor to play me but what is the actor working on? Certainly not my character. It can’t go anywhere else [but court]. »
Lydon also claimed that he had never been contacted by Boyle about “Pistolet” although the two had met during the preparations for the opening ceremony of the London 2021 Olympics.
He added, “Sorry, you think you can do that, like step on me – it’s not going to happen. Not without a huge, huge fucking fight. I am Johnny, you know, and when you interfere with my business you’re going to have a bitter end to my business as a result. It’s a shame. “
A spokesperson for the “Pistolet” the production said Sunday Times this Boyle reached out to Lydonof the series management company planned, but “in the end, direct contact was refused.”
“Pistolet” was created by Craig Pearce and written by Pearce and Frank Cottrell Boyce.
Jones, Boyle and Pearce serve as executive producers alongside Gail Lyon, Anita camarata, Tracey Seaward, Paul Lee, I hope Hartman and Wiip. The series is produced by Productions FX.
Anchored by Jonesthe memoir of, which offers a fascinating new perspective on one of rock’s greatest stories of all time, “Pistolet” moves from west London council estates, to Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLarenthe famous SEX store on Kings Road, to the international controversy that followed the release of “Never mind bullshit”, which is often listed as one of the most influential albums of all time. Their single ” God Save the Queen “ was banned by the BBC and reached No.1 in the UK NME chart, but appeared at No.2 on the official UK singles chart, leading to accusations that the song had been deliberately squeezed out of the top spot. For the only time in chart history the track has been listed as blank, to avoid offending the monarchy.
“Pistolet” stars Toby Wallace (“Babyteeth”, “Acute Misfortune”) like Steve Jones, Anson Boon (« Crawl », « 1917 », « Blackbird ») comme Jean Lydon, Louis partridge (“Enola Holmes”, “Medici”) comme Vicious sid, Jacob Slater as Paul Cook, Fabien Frankel (“The Serpent”, “NYPD Blue”) like Glen Matlock, Dylan Llewellyn (« Derry Girls ») comme Wally Rossignol, Sydney Chandler (“Don’t worry darling”) like Chrissie Hynde, Emma Appleton (« The Witcher », « Traitors ») comme Nancy Spungen, and Maisie Williams (« Game Of Thrones ») comme icône punk Jordan.
– Phil Edwards (@Live_for_Films) 3 mars 2021
Pistol – first released images from the Danny Boyle Sex Pistols biopic https://t.co/tmfdszkyRi pic.twitter.com/9XQHUGvfjN
– BetaSeries News (@BetaSeries_News) 3 mars 2021
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