Former frontman Sex PistolsJohn Lydon was angry with his former bandmates for not being included in the group’s biopic series, Pistol.
Lydon’s anger referred to guitarist Steve Jones and drummer Paul Cook, two former members of the Sex Pistols who were directly involved in the biopic of Danny Boyle’s Pistol.
“Not involving me was definitely a shockingly stupid decision,” Lydon told The Sun as released on Saturday (16/4).
“It’s so ridiculous and it doesn’t make any sense either. They could all get away from me,” he continued.
“I supported them for years. But now I know they are useless people.” said Lydon.
Sex Pistols from left to right: drummer Paul Cook, bassist Sid Vicious, vocalist Johnny Rotter, and guitarist Steve Jones. (AFP/AFP FILES)
The musician, who is also known as Johnny Rotten, feels that he is someone who is instrumental in bringing his former group mate to a more advanced career.
This complaint is not the first. Last year, Lydon said he objected to Anson Boon’s character in Pistol.
“That is the most disrespectful nonsense I have ever come across,” he told the Sunday Times, April 2021.
“They may invite actors to play me. But let’s see, it’s not my character at all,” he continued.
Reported NME on Monday (18/4) UK time, Pistol was written by Craig Pearce with director Danny Boyle and is an adaptation of Steve Jones’ memoir Lonely Boy: Tales From A Sex Pistol.
This six-episode series will depict the journey of the Sex Pistols as a punk band that played a role in the “rock and roll revolutions”.
The documentary series is slated to premiere on May 31 via Disney+.