Punk icon Lydon fails in bid to play Eurovision Song ContestFebruary 4, 2023 GMT
LONDON (AP) — Punk icon John Lydon has failed in his attempt to become Ireland’s entry for the pop music competition the Eurovision Song Contest.
The former Sex Pistols frontman entered the song “Hawaii” with his post-punk band Public Image Ltd.
Rotten judgment: UK court rules against Sex Pistols singerAugust 23, 2021 GMT
LONDON (AP) — A British judge ruled Monday that songs by punk trailblazers the Sex Pistols can be used in a forthcoming TV series despite the opposition of former frontman John Lydon.
Ex-Pistols guitarist Steve Jones and drummer Paul Cook sued the singer, once known as Johnny Rotten, after he tried to block the music’s use in “Pistol,” a Disney-backed series based on a memoir by Jones.
Sex Pistols singer calls TV show ‘nonsense’ in songs disputeJuly 21, 2021 GMT
LONDON (AP) — Former Sex Pistols singer John Lydon said Wednesday that he’s “heart and soul” against letting the band’s songs be used in an upcoming television drama about the pioneering punk outfit, dismissing the TV series as “nonsense.”
Not rotten: Ex-Sex Pistol defends TV show in row with singerJuly 16, 2021 GMT
LONDON (AP) — Former Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones said Friday that he dislikes former bandmate John Lydon and hasn’t spoken to him since 2008 but denied that a TV series about the band would make the singer once known as Johnny Rotten look bad.
Anarchy in UK court? Ex-Sex Pistols sue singer Johnny RottenJuly 15, 2021 GMT
LONDON (AP) — Two former members of the Sex Pistols are suing singer Johnny Rotten for the right to use the band’s songs in an upcoming television series about the anarchic punk rock icons.
Guitarist Steve Jones and drummer Paul Cook want the songs to appear in “Pistol,” a television series based on a memoir by Jones.