Ex-Sex Pistol John Lydon slams band’s ‘God Save the Queen’ anthem in wake of Elizabeth’s death

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Singer John Lydon criticized his former bandmates in Sex Pistols for trying to take advantage of the death of Queen Elizabeth II, but the band says he doesn’t know what he’s talking about.

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The crooner issued a statement saying he would “distance himself from any Sex Pistol activity aimed at capitalizing on the death of Queen Elizabeth II,” referring to the group’s anti-monarchical anthem, “God Save the Queen”. , which he co-wrote. ,

He added that “the timing of supporting any Sex Pistol request for commercial gain, especially in relation to ‘God Save the Queen’, is tasteless and disrespectful to the Queen and her family at this time.”

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But the group shot back, set deadline That “we can’t understand what he must have been saying.

Pistol said, “Other than a few requests for the use of imagery or audio in news reports on The Queen and her impact on culture, nothing new relating to ‘God Save the Queen’ being promoted or released in any way Is.”

The band members were confused by Lydon’s allegations.
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A representative for the band said that Lydon’s remarks were a “strange rant” and called them “shocking”.

“There are really no plans to release or promote it at this time,” the representative told Deadline.

Lydon, aka Johnny Rotten, has a complicated history with the band and lost a court battle against former bandmates last year.

The song has been praised as an anti-monarchy anthem.
“God Save the Queen” was released in 1977, the year of Elizabeth II’s silver jubilee.
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The song in question, “God Save the Queen”, was released in 1977 during the Queen’s silver jubilee and takes its title from the country’s national anthem.

The tune calls the monarchy “a fascist regime” and states that the queen is “no human.” At the time of release it was banned from some airwaves.

The Sex Pistols re-released the song with a new music video ahead of Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

The pistol also issued a “Pistol Mint Commemorative Coin” to honor the Queen’s celebration. The nickel-plated coin features artist Jamie Reed’s Union Jack flag design on the front and the Queen with a lip piercing on the back.

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