In a thread shared on Twitter, Lydon’s band defined the previous Pistols singer disavows any exercise linked to the band’s 1977 single ‘God Save The Queen’ which has gone forward.
“John Lydon needs to distance himself from any Intercourse Pistols exercise which goals to money in on Queen Elizabeth II’s demise,” the assertion started. “The musicians within the band and their administration have authorised plenty of requests in opposition to John’s needs on the premise of the bulk court-ruling settlement.”
Acknowledging the current passing of Queen Elizabeth II and the potential connection to the controversial music, they continued: “In John’s view, the timing for endorsing any Intercourse Pistols requests for business achieve in reference to ‘God Save The Queen’ specifically is tasteless and disrespectful to the Queen and her household at this second in time.
“John wrote the lyrics to this historic music, and whereas he has by no means supported the monarchy, he feels that the household deserves some respect on this troublesome time, as can be anticipated for some other individual or household when somebody near them has died.”
John Lydon needs to distance himself from any Intercourse Pistols exercise which goals to money in on Queen Elizabeth II’s demise. The musicians within the band and their administration have authorised plenty of requests in opposition to John’s needs on the premise of the bulk court-ruling settlement. pic.twitter.com/YB3TLlCmP6
— Public Picture Ltd (@pilofficial) September 15, 2022
A Intercourse Pistols spokesperson responded to Lydon’s claims in an announcement to Deadline, studying: ““We can not perceive what he can be referring to. Aside from a pair requests to be used of images or audio in information experiences on The Queen and her affect on tradition, there’s nothing new referring to ‘God Save The Queen’ being promoted or launched in any manner.”
John Lydon initially shared the same portrait of Elizabeth II that was used for the ‘God Save The Queen’, minus the punk modifications on Twitter, to pay his respects to the monarch.
“Relaxation in Peace Queen Elizabeth II,” he captioned the tweet. “Ship her victorious. From all at johnlydon.com.”
After information of the Queen’s demise broke yesterday (September 8), figures from across the entertainment world paid tribute to the monarch online, together with the likes of Ozzy Osbourne, Paul McCartney and Mick Jagger.