Skip to Content

Rotten ruling: UK judge rules against Sex Pistols singer

KIFI

LONDON (AP) — A British judge has ruled 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.” Lydon called the show “nonsense” and said the songs could not be licensed without his consent. But Cook and Jones claimed that an agreement dating from 1998 allowed a majority decision. High Court judge Anthony Mann agreed. “Pistol” is being made for Disney subsidiary FX and is based on a memoir by Jones.

Article Topic Follows: AP National

Associated Press

BE PART OF THE CONVERSATION

KIFI Local News 8 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content