Johnny Rotten Blasts Sex Pistols Limited Series “Pistol”: “I Think That’s The Most Disrespectful Shit I’ve Ever Had To Endure”

As previously reported, FX are producing a new series, titled “Pistol,” based on Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones’ memoir “Lonely Boy: Tales From A Sex Pistol.” However, singer John Lydon, aka Johnny Rotten, has now blasted the show calling it “disrespectful.”

Lydon said the following during an interview with The Sunday Times [via NME]:

“I think that’s the most disrespectful shit I’ve ever had to endure. I mean, they went to the point to hire an actor to play me but what’s the actor working on? Certainly not my character. It can’t go anywhere else [but court].”

Lydon also claimed that director Danny Boyle never talked to him about “Pistol” even though the two previously met during preparations for the 2021 London Olympics opening ceremony. He also added:

“Sorry, you think you can do this, like walk all over me — it isn’t going to happen. Not without a huge, enormous fucking fight. I’m Johnny, you know, and when you interfere with my business, you’re going to get the bitter end of my business as a result. It’s a disgrace.”

It’s worth noting that a spokesperson for the “Pistol” production told The Sunday Times that Boyle did reach out to Lydon’s management company, but “ultimately direct contact was declined.”

As previously reported, the six-part series will feature: Toby Wallace as Jones, Anson Boon as Lydon, Louis Partridge as Sid Vicious, Jacob Slater as Paul Cook, Fabien Frankel as Glen Matlock, Sydney Chandler as Chrissie Hynde, Emma Appleton as Nancy Spungen, and Maisie Williams as Jordan. Some pictures from the series have already surfaced and can be seen below:

[via Blabbermouth]

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