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John Lydon Hits Out at 'Never Mind The Bollocks...' Re-Issuie

John Lydon Hits Out at 'Never Mind The Bollocks...' Re-Issuie -

Never one to mince his words, John Lydon has taken an uncharacteristic diplomatic swipe at the campaign surrounding the Sex Pistol's reissue of 'Never Mind The Bollocks...'

In a recent interview with NME, Lydon stated that although he was happy that the record is being re-released, he was keeping himself 'distant' from the media 'furore.'

The new super-deluxe edition of the band's seminal album was released yesterday (Sept.24), but Lydon said:

"As you must know, I'm keeping myself distant from that."

However, the Public Image Ltd. frontman was back to his venomous best when referencing the 2012 campaign which tried, in earnest, to get 'God Save The Queen' to the top of the UK singles chart to coincide with the Queen's Golden Jubilee, he said:

"It wasn't right from the start. I don't mind the records being re-released properly, that's a good thing, but I don't like the vacuous nonsense of trying to create false agendas and pretending to want to be Number One. Hello? Never did nothing for Number One. Not ever. Not in my entire life. What the fuck are you lot thinking of? I'm immediately at war with them on that."

He continued:

"It's so ridiculous. They don't realise they're actually killing the fucking spirit of the thing. This is not KISS."

Public Image Ltd. (PiL) earlier this year released their latest album 'This Is PiL' in May of this year. The LP, which was the album from Lydon & co since 1992's 'That What Is Not', was released through their own PiL Official label.

 

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