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Lydon hits out at Sex Pistols re-release campaign

By | Published on Wednesday 18 April 2012

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John Lydon has hit out at Universal’s announcement that it plans to re-release Sex Pistols track ‘God Save The Queen’ for the upcoming Diamond Jubilee. The single famously caused outrage, of course, when it was originally released around Liz II’s Silver Jubilee celebrations 35 years ago.

Confirming he did not endorse Universal’s re-release campaign, Lydon said yesterday: “I would like to very strongly distance myself from the recent stories and campaign to push ‘God Save The Queen’ for the number one spot. It is certainly not my personal plan or aim. I am proud of what The Sex Pistols achieved and always will be but this campaign totally undermines what The Sex Pistols stood for”.