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Johnny Rotten of Sex Pistols Loses His Lawsuit Over FX Licensing

Sex Pistols frontman John Lydon — better known as his alter ego Johnny Rotten — has lost his legal battle against bandmates Steve Jones, the group’s guitarist, and drummer Paul Cook over a contract setting out how the 1970s punk band agrees to license its music.

The decision means that Jones and Cook can now license the band’s music for Danny Boyle’s FX adaptation of Jones’s memoir, “Lonely Boy: Tales From A Sex Pistol” despite Lydon’s veto.

Lydon objects to his characterization in Jones’ book and has claimed he had no idea a show was in the works until very late into proceedings. He had intended to veto use of the band’s music being licensed to FX for the series.

Read the source article at Variety

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