Anarchy in UK Court? Ex-Sex Pistols Sue Singer Johnny Rotten

Two former members of the Sex Pistols are suing singer Johnny Rotten for the right to use the band’s songs in an upcoming television series about the anarchic punk rock icons.

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FILE - In this file photo dated Monday, July 14, 2008, John Lydon, left, and Steve Jones of British band the Sex Pistols perform during the Exit music festival in Novi Sad, Serbia. Former members of the Sex Pistols Guitarist Steve Jones and drummer Paul Cook, are suing singer Johnny Rotten for the right to use the band’s songs in an upcoming television series "Pistol" about the anarchic punk icons, based on a memoir by Jones. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, FILE)
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LONDON (AP) — Two former members of the Sex Pistols are suing singer Johnny Rotten for the right to use the band’s songs in an upcoming television series about the anarchic punk rock icons. Guitarist Steve Jones and drummer Paul Cook want the songs to appear in “Pistol,” a television series based on a memoir by Jones. Rotten, whose real name is John Lydon, has slammed the series as “disrespectful” and is refusing to grant…

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