Former Sex Pistols lead singer Johnny Rotten, who now goes by his birth name John Lydon, has nothing but punk rock hatred for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.Â The Sex Pistols were inducted into the hall of fame last night, without the surviving members present.
Joh LydonÂ appeared as a guest on ABC’s talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live last Friday and was asked why he and his two partners from the punk band were snubbing the hall.
“They never cared who we were,” Lydon said.Â “They never bothered to correct the incredible fatal, bad mistakes about our legend and legacy in their museum and up until now, they’ve rejected our nomination for three years running, and now they want a piece of us.”
“Well guess what?Â Kiss this!,” Lydon said, making a somewhat rude gesture.
“When I began as a Sex Pistol, there was no Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and suddenly this organization is put on top of us like we have an obligation to them.Â Well, it’s the other way around,Â Don’t use my name to prop your (expletive) nonsense.”
When it was first announced last month that the group would finally be inducted into the hall, the Sex Pistols declined the ‘honor’ with a nasty little message posted on their site.Â
You know, it’s good to have the boys rattled about something, everyone needs an enemy to punk rock against.Â Mine is the pimple.Â I go batty on those evil face dwellers, I have my own decree written on worn paper by the bathroom mirror:
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?Â Take this pimple, take them all before I start a punk rock brawl.Â It is not me that makes them come, I don’t know why I have this scum.Â I will rebel,Â run like hell, say farewell-Â not on me will these bastards dwell.Â I have to fight, for it’s my right, to save myÂ pretty face from this plight.Â So, you better watch out, you better not taut- ’cause I ain’t goin out with out a damn loud shout.
It works every time.