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Ex-Sex Pistols win court battle to use songs in Disney series

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I still support Johnny, it’s totally wrong for Disney to be with in 100m of the Sex Pistols. Disney is what’s wrong with mind numbing entertainment, the same crap the Sex Pistols were talking about. Their album the filth and the fury sums up my feelings about this.

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Disney are the enemy now! Destroying everything! John is correct!

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From radical to Disney. But just who is subverting who?

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Ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated? Everyday.

‘Majority decision fair enough, but you don’t expect the majority to sell out to a part time worker in a mouse costume.

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Disney is a disease.

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History is full of cultural rebellion being co-opted into the mainstream as time goes by.

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Disney is a disease.

Yeah, a virus children are especially susceptible to, and which, if left untreated, can stunt their growth and intelligence.

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But Mann said it was "impossible to believe" Lydon was unaware of the consequences of a 1998 agreement allowing voting on a "majority rules basis" during his efforts to protect the Sex Pistols' legacy.

"A man with those concerns would expect to be made to understand important documents that he was signing. He would not have been cavalier about that," said Mann.

"He must have made an informed decision to sign it and -- if it is a shackle -- to shackle himself," he concluded.

John Lydon knowingly signed a contract after receiving legal advice, a total waste of the courts time.

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So, a rotten decision in Lyndon's mind?

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John burnt most of his punk credibility when started doing butter commercials in the U.K. Bit late to be getting back on the high horse now.

A Danny Boyle directed Sex Pistols doc sounds good. Just a shame that the all consuming cultural monopoly that is Disney is behind it.

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Imagine being a Sex Pistol and wearing a shirt that makes you look like a cop, lol.

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He is no longer Rotten and long ago became a bit of a mainstream Conservative politically and economically. He also makes 5 million out of this, but doesn't need the money like the other 2 do.

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@zichi The other two band members stand to make $5 million each. could this be the main reason behind the band members actions? may be there a bit skint.

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Lawyer Mark Cunningham, representing Lydon, said the memoir "depicts him in a hostile and unflattering light".

here's the rub

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John Lydon isnt as financially well off as some seem to imagine. Sad world where Disney co-opts the Sex Pistols. But thats where we are.

Thanks for trying, John.

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Maybe he should take a cue from Iggy Pop, who says he doesn't care what people do with his music. Once he creates it, it is out of his hands and there for other people to interpret it as they wish. If you love it, set it free... I think that's a healthier attitude than trying to manage your image until you die, after which people will do what they want with it (if you are lucky enough that anybody still cares).

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If you love it, set it free.

Are you for sale too?

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I am unlikely ever to understand the logic, to this fiasco, you perform and create a fan base only to hand the personal profits to attorneys in the vain hope of correct past wrongs.

Bonkers!! My god, what were they smoking

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Lydon previously told The Sunday Times newspaper that Jones's 2016 memoir "Lonely Boy: Tales From A Sex Pistol" was extremely "disrespectful".

Um, the whole career of the original band was based on being disrespectful. Bit late in the day to be whining about in now.

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People see Disney and immediately think commercial. But this is Danny Boyle here. The director of Trainspotting and Slumdog Billionaire.

It seems his biopic about the Sex Pistols may be less than flattering to J. Rotten, hence the unwillingness to let him use the songs. But a biopic of a band without the songs would be pretty boring.

So I applaud this win.

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Maybe he should take a cue from Iggy Pop, who says he doesn't care what people do with his music. Once he creates it, it is out of his hands

I presume Iggy Pop owns his publishing and any entity wanting to use his music has to pay him. Does Iggy then tell them theres no need to pay him and the music is theirs to do with as they will?

I suspect his “setting the music free” is more likely an excuse to take whatever cash is offerred with no questions needing to be asked.

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CrickyAug. 24  07:10 am JST

I still support Johnny, it’s totally wrong for Disney to be with in 100m of the Sex Pistols. Disney is what’s wrong with mind numbing entertainment, the same crap the Sex Pistols were talking about. Their album the filth and the fury sums up my feelings about this.

Disney has no business at all tackling a story like this. They don't have an atom of a clue of what punk is. There was 'Sid and Nancy' and 'The Filth and the Fury', I've seen both. The Beatles Anthology was aired on ABC-TV in 1995 but the surviving three and Yoko held the reigns on all of it.

Putting a Ramones cover of the 'Spiderman Theme' on that wretchedly rotten 2017 P.O.S. movie was a disgrace to the Ramones legacy and they are the first true punk rock band. And putting Sex Pistols songs on a Disney series is pure blasphemy and a disgraceful sacriledge. And needless to say, as Brits put it - I ain't gonna watch such bloody bollocks!

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