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A Sex Pistols drama made by Disney?

"Your future dream is a shopping scheme...."

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Just three truly great songs (four if you count Sid's version of "My Way") and an impact on the rock scene like a nuclear bomb going off. I know Lydon is an ornery git who liked Donald Trump, or at least said he did (maybe just to get up people's noses) but personally I can't help but like the guy. Sort of.

If you want a different perspective on the man, you should read about his devotion to his sick wife (link below).

Whatever you think about the rights and wrongs of this case, it seems like he's the only former Pistol who still retains at least some credibility as a punk, as a rebel, and wants to protect that. Or maybe it's just ego. Who knows with Lydon? I hope he wins, anyway.

https://www.nme.com/en_au/news/music/john-lydon-opens-up-full-time-carer-wife-alzheimers-2686570

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A great band.

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kohakuebisuToday  08:31 am JST

A Sex Pistols drama made by Disney?

"Your future dream is a shopping scheme...."

Oh man, that says plenty to me. You can always count on Disney to cheapen an anthology series about the Sex Pistols. The very thought of them even doing a series like that sounds like 'bloody rubbish' to me too!

At least when the Beatles did their Anthology, it was all three survivors' (and Yoko's) efforts together.

 I know Lydon is an ornery git who liked Donald Trump, or at least said he did (maybe just to get up people's noses) but personally I can't help but like the guy. Sort of.

If you want a different perspective on the man, you should read about his devotion to his sick wife

Maybe he just said he liked Trump in order to maintain his punky 'cred' and image. Johnny Ramone was the 'conservative' and Republican of the first true punk band (The Ramones) but he had friends of all kinds and he even admitted that was a 'reaction' to all the hippy 'love power' trends. And so it may be with John Lydon. And I can't help but like him too.

I must agree, the idea of Disney tackling a subject like this is horrid and abysmal. Go Johnny, go GO!

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He is on a level of intelligence/ dignity way beyond the other two. If he says no I would listen. A quick buck doesn’t make nearly enough for what they started. I respect the talent of all of them but I’d only trust Jonny to say the truth and stand firm.

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Johnny Rotten/Lydon and the rest of the band were the brainchild of the late Malcolm McLaren.

The band members are an irrelevance, a moment in time.

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Disney is not punk enough.

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Maybe he just said he liked Trump in order to maintain his punky 'cred' and image.

I think he liked Trump because he was a non-establishment businessman and not a career politician.

Johnny Ramone was the 'conservative' and Republican of the first true punk band (The Ramones)

It needs to be stated for the record, The Ramones were not the first punk band and didn't have the following of the Sex Pistols until much later.

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BigYen

Totally agree with your comment.

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Nibek32July 22  10:48 pm JST

Disney is not punk enough.

And they never will be. I just can't imagine them tackling a subject like this. It's absolutely bollocks. They don't have any clue of what punk is.

It needs to be stated for the record, The Ramones were not the first punk band and didn't have the following of the Sex Pistols until much later.

The Ramones formed in 1974 and were the first band to be truly called by that label, even though there were 'proto-punk' bands like MC5, Velvet Underground, Stooges, New York Dolls and even Roxy Music. Those bands also influenced New Wave and glam metal just like David Bowie did. The Ramones influenced the Sex Pistols and The Clash. They toured the UK in 1976. The Pistols formed in 1975 but they owe a debt to the Ramones. That's where punk as a genre officially got its name.

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