It was always going to end in tears. After a raft of recent interviews from Johnny Rotten where he seemed full of bile about the upcoming Danny Boyle six part series on the Sex Pistols called Pistol it seems like the former punk singer has walked away from the project.
The series is based on Steve Jones Lonely Boy autobiography and has input from all the key players in the period like the iconic Jordan who was at the heart of everything Sex Pistols . Jordan has been a key contributor to the series unlike Johnny Rotten who is no longer involved in the series as Jordan – perhaps the first punk of them all and played by Maise Williams in the new series points out.
“John picks and chooses when he wants to be a punk. If it suits him one day, he will be Johnny Rotten and otherwise, he is John Lydon. He would just be a saboteur and he wouldn’t bring much to the table. John argues for the sake of arguing. He’s a difficult person and I can’t say that part of him has changed at all. As he’s got older, he’s only got more difficult – he’s contrary… John has got a few issues about his importance in the world so him not being involved is the best thing that can happen.”