John Lydon criticises 'God Save The Queen' campaign

Wednesday April 18, 2012

Former Sex Pistols frontman John Lydon is "distancing" himself from efforts to get the band's song God Save The Queen to number one in Diamond Jubilee week.

The controversial track is being re-released this summer.

Music fans have started an online campaign to push it the top of the charts to coincide with the national celebrations.

But John said he wanted "no part" in the project which he described as "a circus".

He said: "It is certainly not my personal plan or aim.

"I am proud of what the Sex Pistols achieved and always will be but this campaign totally undermines what the Sex Pistols stood for. This is not my campaign.

"I am pleased that the Sex Pistols recordings are being put out there for a new generation, however I wish for no part in the circus that is being built up around it."

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