Sex Pistol Lydon bashes harassing fans
John "Johnny Rotten" Lydon, right, and Steve Jones, of the Sex Pistols, pose at the Indie 103.1 studio in Los Angeles on Friday, March 10, 2006. Between the Sex Pistols and Ozzy Osbourne, there is an air of malice associated with this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class. The Sex Pistols, who compared the rock hall to "urine in wine," will be a no-show at Monday's induction ceremony. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
March 11, 2006
LOS ANGELES --Sex Pistols lead singer John Lydon says harassing fans, such as those who threw bottles at the band at a Danish music festival, are "the very people we hate the most."
Lydon, known as Johnny Rotten in the iconic British '70s punk band, also panned animal activists and the anti-abortion movement during his appearance Friday on bandmate Steve Jones' radio show, called "Jonesy's Jukebox."
"We're Sex Pistols; we ain't fake," said Lydon, reminiscent of the band's snarling late bassist, Sid Vicious.
"And we don't care," Jones replied.
Later on, Lydon reflected on the band's heyday, quick breakup and 1996 world reunion tour, but said he couldn't do it again, citing stage fright and infighting.
"I miss the Sex Pistols. I miss the lot of you," he said. "But if anybody thinks it's a jolly good wheeze, it's not. It's hard work."
"Stop spitting at us!"
- Johnny Rotten, to the crowd at a Sex Pistols concert, 1977