also this morning:
a communique from John Lydon via his publicist:
"I would like to very strongly distance myself from the recent stories and campaign to push God Save The Queen for the number 1 spot over the Jubilee weekend. 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 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. I am currently very focused on Public Image Ltd"
* literally what he more or less says, doesn't want a Sex Pistols Revival to distract from his PiL reactivation
* doesn't see the point in a retro-necro reenactment of something that really meant something in 1977 - getting to #1 despite the ban - but now would be an empty echo
* actually enjoys his new cuddly "housewife's favourite" image post-I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here and being clutched to the bosom of the Great British Public, so doesn't want to risk being Public Enemy #1 again... or jeopardise the revenue stream from things like the Country Life butter ads