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Sex Pistols Reject Olympics Offer Over Censorship

05/04/2012
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(hennemusic) The Sex Pistols have turned down a request by the organizers to perform at the closing ceremony of the upcoming London Olympics.

Pistols frontman John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten) tells Billboard the reason they passed was due to censorship.

"They came after us for that, but their approach was wrong," says Lydon. "Censorship mattered more than the content of the Pistols. If you're going to be celebrating what is great about Britain, the honesty of the Sex Pistols is one of those things. If you censor the words of any one song, you're killing the honesty and I couldn't tolerate that. From my point of view we said we didn't want nothing to do with them. Such is the world we live in." more on this story

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