Sex Pistol Denies Racist Beating - 08 Rewind

Sex Pistol Denies Racist Beating was a top story for May. Enjoy our 2008 news rewind as you read the story again:(BBC) John Lydon has denied claims by Kele Okereke from Bloc Party that he was racially abused and attacked by a member of the Sex Pistols' entourage at a music festival in Barcelona.

Okereke claimed he had been attacked by several men after approaching Lydon backstage at the Summercase festival. He said the 'unprovoked' attack left him with a split lip and bruises.

Okereke has described how he was set upon after asking Lydon if he had considered reforming his former band, Public Image Ltd. He said the punk singer became 'intimidating and aggressive', while someone in Lydon's group told him, "your problem is your black attitude". Okereke claims he was then attacked by three members of Lydon's crew who punched him in the face and head. - more on this story

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