Sex Pistols turned down the London Olympic Games shows due to censorship

Fri, 04 May 2012
This summer, London plays host to the 2012 Olympic Games, a number of shows across the city will celebrate the 'Best of British' but that won't be including UK's most famous rebelious punk band, the Sex Pistols.

"They came after us for that, but their approach was wrong," frontman John Lydon, aka Johnny Rotten told Billboard.com recently, "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."

The singer didn't reveal whether they were invited to play or what they were asked to censor but goes on to add "There's no point, really, to it. There's no joy in that."

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