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TWO FORMER SEX Pistols have won a High Court fight against former frontman Johnny Rotten for using the punk band’s songs in an upcoming television series.

Former punk group drummer Paul Cook and guitarist Steve Jones sued the band’s ex-singer, Johnny Rotten, real name John Lydon, so that their songs could be used in the TV drama Pistol, directed by Danny Boyle.

In a judgment today, Sir Anthony Mann stated, that the couple had the right to invoke “majority voting rules” against ex-singer real name John Lydon in connection with the use of Sex Pistols material on the show under the terms of a band in the Member Agreement (BMA).

The six-part series, which is produced by Disney and will air next year, is based on a 2016 memoir by Jones called Lonely Boy: Tales From A Sex Pistol.

While a During his weeklong hearing in London’s High Court, Jones and Cook argued that under the 1998 BMA rules, decisions on license applications could be made on the basis of “majority rules.”

But Lydon, who previously told the Sunday Times , he thinks the show is the “most disrespectful shit I’ve ever endured,” argued that licenses cannot be issued without his consent.

His lawyers told the court that the agreement had never been used and that he considered it a “nuclear button” for the plaintiffs and their manager Anita Camerata to “impose their wishes” on him.

They said he had “a deep and passionate dislike of being a ‘prisoner’ of a hostile majority “and in his testimony in court, Lydon said the agreement” smells like some kind of slave labor. “

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Cook and Jones attorneys argued that there should be no dispute over whether the agreement allows licensing decisions “by majority” and said Lydon was violating the BMA by refusing to give his consent.

They also said the court could not accept his evidence as true because it was a “simple lie” and he could not “sincerely believe the agreement was never effective”.

They informed the court that the lawsuit by Cook and Jones directed against Lydon alone, and that original band member Glen Matlock, who was replaced by Sid Vicious, and representatives of the estate of Vicious, who died in February 1979, supported their position.

The Sex Pistols became Founded in 1975 and dissolved in 1978, but have played live shows together several times since then, most recently in 2008.

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