And finally… rotten luck

Sex Pistols frontman John Lydon – or Johnny Rotten – has lost a High Court battle with his former bandmates over a new TV show about their career.

He pulled out of the six-part miniseries to be directed by Oscar winner Danny Boyle and refused to allow the band’s music to be used in the show.

However, Sir Anthony Mann ruled yesterday that a 1998 agreement between the band members was legitimate and could apply, The Guardian reports.

The band agreed more than 20 years ago that it would make decisions on licensing by majority, with no bandmate wielding a veto.

Mr Lydon walked away from the series, called Pistol, after repeatedly badmouthing it in the press, according to earlier reports.

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