Sex Pistols' frontman John Lydon has spoken out against his status as a "national treasure", after publishing his second autobiography Anger Is An Energy.
Speaking to NPR, he jokingly referred to the term saying it makes him sound "like a racehorse".
Former Sex Pistols added, "I've heard the rumors. Oh, they're trying to give me an O.B.E. or an M.B.E. or whatever that is. Nope, not interested... You wouldn't say that [I'm a national treasure] if you saw the state of my underpants. I tell you. Let's be honest."
In other news, we learned (via Rolling Stone) from Johnny Rotten's 'Uncensored' New Memoir that Lydon was no fan of the Clash.
To him, their songs "didn't have any content, and they really didn't seem to stand for very much at all other than this abstract socialism." As a band, "they had nothing to offer, character-development wise." and added "He began to lack a sense of humor about himself. He. . .was definitely out to grab himself a crown."
What do YOU think? Do you agree with Lydon on what he says about The Clash?