In an interview with Newsweek, John Lydon was asked if the credit the Pistols got was less than they deserved and the PIL frontman said:
'Yeah! We were despised as being talentless.... Just personality-wise, we just couldn't see eye to eye. But that was actually the striving energy that drove us forward, those complicated relationships. And then you had a manager [Malcolm McLaren] in there playing us all off against each other.... Basically, for me, the ideology is to remove greed from music. If it’s all fair shares; doesn’t matter if there is one particular person in charge of everything, but you are all equal'.
PH: Pablo Astudillo