September 24, 2022

Intercourse Pistols’ 1977 scorcher “God Save the Queen” is without doubt one of the harshest issues ever written about Queen Elizabeth II, claiming “she ain’t no human being” and calling her a “moron” from a “fascist regime.” She died on September eighth, and now three surviving Intercourse Pistols — John “Johnny Rotten” Lydon, Steve Jones, and Glen Matlock — have every responded to her passing in several methods.

Lydon is the person who sang these insults, however he’s grown rather more conservative over time, and his emotions on Her Royal Highness have clearly softened. “Relaxation in Peace Queen Elizabeth II,” he wrote on Twitter. “Ship her victorious.” His put up included the identical portrait of Elizabeth the band used within the cowl artwork for “God Save the Queen,” however with out the textual content graffiti.

In the meantime, bass guitarist Matlock turned his consideration to the next-in-line, posting, “God save the king — hope he’s not a foolish outdated factor.” As for guitarist Steve Jones, he didn’t personally weigh in, however as an alternative posted a query alongside that very same portrait with a hairpin by means of the lips: ” How do you’re feeling?” Take a look at these tweets beneath.

Dozens of individuals answered Jones’ query on Twitter, and plenty of extra despatched their very own ideas into the world. Revisit our roundup of tributes, criticisms, jokes, and different reactions from the world of leisure. The monarch’s demise additionally impressed Kanye West to launch all his grudges, Pearl Jam to cowl The Beatles’ “Her Majesty,” and the sharing of beloved tales about Elizabeth, together with that she ditched a non-public Paul McCartney live performance to observe Twin Peaks.

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