With the 2012 London Summer Olympics coming up fast, organizers are still rounding up artists to play the various events planned around the games. According to Johnny Lydon, the Sex Pistols were approached. From Billboard:
"They came after us for that, but their approach was wrong," frontman John Lydon, aka Johnny Rotten and now leading the latest incarnation of Public Image Ltd., tells Billboard.com. "Censorship mattered more than the content of the Pistols. If you're going to be celebrating what is great about Britain, the honesty of the Sex Pistols is one of those things. If you censor the words of any one song, you're killing the honesty and I couldn't tolerate that. From my point of view we said we didn't want nothing to do with them. Such is the world we live in."
Lydon wouldn't say exactly when the Olympics organizers wanted the Sex Pistols to play or what they wanted to censor; "There's no point, really, to it. There's no joy in that," he explains.
Like they'd ever even consider performing for an organization beholden to the IOC, who are nothing but a group of privileged rich people who are somehow allowed to act like some supra-national entity.
Besides, if the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame couldn't get the Pistols...