John Lydon vs The National Trust

Compilation row deepens
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John Lydon has denied any involvement with a new compilation from the National Trust.

'Punk' is one of those terms which has been bastardised beyond the point of having any real meaning. Punk compilations litter the shelves in Tesco, with the National Trust arranging a new effort.

The charity recently released a compilation album named 'Nevermind The Dovecotes' which suggested a link with The Sex Pistols. John Lydon has worked with the National Trust in the past, even voicing a radio advert for them back in 2003.

However this time it seems the National Trust have over-stepped the mark. The 'Nevermind...' concept is the property of the Sex Pistols and John Lydon has taken the step of issuing a statement denying any involvement with the project.

Recent press reports have added arms and legs to the compilation, assuming that the Sex Pistols are somehow involved. Writing a fresh statement, John Lydon has decried the "deeply sneaky" situation.

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I would like to be able to trust the National Trust but from this point forward I cant.
I was very proud to collaborate with The National Trust back in 2003 and voice a radio advert for them.

No one however has even spoke to myself or my management or had a conversation with myself or my management about this album. Never Mind The.... Permission.

Thievery as I have always thought seems to come from very high places. Whatever happened to the art of conversation.

As of yet I am still not sure what the game is in all this.

I love my England, my honest England.

My heart is true but this particular situation seems deeply sneaky and we are waiting to be supplied with information on this chain of events and the answer better be good.

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