Sex Pistols Embroiled in Legal Dispute Over Royalties

The surviving members of the 'God Save the Queen' band are reportedly no longer on speaking terms as they launched lawsuits against each other over royalties.

AceShowbiz - The Sex Pistols are reportedly locked in a fresh lawsuit over royalties.

Steve Jones and Paul Cook have filed papers suing their ex-bandmates John Lydon (Johnny Rotten) and Glen Matlock for breach of contract, as they believe they are owed money from the pair, court documents have revealed.

It's also been claimed that the band members are no longer on speaking terms and only communicate through their lawyers, with an insider declaring the "Anarchy in the U.K." rockers "over once and for all."

A source told The Sun newspaper's Bizarre column of the suit, "The guys have always had a pretty fiery relationship, but sadly things are at an all-time low now."

"None of them are speaking - only through lawyers - and each reckons the other is to blame for various things over the decades."

"As with most rows, money is the major factor here- Steve and Paul believe they have been denied royalties dating back years, whereas Glen and John think, if anything, they're owed more money. They could counter-sue if needs be."

"There were chats about a reunion a while ago - but this is now off the table. The Sex Pistols are over once and for all."

The band has had several historic fallings out over money.

In 1986, the surviving band members received a $1.3 million (£1 million) pay-out in a High Court battle with their former manager Malcolm McLaren.

The Sex Pistols - which also briefly featured bass player and backing vocalist Sid Vicious, before his death from a heroin overdose in 1979 - released just one album, 1977's "Never Mind the B****** Here's The Sex Pistols".

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