John Lydon: ‘I regret bringing Sid Vicious into the Sex Pistols’

Frontman claims the bassist lost his personality after he joined the band

John Lydon has revealed how he regrets bringing Sid Vicious into the Sex Pistols.

The frontman, who is about to head out on a reunion tour with Public Image Ltd, said that Vicious lost his personality after joining the group.

“I’m sorry, God, for the day I brought Sid into the band,” Lydon told The Independent. “He felt so isolated, poor old Sid, because he wasn’t the sharpest knife on the block.”


He added: “The best aspect of his character, which was his humour, just vanished the day he joined the Pistols.”

The singer also declared that he gets “annoyed” when new bands copy his style and singled out Liam Gallagher for criticism.

“I’m still hearing records coming out that mimic our style, but they don’t give us credit,” he explained. “I’m a bit annoyed, because I’ve never done anything in my life to be like somebody else. Oasis annoy me, you know? The voice annoys me. He could’ve come up with his own thing.”