9/15/21 Rock News
— Johnny Rotten says he’s in “financial ruin” after his unsuccessful lawsuit to stop the Sex Pistols biopic. Lead singer John Lydon tried to stop the upcoming miniseries called “Pistol,” based on guitarist Steve Jones’ 2018 memoir. A high court judge in London struck down the lawsuit. Now Lydon says he’s in a serious state of financial ruin. He told The Telegraph, “I’ve got no more savings, no more loans, no pensions,” and that he’s “scuppered.” No release date has been announced for “Pistol.” The six-episode miniseries will run on FX.
— An exhibit of rare Bruce Springsteen memorabilia is going on tour. The “Bruce Springsteen Live!” traveling exhibit will begin next month in New Jersey and run through late March. The exhibit will feature priceless artifacts from Springsteen’s career, like the Fender Esquire guitar he’s seen holding on the Born to Run album cover, Clarence Clemons’ saxophone, and the ticket booth from the 1988 Tunnel of Love tour. The exhibit opens October 1st at the Grammy Museum Experience in Newark.
— Bob Dylan will be releasing another collection of bootlegs this Friday. “Springtime in New York” is volume 16 in Dylan’s official release of rare and pirated recordings. The latest batch covers the years 1980 to 1985. Other veteran rockers with new releases this Friday include Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham, who has a new self-titled solo album, and Billy Idol, who will be releasing his new album “Roadside.”