Johnny Rotten claims hes been financially ruined after bitter Sex Pistols war

Johnny Rotten, who found fame as the Sex Pistols frontman has slammed his ex-bandmates, Paul Cook and Steve Jones.

The musician, 65, has claimed he has "nothing" left following a bitter legal drama with his one-time pals over the use of Sex Pistols music in a new television drama.

Johnny, whose real name is John Lydon claimed his former bandmates are "evil" after launching a case to license their tracks to the television show, Pistol.

The programme will not hit the airwaves until next year but Johnny was not happy after discovering their music would be used for the Disney series.

Last month, a court heard that Paul, 65, and Steve, 66, would be entitled to go ahead with the "majority voting rules" against Rotten so they could legally use the tracks.

However, speaking to The Telegraph, Johnny has insisted that there is no way back now, stating that the iconic rock group are over.

Speaking to the publication, he said: "I'm seriously in a state of ruin, I've got no more savings, no more loans, no pensions, I've got nothing."

He continued: "For me, that band has ceased to exist."

In a heartbreaking admission, Johnny went on to say: "I've got a lovely wife I have to take care of who is suffering from Alzheimer's, which is a hideously expensive illness.

"I'm f****d, and I'm scuppered in so many different ways, all I've got at age 65 is the chance to start again."

According to celebrity net worth, at the height of his fame, Johnny had an estimated net worth of $1million USD which works out to be around £721,000.

The series that is set to be released by Disney next year is based on a memoir penned by Steve Jones and will be directed by Danny Boyle.

The court case that lasted a week saw Paul and Steve argue over a previous agreement made by the group in 1998 stating that licensing requests could be decided upon a "majority rules basis".

Johnny however was not convinced, claiming it was the "most disrespectful s**t I've ever had to endure" before claiming that the music couldn't be used without his consent.

In a statement released by Paul and Steve, they said: "It brings clarity to our decision-making and upholds the band members' agreement on collective decision-making.

"It has not been a pleasant experience, but we believe it was necessary to allow us to move forward and hopefully work together in the future with better relations."

Daily Star has approached the Sex Pistols' representatives for comment.

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