The Sex Pistols’ Johnny Lydon lost it at Marky Ramone over which band was more punk

There’s a new documentary coming called Punk that explores the origins, rise and legacy of punk rock from the late 60s forward (I’ve seen bits of it; it’s good). In preparation for its TV debut, a number of stars gathered at SIR Rehearsal Studios in LA to discuss the true meaning of punk.

The panel discussion (which also featured Henry Rollins, Dugg McKagan, Machine Gun Kelly and Donita Sparks from L7) started off well enough. But then things got weird when Johnny Lydon had it out with Marky Ramone over which of their bands were proper punks.

Naturally, there’s video. Thanks to Dave Baksh of Sum 41 for capturing the whole thing.

(Via Kerrang!)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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