Sex Pistols singer John Lydon yesterday snubbed a bid to make their punk version of God Save The Queen No1 in Diamond Jubilee week.
Fans plan an online campaign to push up sales of the anti-royal track, set for re-release in time for the national celebration in June.
But Lydon, 56, formerly called Johnny Rotten, said: “I would like to very strongly distance myself.
“I wish for no part in the circus being built up.”
“I am proud of what the Sex Pistols achieved and always will be but this campaign totally undermines what the Sex Pistols stood for.
“This is not my campaign.”
The song first came out in 1977, to coincide with Her Majesty’s Silver Jubilee.
by Wallace McTavish