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- Posted on Jul 14th 2010 5:00AM by Chris Cope
The Sex Pistols/Public Image Limited frontman was asked to guest on their 2010 album 'Plastic Beach' but it was met with a not quite so enthusiastic response, reports British newspaper The Daily Star.
He had the chance to join other guest stars on the album including Mark E. Smith, Lou Reed and Snoop Dogg but the man know to many as Johnny Rotten didn't want to "dabble' in other musicians" business.
He said, "They gave me a bell but the answer was 'No.' I really don't want to be dabbling in other people's gene pools."
He added, "I've worked with many so-called famous people over the years but it's never been for any deliberate financial motivation. If I did it wouldn't be a business phone call followed by a management agreement and then for an album manufactured and marketed as to what the current popular trends were."
Lydon's Public Image Ltd. have courted controversy in recent days after the band pressed ahead with their decision to play a gig in Israel, as previously reported by Spinner. Many other artists have declined to play the country due to the ongoing clashes with Palestinians.