Lydon: 'Mclaren's Funeral Was A Let Down'
SEX PISTOLS star JOHN LYDON has branded the funeral of his former manager MALCOLM MCLAREN a "let down" - insisting the service "sounded dreadful" and "not dignified".
The music mogul passed away in April (10) after losing his battle with cancer and he was laid to rest with a church service in north London, where friends, colleagues, and stars including Bob Geldof and 1980s singer Adam Ant turned out to pay their respects.
The memorial saw MCLaren's coffin pass through the streets of the British capital in a horse-drawn carriage, and an imitation of the Sex Pistols' tour bus was parked outside the venue.
But Lydon, who was unable to attend the funeral, is adamant the report he received from Geldof after the service was not good.
He tells Britain's Guardian newspaper, "Bob Geldof came to see (Lydon's band) PiL in Canada and he told me. He said he attended the funeral and the wake was full of wannabes, and I bet he was one of them himself! It sounded dreadful: Bernie Rhodes and Vivienne Westwood fighting. A real letdown. Not dignified.
"Malcolm MCClaren didn't inspire. He took credit for things he didn't do. So f**k him. I'm not great at dealing with death, I have to say."