“Nevermind” the Album Title: Sex Pistols’ John Lydon Forgives Nirvana

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, IncJohnny Rotten apparently once had a bone to pick with Nirvana. But don't worry, he's forgiven them.

In an interview with Pitchfork, the iconic Sex Pistols frontman, born John Lydon, says that he was initially angry that Nirvana's breakthrough album was called Nevermind.  Why?  Because the name of the first -- and only -- Sex Pistols album is Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols.

"I remember being very angry at their album title being Nevermind," says Lydon. "I thought Nevermind? Have you lost your bollocks or something?"

Luckily, the greatness of "Smells Like Teen Spirit" converted Lyndon to the Kurt Cobain and company's cause.

"I was drawing a line on it all, perhaps too sharply, but I have to say 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' is one of pop music's all-time greatest," he says. "That song is firmly embedded in my psyche. So, I forgive them."

"Most bands can't come up with one complete song," Lydon adds. "And sometimes one is enough."

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