Ex–Sex Pistols Manager Nixes Mayoral Bid

Malcolm McLaren's platform for the London office included legalization of brothels, marijuana.

Former Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren plans to withdraw his candidacy from the London mayoral race, Reuters reported. The onetime clothing and fetish shop proprietor and self-proclaimed punk-rock impresario — whose platform included the legalization of brothels, cannabis, and alcohol service inside public libraries — is expected to support left-wing independent candidate Ken Livingstone. McLaren lost the rights to the Sex Pistols' music in 1986, after a legal battle with singer John Lydon (a.k.a. Johnny Rotten). A new documentary, "The Filth and the Fury," tells the iconic British punk group's story from the band's point of view.