Britain's Queen Elizabeth II died on Thursday after a 70-year reign, and many, many musicians have reacted on social media but there are a few that many have wondered just how they'd react. Chief among them: members of The Sex Pistols, whose second single "God Save the Queen" is the same name as the British National Anthem, was released as a response to Queen Elizabeth II's Silver Jubilee in 1977, and rhymes "God save The Queen" with "fascist regime" and "She ain't no human being." It caused a firestorm of controversy at the time.
Three of the former Pistols -- mouthpiece John Lydon, guitarist Steve Jones and bassist Glen Matlock -- tweeted about the Queen on Thursday and perhaps unsurprising, their opinions have mellowed in the last 45 years. Lydon, whose politics lean to the right these days, wrote Friday morning, " Rest in Peace Queen Elizabeth II. Send her victorious," along with the original, unaltered photo of the Queen that would be defaced for the "God Save the Queen" artwork.