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The Ex Pistols where formed in 1979 and were the first tribute to the Pistols after they split. They confused the public because they sounded like the Pistols and their album artwork looked like the album artwork of the Pistols. This led many people to believe that the Ex Pistols music was new or unreleased recordings.
The Ex Pistols were a scam act introduced in 1979 by one-time Sex Pistols producer Dave Goodman after his services were substituted for those of professional producers. The Ex Pistols existed as a sound-alike band meant to mislead fans due to the similar music, name, and artwork, that led people to believe their songs were actually new or lost Sex Pistols recordings.
The Sex Pistols successfully sued Dave Goodman and Dave Goodman was no longer allowed to use the name.

Pseudonyms used on the releases were
Rotten Johnny (for Johnny Rotten)
Pull Cock (for Paul Cook)
Steal Jones (for Steve Jones)
Posh Pen Bollocks (for Glen Matlock)
Actual musicians were
Dave Slave - vocals
Alan Lee - guitar, vocals
Dave Goodman - bass guitar, vocals
Bryson Graham - drums
Del Bartle - guitar
Andy Boreman - drums
Dave MacIntosh - drums
Kevin Murphy - drums
Dave Rose - keyboards

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