Convicted Pedophile Gary Glitter Won't Receive Any Royalties From 'Joker'
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While the rocker's 'Rock and Roll Part 2' song has been used in the Todd Phillips-directed movie, Snapper Music and Universal Music have both confirmed that he will not be paid for it.

AceShowbiz - Gary Glitter will not receive any royalties from the use of his track "Rock and Roll Part 2" in the comic book blockbuster "Joker".

The British musician, real name Paul Gadd, is serving a 16-year prison term for sexual offences against children, having been previously jailed on child pornography charges in 1999, and incarcerated for three years in Vietnam following a 2006 conviction over child sex offences.

"Rock and Roll Part 2", long a popular track at U.S. sports venues, is used prominently in one scene in "Joker", with reports claiming he could receive more than $100,000 (£79,000) after the film was a hit.

In a statement to the Los Angeles Times, however, bosses at U.K. label Snapper Music, who own the rights to Glitter's back catalogue, said: "Gary Glitter does not get paid - we've had no contact with him".

Officials at his U.S. publisher, Universal Music Publishing Group, also said they would not pay royalties to Glitter, 75.

"Gary Glitter's publishing interest in the copyright of his songs is owned by UMPG and other parties, therefore UMPG does not pay him any royalties or other considerations," a spokesperson said.

Todd Phillips' dark origin story for Batman's greatest nemesis, who is played by Joaquin Phoenix, has made more than $550 million (£435 million) worldwide in fewer than two weeks in cinemas.

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