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A Report on the Sex Pistols

<i>Instead of perfume, there will be rottenness.</i><p>—Isaiah 3:24<p>Alittle before midnight, my taxi arrives at a club called the Vortex. The weather is …

The Sex Pistols play the Lesser Free Hall: all of indie Manchester sees the future of music

Google the words "Sex Pistols Lesser Free Trade Hall 1976", or simply "4 June 1976", and you can use the resultant 22,600,000 pieces of information to piece together a crudely helpful history of a) Manchester music, b) the birth of indie music and c) the "greatest gig of all time" that "changed …

Anarchy in Huddersfield: the day the Sex Pistols played Santa

Johnny Rotten handed out badges, posters and other Sex Pistols-branded goodies. Teens and young children hit the dancefloor with Sid Vicious to boogie to pop hits such as Baccara's Yes Sir, I Can Boogie and (yes, really) Daddy Cool by Boney M. Then Rotten leapt into a giant Christmas cake and the …

Johnny Rotten’s Cordial Letter to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Next to the Sex Pistols, You’re ‘a Piss Stain’

The Sex Pistols certainly weren't the first to balk at showing up to receive a trophy at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. They …

Sex Pistols bassist Glen Matlock and Ultravox frontman Midge Ure on their musical relationship

His story<p><i>Glen Matlock, 57, musician</i><p>After my time with the Sex Pistols ended, I started getting this other band together called the Rich Kids and wanted a singer who could carry a tune. We tried out everybody in London, but I couldn’t find the one I wanted. One day, I walked into a record store and …

Glen Matlock: 'Leaving the Sex Pistols cost me millions of pounds'

Fame & Fortune: Glen Matlock and his band mates used to steal bread from milkmen before they got a record deal. He explains what happened next<p><b>How did your childhood influence your work ethic and attitude to money?</b><p>I come from a staunchly working class background. My father was a semi-skilled factory …

Finance

John Lydon Breaks Down During Jon Snow Interview As Former Sex Pistols Talks Illness And Family

John Lydon - better known as the hell-raising 'Johnny Rotten' - broke down in an interview with Channel 4's Jon Snow.<p>The former Sex Pistol was …

That’s me in the picture: Simon Wright remembers seeing the Sex Pistols at the 100 Club in September 1976

I had been following the Sex Pistols ever since they turned up at my college in Weybridge in November 1975. Malcolm McLaren had been booking them into obscure colleges outside London, to get them some live experience. They basically emptied the hall. There were about five of us left at the end of …

John Lydon says Sex Pistols are too fat to reunite

Punk icon says religion 'is vile' and takes swipe at Mick Jagger<p>John Lydon told an Oxford audience that all religion is “vile, poisonous and idiotic” …

A Sex Pistols single has sold for £6,000. Who else has got cash in their collections?

I’ve always been a bit of a rubbish record collector. The most valuable piece of vinyl I’ve ever had only stayed in my possession for a few days – it was a copy of Led Zeppelin IV, which I’d bought and had autographed by the surviving members, and then passed on to a Zep-loving friend as a gift. …

Vinyl Records

Sex Pistols - Anarchy In The UK 1976

Anarchism

John Lydon and His Rotten Past

John Lydon, the man who horrified the world in the late Seventies as Sex Pistols ringleader Johnny Rotten, is in an especially good mood today. When</i> …

Self-Pity

The Sex Pistols: The Ultimate Music Guide

An intro to our latest Uncut special, dedicated to the life of Lydon…<p>“What, you fucking nagging again? About what?” This is how John Lydon begins the …

Sex Pistols release 35th anniversary ‘Never Mind The Bollocks…’ boxset

The super deluxe reissue will come out on September 24<p>A super deluxe boxset of the Sex Pistols‘ ‘Never Mind The Bollocks Here’s The Sex Pistols’ …

The Sex Pistols - Full Concert - 01/14/78 - Winterland (OFFICIAL)

Concerts

The Sex Pistols’ 1976 Manchester “Gig That Changed the World,” and the Day the Punk Era Began

“Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?”<p>Johnny Rotten aka John Lydon’s closing words at the last Sex Pistols gig (watch it online) seemed apt this …

The Sex Pistols’ Johnny Rotten on Greece, the Confederate flag and Obamacare

John Lydon is still angry. But he’s also very funny. Lydon, 59, also known by his stage name Johnny Rotten from his days as a member of the 1970s …

Hall of Fame Flashback: The Sex Pistols

One album. That’s all it took for the Sex Pistols to change the world, a claim that is much less hyperbolic for them than for most other bands. With</i> …