John Lydon formed Public Image Ltd not long after the Sex Pistols broke up and released their first single, "Public Image," in October 1978. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the band, PiL will release a career-spanning box set titled...Show More Summary
When punk first broke in the UK in 1976, music journalist John Ingham was on hand to document the very heart of the scene. Struck by the music, fashion and sheer iconoclasm of a little-known outfit called the Sex Pistols, Ingham conducted...Show More Summary
POST-PUNK, in the telling of it, was born before punk itself had even come of age. In 1976, the Sex Pistols, not yet signed to a record label, played a gig at the Lesser Free Trade Hall in Manchester. It was a performance many later claimed to have seen. In reality only 35-40 punters turned up.
This week we ran interviews with Ty Segall, Haley Heynderickx, Paddy Hanna, Yo La Tengo, Collective Soul, and No Age. We launched a new column about old #1s, surveyed Sex Pistols covers, reviewed projects from Maxo Kream and Dua Lipa and Closer, and had Jeff Rosenstock over to play for our Facebook friends. Finally, we…
It was 40 years ago this month -- January 14, 1978, in San Francisco's not-long-for-this-world Winterland Ballroom -- that the Sex Pistols' doomed US tour finally came to an end and with it, the band as an ongoing legitimate concern (at least until the inevitable reunion). Johnny Rotten's famous last words, bitterly introspective and defeated,…
Jean Caffeine From: Austin, Texas, United States It was 40 years ago today, 14th January 1978, that the Sex Pistols played their final gig at the one-time hippie haven of the Winterland in San Francisco. On Winter of Hate Austin singer...Show More Summary
Punk lives, unsteadily, in Lech Kowalski's 1980 film, D.O.A.: A Rite of Passage, which documents Sex Pistols' crazy 1978 US tour. by Dave Segal These punks in D.O.A. are now close to retirement age. D.O.A.: A Rite of Passage If you're...Show More Summary
Cult classic punk rock documentary 'D.O.A - A Rite of Passage' followed the Sex Pistols on their sole U.S. tour, which ended with the band breaking up on stage at San Francisco's Winterland on January 14, 1978... Continue reading…
Sounds like: The Clash, The Sex Pistols What's so good? The energy from The Chats’ “Smoko” is reminiscent of some early punk tracks. The angst, the tempo, the stripped down sound is as pure a form of liveliness as I’ve heard for a while. There isn’t anything complicated about the song, anyone could play the chords. Show More Summary
https://youtu.be/BXZy3Ecm47Q In 1977, the Sex Pistols did a charity gig to raise money for the families of striking miners and firefighters in Huddersfield; the show started at lunchtime with an all-kid audience, and went on into the night, with adult punks showing up later in the day. (more…)
The story of the documentary “D.O.A.: A Right of Passage” involved the founder of High Times and a race to capture the band’s only United States tour.
The Ramones, the Sex Pistols...and President Donald Trump.
You'd think Roy Moore, homophobe, racist, accused sex offender, and apparently equestrian enthusiast, wouldn't find ways to further shoot himself in the foot with his Second Amendment pistol. Hahaha, you'd be wrong.
Flipping through Gerrick D. Kennedy's reprisal of the late 20th century gangsta movement, I had a loud guffaw when brotha quips, “the N.W.A were to hip-hop what the Sex Pistols were to rock.” The hip-hop to punk analog is well rehearsed because, as the story goes, they come from a similar place...
The New York Times Magazine profiled Emily Wilson, whose translation of The Odyssey is the first by a woman. The Quietus reconsidered Never Mind The Bollocks Here's the Sex Pistols forty years after its release. WWNO interviewed authors Eileen Myles...
The Sex Pistols' seminal punk masterpiece "Never Mind the Bollocks" was unleashed forty years ago tomorrow. Over at Rolling Stone, Johnny "Rotten" Lydon and original bassist Glen Matlock break down the album track-by-track: Matlock:Show More Summary
Let the two proposals be vetted side by side. by Ben London Currently slated for renovation by 2020. Flikr user Dolovis, CC 2.0 “Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?” Johnny Rotten famously yelled out at the last Sex Pistol’s show in 1978 before the band imploded. Show More Summary
Bill Nye has a squad that you totally wouldn’t expect! The 61-year-old mechanical engineer and television personality was spotted hanging by the pool with Public Enemy’s Flavor Flav during a scorching afternoon in Los Angeles. The group was also joined by the Sex Pistols’ lead guitarist Steve Jones and a female friend. Steve took to [...]
Steward became a press officer for Richard Branson's first foray into a record label in the 1970s, toured with Captain Beefheart, and worked with the Sex Pistols before she became fascinated with promoting both Latin music and what's often called "world music."