Sex Pistols

Don't Shoot the Piano Player, or the Guitar Playe, or the Tabla Player...

Neil Durkin | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

In Francois Truffaut's excellent 1960 film Shoot The Piano Player we see a classical pianist slumming it playing piano in a bar who then gets dragged ...

Bowie Remembered: What Made the Starman Tribute So Powerful?

Stefan Simanowitz | Posted 01.04.2017 | UK Entertainment
Stefan Simanowitz

The atmosphere was an emotionally charged maelstrom of celebration and mourning. Nine hundred Bowie fans - some music legends in their own right - singing their hearts out in the dimmed Gothic beauty of the Union Chapel in north London.

Queen's Taxpayer Funding Better Spent On The NHS, Says Johnny Rotten

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK

Sex Pistols frontman John Lydon has called for an overhaul of the Monarchy - saying funding to the Queen should be cut and invested instead into the N...

Punk's Not Dead! (It's Just Been Crudely Absorbed Into the Machinery of Capitalism)

Chris Townsend | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Chris Townsend

So. Artwork designed for the sleeves of Sex Pistols records 'Anarchy in the UK' and 'Never Mind the Bollocks' are now being featured on Virgin Money credit cards. The age-old cry of 'punk is dead!' has gone out across the internet...

Sex Pistols Sell Artwork To Virgin Money, Twitter Thinks Punk Is Most Definitely Dead

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK

Virgin Money has announced the launch of a range of Sex Pistols-branded credit cards, featuring artwork from their iconic punk albums. With the sl...

Brand Gives Brits Permission To Vote After Being Called A 'Bum Hole'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK

Russell Brand has hit back after being labelled a "bum hole" by John Lydon and has denied he ever encouraged people not to vote. Brand, responding...

Brand's 'Lazy-A*sed And Idiotic' Revolution Attacked Again...

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK

Johnny Rotten has already made it clear he thinks Russell Brand is a "bumhole," and now, the Sex Pistols frontman has ramped up his attack against the...

Johnny Rotten Thinks Voters Should All Ignore 'Bum Hole' Brand...

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK

UPDATE: Russell Brand Faces Fresh Attack Over 'Lazy-A*sed And Idiotic' Revolution Johnny Rotten has said everyone should ignore Russell Brand's a...

'Johnny Rotten' Just Gave A Beautifully Emotional Interview

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK Entertainment

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

The World According To Jah Wobble

Jason Holmes | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

"The music business has become dull," says Jah Wobble. "It's like one big heritage site. I avoid it like the plague because it's full of businessmen bores, a lot of whom are too old to try anything else. It's a dead zone."

From Pharrell to Kanye - The Five Best Interviews with Musicians Ever

Alex Jones | Posted 29.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Alex Jones

So what happens when they're sat in front of a journalist? To be clear, I'm not talking about your run of the mill tabloid hack, I'm talking about a clued up, straight talking journalist. Characters who make a living off interesting chats with the rich and famous.

LOOK: Punk Star Is An Icon - Official

PA | Posted 18.07.2013 | UK Entertainment

Punk pioneer John Lydon is to be honoured for his contribution to music at a respected music industry awards bash later this year - following figures ...

We Are Looking At Prism From The Wrong Angle

Andy Law | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK
Andy Law

The furore about the discovery of Prism has been handled in a pre-Internet analogue way. Prism has been castigated as a Big Brother tool watching us all in intense detail. But Big Brother belongs to our analogue past. It belongs to the world of Broadcasting, "Us and Them" and Mass-Communication.

Songs Banned By The BBC

PA | Posted 12.04.2013 | UK Entertainment

The BBC is embroiled in a row over whether to play the Wizard Of Oz track 'Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead', which has entered the charts following the de...

RIP Sidney: 34 Years Since The Death Of Sex Pistols Bassist

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 02.02.2013 | UK Entertainment

Saturday marks the 34th anniversary of the death of Sid Vicious. The 21-year-old Sex Pistols bassist was found dead in bed ahead of his trial for ...

Sid Vicious Fatally OD-ed in NY Nearly 34 Years Ago

Larry Jaffee | Posted 30.03.2013 | UK Entertainment
Larry Jaffee

A friend recently mentioned that one of his now-grown daughters was named 'Sidney' after Sid Vicious. I immediately chimed in that I once was in an elevator with Sid while I was covering his murder trial on 21 November, 1978 for a long-gone fanzine called Imagine.

No-Budget Venue Ideas for Your Band

Daley James Francis | Posted 16.02.2013 | UK Entertainment
Daley James Francis

Before your band can reach the heights of Coldplay or U2, you have to build your audience and that means playing as many gigs as possible.

Pussy Riot and the Legacy of Punk

Johan Kugelberg | Posted 11.11.2012 | Home
Johan Kugelberg

The riot girls taught us that young women inside a counter-culture movement don't necessarily get heard until they grab the microphone.

Video: John Lydon's Most Memorable TV Moments

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 05.07.2012 | UK

The BBC’s Question Time has witnessed a few forceful characters and some colourful exchanges over the years, from Christopher Hitchens admonishing S...

Punk Rock Musicians Should Have Huge Bonuses...

Mark Hillary | Posted 30.06.2012 | UK Entertainment
Mark Hillary

The Damned were always a little different to most punk bands, with singer Dave Vanian possessing the kind of voice many crooners would kill for and guitarist Captain Sensible being a skilled musician. Contrast this to Paul Simonon writing chords on his fretboard and Sid Vicious who had the right attitude, but no ability to play a guitar, and you can see why they stood out.

Does the UK's First Rock N Roll Marathon Live Up to Its Name?

Keith Smith | Posted 19.06.2012 | UK Entertainment
Keith Smith

Despite leaving countless gigs soaked through with sweat, my carefully-coiffured hair transformed into sodden mess, I'd never yet been panting and perspiring before having seen the support act.

No God Save The Queen For Ex-Sex Pistol Lydon

PA | Posted 17.04.2012 | UK Entertainment

Former Sex Pistols frontman John Lydon says he wants to "distance" himself from efforts to get the band's God Save The Queen to number one in jubilee ...

Sex Pistols To Re-Release Their Alternative National Anthem

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 16.04.2012 | UK Entertainment

The Sex Pistols are paying tribute to the Queen as she celebrates 60 years of reign, in the only way they know how. 35 years after they stormed th...

Sex Pistol Blames X Factor

WENN | Posted 05.01.2012 | UK Entertainment

Punk icon John Lydon has blamed TV talent shows for the fact his reunited Public Image Ltd. have yet to find a record label. The sneering former Se...