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Articles Tagged 'Sex Pistols'

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Seven Startling Stories from Rock Biographies

Rock biographies often contain a strange mix of unexpected revelation, unorthodox behavior and jarring encounters with mundane reality. The best also have very human stories that linger in the mind far longer than, say, lengthy descriptions of the recording process or bitter examinations of old contractual problems. Former Sex Pistol Steve Jones’s recently released memoir, Lonely Boy, is […]

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Brit Binge Watching: Five British Music Documentaries You Can View Online

Whether you’re a fan of One Direction or not, you’ve most likely seen clips of their new documentary This Is Us. It’s pretty bad-ass when bigger-than-life bands invite us backstage, giving us a glimpse of what goes on behind closed doors. Let’s just say they’re not all “happy days” stories like 1D’s. Here are five […]


WATCH: John Lydon Goes Rotten on Female Australian TV Host

No one ever expects decorum from John Lydon — better known as Sex Pistols frontman Johnny Rotten. But even his most jaded critics are gagging at his latest stunt, which took place Tuesday (April 9) in Australia where he’s currently touring with his other classic band Public Image Ltd. While Lydon was appearing via satellite […]

The Brit List: 10 Great British Songs About New York

What? They’re are all great, OK? We didn’t just use the word because it’s a pun on Great Britain or anything. I’m actually standing here before you, hand on heart, and saying these songs by Hello, Thom Yorke, Sting and the Libertines are all of equal worth, and they’re all, to a greater or lesser […]

The Brit List: Five Great British Songs About The Queen

*rubs hands together* Oh this’ll be an easy one. There must be hundreds of songs devoted to Queen Elizabeth II, especially as she has been ruling monarch since 1953, during which time Britain became an international songwriting powerhouse. You just sit there a sec, and I’ll compile a list. *goes to check massive library of […]

Five Great American Things The British Improved

As discussed in our previous essay, Five Great American Things The British Ruined, having a good idea is one thing, executing it to the best of its potential is something else. Sometimes the originators/owners are not able to see what else can be done with the form. And that’s when the developers arrive, turning a […]

John Lydon Gets His Close Up in ‘Mr. Rotten’s Scrapbook’

John Lydon is readying the release of Mr. Rotten's Scrapbook, a life-spanning book featuring never-before-seen photos (baby pics, yes!) and a bunch of other Lydon extras. The limited edition collection will include a handwritten note from Lydon as well as a 12-inch vinyl picture disc including live Public Image Ltd. recordings from 2009. If that's […]