How three gay bars—La Mere Vipere, O’Banion’s, and Oz—became the cradle of the city’s punk scene
Tag: Sex Pistols
Chicago protopunks the Crucified released a notorious EP in 1977
The Crucified predated the codification of punk as a musical style, so to modern ears their only record sounds more like great, no-frills hard rock.
John Lydon’s Public Image Ltd. still great and annoying
A reissue of the 1978 debut album by Public Image Ltd. shows off its highs and lows in stark relief.
The mafia loves the Sex Pistols and the universe is magical
The best excerpts from a mafia informant tape you’ll see all week
12 O’Clock Track: Showcase Showdown, “Merry Christmas, I Fucked Your Snowman”
Today’s 12 O’Clock Track is the holiday favorite “Merry Christmas, I Fucked Your Snowman,” by the Showcase Showdown
My year in music photos
Village on a downtown rooftop, backstage with Tyler, the Creator, and ten more
Drawing swastikas on shit: Odd Future, Iceage, and Cult of Youth
Shock art is hardly new, but the engine that drives it keeps changing
“Bloody Hell, Glen Matlock Doesn’t Understand Fundamentally What Johnny Rotten Did”
It was Tommy Steele, not the Beatles, who got Glen Matlock fired from the Sex Pistols.
RIP Malcolm McLaren
Former Sex Pistols manager dies.
Not so pretty, kinda vacant
John Lydon strains to offend.
Will the Real Marshall Mathers Please Stand Up?
Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP (Interscope) In one of the more startling scenes from The Filth and the Fury, Julien Temple’s recent Sex Pistols doc, the band plays a benefit for the children of striking firemen. The audience seems to be made up primarily of the beneficiaries, preteens done up in Never Mind the Bollocks […]
The Price of Infamy
John Lydon on the Late Late Show With Tom Snyder, May 23 Last Friday, nearly 17 years after their notorious face-off on NBC’s Tomorrow Show, John Lydon sat down for his second interview with Tom Snyder. Back in 1980 Lydon, still acting relatively Rotten, cadged cigarettes off Snyder, ignored his questions, and muttered snide remarks […]