Sex Pistols

  1. The Persistence of Punk (Analysis)

    July 15, 2014 6:17 PM EDT It will be 40 years in December, 2015, since the release of Patti Smith's "Horses," on Clive Davis' Arista label, arguably the beginning of the punk movement, emanating from New York's underground in the mid-'70s, ush ...

  2. British Pubs To Rock Even Harder: Why the U.K. Live Music Act Matters

    April 19, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Victory Lap: Musician Bernard Butler, Lord Tim Clement-Jones, UK Music Chairman Andy Heath, singer Martina Topley-Bird, UK Music CEO Jo Dipple and MU General Secretary John Smith at a reception to celebrate the passing of the UK's Live Music ...

  3. Sex Pistols Sign Catalog Deal With Universal U.K.

    February 27, 2012 10:28 AM EST Legendary British punk band the Sex Pistols has signed a deal with Universal Music Catalog U.K. covering the group's small, but still highly popular back catalog. As part of the deal, Universal will re-release the Sex Pistols' seminal de ...

  4. Slits Frontwoman Ari Up Dead at 48

    October 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Ari Up, frontwoman for pioneering British punk band the Slits, died Wednesday (Oct. 20), according to Sex Pistols' John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten). Lydon, who is married to Forster's mother, delivered the news about the 48-year-old singer ...

  5. Punk Pioneer Malcolm McLaren Gets London send-off

    April 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Hundreds of people have lined the streets of London for the funeral procession of punk pioneer Malcolm McLaren. The impresario and former manager of the Sex Pistols died of cancer April 8 at the age of 64. Spectators applauded as a horse-drawn car ...

  6. Former Sex Pistols Manager Malcolm McLaren Dies

    April 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Famed rock 'n' roll raconteur Malcom McLaren, best known as the manager of the Sex Pistols, died Thursday (Apr. 8) in New York City at the age of 64. McLaren's spokesman, Les Molloy, told the U.K.'s Independent that McLaren had ...

  7. Public Image Ltd Returns For U.K. Tour

    September 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT John Lydon's influential U.K. post-punk band Public Image Ltd is to return for a five-date British tour in December after a 17-year hiatus. The Sex Pistols frontman has brought late-1980s members Lu Edmonds and Bruce Smith back for the dates, ...

  8. Beach Boys, Sex Pistols, Blondie Members Onboard For 'Rock And Roll'

    April 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Members of the MC5, Devo, Blondie, The Sex Pistols, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and The Beach Boys are among those participating in the Rock and Roll Experience, which will launch its inaugural five-day fantasy camp Oct. 7 in Honolulu. The fan ...

  9. Sex Pistol Boosts Butter Brand's Sales

    February 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Sex Pistols singer John Lydon's appearance in a TV commercial for Country Life butter in the U.K. has helped sales rise by 85% over the last quarter, according to parent company Dairy Crest's interim management statement. Citing a slight ...

  10. Sex Pistol Backs British Butter For New Campaign

    October 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT An advertising campaign for a brand of butter starring John Lydon has debuted on U.K. TV. The Sex Pistols singer has signed up to be the face of Country Life butter as part of a £5 million ($8.8 million) relaunch campaign. The commercial, which fe ...

  11. More 'Bollocks' On DVD, TV

    April 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The first-ever full-length in-concert Sex Pistols title to be authorized by the band is due to appear this summer. "The Sex Pistols-There'll Always be an England" features the pioneering punk outfit's original line-up of Johnny ...

  12. Billboard Q&A: President Of Digital Business For EMI, Douglas Merrill

    April 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The appointment of former Google chief information officer Douglas Merrill to president of EMI's digital business is certainly one of the more innovative executive moves made by a major label in recent memory. Merrill -- an outsider to the mu ...

  13. London's Marquee Goes Live

    September 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT London's Marquee Club was relaunched as a live music venue last night with a private party featuring performances by Australian alternative rock band the Basics and local indie act Marner Brown. The central London venue will host an official ...

  14. Sex Pistols Debut, Singles To Be Reissued

    July 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Virgin Records will on Oct. 29 release a special 30th anniversary edition of The Sex Pistols' classic debut album, "Never Mind The Bollocks ... Here's the Sex Pistols." The set will be available on heavyweight vinyl with a 7&qu ...

  15. 6 QUESTIONS WITH CHRIS BAILEY

    July 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The list of superstar bands planning to reunite and hit the road this year has been nothing short of remarkable. The Police, Van Halen, Genesis, Crowded House and the Spice Girls are among the former powers in pop and rock who have decided to push ...

  16. Cherry Lane Signs Sex Pistols

    August 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Band was inducted into Hall of Fame this year. Cherry Lane Music Publishing has signed a North American administration deal with the members of British punk group the Sex Pistols. The deal, made with Steve Jones, Paul Cook and the Sid Vicious Esta ...

  17. UMPG To Represent Pistols' Cook, Jones, Vicious

    March 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Publishing Group has inked a long-term, exclusive deal to administer the publishing interests of former Sex Pistols band members Paul Cook and Steve Jones, and the estate of Sid Viciou Universal Music Publishing Group has inked a l ...

  18. UMPG To Represent Pistols' Cook, Jones, Vicious

    March 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Publishing Group has inked a long-term, exclusive deal to administer the publishing interests of former Sex Pistols band members Paul Cook and Steve Jones, and the estate of Sid Viciou Universal Music Publishing Group has inked a l ...

  19. Rock Hall Of Fame Inductees Announced

    November 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sabbath, Miles Davis, Sex Pistols to be honored. Sabbath, Miles Davis, Sex Pistols to be honored. News Miles Davis ...

  20. Rock Hall Of Fame Inductees Announced

    November 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sabbath, Miles Davis, Sex Pistols to be honored. Black Sabbath, Miles Davis and the Sex Pistols are among five musical legends to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation will hold its induction ce ...