1. The 10 Most Controversial Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Moments (Plus Two)

    April 10, 2014 11:44 AM EDT With its lack of transparent voting and occasionally odd subjective induction criteria, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has seen its fair share of controversy in its 31 years of existence. This year's class features a good amount of drama, wit ...

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  3. Sex Pistols' John Lydon on Turning Down the Olympics

    May 03, 2012 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 "If you censor the words of any one song, you're killing the honesty and I couldn't tolerate that" The Summer Olympics Games organizers in London weren't about to allow the Sex Pistols any anarchy in the U.K., so the famed p ...

  4. Ginger Baker Documentary Wins Top Prize at SXSW

    March 14, 2012 3:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Beware of Mr. Baker," Jay Bulger's documentary on drummer Ginger Baker, won the Documentary Grand Jury prize Tuesday night (Mar. 13) at the South by Southwest film awards, but where it might screen next is under wraps. "We have ...

  5. Ginger Baker Film Wins Top Documentary Prize at SXSW

    March 14, 2012 11:06 AM EDT Ginger Baker documentary, "Beware of Mr. Baker" SXSW Preview from Jay Bulger on Vimeo . Jay Bulger's documentary on drummer Ginger Baker, "Beware of Mr. Baker," won the Documentary Grand Jury prize Tuesday night, but where ...

  6. Buck Owens, M83 Among Record Store Day Releases

    March 01, 2012 11:55 AM EST With Record Store Day less than two months away, the details of exclusive releases, re-packaged re-issues and creative collections have started leaking out, with much more to come over the next seven weeks. Maybe the most intriguing of the announc ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Portishead, Jeff Mangum, Public Enemy Highlight ATP Music Fest

    October 04, 2011 11:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 The fourth edition of All Tomorrow's Parties' annual East Coast music festival was one big greeting from Asbury Park. After three years of setting up shop on the charmingly dilapidated grounds of Kutsher's Country Club in New York ...

  9. Johnny Rotten Pays Tribute To Malcolm McLaren

    April 09, 2010 11:36 AM EDT 0 0 0 The end of the Sex Pistols in 1979 put them at odds -- legally and personally -- but John Lydon has stepped up to pay tribute to Malcolm McLaren, the group's manager, following news of McLaren's death on Thursday in New York after a long b ...

  10. Public Image Ltd Announces North American Tour

    February 24, 2010 6:17 PM EST 0 0 0 Public Image Ltd ., the British alternative band fronted by former Sex Pistol singer John Lydon (better known as Johnny Rotten), have announced a North American tour. The trek will kick off at the Coachella Music & Arts Festival on April 16, whi ...

  11. Advertising Goes Punk In U.K.

    June 01, 2009 3:24 AM EDT 0 0 0 Never mind the bullocks, indeed -- Johnny Rotten and some stampeding cows have started a rush toward punk advertising in the United Kingdom. The Sex Pistols frontman, now known as John Lydon, stars in popular U.K. TV commercials for the butter brand ...

  12. This Day in Music

    November 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Justin Timberlake is the big winner at the 10th annual MTV Europe Music Awards, picking up prizes for best album, male artist and pop act. Timberlake, who performs during the show, wins for his 2003 - Justin Timberlake is the big winner at th ...

  13. Rhino Snaps Up Sex Pistols Live DVD

    September 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rhino has secured U.S. rights to the Sex Pistols live DVD "There'll Always Be An England" and will release it Oct. 14, Billboard has learned. "England" features the pioneering punk outfit's original l Rhino has secured ...

  14. Sex Pistols' Lydon Charged With Beating Woman

    June 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sex Pistols singer Johnny Rotten has been charged in a civil lawsuit filed in Los Angeles with beating a woman during the taping of a reality TV show. Sex Pistols singer Johnny Rotten has been charged in a civil lawsuit filed in Los Angeles with bea ...

  15. Sex Pistols Shows Captured For DVD, TV

    April 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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' The first-ever full-length i ...

  16. This Day in Music

    February 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Veteran rock band Fleetwood Mac previews a new song, "Peacekeeper," on the NBC series "Third Watch." The song, which premieres at the end of the episode, is off the group's album "Say You Will. 2003 - Veteran roc ...

  17. This Day in Music

    January 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Spanish police admit they exchanged blows with Rodney Mack, the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra's lead trumpet player, who they mistakenly thought was a con man. Mack is a cousin of celebrated jaz 2002 - Spanish police admit they exchanged ...

  18. This Day in Music

    November 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Justin Timberlake is the big winner at the 10th annual MTV Europe Music Awards, picking up prizes for best album, male artist and pop act. Timberlake, who performs during the show, wins for his 2003 - Justin Timberlake is the big winner at th ...

  19. Sex Pistols Reunite For Sweaty L.A. Club Show

    October 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Anarchy and punk rock nostalgia reigned on the Sunset Strip last night (Oct. 25) as the Sex Pistols played a rare club show in Los Angeles to warm up for a brief reunion tour in Britain next month. Ab Anarchy and punk rock nostalgia reigned on the S ...

  20. Music On TV: July 2 - July 8

    July 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on TV listings for July 2 - July 8, 2007. MONDAY, July 2 "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist(s): Kings Of Leon, Conan O'Brien. "Jimmy Kimmel Live," ABC Featured Artist(s): Ashley Judd, Matthew Bomer, ...

  21. This Day in Music

    February 24, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Veteran rock band Fleetwood Mac previews a new song, "Peacekeeper," on the NBC series "Third Watch." The song, which premieres at the end of the episode, is off the group's album "Say You Will. 2003 - Veteran roc ...

  22. This Day in Music

    January 31, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Spanish police admit they exchanged blows with Rodney Mack, the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra's lead trumpet player, who they mistakenly thought was a con man. Mack is a cousin of celebrated jaz 2002 - Spanish police admit they exchanged ...

  23. This Day in Music

    November 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Alejandro Sanz picks up two of the 14 music awards at the 47th Premios Ondas, presented in Barcelona. Sanz wins the album category for "El Alma Al Aire," and the honor for best Spanish a 2003 - Justin Timberlake i ...

  24. Sex Pistols On Rock Hall Induction: 'We're Not Coming'

    February 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Sex Pistols have opted not to attend their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which will take place March 13 at New York's Waldorf Astoria Hotel. The Sex Pistols have opted not to attend their induction into the Rock and Roll Ha ...

  25. This Day in Music

    February 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Despite a slight mix up in introduction, Elton John is honored to receive knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II. Even though he is announced as "Sir John Elton," the singer maintains "They 2003 - Veteran rock ba ...

  26. This Day in Music

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Rapper Jay-Z, whose real name is Shawn Carter, is indicted in New York Criminal Court on two assault charges stemming from the Dec. 1 stabbing of record executive Lance "Un" Rivera.<br c 2002 - Spanish police a ...

  27. This Day in Music

    November 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Alejandro Sanz picks up two of the 14 music awards at the 47th Premios Ondas, presented in Barcelona. Sanz wins the album category for "El Alma Al Aire," and the honor for best Spanish a 2003 - Justin Timberlake i ...

  28. This Day in Music

    February 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>Veteran rock band Fleetwood Mac previews a new song, "Peacekeeper," on the NBC series "Third Watch." The song, which premieres at the end of the episode, is off the group's album "Say Yo 2003 - ...

  29. This Day in Music

    January 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Spanish police admit they exchanged blows with Rodney Mack, the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra's lead trumpet player, who they mistakenly thought was a con man. Mack is a cousin of celebra 2002 - Spanish police admit the ...

  30. This Day in Music

    November 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>R&B star Usher guest stars in an episode of the revival series "The Twilight Zone." In an episode titled "To Protect and Serve," Usher portrays a young police officer who puts his li 2002 - R&B s ...

  31. Breaking & Entering

    August 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Sarai, Billy Talent and Josh Turner. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. ONE OF THE LADIES: The succ ...

  32. The Sex Pistols Return To The Road

    July 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Sex Pistols have begun lining up dates for their late summer outing, a tour frontman Johnny Rotten (real name: John Lydon) claims will eventually lead to a Sex Pistols concert in Baghdad. The Sex Pistols have begun lining up dates for their late ...

  33. Sex Pistols 'Certain' For U.S. Summer Dates

    March 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Groundbreaking punks the Sex Pistols have confirmed they will be playing concert dates this summer in America and Japan. Although no dates or venues have been announced, Los Angeles punk band Flogging Groundbreaking punks the Sex Pistols have confir ...

  34. This Day in Music

    February 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>The Spice Girls lose a lawsuit filed against them by Italian motorcycle manufacturing company Aprilla SpA. The battle, in London's Hig Court, is over a sponsorship deal Aprilia claim is 2000 - The Spice Girls lose a la ...

  35. This Day in Music

    January 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Spanish police admit they exchanged blows with Rodney Mack, the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra's lead trumpet player, who they mistakenly thought was a con man. Mack is a cousin of celebra 2002 - Spanish police admit the ...

  36. This Day in Music

    November 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>In anticipation of the November 20 release of his latest solo album, Virgin establishes the online Mick Jagger Preview Jukebox. The site features 90-second clips of all the tracks on Jag 2001 - In anticipation of the Novemb ...

  37. Spheeris To Bring 'Rotten' To Big Screen

    June 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Penelope Spheeris has been tapped to direct the story of Sex Pistols lead singer Johnny Rotten (real name: John Lydon) and the birth of punk rock in 1970s England. Budgeted at about $8 million, the fi Penelope Spheeris has been tapped to direct the ...

  38. Sex Pistols Reuniting For July Show

    May 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A quarter-century after they shot to infamy with the scathing anti-royal song "God Save the Queen," the Sex Pistols are reuniting in the summer of Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee. The legendary pu A quarter-century after they shot ...

  39. 'God Save the Queen' Re-Release Set For Jubilee

    March 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A quarter century after the Sex Pistols belted out an acerbic punk tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, the song is being re-released to mark the monarch's golden jubilee. Virgin Records plans to release "G A quarter century after the Sex Pistol ...

  40. Beatles, Sex Pistols Memorabilia Auctioned

    September 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Beatles memorabilia, including a letter from George Harrison to the "fifth Beatle," won the highest bids at a rock auction yesterday (Sept. 20) in London, but the Sex Pistols nearly stole the show. Th Beatles memorabilia, including a lette ...