To herald the forthcoming release of "Destroy -- Sex Pistols 1977," Creation Books is staging a U.S. exhibition of Dennis Morris' photographs that make up the book. Like the book, which will be published next month, the celebration of punk's 25th anniversary features candid shots taken of the band during its brief, tumultuous existence. Currently the photo retrospective is open at New York's Modern Culture at the Gershwin Hotel (3 E. 27th St.) where it will be on display through May 24. Fom there it moves to Creation Books US in Los Angeles (1228 W 7th St.) from June 15 until July 30. The 168-page "Destroy" features 170 black-and-white photos taken by Morris, who was the band's official photographer. Along with the often gritty pictures, the large-format paperback also includes an interview with the photographer. For more information, visit the Creation Books Web site . The book's June release will follow the May 27 U.K. reissue of the Sex Pistols single "God Save the Queen" via Virgin, a single disc compilation dubbed "Jubilee," and three-disc box set.
Rhino Entertainment has acquired the entire catalog of master and unreleased recordings by veteran recording act Chicago. As the group celebrates its 35th anniversary this year, Rhino will on July 2 release "Complete Greatest Hits," a two-disc, 39-track retrospective. Later in July the label will release deluxe editions of the band's first three albums, 1969's "Chicago Transit Authority," 1979's "Chicago II," and 1971's "Chicago III." All originally released via Columbia, the albums reached No. 17, No. 4, and No. 2 on The Billboard 200, respectively. The first has been certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for U.S. shipments of 2 million copies; the latter two have been certified platinum. An as yet undetermined schedule of further reissues will follow. At the end of this month, the current lineup of Chicago -- Walt Parazaider, Lee Loughnane, James Pankow, Tris Imboden, Robert Lamm, Jason Scheff, Keith Howland, Bill Champlin -- will kick off its annual summer tour. The run will open May 30 in Ft. Myers, Fla., and is scheduled to last through Sept. 20 in Los Angeles.