CD Reviews: Public Image Ltd. reissue
"Don't like the look of this old town," John Lydon growled in "Seattle," a song inspired by a 1986 Seattle appearance by Lydon's group, Public Image Ltd., when local opening act Green River stole beer from the former Sex Pistols' singer's dressing room.
A band called Death Movie Review
Mike Rubin, reporter of The New York Times, titled his article on Death band: "This Band Was Punk Before Punk Was Punk."
Mon Jun 17, 2013
The Damned - Damned Damned Damned
This is punk at its rawest and most aggressive. This is the first ever punk album from its classic UK period and for that alone it deserves recognition.
Sat Jun 15, 2013
This Day In Music - The Sex Pistols were arrested and Bruce Springsteen was caught naked
The album of the Sex Pistols' Virgin coincided with Queen Elizabeth's Silver Jubilee celebrations.
Thu Jun 13, 2013
Defacing the Queen's portrait is a backhanded compliment | Jonathan Jones
Ralph Heimans's portrait of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has been defaced, as shown in distorted image below.
Wed Jun 12, 2013
Nottingham Evening Post
A light-hearted look at the influence of modern pop music
Tune in this week to discover how Y Viva Espana sound- tracked the rise of package holidays.
The MET Museum goes punk
You will feel right at home wearing your favorite ripped t-shirts, and safety pin earrings at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York City this summer.
Tue Jun 11, 2013
Film Review: Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer
The Sex Pistols have nothing on Pussy Riot. While Johnny Rotten and co. changed the course of music with only one album and two years of live performances, all the Russian feminist art collective/punk band needed to make an impact was 40 seconds .
Mon Jun 10, 2013
Science Nv - Last Album Before The End Of Time
I was somewhat reassured to see that, from the promotional pictures at least, the members of Science NV are all my own age.
A Band Called Death
Before Bad Brains, the Sex Pistols or even the Ramones, there was a band called Death.
Fri Jun 07, 2013
Should I deal or should I no? Pete Mitchell on the Clash
The Clash release Sound System, a box set of the band's entire re-mastered works on 9 September.
Thu Jun 06, 2013
Royals are like hamsters says Johnny Rotten
The Sex Pistols singer's latest outburst came as Britain celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Queen's Coronation this week.
Russell Brand's Talk Show Axed
"Brand X with Russell Brand" has been canceled, FX Networks CEO John Landgraf revealed to reporters during a press conference on Thursday.
Wed Jun 05, 2013
The Austin Chronicle
Chaos in Tejas Live ShotsBest-of cull from last weekend's mayhem
"They couldn't afford the Sex Pistols," Damned guitarist Captain Sensible announced as his British brigade took the stage.
The Japan Times
'Shock and awe' of another kind
Pounding, pagan, pulsing - these are the words typically used to describe Igor Stravinsky's ballet, "The Rite of Spring," which debuted 100 years ago last week in Paris and was greeted, literally, with riots.
The inaugural DEVO-Fest pays punk rock tribute to the new wave icons
For a brief 1970s flash, punk rock lacked much definition. Within that moment's porous nomenclature, Blondie and Patti Smith, Suicide and Pere Ubu existed alongside aesthetic archetypes such as the Ramones and the Sex Pistols.
American audiences might think of Billy Idol as the eternally sneering, spiky-haired rocker who dominated MTV in the 1980s and '90s.
Tue Jun 04, 2013
Pottymouth Turns 20
Has any band ever done unalloyed, sneering contempt quite as witheringly as Pottymouth -era Bratmobile? The only competitors I can think of are the Sex Pistols and the Circle Jerks, and I'm not entirely convinced that either one came close.
Crime fiction: the new punk?
Just as the Sex Pistols invigorated a hidebound rock establishment, so contemporary noir could wake up literary novels to a wider world It's pretty obvious that British fiction has been moribund for decades.
the Undertones Alive and Teenage Kicking ; They created one of the...
By Edwin Gilson Thirty five years on from the release of Londonderry band The- Undertones' youthful stomper Teenage Kicks, its creator John O'Neill is, unexpectedly, fretting about his own lack of adolescent adventure.