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Graffiti-Filled Former Sex Pistols Home Given Grade 2 Listed Status


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A London building, which was once home to the Sex Pistols in the mid-1970s, has been awarded Grade 2* Listed Status by heritage body Historic England. Number 6 and 7 Denmark Street in Tin Pan Alley have both been given the second highest form of listing and will be persevered, despite the redevelopment currently happening in the area.

john LydonThe Sex Pistols’ former home is now a listed building.

The building, a former silversmith’s workshop attached to a townhouse, was graffitied by Sex Pistols frontman John Lydon after he moved in during the mid-1970s. Lydon’s graffiti includes a drawing of the band’s manager Malcolm McLaren, holding a wad of cash and captioned “Muggerage”.

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John Lydon Claims He Was Banned From The BBC Because He Spoke Out About Jimmy Savile


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John Lydon has said that his ban from BBC radio for speaking out against Jimmy Savile at the start of his career still rankles with him nearly forty years later.

Lydon, the former lead singer of punk icons the Sex Pistols and now the post-punk veterans Public Image Ltd., gave an interview back in 1978 in which he said the disgraced former presenter Savile was “into all sorts of seediness. We all know about it but we’re not allowed to talk about it. I know some rumours.”

Speaking to Piers Morgan for his 'Life Stories' show, the 59 year old said: “I’m very, very bitter that the likes of Savile and the rest of them were allowed to continue. I did my bit, I said what I had to. But they didn’t air that.”

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Ever Get The Feeling You've Been Cheated? The Soul Of Punk Dies As Sex Pistols Credit Cards Are Unveiled


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Virgin Money has unveiled a new range of credit cards featuring punk-themed designs based around the artwork of Sex Pistols albums and singles. That noise you just felt was punk’s final death rattle, by the way.

The bank has rolled out three designs for the new cards, two of which are variations on the artwork for the Pistols’ seminal 1977 album Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols (the only proper studio LP they ever recorded), and a third which uses the cover of 1976 single ‘Anarchy In The UK’.

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Super Duper Alice Cooper Trailer


It's fair to say that Vincent Furnier made musical history when he became Alice Cooper; an androgynous shock rocker who spent his teenage years pursuing a career in rock, and certainly not following in his preacher father's footsteps. From his inception, Alice Cooper went against the grain of what is accepted in modern music with over-the-top, gore-filled live shows which at one point saw a chicken get unwittingly murdered by his audience. However, the fun soon got out of hand when Alice Cooper and his band got fully submerged in the rock 'n' roll world of alcohol and drug abuse. Setting up the drinking club The Hollywood Vampires, Alice Cooper would be hospitalised more than once for his substance abuse issues, getting so obsessed with that world that he would not even be able to remember large chunks of his recording career.

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John Lydon Criticises Simon Cowell And Band Aid


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Regardless of what you think of John Lydon, you could never accuse him of failing to speak his mind. On the receiving end of his unique brand of scorn this time have been Simon Cowell and Band Aid.

The former Sex Pistols frontman was addressing an audience of around 300 at Oxford University’s Sheldonian Theatre on Monday evening, ahead of the release of his autobiography ‘Anger is an Energy’. Firstly, he took aim at talent contests like ‘The X Factor’ and ‘Britain’s Got Talent’.

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John Lydon? Outspoken? Never! This time, he took aim at Simon Cowell and Band Aid

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John Lydon and Johnny Rotten - John Lydon promoting his new autobiography - London, United Kingdom - Friday 17th October 2014

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Russell Brand Responds To John Lydon, "I Didn't Say Don't Vote" (He Did)


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Russell Brand has responded to John Lydon's comments that the comedian is a "bum hole" for asking people not to vote in elections. The former Sex Pistols frontman called Brand "ignorant" for his calls for revolution, telling the Guardian's Polly Toynbee that his ideology would only "make you all homeless".

Russell BrandRussell Brand urged people not to vote in his New Statesman piece

"You have to vote, you have to make a change," urged Lydon. "You're given lousy options, yes, but that's better than nothing at all."

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John Lydon Goes Toe-to-Toe With John Humphrys In Fiery Interview


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John Lydon, the Sex Pistols frontman, took part in a fiery interview with mild-mannered broadcaster John Humphrys on Radio 4 today. The famously abrupt Lydon didn't react well to the journalist's suggestion that he wasn't the only young person to be "anti-establishment."

John LydonJohn Lydon went toe to toe with good old, mild mannered, John Humphrys

"What you were doing was what every young person with a bit of energy, with a bit of interest in life, was doing and that is being anti-establishment," said Humphrys, quite reasonably.

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John Lydon - Photographs of a variety of celebs outside the ITV studios in London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 8th October 2014

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Producers Pull The Plug On Star Studded ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ Arena Tour Just Days Before Debut Performance


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A star studded cast taking a much loved musical on tour, what could have gone wrong for ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’? Frankly, we don’t know but on Friday (May 29th) producers abruptly pulled the plug on the upcoming arena shows with no explanation given.

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Michelle Williams, John Lydon (Johnny Rotten), N Sync’s JC Chasez and Incubus frontman Brandon Boyd were all part of the tour which was due to commence in New Orleans on June 9th. The show’s website gave no details on why the tour was cancelled, but stated that purchased tickets would be refunded. It has been reported that elements of the production had already arrived in New Orleans before the announcement was made.

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John Lydon - Jesus Christ Superstar special performance at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City - New York City, New York, United States - Friday 4th April 2014

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John Lydon - John Lydon of PIL (Public Image Limited) performing at Liverpool O2 Academy - Liverpool, United Kingdom - Wednesday 16th October 2013

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John Lydon in Public Image Limited - The 2013 Glastonbury Festival - Day 3 - Performances - Pilton, United Kingdom - Sunday 30th June 2013

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The Filth And The Fury Review


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Good documentaries aren't hard to find. Great documentaries are few and far between the cracks of cinematic achievements.

The new documentary The Filth and the Fury ranks as one of the great ones. It chronicles the rise and tragic fall of the infamous British Punk band The Sex Pistols, and the cultural impact they have spread upon the world around us. Director Julian Temple takes the film far above the usual VH-1 retrospectives, recounting past glories, drug parties, and the way a musician found God in a motel in Alabama, thus bringing together the catalytic elements that resulted in the musical movement called "Punk." The Sex Pistols were the forefathers of that movement.

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The Independent Review


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Remember that great Z-grade 1969 protest picture "Brothers Divided," about the conjoined twins drafted to serve in Vietnam?

No? How about the blaxploitation classics "Venus De Mofo" and "The Foxy Chocolate Robot?" Or the tree-hugging girlie biker flick "The Eco-Angels"? Or the midget Gidget movie "Teenie Weenie Bikini Beach"?

Those don't ring a bell? Surely you've seen at least one of the 427 movies directed by schlock filmmaker Morty Fineman over the last 38 years, right?

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John Lydon

Date of birth

31st January, 1965

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

1.72


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Super Duper Alice Cooper Trailer

Super Duper Alice Cooper Trailer

It's fair to say that Vincent Furnier made musical history when he became Alice Cooper;...

The Filth and the Fury Movie Review

The Filth and the Fury Movie Review

Good documentaries aren't hard to find. Great documentaries are few and far between the...

The Independent Movie Review

The Independent Movie Review

Remember that great Z-grade 1969 protest picture "Brothers Divided," about the conjoined twins drafted to...

The Filth & The Fury Movie Review

The Filth & The Fury Movie Review

For about an hour, "The Filth and the Fury" -- the Sex Pistols new self-indulgent,...

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