Sex Pistols Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


6th January 2015

Fact: Former Sex Pistols star John Lydon has voiced the role of Batman's butler Alfred for a new online Lego short film.


4th August 2012

Fact: Former Sex Pistols star Steve Jones has signed on to play a rock tour manager in multiple episodes of the upcoming season of David Duchovny's TV drama Californication. The guitarist joins Marilyn Manson among guest stars.


25th June 2012

Fact: The Sex Pistols are re-releasing their 1977 punk anthem Pretty Vacant on 2 July (12) to mark the 35th anniversary of the single's original release.


1st June 2012

Quote: "The only good political movement I've seen lately was Occupy Wall Street. They had no leaders, which was genius. But unfortunately it always ends up with some hippie playing a flute." Former Sex Pistols frontman John Lydon is dismayed by the lack of political protests.


27th February 2012

Fact: Punk legends the Sex Pistols are to release an "expanded and repackaged" special edition of their seminal album Never Mind The B**Locks, HERE'S THE Sex Pistols later this year (12) to mark the record's 35th anniversary.


26th May 2011

Quote: "It amuses teenagers to think they're terribly modern people but you're being involved in someone else's gimmick. Any town, anywhere in the world, you see people walking into lamp-posts because they're twittering." Former Sex Pistols star John Lydon is not a fan of the digital age.


13th April 2011

Fact: Slipknot star Corey Taylor and former Sex Pistols star Steve Jones will join Duff Mckagan's band Loaded onstage at the upcoming Revolver Golden God Awards in Los Angeles. The supergroup will perform a rendition of Judas Priest's Electric Eye at the Club Nokia event on 20 April (11).


11th November 2010

Quote: "It's not really about rock 'n' roll. It's just a load of old corporate bores... I might go there one day and get my statue and sell it on eBay or something." Sex Pistols star Steve Jones on his decision to boycott the group's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction.


20th October 2010

Fact: Sex Pistols star John Lydon is set to release a limited edition photobook which will document his life in pictures. Mr Rotten's Scrapbook also includes a vinyl recording of his live shows with Public Image Ltd and spoken-word sections.


9th April 2010

Quote: "It's an extremely young country and it has every chance of being a most amazing one." Sex Pistols star John Lydon on his love affair with America.


25th October 2009

Fact: The first concert Winona Ryder went to was the Sex Pistols' final show. Her father, author MICHAEL HOROWITZ, took her when she was seven.


15th June 2009

Fact: Sex Pistols star Paul Cook's daughter HOLLIE COOK has joined reunited all-girl punk act THE SLITS for a comeback album - the band's first for 25 years. Cook will join original members Ari Up and Tessa Pollitt, Anna Schlute and Adele Wilson. Trapped Animal will be released in October (09).


5th February 2009

Quote: "With the Sex Pistols account drained, I thought he could sing for his supper at the Sands in Las Vegas and pay the bills... After all, Sid was the only punk candidate who could fill Elvis shoes." Former Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren wanted the band's bass player Sid Vicious to perform a residency in Las Vegas.


4th February 2009

Fact: Former Sex Pistols star Steve Jones has customised his Toyota Prius with a rooftop punk picture of THE QUEEN - wearing a safety pin through her lip.


8th January 2009

Quote: "We stole the haircuts from the Sex Pistols and the reggae from The Clash, and the best part was that their reggae song was Police + THIEVES." The Police star STEWART COPELAND admits to stealing from his punk peers.


1st October 2008

Fact: Sex Pistols star Paul Cook was among fans who showed up to cheer on THE Pretenders at an in-store performance at Los Angeles' Amoeba Records on Monday night (29Sep08).


17th September 2008

Fact: Sex Pistols singer and former punk wildman John Lydon, also known as JOHNNY ROTTEN, is to become the face of British butter brand Country Life. He will publicise the spread in a forthcoming series of TV adverts.


18th June 2008

Fact: Mike Myers loves to sing THE Sex Pistols' ANARCHY IN THE U.K. in the shower.


12th June 2008

Fact: Action man-turned California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger helped build a wall outside Sex Pistols frontman John Lydon's former Marina Del Rey, California home when he was a bodybuilding bricklayer dreaming of Hollywood success.


16th December 2007

Fact: Punk rock legends THE Sex Pistols will headline Scotland's Live At Loch Lomond festival next year (08).


4th December 2007

Fact: Punk legends the Sex Pistols have signed up to headline one of three nights at the U.K.'s Isle of Wight Festival in June of next year (08).


26th October 2007

Fact: THE Sex Pistols have decided to celebrate their reunion tour next month (Nov07) by hiring a tribute act to play at their aftershow party in London.


8th October 2007

Quote: "The only surprise is that we're going to bring Sid on for the encore. We're going to fly his ashes through the air conditioning." Sex Pistols frontman John Lydon cannot resist joking about the death of deceased former bandmate Sid Vicious.


2nd October 2007

Quote: "His situation reminds me a bit of (OSAMA) BIN LADEN. He had no idea the 9/11 attacks were going to be successful. He woke up the next day and thought, 'Now what do I do?'" Former The Stranglers frontman HUGH CORNWELL on Malcolm McLaren's ill-formed plans for punk after the Sex Pistols started making waves.


28th September 2007

Quote: "I was shy as f**k. I still am. I do not like to rehearse. I squeak in the corner and hope no one's hearing." Sex Pistols star John Lydon isn't as confident as he appears.


26th September 2007

Fact: The former manager of the Sex Pistols, Malcolm McLaren, is set to follow in John Lydon's footsteps by appearing in the new series of British reality show I'm a celebrity...GET ME OUT OF HERE.


26th September 2007

Quote: "THE Ramones to me were never punk; they were closer to Status Quo." Sex Pistols star Johnny Rotten sneers at America's punk darlings.


21st May 2007

Fact: Horror writer Stephen King's favourite song of all-time is the Sex Pistols' ANARCHY IN THE U.K.


7th March 2007

Quote: "We'd go and karaoke from time to time and sort of blow it out and be completely ridiculous. I sang some Rage Against The Machine, a bit of AC DC and some Sex Pistols." Nicolas Cage had fun on the set of GHOST RIDER.


19th September 2006

Fact: Former Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren is reportedly being lined up to appear on British reality TV show I'M A CELEBRITY... GET ME OUT OF HERE! Sex Pistol Johnny Rotten starred on the show in 2004.


23rd March 2006

Quote: "I thought you were another bird... I was proud of you, that you actually got all that together." Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones didn't have high hopes for former lover Chrissie Hynde's band THE Pretenders when they met.


10th March 2006

Quote: "We all came out with boils on our backs, which made us feel extremely unattractive." Former Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren on how he suffered from the rather un-punk activity of gathering dandelions by night to make a macrobiotic coffee substitute for ex-girlfriend Vivienne Westwood.


5th October 2005

Quote: <p>"I'm always getting my knob out. It's good fun." Former Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones loves to expose his manhood. </p>


11th August 2005

Fact: <p>Sex Pistols legend JOHNNY ROTTEN - real name JOHN LYDON - is having laser surgery to improve his eyesight so he can drive a sports car he's wanted to buy for years. </p>


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