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John Lydon: 'I Still Feel Responsible For Sid Vicious' Death'

Punk icon John Lydon feels partly responsible for Sex Pistols bandmate Sid Vicious' death - because the bass player was not cut out for the rock 'n' roll lifestyle.Promoting his new autobiography, Anger Is an...

Sid Vicious Was Mr. Clean, Says Snapper Chalkie Davies

Famed pop snapper Chalkie Davies has exploded punk icon Sid Vicious' wildman image, insisting the Sex Pistols star was the perfect house guest.Vicious gained a reputation as the ultimate rock bad boy prior to his...

Gary Oldman: 'I'd Like To Remake Most Of My Films'

Gary Oldman is convinced most of his films are stinkers and he still wishes he had not been talked into playing punk icon Sid Vicious in cult movie Sid & Nancy.The revered British star counts...

English Town Officials Ready To Defend Sid Vicious Honour

Officials in the quiet English town where punk icon Sid Vicious grew up have addressed a growing controversy surrounding the prospect of commemorating the late Sex Pistols star.The bassist, real name John Ritchie, lived in...

Gary Oldman Advised By Eastwood

Gary Oldman says Clint Eastwood gave him his best filmmaking advice. The 'RoboCop' star made his directorial debut in 1997 with gritty drama 'Nil by Mouth' and credits the screen legend - who is also...

Unseen Punk Photos Unearthed For New Book

Almost 200 unseen photographs documenting the heyday of the British punk movement and featuring icons including Sid Vicious and The Clash will be released next month (Apr13).Snapper Sheila Rock is opening up her personal archives...

In Light Of Courtney Love Covering Jay Z's '99 Problems': Five Most Unlikely Cover Versions

Courtney Love doesn’t have much of a track record when it comes to cover versions. With her band Hole, she would often play a version of Guns N Roses’ ‘Paradise City’ that she would abandon...

Sex Pistols Guitarist Wants Musical Revolution

Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones is calling for a new musical revolution. The 'God Save the Queen' band changed the course of musical history with their outrageous lyrics, behaviour and shock tactics in the 70s,...

Controversial Sid Vicious Song Included On New Sex Pistols Release

The Sex Pistols have released a lost demo recording of a track penned by the late Sid Vicious.The bass player and punk icon reportedly wrote the controversial track, Belsen Was a Gas, before he signed...

Sex Pistols Soft Rock Fans

Sex Pistols were fans of soft rock. The 'Anarchy in the UK' band changed the musical landscape with punk music - which effectively brought an end to prog rock and many older genres - during...

Sid Vicious' Art To Hit The Auction Block

A collection of Sid Vicious' newly-discovered artwork is set to fetch $6,400 (£4,000) at auction.The Sex Pistols star, real name John Simon Beverley, created a variety of sketches and paintings as a teen studying at...

Jamie Hince Makes Chelsea Hotel His Home From Home In New York

The Kills rocker Jamie Hince always insists on staying at the fabled Chelsea Hotel whenever he's in New York - and has spent nights in both Edie Sedgwick and Sid Vicious' suites.The British rocker, who...

John Lydon Wishes Sid Vicious Had Controlled Drug Abuse

John Lydon wishes Sid Vicious hadn't been turned into a "nasty, egotistical monster" by drugs.The singer appeared alongside Sid in punk band Sex Pistols - which imploded in 1978, a few months before the bass...

The Monkees Surprised To Influence The Sex Pistols

The Monkees are "surprised" they influenced The Sex Pistols.The family friendly 60s group - the first ever manufactured pop band - said they are astounded by the artists who admire them, in particular the outrageous...

John Lydon To Pen New Sex Pistols Tracks

John Lydon is set to write new songs for the Sex Pistols.The 54-year-old punk legend - who performed in the group as Johnny Rotten - says the time could be right to reunite with his...

John Lennon Didn't Want To Be 'Dead Hero'

John Lennon said he didn't want to become a "dead hero" three days before his death.The singer, songwriter and peace activist said how he had no desire to die before his time on December 5...

Chelsea Hotel Up For Sale

The New York hotel where punk legend SID VICIOUS allegedly killed his girlfriend NANCY SPUNGEN in 1978 is up for sale.The legendary Chelsea Hotel has played host to a number of artists over the years...

Vicious Ghost 'Walked Through' Director Of Who Killed Nancy?

Punk historian ALAN G. PARKER feared he'd upset the ghost of SID VICIOUS when he started researching his new documentary WHO KILLED NANCY? - because the ex-SEX PISTOLS star walked right through him.Parker visited the...

John Lydon Bemoans Pistols Name

John Lydon "never liked" the Sex Pistols' name.The punk legend says his former group - also comprising Steve Jones, Paul Cook and Glen Matlock, who was later replaced by Sid Vicious - tried out several...

Lydon Regrets Vicious Joining The Sex Pistols

JOHN LYDON wishes SID VICIOUS had never joined the SEX PISTOLS, because the tragic bassist felt "so isolated" in the legendary punk group.Vicious - real name John Ritchie - was drafted into the band in...

John Lydon's Sid Regret

John Lydon regrets bringing former band member Sid Vicious into the Sex Pistols.The group's former frontman believes the late musician could not cope with the pressure of being part of the 'Pretty Vacant' hitmakers and...

Lydon's Warning For Wannabes

Tragic punk icon SID VICIOUS would still be alive and well today if he had met rocker LOU REED - because he would have realised that the drug lifestyle the VELVET UNDERGROUND star sang about...

Kapranos Wanted To Die Like Sid Vicious

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS is disappointed he didn't die "glamorously" at a young age - because he always wanted to emulate his idol SID VICIOUS.The Take Me Out hitmaker wishes he could have passed...

Michael Jackson's Glove Auctioned

Michael Jackson's white glove has sold for $49,000.The famous jewel-encrusted accessory, which the late pop icon wore during his 1996 wedding to Debbie Rowe, was bought by Las Vegas Hard Rock curator Warwick Stone at...

Dyer Brands Vicious 'Useless'

British actor DANNY DYER has risked the wrath of punk rock fans - by insisting SEX PISTOLS legend SID VICIOUS was "useless".The notorious bass player died from a heroin overdose aged 21 while on bail...

Vicious Voted Top Rock Wildman

Hellraising SEX PISTOLS star SID VICIOUS has been voted the most controversial rocker of all time. Vicious - real name John Ritchie - died of a heroin overdose in 1979, months after he was accused of...

Sid Vicious Drug Dealer Feels 'No Guilt' After Death

The man who sold SID VICIOUS the heroin that killed him feels "no guilt" 30 years after the hellraising rocker overdosed. Vicious - real name John Ritchie - died in a New York apartment on 2...

Mclaren: 'Vicious Was Innocent Of Spungen Killing'

Former SEX PISTOLS manager MALCOLM MCLAREN is convinced police were wrong to charge punk legend SID VICIOUS with the 1978 murder of his girlfriend NANCY SPUNGEN. Vicious was arrested in October 1978 after Spungen was found...

Parker In Bid To Clear Vicious' Name

Writer ALAN G. PARKER hopes to clear punk legend SID VICIOUS' name - more than 30 years after he was accused of murdering girlfriend NANCY SPUNGEN. The Sex Pistols bass player was arrested after Spungen...

Moby 'Aspired To Be Scientist'

MOBY has confessed that he had aspirations to be a scientist before forging his musical career.The New York-born musician – whose 1999 album PLAY went on to sell five million copies – said he was...

By on 30 December 2008

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