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Glen Matlock Playing Bass On New Blondie Album

Glen Matlock is playing bass on Blondie's new album.The Sex Pistol stepped in for bassist Leigh Foxx, who was absent due to a back injury, on the 'Heart of Glass' hitmakers' April 2022 UK and...

Steve Jones' Post-sex Pistols Heroin Hell

Steve Jones was too busy getting high on heroin to enjoy the band he started after the Sex Pistols split.The punk rock guitarist formed The Professionals with former bandmate Paul Cook in 1979.Pistols frontman Johnny...

The White House's Secret Record Collection Unearthed

The White House has a secret record collection containing LPs by The Sex Pistols and Barry Manilow.The grandson of the 39th president of the United States Jimmy Carter, John Chuldenko, has confirmed the existence the...

God Save The Queen Re-released For Queen's Platinum Jubilee

The Sex Pistols are re-releasing 'God Save The Queen' in time for The Queen's Platinum Jubilee.The anti-establishment purveyors' 1977 hit was released amid the Queen's Silver Jubilee celebrations, and now it's set to make a...

John Lydon Does Not 'Endorse Or Support' New Sex Pistols Compilation

John Lydon does not approve of the upcoming Sex Pistols compilation.This week, Universal Music Group announced a 20-track collection, dubbed 'The Original Songs', is being released as a companion to the Disney+ series 'Pistol', which...

Sex Pistols To Release 20-Track Companion Compilation To Pistol

A new 20-track Sex Pistols compilation is being released as a companion to the Disney+ series 'Pistol'.In celebration of Danny Boyle’s six-episode limited series on the streaming service, the notorious punk rockers are releasing 20...

Corey Taylor, Billy Idol And More Playing Sex Pistols And Lou Reed Albums For Charity

Corey Taylor, Billy Idol and more are joining a supergroup to play Sex Pistols and Lou Reed albums live for charity.Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro and Billy Morrison - who is part of Idol's live...

John Lydon Describes Sex Pistols As 'Hell On Earth'

John Lydon has described the Sex Pistols as "mostly hell on earth".The 65-year-old punk legend has opened up on the iconic group's heyday and insisted his "soppy little pop songs" got him in a lot...

John Lydon Brands Sex Pistols Bandmates 'Greedy And Nasty'

John Lydon has branded his Sex Pistols bandmates "greedy" and "nasty".The punk band's former drummer Paul Cook and guitarist Steve Jones were locked in a High Court battle with Lydon - who performed in the...

John Lydon Brands Pistol Court Ruling 'Destructive'

John Lydon has branded the outcome of his lost court battle against his Sex Pistols bandmates as "destructive" and "disingenuous".The punk band's former drummer Paul Cook and guitarist Steve Jones were locked in a High...

John Lydon Loses Pistol Lawsuit

John Lydon has lost his lawsuit against his Sex Pistols bandmates.The punk band's former drummer Paul Cook and guitarist Steve Jones were locked in a High Court battle with Lydon - who performed in the...

John Lydon Brands Sex Pistols Music Request For Tv Drama To 'Slave Labour'

John Lydon has compared a 1998 music licensing agreement struck by the Sex Pistols to "slave labour".The 'Anarchy in the U.K.' band's former frontman appeared in court in London on Wednesday (21.07.21) to give evidence...

Glen Matlock Thinks Sex Pistols Could Have Made More Albums Together

Glen Matlock thinks the Sex Pistols would’ve made more albums if they had stayed together.The 64-year-old bassist - who formed the iconic punk band with Johnny Rotten, Steve Jones and Paul Cook - left in...

Sex Pistols 'Locked In Lawsuit Over Money'

The Sex Pistols are reportedly locked in a fresh lawsuit over royalties. Steve Jones and Paul Cook have filed papers suing their ex-bandmates John Lydon (Johnny Rotten) and Glen Matlock for breach of contract, as they believe...

Johnny Rotten Revelled In Being A Football Hooligan

Johnny Rotten revelled in his days as a football hooligan.The Sex Pistols frontman and die-hard Arsenal supporter - whose real name is John Lydon - has claimed the police were "murderous" when fending off angry...

John Lydon's Memory Fear

John Lydon feared waking up and not remembering who he was.The Sex Pistols singer took drugs to try and keep him awake as he was terrified about falling asleep and then not being able to...

Liam Gallagher Rebuffs Arch-nemesis Noel's Claim He Pretends To Be A Hardman

Liam Gallagher has rebuffed his estranged brother Noel's claim he pretended to be a hardman in front of John Lydon.In his latest swipe at his former Oasis bandmate, the 53-year-old star - who is involved...

Noel Gallagher Accuses Liam Gallagher Of Being A Plastic Hardman

Noel Gallagher has accused his brother Liam of pretending to be a hardman.The 53-year-old star - who is involved in a long-running feud with his sibling - has accused Liam of pretending to be tough...

'He's The Only Sensible Choice': John Lydon Voting For Trump

John Lydon is voting for Donald Trump because he’s “the only sensible choice”.The Sex Pistols legend, 64, has revealed he wants the current President of the United States to remain in power at the White...

John Lydon Is Now Wife's Full-time Carer As She Lives With Dementia

John Lydon is now a full-time carer for his wife as she live with dementia.The Sex Pistols singer - who was known as Johnny Rotten during his time with the iconic punk band - has...

From Love & Mercy To Sid & Nancy: 7 Best Musical Biopics Of All Time

Here at Contactmusic, we can't get enough of a good musical biopic whether it's 'The Runaways', 'The Doors' or 'Nowhere Boy' - the list is endless. There are only a handful, however, that make for...

One-album Trailblazers: 10 Legendary Artists That Didn't Get Past Their First Record

You'd be amazed at how many artists there are out there who have had such a lasting impact on musical culture despite not having contributed much actual music at all. Bands like Joy Division, the...

Why You Shouldn't Be Surprised That Johnny Rotten Is Defending Donald Trump

John Lydon (better known as Johnny Rotten) has caused some degree of shock among fans after speaking out in defence of President Donald Trump during an interview on 'Good Morning Britain'. But, really, no-one should...

Sex Pistols Memorabilia Up In Flames For 'Burn Punk London' Movement

Joe Corré - the son of Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood - has burned an estimated £5 million worth of punk memorabilia during a protest in London, to show his antipathy towards...

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

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...

John Lydon Warned Of Cancer Risk Over Mole Self-removal

The Sex Pistols star regularly carries out the gruesome procedure by scratching the raised skin away with an emery board and then 'burning' it with acidic cider vinegar. But leading skincare experts...

John Lydon More Positive After Lockerbie Near-miss

The Sex Pistols frontman was booked onto Pan Am flight 103 in December, 1988 but missed check-in because his wife Nora had become held up while packing her suitcase. All 243 passengers...

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

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...

Vivienne Westwood Slams Old Rockers

The designer, who together with her partner Malcolm MCLaren was at the forefront of Britain's influential punk movement, is adamant it is "bad" for rock groups to keep "pretending" they are cutting edge...

John Lydon Angered Neil Young With Cake Prank

The bizarre incident occurred at a hotel when Lydon heard the Heart of Gold hitmaker was in the building with his then-bandmates and decided to try to impress them with an acrobatic stunt....

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