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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....

John Lydon Thrown Off Alcatraz For Smoking

The Sex Pistols frontman visited the famous former federal jail in San Francisco Bay in 1978 hours before what would become the iconic band's final gig, at the city's Winterland Ballroom. He...

Rita Ora's Punk Influence

Rita Ora is influenced by punk music.The 'How We Do (Party)' hitmaker has revealed she was inspired by the likes of The Clash and The Sex Pistols but insists she never stuck to ''one specific...

John Lydon: 'Last Year Was Very Difficult After Musical Cancellation'

The former Sex Pistols star signed up to play Biblical villain King Herod alongside ex-Destiny's Child singer Michelle Williams, 'N Sync star JC Chasez and Incubus frontman Brandon Boyd in a U.S. touring...

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

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...

Bank Launches Sex Pistols Credit Cards

Branson, who signed the band to his Virgin Records in 1977, still runs the company, and an offshoot - Virgin Money - has launched a series of credit cards featuring the group's artwork....

New Model Army And Glen Matlock Added For Camden Rocks 2015 Ahead Of 'Special Headliner' Announcement

New Model Army and ex Sex Pistols' bassist Glen Matlock are among the newly announced additions to London's coolest rock event, Camden Rocks 2015, which will take place in May across some of Camden's hottest...

Ian Mclagan Dies

Ian McLagan has died.The Faces and Small Faces keyboardist passed away in hospital in Austin, Texas, at the age of 69 yesterday (03.12.14) after reportedly suffering a ''massive stroke''.After the Faces - who changed their...

John Lydon Blasts Internet For 'Stupid People'

John Lydon thinks the internet is to blame for making a lot of young people ''incredibly stupid''. The former Sex Pistols frontman has hit out at the worldwide web for being a hub of ''mindless...

John Lydon Not Interested In Sex Pistols Musical

John Lydon has ''no interest'' in writing a Sex Pistols musical.The punk legend - who has recently released an autobiography, 'Anger is an energy' - wouldn't want to rework the group's famous songs for a...

Sex Pistols Turned Down Olympics Invite Over Keith Moon Blunder

The Sex Pistols turned down the chance to reunite at the Olympic Games opening ceremony in London in 2012 because the rockers were stunned by organisers' attempt to invite long-dead The Who drummer Keith Moon...

Manic Street Preachers Plan 'Big' Album

Manic Street Preachers want to make ''the biggest f***ing rock record ever''.The Welsh trio have just released their 12th album, 'Futurology', which has been one of the most well-received of their career, but they...

Bottled Off: 10 Bands Who Suffered Worse Fate Than Macaulay Culkin's Pizza Underground

Macaulay Culkin and his pizza-themed Velvet Underground cover band, the imaginatively named The Pizza Underground, suffered the chagrin of a disgruntled crown in Nottingham during the city’s annual Dot To Dot festival. Culkin, who was...

John Lydon And Bobby Gillespie Heading To The Radio

Sex Pistols rocker John Lydon and Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie are among the stars who have signed up to host a series of radio shows in Britain over the summer (13).The two musicians will be...

John Lydon Branded Rude And Sexist Over Rotten Tv Interview

Sex Pistols star John Lydon has been branded "rude" and "sexist" for yelling at a female Tv host during an interview in Australia this week (beg08Apr13).The veteran rocker appeared on The Project on Tuesday (09Apr13)...

Lenny Kravitz To Play Marvin Gaye In New Biopic

Lenny Kravitz will play Marvin Gaye in a new biopic.The 'Fly Away' singer is set to portray the late Motown singer in a film directed by Julien Temple, who is best known for helming the...

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...

John Lydon Allowed Songs To Feature In Olympics Due To Nhs

John Lydon allowed the Sex Pistols' music to be included in the Olympic Games opening ceremony because it represented the NHS.The punk band had a hit with 'God Save The Queen' - which was hugely...

John Lydon To Battle Louise Mensch And Company On 'Question Time'

John Lydon will be appearing on Bbc One current affairs program 'Question Time' this evening (July 5, 2012), the ever-outspoken elder statesmen of punk being given his biggest opportunity on TV in years to get...

Sex Pistols Star John Lydon To Appear On Question Time

John Lydon will appear on 'Question Time' tonight (05.07.12). The former Sex Pistols rocker will join former Home Secretary Alan Johnson, Tory MP Louise Mensch and journalist Dominic Lawson on the panel of the BBC...

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