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