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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....

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...

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