The Sex Pistols co-founder and original bassist Glen Matlock turns 65

Glen Matlock originally co-founded the Sex Pistols, played bass and co-wrote most of their material, though his replacement Sid Vicious end up being the iconic face and brand of the Sex Pistols

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The Top 10 Clash Songs

Joe Strummer, one of the leading figures of the Punk Rock movement, was born on 21 August 1952. He formed and fronted The Clash between 1976 and 1986, leaving a valuable legacy in Rock music that remains fresh and continues to influence new generations

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Pat Smear turns 62: Hardcore Punk pioneer, Grammy winner, co-founder of The Germs, former Nirvana and an original Foo Fighter

He’s one of the most iconic and legendary musicians of the Californian Hardcore Punk scene of the late 1970’s and early 1980’s and a member of some of the most influential bands ever, Smear has done it all and gone through it all, from receiving racial and homophobic abuse from a (drunken) famous Rock Superstar to appearing as an extra in a Prince and The Revolution music video and from seeing the legendary frontmen from two of his bands committing suicide in their twenties to composing a song with Paul McCartney

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The day the Sex Pistols tricked the BBC when they performed “Pretty Vacant” at the Top Of The Pops

Despite the protests, the Sex Pistols first appearance on the popular BBC chart show took place on July 21, 1977 where they lip-synced “Pretty Vacant” emphasizing the last syllable…

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The emblematic Punk Rock song “God Save The Queen” by the Sex Pistols was released on this day in 1977

Regarded by many of the general public as an assault on Queen Elizabeth II and the monarchy, “God Save The Queen”, the emblematic and controversial Punk Rock song by the Sex Pistols was released on this day in 1977

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The Legend Of Sid Vicious: Live Fast, Die Young

Sid Vicious perhaps remains the most important Punk Rock icon of all time, but the price he paid for his immortality came earlier when he passed away from an overdose on February, 2nd 1979 in New York, aged only 21. We look back at his life and career on the 64th anniversary of his birth

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Singer-songwriter, mother, activist, punk rocker Nina Hagen turns 66 today

Catharina “Nina” Hagen was born in East Berlin on March 11, 1955. Hagen signed a new contract with CBS and released her debut solo album NunSexMonkRock, which became her first record to chart in the United States.

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Henry Rollins turns 60 today

Henry Rollins was born on February 13, 1961, in Washington, D.C. his parents divorced when he was very young and was mainly raised by his mother. He was working at an ice cream store when he caught his first big break. At a Black Flag show in New York, he jumped on stage and sang a song with the band.

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The Raw Power in “Raw Power”: The Ultimate Proto-Punk adventure by Iggy and The Stooges

Produced by David Bowie and Iggy Pop, “Raw Power” is the ultimate definition of Proto-Punk Rock. Released on February 7, 1973, it remains a historical document of a golden age

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The Legend Of Sid Vicious: Live Fast, Die Young

Sid Vicious perhaps remains the most important Punk Rock icon of all time, but the price he paid for his immortality came earlier when he passed away from an overdose on February, 2nd 1979 in New York, aged only 21. We look back at his life and career on the day that marks the anniversary of his untimely death

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The Sex Pistols Punk icon John Lydon aka Johnny Rotten turns 65

His rebellious image and fashion style led to him being asked to become the singer of the Sex Pistols by their manager, Malcolm McLaren in 1975. The band lasted less than three years but left behind a giant footprint on Rock N’ Roll history. The iconic John Lydon was born on January 31st, 1956

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The Punk Rock mastermind Malcolm McLaren was born 75 years ago

His Portuguese grandmother used to tell him “To be bad is good… to be good is simply boring”, and Malcolm McLaren followed those words throughout his life. He was responsible to bring Punk to England and help to spread it around the world. The creator and mastermind behind the Sex Pistols was born on this day in 1946.

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“Have You Ever Feel You’re Being Cheated?” The Sex Pistols play their final gig with Sid Vicious on this day in 1978

By 1978 the Sex Pistols were already the leaders of the Punk Rock music movement, but on January 14th, during their infamous American Tour, the band decided to call it quit and played their last show at the San Francisco Winterland

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The influential rocker, poet and performer Patti Smith celebrates 74

From Courtney Love to Madonna to R.E.M, Patti Smith’s work has inspired and influenced artists throughout the decades, ever since the release of the 1975 album “Horses”, keeping up an exceptional artistic integrity despite the success her name achieved

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Influential Alternative Rock Bassist Mike Watt Turns 63 today

Mike Watt started his career as a founder and member of the Punk fusion band Minutemen, since the tragic end of the band in 1985 due to the death of singer and guitarist D.Boon, that he has led a very successful career, influencing several bands and artists from Alternative to Grunge and collaborating with names such as Sonic Youth, Dave Grohl, Eddie Vedder, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Frank Black among many others; he also toured as a member of the Stooges in 2003 . We look back at his career

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A Punk Rock Dismissal: “London Calling”

Like most musical trends and waves, Punk Rock was short lived comparatively to other musical styles, and short lived in the sense that by 1979 all the original Punk bands decided to put an end to it, being by disbanding, mellowing down or to fusion into other styles such as Ska

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The Sex Pistols unleash “the filth and the fury” on BBC’s Today show on this day in 1976

On December 1st 1976, only a few days after two TV appearances, the Sex Pistols unexpectedly returned to the British TV, all because of Freddie Mercury. But the Today show, in which they were a last minute replacement of Queen didn’t end well for the host

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The Sex Pistols brings the Punk to the masses when they appeared on British TV twice on the same day in 1976

In 1976, British TV gave the Sex Pistols airtime twice in the same day, the band were guests on the BBC’s Nationwide show and starred on a documentary about Punk on ITV’s “The London Weekend”

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The Poetry in “Nevermind The Bollocks Here’s The Sex Pistols”

Yes there was poetry on the Sex Pistols lyrics, “Nevermind The Bollocks Here’s The Sex Pistols” it’s not merely the biggest Punk album of all time that still serves as a mold for Punk bands and artists, it’s an album that gives you an imagery of what the organic and original Punk movement was through music and lyrics

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Nancy Spungen’s infamous death at New York’s Chelsea Hotel and Sid Vicious heroin overdose

On the morning of October 12, 1978, Nancy Spungen, the twenty-year-old girlfriend of former Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious, was found dead in a blood-stained bathroom in their room at the Chelsea Hotel in Manhattan, New York

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How the Sex Pistols destroyed two contracts with two major record labels and end up a (then) smaller one

In 1976 The Sex Pistols were the hottest Punk band for record labels to sign, but major’s EMI who signed them on October 8th, and A&M dropped them way before the end of their contracts giving small label Virgin the opportunity to sign them for good. Find out why

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The surprising fact that connects The Beatles “White Album” and the Sex Pistols “Nevermind The Bollocks Here’s The Sex Pistols”

Besides the great music both albums have, the 1968 acclaimed “The Beatles” and 1977 seminal Punk record “Nevermind The Bollocks Here’s The Sex Pistols”, are connected through a very important detail that some people might not be aware of

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The short life of Punk Icon Darby Crash

Darby Crash still may not be as famous as Sid Vicious, but both Punk Rockers were connected by a dysfunctional and controversial life that was cut too short. We remember the Los Angeles Punk Rock icon born 62 years ago today and look back at his life and career

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“Nevermind”: A Pop Mix Inside A Punk Test Tube

Nirvana shredded into the mainstream on September 24th, 1991 with “Nevermind”.It was all too quick and too fast for Nirvana, their impact in music was tremendous and echoes to this day

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