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Lawsuits Over 'Jesus Christ Superstart'

July 29, 2014

The cancellation of what would've been a truly bizarre production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Jesus Christ Superstar is now the subject of a lawsuit between the Really Useful Group — Webber's production company — and Michael Cohl,...

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Gob-Smacked: The Best of Seventies British Punk

June 17, 2014

Mohawked and mad-as-hell, the punks who popped up in England in the late 1970s created some of the smartest, sharpest, and most arresting racket the U.K. had ever heard. Many of them would never make it to the charts, but decades later, they remain punk-rock...

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Def Leppard, Sex Pistols Members Team for Manraze - EP Premiere

November 7, 2013

Manraze – the trio fronted by Def Leppard lead guitarist Phil Collen and consisting of Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook and bassist Simon Laffy – will return with a new EP, I Surrender, on November 12th. Premiering here, the three-song release...

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Johnny Rotten to Receive Icon Award

July 19, 2013

Former Sex Pistols frontman John Lydon, known as Johnny Rotten, is set to be honored by music rights organization BMI for his musical contributions. According to Reuters, Lydon will be awarded the organization's Icon Award at a gala on October 15th...

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Marilyn Manson, Steve Jones Rock 'Californication' Season Finale Event

August 3, 2012

Living up to its title, Californication might be the most rock & roll show on TV for the ways it utilizes music and how protagonist Hank Moody (David Duchovny) embodies the archetypical rock-star lifestyle. Yesterday the series proved its rock cred...

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Love It Or Hate It, Creepers Are Back In A Big Way

August 3, 2011

When it comes to creepers, there are no mixed feelings. They are strictly a love or hate proposition, even more so than many other emblems of subcultural cool. If you're of a certain age and mindset, you probably have owned a pair — or several....

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This Week In Rock History: Sex Pistols Signed, U2 Release 'The Joshua Tree'

March 7, 2011

In this week in rock history, the Sex Pistols got signed to A&M, Quiet Riot put heavy metal on the map, U2 released The Joshua Tree, Eric Clapton got inducted into the Hall of Fame for his third time and Aerosmith put out their final studio LP. March...

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Malcolm McLaren, Former Sex Pistols Manager and Punk Renaissance Man, Dead at 64

April 8, 2010

Malcolm McLaren, the former Sex Pistols manager who is credited with helping form the legendary U.K. punk band, has died at the age of 64 after a battle with cancer. "He had been suffering from cancer for some time, but recently had been full of health,...

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Obama's Secret Record Collection

February 5, 2009

When Barack Obama moved into the White House on January 20th, he gained access to five chefs, a private bowling alley – and a killer collection of classic LPs. Stored in the basement of the executive mansion is the official White House Record Library:...

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Sex Pistols Hit the Jackpot at Only U.S. Stop on Summer Tour

June 9, 2008

The social ironies of the Sex Pistols showing up in a Vegas casino for a concert were all confronted the last time the band played the Hard Rock, home of the Sid Vicious slot machine, a few years ago. Now, the Sex Pistols are another reunited oldies act:...

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Desmond Dekker (1942-2006)

May 26, 2006

Desmond Dekker, the Kingston singer whose haunting, strident "Israelites" was the first Jamaican reggae hit to cross over to international success, died May 25 of a heart attack in his Surrey, England, home. He was 64, and was to begin a European tour...

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Johnny Rotten to Appear in 'Jesus Christ Superstar' Tour

April 4, 2014

Rock opera and musical theater staple Jesus Christ Superstar will see its Second Coming this summer, as Johnny Rotten, Incubus' Brandon Boyd, *NSYNC’s JC Chasez and former Destiny’s Child’s singer Michelle Williams have all signed on...

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Fred Armisen to Direct Kings of Leon Show

July 26, 2013

Fred Armisen will direct a Kings of Leon show next month for the "American Express Unstaged" series, the Associated Press reports. The comedian, who recently departed SNL after 11 years, has previously directed music videos and is himself a drummer and...

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Q&A: BOY London on Outfitting the Punk Movement

September 20, 2012

For 35 years, the British streetwear brand BOY London's logo has appeared on major music players from both sides of the Atlantic, including Boy George, Madonna, Sid Vicious and Rihanna. Starting auspiciously during the late Seventies UK punk scene, BOY...

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'Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols' Gets 35th Anniversary Box Set

July 25, 2012

The Sex Pistols are set to honor the 35th anniversary of Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols with a limited-edition deluxe box set release. The collection contains three CDs and a live DVD, including a remastered version of the album from...

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Weekend Rock Question: Who is the Best Punk Band of All Time?

July 29, 2011

Last week, we asked Rolling Stone readers to name their favorite U2 song – and we compiled the votes into a top 10 list. Our question for you this week is: Who is the best punk rock band of all time? You can vote here in the comments, on facebook.com/rollingstone...

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Roger Ebert Unearths Script for Wild Sex Pistols Film

April 28, 2010

Before the Sex Pistols appeared in the film The Great Rock and Roll Swindle, Johnny Rotten, Sid Vicious, Steve Jones and Paul Cook teamed with sexploitation filmmaker Russ Meyer on a chaotic movie called Who Killed Bambi? that was going to be the punk...

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Bruce Springsteen: 'Elvis Freed Your Body, Bob Dylan Freed Your Mind'

November 26, 2009

The first time that I heard Bob Dylan, I was in the car with my mother, and we were listening to, I think, WMCA, and on came that snare shot that sounded like somebody kicked open the door to your mind, from "Like a Rolling Stone." And my mother, who...

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Behind the Fall of Indie 103: Music Director, DJ, Sex Pistol Steve Jones Speak Out

January 16, 2009

Following yesterday's surprising revelation that Los Angeles rock station Indie 103.1 was ditching the FM dial for life on the Internet, several employees have spoken out about the channel's demise. According to music director Mark "Mr. Shovel" Sovell,...

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Sex Pistols Bring "Anarchy" To L.A., Threaten To Kill Audience Member

October 26, 2007

The Sex Pistols performed together for the first time in four years last night at a private show at Los Angeles' Roxy Theatre as they prepared for their four-date stand at London's Brixton Academy. An audience of 500 were treated to Sex Pistols classics,...

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