Sex Pistols - The Punk Rebellion (CG Entertainment)
DVD out in Italy 5th May
|Two different covers listed
|[Thanks Markus Prem in Vienna]
The Top 40 Vinyl Album Chart (19 April 2015)
Never Mind The Bollocks RSD release in at no 3!
Former bootleg (now semi-official) Spunk is no 16!
Sex Pistols triumph on Record Store Day!
‘Changing Britain Festival’ at the Southbank Centre, London.
This Sunday 19th April 3.30pm – 4.30pm "Punk
Punk defined the spirit of rebellion among UK youth during the 1970s. We look back on this British movement with a panel including Don Letts, director, DJ and band member of Big Audio Dynamite, Glen Matlock, original bass guitarist with the Sex Pistols, Viv Albertine, legendary guitarist with The Slits and chaired by Paul Burgess."
BBC 2 last night Collectaholics, a guy had a collection of posters inclu. a few original Pistols ones.
Also on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/
Some more top shelf titillation - Anarchy In The UK poster in 1977 adult magazine photo shoot.
This week sees the launch of the first official Top 40 Vinyl Chart for albums and singles.
There is also a Top 40 Biggest Vinyl Singles of the decade so far: Pretty Vacant sits at 32.
Octavio Cohen Escali passed away 7th April.
He was Sid's 'baby sitter' during the Parisian trip in 1978, and the guy who tried to teach Sid how to play Eddie Cochran and Gene Vincent songs. He was the bass player for JohnnyThunders when the Living Dead play Le Gibus Club in Paris. He also played some gigs with the New York Dolls in NYC in 1976.
On ITV's Dickinsons Real Deal yesterday, a FAKE / BOOTLEG God Save The Queen A & M (the 2002 one wirh yellowy labels) was discussed along with a collection of genuine Beatles Red A Label promos. Thankfully the dealer didn`t offer enough, and they went to auction, the GSTQ got just £38. The seller was really dubious where and when he bought it. I bet! Watch it on the usual catch up platforms. [thanks Glyn W]
'Dance To The Sex Pistols' LP
Another bootleg of Barbarella's, Vaxjo, Sweden, 23rd July 1977 show. So far pressed in three coloured vinyls; pink, yellow & white. (100 of each).
Public Image Ltd: Album. Limited Edition Picture Disc LP - a bargain for a tenner at What Records. Plus check their Pistols stock.
|Legendary Sex Pistols and Public Image Ltd (PiL) front man and lyricist Mr John Rotten Lydon will return to 100 Club for the first time in nearly two decades.
The week before James Callaghan became Prime Minister and The Brotherhood of Man won the Eurovision Song Contest a handful of people witnessed the performance of a 20-year-old singer who within months would truly shake Britain out of its lethargy. Johnny Rotten and the Sex Pistols appeared in the first of a series of infamous gigs at the 100 Club in Oxford Street and by the end of 1976 had become one of the most revered bands of all time.
Nearly 40 years later John Lydon returns to the 100 Club for an intimate conversation about his extraordinary life. He shares his experiences from the Pistols to PiL, from his beginnings as a sickly child of immigrant Irish parents, growing up in post-war London, to his present status as vibrant, alternative national hero and a true legend.
But the actual agenda for this unique event won't be known until the night because the questions are chosen by the live audience. "Who needs Question Time!"
John's autobiography Anger Is An Energy: My Life Uncensored - a Sunday Times Bestseller is available in paperback from May 7th.
£25 + BF includes "Limited Edition Collector's Paperback"
Anger Is An Energy: My Life Uncensored
|Published in North America on April 28th via Dey Street publishers
The book can be pre-ordered online via the Harper Collins website.
To tie in with the release of the book John will be taking part in three book events in New York.
Tuesday April 28th, 8-9pm
Saint Vitus Bar (with Word Bookstore), 1120 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn NY 11222
Book Event: In conversation with Brandon Stosuy, Managing Editor of Pitchfork
Tickets via Word Bookstore website
Wednesday April 29th 8-9pm
Bookends, East Ridgewood Avenue Center, 211 East Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450
More info via Bookends website
Thursday, April 30th, 7-8:30pm
The Strand Bookstore, Broadway, New York, NY 10003
Book Event: In conversation with Isaac Fitzgerald, Books Editor - Buzzfeed Tickets via Strand website
Site Updates - France - Cassettes
NMTB Glitterbest 11 Track
Site Updates - Vinyl.
NMTB Netherlands label mispress 1977
Something Else United Kingdom Push-Out Centre 7"
Counterfeit: God Save The Queen A&M 12" Version 2
Counterfeit: God Save The Queen Brazil / Japan Hybrid 7"
Paul Cook is enjoying The Who at O2 Arena tonight.
Thursday 19 March 2015. The Boisdale Boogie Woogie Dinner with Jools Holland and guests at Boisdale, Canary Wharf, London, featured Glen Matlock as part of the house band. The event was to raise funds for The Joe Strummer Foundation. Read GSTSP review here.
Glen Matlock at Chortle Awards 2015
Glen Matlock, New Model Army, join Camden Rocks, 30th May, London.
The Damned Documentary. Sex Pistols included in the film (not in trailer!)
God Save The Queen! Elizabeth Hurley shows off her patriotic and punky sides in Sex Pistols t-shirt ...
Sex Pistols – Record Store Day Exclusive!
NMTB Picture Disc
|Press: "Exclusively for this year’s Record Store Day, the Sex Pistols will release Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols as a one LP Picture Disc. The limited edition vinyl featuring all 12 classic tracks from the legendary album will only be available to buy from high street record stores from Saturday April 18th 2015.
The yellow/pink NMTB artwork picture disc is housed in packaging loosely based on the rare 1978 picture disc release. As per the 2012 CD and vinyl releases the album was mastered from the original tapes."
RSD Q-Z info: http://www.xfm.co.uk/record-store-day/releases/2015-q-z/"
Bootleg Spunk also appears in the RSD list.
The Chelsea Hotel & 63 Bank Street NYC, where Nancy & Sid died - how they look in 2015.
Vinyl Single - Holidays In The Sun 1977 label mispress.
New CDs due April
OK, it's Spunk & another fag end compilation, however here they are....
[thx Lee Bradley]
GSTQ A&M has sold again. This time on ebay for £11,500.
Sex Pistols God Save The Queen A&M unplayed single sold for £6000
Wednesday 4th March ITV1 at 10.45pm: Pop Gold Hellraisers. Includes "rare" footage of Pistols.
James Stevenson “Suzi’s Problem” - Video features guest Glen Matlock
Q magazine '100 Records That Shaped Modern Music' with Noel Gallagher picking NMTB
John Lydon: I'd like to apologise to the entire human race
Glen Matlock at NME Awards, Brixton Academy tonight. Viv Albertine won best book.
Glen Matlock remembers Steve Strange. Sky News interview.
The Glorious 'Afflecks Palace' album, which includes guest appearances by Steve Jones and Glen Matlock, will be released soon. Glen plays on 'Like a Bullet From a Gun'; Steve plays on the "bonus track" 'The Glorious'
SEX PISTOLS VAN UPDATE!
|Reto Mast from Switzerland reports:
"This Van is probably a Wicked Camper. They come in many cool designs!"
Note, the design is different to the one below!
Site Update: Vinyl Bootleg Guide.
Rich Kids - Glen Matlock/Midge Ure interview Feb 1978
On the anniversary of Sid's death, GSTSPs brings you a unique newspaper report on the tragedy. Why unique? This report from the Los Angeles Herald Examiner is dated 2nd February 1979, the SAME day as Sid's death. [thanks Gavin Walsh]
"Anarchy on Eastenders" [thanks Graham Britten]
|VIVE LE ROCK ISSUE 24
"AFTER THE PISTOLS"
THE PROFESSIONALS FULL STORY:
AS TOLD BY THE BAND THEMSELVES
RICH KIDS GLEN MATLOCK INTERVIEW PIL EARLY YEARS WITH LEVENE
SID IN NYC
Worldwide Vinyl Updates.
Anarchy In The UK West Germany Variation
NMTB Canada Alternative Sleeve 2
NMTB Italy OVED Fourth Pressing
The Molly Meldrum Story- an Australian TV documentary about the career of Molly Meldrum. When the year reaches 1977, Molly tells a quick story about John and Sid. [thanks Gary Luney]
Worldwide Vinyl Updates.
Holidays In The Sun: French Test Pressing
Something Else UK Mispress
Something Else UK No Necklace Later Pressing
Malcolm McLaren Brothel Creepers Story. Previously unpublished photo of McLaren inside Let It Rock.
Joe Corré: scion of punk royalty set on halting fracking.
Steve Jones cameo in King Tuff's new video 'Headbanger'.
SEX PISTOLS VAN
Seen in Sligo town, Ireland!
|Gavin Walsh reports: "A pal of mine, Geoffrey Gorman, is a taxi-drive in Sligo. He was parked at
a traffic light when he spotted a van coming in
the opposite direction - he managed to get a shot! Class!!" Anyone else seen it?!!
Music video by Medusa performing Sid and Nancy. Directed by Julian Molinero, starring Jake Cash and Maddison Delaney.
Why London's music scene has been rocked by the death of Denmark Street. From the 50s to the present day, Tin Pan Alley played host to the NME and Melody Maker, the Sex Pistols and the Stones. However, the recent closure of 12 Bar Club and Enterprise rehearsal studios marks the end of one of London’s musical meccas.
Steve Jones with Jesse Jo: Down Your Drain
Save Soho Report (Pistols mentioned)
Wendy James: First single 7" vinyl 'Bad Intentions And a Bit Of Cruelty' (feat. Glen Matlock), released internationally on Record Store Day, April 18. Accompanying gigs to promote release plus line-up to be announced.
A Fan made Lego recreation of Batman Vs Superman features a cameo from John Lydon voicing Alfred Pennyworth, Bruce Wayne's butler. [thanks Johnny B]
Happy New Year!
John Lydon Coin Carving.
Latest bootleg from Sweden: 'Never Mind The Rumours, This Recording Exists!'. from 'Barbarella's' Vaxjo, Sweden 23/07/1977. The show is spread across two 10" discs. 7 sets on clear vinyl, 4 on black vinyl.