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20th April
I hope everybody got what they were after on RSD yesterday. There is a "Pistols" release you may have missed...

Artist: THE UKRAINIANS Title: NEVER MIND THE COSSACKS
Format: 12” 45rpm Label: ZIRKA RECORDS
"Never Mind The Cossacks is a mind-blowing collection of classic Sex Pistols songs re-interpreted with an eastern European twist by John Peel favourites The Ukrainians. Style-wise, Never Mind The Cossacks is an intoxicating cocktail of traditional Ukrainian music and British Indie pop. Vodka-fuelled fiddles, accordion and mandolins interweave beautifully with powerful drums, driving bass and wonderfully zizzy electric guitars. The issue is limited to 650 copies, all pressed on yellow vinyl, and the first 500 albums only will be individually numbered 1 - 500. Tracklist: Side A: Anarchy In The UK, God Save The Queen, Pretty Vacant, Anarchy In The UK (acoustic) Side B: Holidays In The Sun, Problems, God Save The Queen (live), Anarchy In The UK (live)."
NEVER MIND THE COSSACKS
Buy It Here: Never Mind the Cossacks  

New book: Seditious Theology: Punk and the Ministry of Jesus (Farnham: Ashgate Publishing, 2014). Author: Dr Mark Johnson.
Mark has provided the following background information: "It was actually my PhD which I then turned into a book. The reason I thought I would draw your attention to it is that the approach I took was primarily looking at things from the perspective of SEX/Seditionaries, Mclaren/Westwood, the Sex Pistols and Jamie Reid etc." http://seditioustheology.com/

18th April

In participating stores tomorrow!
Never Mind The Bollocks - Alternative Takes (7x7" box set)
Record Store Day - Saturday 19th April 2014. Ltd Edition 5,000
Never Mind The Bollocks - Alternative takes (7x7" box set)

15th April
Glen Matlock to open for The Boomtown Rats in Jersey on 7th June.

Pistols Pants in the news.

12th April
The Guardian: Glen Matlock: 'No matter what we do, nothing will equate to the Sex Pistols'

9th April
Flashback: The Sex Pistols Tear Through 'Bodies' In 2007

Punk - Anarchy on the BBC - 4 days left to view [thanks Andrew Brooksbank]

7th April
John Lydon and cast introduce the Jesus Christ Superstar Arena Tour.

John Lydon Graffiti in Sheffield!

5th April
John Lydon To Play Herod In Jesus Christ Superstar Arena Tour - starting 9th June. This new production of Jesus Christ Superstar, was announced Friday morning on “Good Morning America,” - view the announcement.

Sid Vicious is put forward for local honour (Daily Mail). "Residents of Tunbridge Wells prepare to be disgusted as foul-mouthed drug addict punk Sid Vicious is put forward for local honour. Singer among 33 people nominated for one of £300 council-funded plaques He attended the Kent town's Sandown Court School for three years to 1971. Civic society chairman: 'We're all prepared to argue the case if necessary''. [Thanks Wayne Skipworth]

29th March
Steve Jones interview, conducted by Barry Cain in 1979, has been posted on Barry's Flexipop! website http://flexifriend.blogspot.co.uk/ [thanks Barry Cain]

24th March
Never Mind The Demos Vinyl LP. Yet another fake? Yes. As expected Sod In Heaven is the YouTube mash-up. Anarchy & Vacant are the Guitar Hero versions. Other demos are from official releases. Worthless. Buy it if you must but prepared to be disappointed. The "sleeve" is a fold-around type which are becoming more common in the bootleg world. Not sure they qualify as sleeves. Cheap. Even the labels are rubbish.

23rd March

Bootleg Vinyl LP: Never Mind The Demos. Yet another fake?
Bootleg Vinyl LP: Never Mind The Demos
Side One: Pretty Vacant / Liar / No Feelings / New York / God Save The Queen / Sod In Heaven
It claims to contain
Sod In Heaven (which the band worked on during the US 78 Tour). If anyone has a copy, please confirm...
If it's the Religion (PiL) / Action Man (Professionals) mash-up that's been on YouTube for years, then I despair
.
Bootleg Vinyl LP: Never Mind The Demos
Side Two: Anarchy In The UK / EMI Unlimited Edition / Bodies / Belsen Was A Gas / Holidays In The Sun / Did You No Wrong
Bootleg Vinyl LP: Never Mind The Demos

There has been another deluge of bootleg vinyl recently - round-up coming soon.

Vicious White Kids T-shirt

Vicious White Kids T-shirt

This is a genuine item - not a copy.

"Sid Sod's Off", London's Electric Ballroom, 15th August 1978.
It is believed about 50 were printed for band and crew.

Five Questions: Johnny Rotten

International Swingers live in L.A. More YouTube decent quality Uploads:
Farmers Market Bars
Farmers Market Bars: No Fun
Rock N'Roll Pizza

Jamie Reid for Fred Perry: www.fredperry.com/ [thanks Stuart Craig]

22nd March
"Sex Doll Tour" updates:
Glen and Sylvain Sylvain Interviewed at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Glen and Sylvain: 'Personality Crisis' at Rock And Rock Hall of Fame.
'Burning Sounds' at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
'A Different World' in Detroit.
'Somewhere Somehow' in Detroit.
Glen Interview in Toronto.

John Lydon Interview by Guerilla Traveler.

NME Photographer Exhibition. Includes photos of John, and Sid and Nancy.
Utrecht Record Fair (Netherlands), exhibition: 'Punk In London 1976-79'

Sex Pistols, The Beatles and Muse given LEGO treatment.

17th March
Never Mind The Bollocks - Alternative Takes (7x7" box set)
Never Mind The Bollocks - Alternative takes (7x7" box set)
Record Store Day - Saturday 19th April 2014. Ltd Edition 5,000
SINGLE 1
Holidays in the Sun (Rough Mix)
Produced by Chris Thomas, Engineered by Bill Price Wessex Studios, London, April 22nd 1977 John Lydon: Vocals / Steve Jones: Guitar & Bass / Paul Cook: Drums /
Body (Demo) Produced by Chris Thomas, Engineered by Bill Price Wessex Studios, London, June 11th 1977 John Lydon: Vocals / Steve Jones: Guitar / Paul Cook: Drums / Sid Vicious: Bass
SINGLE 2
No Feeling (Demo)
Produced by Dave Goodman Riverside Recordings Studio July 27th 1976 John Lydon: Vocals / Steve Jones: Guitar / Paul Cook: Drums / Glen Matlock: Bass /
Liar (Demo) Produced by Dave Goodman Recorded at Gooseberry Sound Studios, London, January 17-20th 1977 John Lydon: Vocals / Steve Jones: Guitar / Paul Cook: Drums / Glen Matlock: Bass
SINGLE 3
No Future (Demo)
Produced by Dave Goodman Recorded at Gooseberry Sound Studios, London, January 17-20th 1977 John Lydon: Vocals / Steve Jones: Guitar / Paul Cook: Drums / Glen Matlock: Bass /
Problems (Demo) Produced by Dave Goodman Recorded at Gooseberry Sound Studios, London, January 17-20th 1977 John Lydon: Vocals / Steve Jones: Guitar / Paul Cook: Drums / Glen Matlock: Bass /
SINGLE 4
Seventeen (Rough Mix)
Produced by Chris Thomas, Engineered by Bill Price Wessex Studios, London, May 16th 1977 John Lydon: Vocals / Steve Jones: Guitar & Bass / Paul Cook: Drums /
Anarchy in the UK (Alternate Mix) Produced by Chris Thomas, Engineered by Bill Price Wessex Studios, London, November 11th 1976 John Lydon: Vocals / Steve Jones: Guitar & Bass / Paul Cook: Drums
SINGLE 5
Submission (Rough Mix)
Produced by Chris Thomas, Engineered by Bill Price Wessex Studios, London, April 22nd 1977 John Lydon: Vocals / Steve Jones: Guitar & Bass / Paul Cook: Drums /
Pretty Vacant (Demo) Produced by Dave Goodman Recorded at Gooseberry Sound Studios, London, January 17-20th 1977 John Lydon: Vocals / Steve Jones: Guitar / Paul Cook: Drums / Glen Matlock: Bass
SINGLE 6
New York (Demo)
Produced by Dave Goodman Recorded at Gooseberry Sound Studios, London, January 17-20th 1977 John Lydon: Vocals / Steve Jones: Guitar / Paul Cook: Drums / Glen Matlock: Bass /
EMI (Rough Mix) Produced by Chris Thomas, Engineered by Bill Price Wessex Studios, London, April 22nd 1977 John Lydon: Vocals / Steve Jones: Guitar & Bass / Paul Cook: Drums
SINGLE 7
Belsen Was A Gas (Demo)
Produced by John Tiberi Denmark Street Rehearsal Room, London, September 20th 1977 John Lydon: Vocals / Steve Jones: Guitar / Paul Cook: Drums / Sid Vicious: Bass /
Belsen Was A Gas (Demo 2)*previously unreleased Produced by John Tiberi Denmark Street Rehearsal Room, London, September 20th 1977 John Lydon: Vocals / Steve Jones: Guitar / Paul Cook: Drums / Sid Vicious: Bass
Catalogue Number: SexPissbox1976 /www.sexpistolsofficial.com

Plus PiL for Record Store Day UK: Limited edition double A 12" single featuring 2 very rare mixes. The 1979 Death Disco unedited monitor mix (9:24 mins) backed by Warrior 1989 extended Dave Dorrell mix (9:39 mins). www.pilofficial.com/

14th March
Glen Matlock’s Sex Pistols Filthy Lucre Photo File Reviewed.

12th March
Exhibition: Resonators is at The Royal Albert Hall March 24 to April 24. "The Resonators are the guitarists who created the sound we call rock and they are the subjects of photographer Scarlet Page’s latest project. This epic collection of 30 revealing portraits features a host of names and faces including Slash, Sir Paul McCartney, Brian May, Paul Weller, Wilko Johnson, & Steve Jones. Scarlet says "Steve Jones entertained us with an impromptu game of Name That Tune. He whistled and played the guitar while we guessed the Motown classics". The exhibition forms part of Teenage Cancer Trust’s annual residency at the Royal Albert Hall. Free open days: Saturday 29 March 11am - 4pm / Sunday 30 March 11am - 4pm / Sunday 6 April 11am - 4pm / Saturday 19 April 11am - 4pm."
Note: View the Steve Jones picture.

11th March
WGOB Presents: Highlights of Glen Matlock and Sylvain Sylvain on the first stop of their 'Sex Dolls' 2014 Tour at the Cyber Cafe in Binghamton NY (25 minutes).

8th March
Glen Matlock YouTube round-up.
Glen & Sylvain Sylvain at The Cutting Room N.Y.C. Get It On / Personality Crisis / Pretty Vacant
Glen at The Cutting Room: Real Live Wire
Asbury Lanes, Asbury Park NJ: Get It On
Norway Feb 2014 Live
Italy Feb 2014 Complete Conference

Glen returns to play at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland where his trophy has been sitting 2006.

5th March
"Unreleased" NMTB & Swindle Mixes?
Unreleased NMTB & Swindle Mixes

The appearance in 2014 on the internet of recordings claiming to be unreleased mixes of Never Mind The Bollocks and The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle sessions naturally caused much excitement amongst aficionados.

So GSTSPs has got on the case.
Are they too good to be true?
Check out our special feature.

4th March
Some interesting recordings have been turning up on the web recently.
First, more 7" vinyl from Greece.
The latest claims to be from Westfield College, London, 21st November 1975!

Don't Give Me No Lip Child / New York. Limited to 100 copies.
Is it what it says it is? I've no idea but it seems unlikely a recording was made so early in the band's career. If it had, why would it end up in the hands of a bootlegger in Greece 40 years later? Is someone brave enough to splash out? Not me!

Of more interest are the Unreleased NMTB & Swindle Mixes.
These appear to have surfaced earlier this year and are now apparently making the rounds via the murkier corners of the internet. The mixes are said by those who have heard them to be different to all those currently/previously available.
The 18 mixes are as follows:
Anarchy In The UK (Rejected Wessex Overdubs) / Belsen Vossa Gassa (Backing Vocal Live Mix) / The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle (Guitar & BV Take) / C'mon Everybody (Guitar Overdub mix) / Something Else (Guitar Overdub Mix) / Friggin' In The Riggin' (Guitar Mix) / Rock Around The Clock (Piano Mix) / EMI (Wessex Studio) / No One Is Innocent (Backing Vox Mix) / Submission (Wessex Studio) / Holidays In The Sun (Wessex Studio) / My Way (Steve Jones Mix) / Lonely Boy (Overdub Mix) / Body (Wessex Studio) / No Feelings (Wessex Studio) / Substitute (overdub Mix) / No Lip (Overdub Mix) / Stepping Stone (Overdub Mix). [thanks Matt & Glyn for info]
Note: GSTSPs does not condone the manufacture or distribution of bootlegs. Please don't ask. Thanks.

1st March

GLEN MATLOCK
NEW GSTSPs
INTERVIEW

With Glen's Flithy Lucre Photo File hitting the shelves, it's time for a catch up...

GLEN MATLOCK NEW GSTSPs INTERVIEW

Glen's Live Showcase Video in Italy.

26th February
Glen Matlock Radio London interview - talking to Robert Elms about his Filthy Lucre Photofile book.

Paul Cook and daughter Hollie were at the Shepherd's Bush Empire last night to watch Wilko Johnson's one-off show featuring Roger Daltrey.

24th February
Glen "Yeah Right" live in Tokyo. Top Quality Video!

23rd February
Glen Matlock / Sylvain Sylvain US Tour

02 March Cyber West Café, Binghamton
03 March Cutting Room, NYC
04 March Asbury Lanes, Asbury Park
05 March Café Nine New Haven, CT
07 March Midway Café Boston, MA
08 March Shaskeen, Manchester
09 March L'Agittee, Quebec City
11 March L' Esco, Montreal
12 March Zaphods, Ottawa
14 March Rockpile, Toronto
15 March This Ain't Hollwood, Hamilton
16 March Magic Bag, Detroit
18 March RnR Hall Of Fame, Cleveland
19 March The Loft, Lansing
20 March City Winery, Chicago
21 March Bells Distillery, Kalamazoo
22 March Bernies Distillery, Columbus
25 March Hard Rock Café, Pittsburgh
27 March Kung Fu Necktie, Philly
28 March BoneYard Atlantic City, NJ
29 March BoneYard Mohawk, NJ

Glen & Sylvain

22nd February
Discovered! Malcolm McLaren confirmation letter regarding the Sex Pistols 28 November 1975 gig at Queen Elizabeth College, Kensington. The band had made their live debut a mere 3 weeks before.

21st February
In Devon tonight? "Founding member of the Sex Pistols, Glen Matlock tells the story of the band at the Plough in Torrington"

Italy: Scenasonica Rewind & Play: Glen Matlock.

Speaking of Glen... check the latest on his son's group Dead!. Rock Sound are streaming their new song 'Tu Me Manques', /www.rocksound.tv/

For those who haven't seen it: John Lydon's "Corrupt" Movie from 1983 (Full).

17th February
Record Guide Update: Three more Polish Postcard Singles added: Something Else / You Need Hands / God Save The Queen.

16th February
John Lydon to publish new autobiography. "Simon & Schuster has signed the world rights to a new autobiography by Sex Pistols singer Johnny Rotten. S&S senior non-fiction commissioning editor Kerri Sharp won the rights to the book in a “hotly contested auction” after she met the star in a London hotel in November 2013." thebookseller.com/

Morrissey talks about seeing the Pistols. www.youtube.com/

12th February
Glen to play Italian shows this weekend.
Glen - Italian Shows Feb 2014

Coming soon on GSTSP's...

Glen talks about his forthcoming
Sex Pistols Filthy Lucre Photofile book.

Out March 10th

8th February
Glen Interviewed by Guy Perryman in Tokyo.

BBC Arts & Culture: Musical memorabilia: Danny Baker's rock treasures... [thanks Stu Barstow]

Pretty Vacant: The Graphic Language of Punk, an exhibition on view through to March 15 in the galleries at Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia. The exhibition features several hundred posters, flyers, fanzines, handbills, record sleeves, badges and other graphic materials from the collection of Andrew Krivine.

3rd February
Glen

What's Glen been up to?

A couple of pictures from the man himself.

2nd February
Glen Matlock to play The Forever Sun Festival July 2014

Plus... Glen Matlock a Pordenone - 14 febbraio 2014 Pnbox Studios. Promo for Glen live 14th February.

1st February
Pil Documentary. Announcement from PiL
"Calling all PiL fans! We are in the process of making a comprehensive, career-spanning documentary film about Public Image Ltd. and we would like your help! We are looking for never before seen photographs as well as film and video footage of PiL and John Lydon from any time period. If you have ANYTHING that you think may be of interest please drop us a note. You will be credited in the end titles if we use your footage. Do you have a snapshot at The Rainbow on Christmas 1978? Do you have a photo souvenir of the infamous Ritz riot show? Do you have a picture with or without John showing your injuries after being hit by a flying object! Did you shoot video of John signing your PiL records at the Monsters of Alternative rock Tour in 1989? We know PiL fans are most creative people. Your ongoing support is greatly appreciated. We salute you lollypop mob. If you can help please send us an email to: PiLarchive@gmail.com"

Teddie Dahlin - author of A Vicious Love Story - has a 4 page feature on Sid Vicious in the new issue of Vive le Rock Magazine. A hardback version of the book with a DVD of the relevant locations is also in prepartaion.

29th January
Glen Matlock Japan 2014
Glen plays Tokyo (5th Feb) , Oska (7th Feb) & Kobe (9th Feb). The Kobe show is already sold out!

28th January
Vinyl Updates added to Worldwide Guide:
God Save The Queen 10" Counterfeit A&M Acetate from 2002
Silly Thing / Anarchy In the UK Portugal upgrade
USA Jem Import Sleeve

MOJO asks: What Is John Lydon’s Best Album?

The International Swingers in LA: YouTube catch-up.
http://www.youtube.com/
http://www.youtube.com/
http://www.youtube.com/

NMTB Pure Audio Review by SoundBlab.

Tribute stalwarts, Sex Pistols Experience play 100 Club on 8th March with guests Lizzie & The Banshees.
They are out on the road extensively over the coming months in UK & Europe.

17th January
NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS
HIGH FIDELITY PURE AUDIO (BLU-RAY)

Out Monday 20th January in the UK

Here it is!! NMTB in Pure Audio in the UK

30 Track Edition
Holidays In The Sun / Bodies / No Feelings / Liar / God Save The Queen / Problems / Seventeen / Anarchy In The UK / Submission / Pretty Vacant / New York / EMI
B-sides: No Feeling / Did You No Wrong / No Fun / Satellite
Live Happy House, Stockholm, Sweden - 28th July77 : Anarchy In The UK / I Wanna Be Me / 17 / New York / EMI / Submission / No Feelings / Problems / God Save The Queen / Pretty Vacant / No Fun.
Winter Gardens, Penzance, Cornwall – 1st September 77: Problems / No Fun / Anarchy In The UK  

Keanan Duffty, who designed clothes for the Pistols 2003 US Tour, was a guest on Why We Listen. He talks about Slinky Vagabond his band with Glen Matlock, Clem Burke and Earl Slick.
Listen/Download the podcast.

16th January
Updated in two days!
Interview Vinyl
The Remixes - Vol. 1

14th January
Vinyl Updates added to Worldwide Guide
Vinyl Updates added to Worldwide Guide

God Save The Queen:
Netherlands 1977 Revisited
2002 12" One sided Acetate
One sided 12" Picture Disc Counterfeit

Plus... New! Interview Discs page.
Time to take a look at these oddities.
More infomation welcome.....


Finally. What's this??? An unusual remix 12"
God Save The Queen Remix // Anarchy In The UK Remix / Pretty Vacant Remix

12th January
'The International Swingers' LA Dates for January 2014 re-scheduled for next weekend:
January 18 Farmers Market 6333 W. 3rd St. Los Angeles, CA 90036
January 19, 2014 Redballs Rock & Roll Pizza 13816 Princeton Avenue Moorpark, CA 93021

Dennis Morris YouTube interview: "Dennis Morris is a British photographer best known for his images of Bob Marley and the Sex Pistols. In 1979, he created the logo for the band Public Image Limited and the innovative Metal Box album packaging"

6th January
Winterland 1978 soundcheck.

The biggest "discovery" of 2013 was the Winterland 1978 soundcheck.

Time to take a look back at what the bootleggers made of it all. They were quick off the mark....

Julien Temple: Spending Xmas with the Pistols: BBC Interview. [thanks Wayne Spencer]

'The International Swingers' Announce LA Dates for January 2014
January 11 Farmers Market, 6333 W. 3rd St. Los Angeles, CA 90036
January 12, Redballs Rock & Roll Pizza, 13816 Princeton Avenue, Moorpark, CA 93021
Press: " The International Swingers; Clem Burke, James Stevenson, Gary Twinn and Glen Matlock are better known to many as members of Blondie, Sex Pistols, The Cult and Twenty Flight Rockers, but that's about to change when, this summer, TV viewers worldwide will see this group of veteran punk rockers get together to record the debut Swingers single at The Foo Fighters' Studio 606 using the Neve console famously used by Tom Petty, Nirvana, Fleetwood Mac and Paul McCartney to name a few. With legendary Brett Geruwitz of Bad Religion in the producer's chair this will be compelling viewing for all rock fans. The tv show takes place over a 48 hour period in which the band is challenged to record 2 songs from start to finish, ready to release, on a vinyl 45 single, just like they did it in the old days of the Beatles, Stones and even Blondie. The Redballs show will be filmed for TV so be early and ready too whoop and holler so you can see yourself on Esquire Network this summer!"

Harry Nordskog, co-author of Sex Pistols: Exiled To Oslo is selling his remaining copies of the book for 5 GBP/7 EURO + postage. Postage in eEu is about 12 EURO.
Contact Harry direct for further details / info. Email: nordskogharry@gmail.com

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!

30th December
Christmas With The Sex Pistols: Julien Temple Interview.

iplayer: Christmas With The Sex Pistols

Glen Matlock and Sylvain Sylvain will be on tour together in 2014.
The Sex Doll Tour starts on 2nd March in New York.

22nd December
NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS JAPANESE SPECIAL RELEASES 2013

21st December
Christmas With The Sex Pistols (Never Mind The Baubles has been vetoed as the title) will focus on Xmas and the Pistols rather than a straight run through of the concerts, but there is some brilliant footage of the shows included. BBC4 Boxing Day 10PM. Duration: 1 hour.

Steve Jones: Five Questions.

18th December
RONNIE BIGGS

RONNIE BIGGS
8th August 1929 - 18th December 2013

Ronnie Biggs reached number 7 in the charts as singer on the Sex Pistols single No One Is Innocent,
released in the UK 30th June 1978.
He recorded a second song, Belsen Vos A Gasser, which also features on the The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle soundtrack.
Ronnie's escapades with Steve Jones and Paul Cook are documented in the film, The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle
.

View a selection of publicity stills and posters.

How the Sex Pistols saved Christmas. "For the families of the striking fire fighters, Christmas 1977 was going to be a difficult one. With little or no money coming in, celebrations, presents, and even food were on ration. But something quite wonderful happened on that Christmas Day in Merrie England, when four of the country’s allegedly most reviled people brought happiness and festive gifts to the firefighters and their families. This was Christmas Day 1977, when The Sex Pistols played a benefit gig for the families of striking fire fighters at the Ivanhoe’s club, Huddersfield, in the north of England. " Read more...

16th December
Superman is dead S.I.D. Shepherd Fairy & Dennis Morris exhibition event.
Featured a special one-off performamce by "supergroup" Ritchie Love.
Ritchie Love are Billy Idol, Steve Jones, Clem Burke, and Leigh Gorman:
I'm Waiting For The Man
I Wanna Be Your Dog (1)
I Wanna Be Your Dog (2)
Dancing With Myself
Event Photo Set
Rock NYC Blog reports: "They covered the greatest punk anthems of the 70s-80s, Eddie Cochran’s ‘Something Else’ and ‘C’mon Everybody’ covered by the Sex Pistols, Generation X’s ‘Ready Steady Go’, Sex Pistols’‘Silly Thing’, Billy Idol’s ‘Dancing with Myself’, Iggy Pop’s ‘I Wanna be your dog’ and ‘No Fun’, then there was ‘My Way’ and they were gone,… nooooo so soon? They came back for an encore with Lou Reed’s ‘I’m Waiting For The Man’..."

12th December
Shepherd Fairy & Dennis Morris exhibition. December 13 - Jan 11. Subliminal Projects. Los Angeles. Ca. [thanks Rob Banks]

9th December
BBC Four - Never Mind the Baubles: Xmas '77 with the Sex Pistols.
Boxing Day 10PM. Duration: 1 hour.
"Looking back to Christmas 1977 with an irreverent portrait of the times, featuring unseen footage of the Sex Pistols. Never mind the baubles, director Julien Temple presents a unique insight into the tradition and transgression of Christmas. Featuring interviews and 70s archive, framing the Sex Pistols' last UK concert with Sid Vicious, for the children of striking firemen in Huddersfield on Christmas Day 1977."
[thanks Steve Duffy & Marco Rat]

8th December
The family dynasty continues! Sam Matlock's - son of Glen - band, DEAD! are on tour. Glen says "They have been having a bit of Radio One action - record of the week on the Rock Show a fortnight ago and have picked up a few plays on Zaine Low and a couple of other shows too. They put on a good show live and are well worth checking out, and are all on the handsome side." Of course!
Dec 9th Tunbridge Wells The Forum
Dec 10th Birmingham Roadhouse
Dec 11th Leeds Santiagos
Dec 13th Manchester Sound Control
Dec 14th Durham Fishtank
Dec 15th Glasgow The Garage
Dec 16th Dundee Non - Zeros
Dec 17th Newcastle Other Rooms
Dec 18th London Surya
Free download of Radio One championed single "We Are Dead" available via Facebook.

7th December
Barry Cain, journalist & author of the acclaimed 77 Sulphate Strip: The year that changed music: An Eyewitness Account of the Year That Changed Everything has published an "outtake" from the book - a Johnny Rotten interview from 1978. Feature also includes unpublished pictures of John in LA. http://flexifriend.blogspot.co.uk/ [thanks to Barry Cain himself]

For Glen Matlock's final Philistines show of the year, he was joined on stage by Spandau Ballet sax player Steve Norman for Ambition and Dead End Street.

Over in France, John is interviewed in "l'Equipe" the biggest French sports newspaper. He talks about Arsenal and his favourite team circa 1970-72, Charlie George, George Best and Peter Marinello. The headline reads "The Emirates Stadium is absolute ugliness!"

5th December
Following on from NMTB, Universal Japan are set to release The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle LP in platinum SHM-CD format on 18th December. Comes in cardboard sleeve with obi replicating the original vinyl.

4th December
John Lydon reveals record label woes led to butter adverts and 'I'm A Celebrity'.
Read more at www.nme.com/news/

3rd December
Universal Japan have issued Never Mind The Bollocks in platinum SHM-CD format with cardboard replica sleeve & poster. The quality of these releases are supposed to be incredible - but can it get any better?!!

PiL: Gold
Double CD compilation
Out this week

Disc 1
1. Four Enclosed Walls 2. Public Image 3. Home 4. Albatross 5. Tie Me to the Length of That 6. Flowers Of Romance 7. Hard Times 8. Warrior (12" extended mix) 9. USLS1 10. Bags 11. Chant 12. Cruel 13. Religion I 14. Religion II

Disc 2
15. The Order Of Death 16. Rise 17. Seattle 18 Death Disco (12”) 19. Acid Drops 20. Under The House 21. Disappointed 22. Covered 23. Happy 24. The Body 25. Memories 26. Don’t Ask Me 27. This Is Not A Love Song (12”) 28. Ease

Glen Matlock Screen On The Green 30th November YouTube:
Stepping Stone
Pretty Vacant

Johnny Rotten puts Malibu retreat up for sale at nearly $2 million

26th November
Glen Matlock & The Philistines final show of 2013.
Wednesday 4 December; Surya, 156 Pentonville Road, N1 9JL London


C'mon Everybody "withdrawn" sleeve

Vinyl Updates.
C'mon Everybody "withdrawn" sleeve.
Real or Fake?

Weigh up the evidence for yourself.

Also added. Three Polish Postcard Singles:

I Wanna be Me / Roadrunner / Submission

19th November
SID IN PARIS - THEN AND NOW
Sid's Paris

God Save The Sex Pistols
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.

THE GREAT
ROCK 'N' ROLL
SWINDLE

PARIS FILMING
LOCATIONS
1978 & 2013

The Ultimate Guide to Sid Vicious
in Paris April 1978


Exclusively researched for
God Save The Sex Pistols
by Geant-Vert

100 Year Celebration of Screen On The Green - Glen Matlock appears on 30th November.
100 Yr Celebration of Screen On The Green

YouTube Manraze:
Manraze "I Surrender" Lyrics Video
Phil Collen Def Leppard/Manraze Audio Interview in Oscar's Guitar Shop

16th November
The private view for 'Goldie: The Lost Tribes' at Mead Carney Gallery in London on 13th November was attended by Glen Matlock, Paul Cook and Professional Ray McVeigh. Goldie is a British electronic music artist, DJ, visual artist and actor.

More Vinyl....

GSTQ / No Feeling A&M 12" on coloured vinyl in "new" picture sleeve. So far, on yellow, purple (122 copies of each, red (30 copies), and sky blue (89 copies). And no doubt loads more to follow.

The vinyl listed on 28th October has also appeared in further colours - added to original news item below.

GSTQ / No Feeling A&M 12" on coloured vinyl in "new" picture sleeve.

12th November
Glen Matlock has returned from NYC where he has played bass on the forthcomg Wendy James album.

New: John Lydon Sound Box Video Interview.

John Lydon Interview in Daily Record.This has now been much quoted due to John talking about Mick Jagger coming to Sid Vicious' aid following his arrest for the muder of Nancy Spungen: "“The only good news is that I heard Mick Jagger got in there and brought lawyers into it on Sid’s behalf because I don’t think Malcolm lifted a finger. He just didn’t know what to do. For that, I have a good liking of Mick Jagger. “There was activity behind the scenes from Mick Jagger so I applaud him. He never used it to advance himself publicity-wise.” www.dailyrecord.co.uk/ [thanks Martin Parry & others]

SHOWstudio: Stussy - Talking Punk with Don Letts and John Ingham.

4th November
The famous / ultra-rare Virgin Records Lentilmas flexi disc which reportedly included the Sex Pistols, can be heard on Soundcloud. It was sent out by Virgin, along with a Christmas card, in 1977. https://soundcloud.com/
Is it really worth £1000s of pounds? Are the Pistols even on it? [thanks Stu Barstow]

3rd November
Manraze – featuring Paul Cook, Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen, his former Girl bandmate Simon Laffy - have released a trailer for upcoming EP I Surrender.
The three-track EP will be released on November 12 via iTunes and follows the launch of their second album PunkFunkRootsRock in 2011. Tracklist: I Surrender / All I Wanna Do / Connected.

29th October
Film director Julien Temple, who documented the rise of the Sex Pistols, has been declared a music icon.
The awards ceremony took place at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London's Southbank Centre last night and awards were given to British and international filmmakers and directors. Julien Temple received the Icon Award, which was given to him by Ray Davies of The Kinks, a band for who he directed a number of videos. Temple has also worked on videos for Neil Young, Blur, Duran Duran, Paul McCartney and Scissor Sisters as well as directing music documentaries The Filth & The Fury, The Future Is Unwritten and Oil City Confidential.

28th October
Lou Reed RIP. Steve Jones covering Lou Reed's song "Perfect Day".

Glen Matlock and James Stevenson on Death or Glory Web Series.

God Save the Queen, A&M label, Freddie Mercury sleeve

More 7" vinyl! Not Greek!

Winterland Sound Check 14th January 1978 (pink, blue or purple vinyl 100 each). 2nd version - see 21st October news item for picture.

Pretty Vacant, New Zealand sleeve & labels (black or purple vinyl. Colours ltd to 100)

God Save the Queen, A&M label, Freddie Mercury sleeve (plum red, pink, purple vinyl. Colours ltd to 100).
Pictured left.

God Save the Queen, Japan label with a Brazil / Japanese sleeve (black, yellow, purple, pink, marbled aqua vinyl. Colours ltd to 100).
Pictured left.

God Save the Queen, Japan label with a Brazil / Japanese sleeve

Love Kills are hosting a free all-day event on 2nd Feb 2014 to mark 35 years since Sid's death. Location outside Warwick Ave Tube Station, London.

Boogie Oogie Oogie! From the book Tell Me When by Barry Cain: flexifriend.blogspot.co.uk/ [thanks Stu Barstow]

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