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VINYL BOOTLEGS 11 Feb
SID 2 FEB 79 NEWSPAPER 2 Feb
ANARCHY GERMAN DIFF 28 Jan
NMTB CANADA ALT SLEEVE 28 Jan
NMTB ITALY OVED 28 Jan
HITS FRENCH TEST PRESS 26 Jan
SOMETHING ELSE DIFF PRESS 26 Jan
SOMETHING ELSE MISPRESS 26 Jan
NMTB RARE 6TH UK PRESS 1 Dec
SWINDLE UK CASSETTES 26 Nov
SWINDLE SINGLE LP UPDATES 12 Nov
INNOCENT NZ MISPRESS 11 Nov
SWINDLE LP STICKERS 4 Nov
SWINDLE PHILIPPINES LP 28 Oct
JOHN TRUMAN BREWERY 23 Oct
JOHN PARIS BOOK LAUNCH 22 Oct
JOHN BOOK LAUNCH PIX 20 Oct
JOHN CHESTER TOWN HALL 11 Oct
SUBWAY SECT 1979 NOW! 5 Oct
SWINDLE SINGLE LP UPDATE 24 Sept
JAP SWINDLE LASER SID 24 Sept
SWINDLE LP UPDATES 14 Sept
SWINDLE SINGLE LP GUIDE 7 Sept
NMTB BACK TO BLACK LP 27 Aug
ANARCHY 77 FR. 12" DIFF 26 Aug
ANARCHY 92 JUKEBOX 20 Aug
KEITH LEVENE INTER. Pt 3 13 Aug
KEITH LEVENE INTERVIEW Pt 2 4 Aug
KEITH LEVENE INTERVIEW Pt 1 28 Jul
KEITH LEVENE BOOK EXTRACT 6 July
WENDY JAMES INTERVIEW 1 July
MANCHESTER CONVENT. 88 24 June
JAPAN 10" FM VINYL 17 June
BOOTLEG VINYL GUIDE 17 June
CLAUDE ENGEL 2014
11 June
GLEN SELBY TOWN HALL 28 May
RUSSIAN UNDERSTANDING 27 May
RUSSIAN FLOWERS FLEXI 27 May
JAP NMTB 2007 26 May
JAP SWINDLE LASER DISC 26 May
POLISH POSTCARD SINGLES 19 May
GSTQ SAMPLE STICKER 19 May
NEVER MIND COSSACKS 5 May
NMTB 7x7" BOX SET 2014 27 Apr
MY WAY DJ EDITION 78 21 Apr
WB DALLAS LETTER 77 21 Apr
ITALIAN PRESS 77 21 Apr
VICIOUS WHITE KIDS T 23 Mar
FILTHY LUCRE PHOTO FILE 14 Mar
NMTB / SWINDLE "MIXES" 5 Mar
GLEN MATLOCK INTERVIEW 1 Mar
McLAREN NOV 75 LETTER 22 Feb
POLISH POSTCARD SINGLES 17 Feb
NEW 2014 GLEN PIX 3 Feb
GSTQ 10" A&M C'FEIT 28 Jan
SILLY THING PORTUGAL 28 Jan
NMTB USA JEM IMPORT 28 Jan
GSTQ/ANARCHY/PV REMIX 14 Jan
GSTQ DUTCH 77 14 Jan
GSTQ 2002 ACETATE 14 Jan
GSTQ 12" PIC DISC 14 Jan
INTERVIEW VINYL 14 Jan
WINTERLAND SOUNDCHECK EPs 6 Jan
NMTB JAPAN CDs 2013 22 Dec
RONNIE BIGGS 18 Dec
C'MON EVERY. WITHDRAWN 26 Nov
POLISH POSTCARDS 26 Nov
SID VICIOUS IN PARIS 19 Nov
ONE SIDED 12" PIC DISCS 13 Oct
PUNK 76 DVD 9 Oct
EMI TERMINATION SWEDEN 3 Oct
WINTERLAND INTERVIEW 21 Sept


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19th February
Glen Matlock at NME Awards, Brixton Academy tonight. Viv Albertine won best book.

14th February
Glen Matlock remembers Steve Strange. Sky News interview.

13th February

Steve Strange (28 May 1959 – 12 February 2015)
Steve Strange 2001

GSTSP is saddened to hear of the passing of Steve Strange (Steven John Harrington) from heart failure yesterday. Although I never knew Steve, I once ran into him at the launch of the book "PUNK," in London, October 2001. He kindly posed for the photograph reproduced above.
Phil

Plus, from the Press Archive: Steve was of course one of the true early fans of the Sex Pistols. In a picture from the Sunday Observer Magazine, Jan 77 (taken at Caerphilly, Dec 76) he was caught on camera dancing to the Pistols. (top left).

11th February
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!
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.

3rd February
Rich Kids - Glen Matlock/Midge Ure interview Feb 1978

2nd February
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]

1st February
"Anarchy on Eastenders" [thanks Graham Britten]

31st January

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

Out Now!!
Vive Le Rock After The Pistols Special


28th Janaury
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]

26th January
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.

22nd January

VIVE LE ROCK ISSUE 24
AFTER THE PISTOLS
PIL, PROFESSIONALS, RICH KIDS, SID

Out next Wednesday 28 January

Steve Jones cameo in King Tuff's new video 'Headbanger'.


SEX PISTOLS VAN
Seen in Sligo town, Ireland!
Sex Pistols Van!
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?!!

21st January
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.

19th January
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]

7th Janaury
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.

17th December
Never Mind The Bollocks chosen for the prestigious Grammy Hall of Fame in America.

Sex Pistols bootleg Spunk has been given a further CD re-pressing this month.

YouTube: PIL 13 December 2014 'Public Image' live + more.
Set List: Deeper Water / Albatross / This Is Not a Love Song / Poptones / Careering / The Body / Warrior / Reggie Song / Death Disco / Out of the Woods / Encore: One Drop / Public Image / Rise / Open Up

11th December
Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Monday 22nd December, Christmas Special features Glen Matlock, dressed as? You'll have to tune in to find out.... "Host Rhod Gilbert and regular team captains Noel Fielding and Phill Jupitus are joined by X-Factor judge Louis Walsh, Sex Pistol Glen Matlock, comedian Lloyd Langford and musician Melissa Steel for a Christmas themed show."

NME.com report on John's book signing in Oxford. Simon Cowell & Band Aid come in for some stick.
Plus, the Sex Pistols are too fat to reunite. [thanks Wayne Skipworth]

Dee Dee Ramone's artistic side on display in New York In one picture Sid Vicious is chased out of the Chelsea Hotel.

The Muse Gallery, 269 Portobello Road, London, W11 1LR ,has a pop-up shop selling one off guitars by guitar maker Steven Marlow. Sid Vicious makes an appearance.

6th December

Ian Patrick McLagan (12 May 1945 – 3 December 2014)
Ian, keyboard instrumentalist with the Small Faces and The Faces was a close friend of Glen Matlock with whom he performed on many occassions, including the reformed Faces in recent years. Ian also worked with Glen on the Rich Kids album in 1978.
Ian & Glen together in 2002 at Wembley Record Fair
2002 at Wembley record Fair

The recently unearthed live tape - posted on YouTube - Sex Pistols: Barbarellas, Växjö Sweden 23 July 77, has appeared on bootleg vinyl; 2 x 10" clear vinyl. Limited to 7 copies - until it comes out again, and again...

1st December
Site Update. NMTB - rare mis-spelt "No Fellings" 6th Pressing.

Oxford Mail: "Sex Pistols’ Johnny spreading word. The Sex Pistols may never have played Oxford’s Sheldonian Theatre in their punk heyday. But their former lead singer John Lydon – known as Johnny Rotten during his time with the world’s most notorious band – will be at the Sheldonian on Monday, December 8, to discuss his autobiography Anger is an Energy with broadcaster David Freeman."

Motley Crue playing homage to the Sex Pistols every night on their farewell tour.

26th November
Site Update. The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle UK Cassettes. Revised.

25th November
Glen Matlock & Paul Cook were amongst guests last night at Rotten Hill Gang's launch party for their debut album 'Rotten Hill Gang Vol 1' at Maxilla Social Club, London, (in The Clash heartland under The Westway between Latimer Road and Ladbroke Grove). The band feature three singers, one male and two females, one of whom is Hollie Cook, daughter of Paul. Glen sung a song with them while Paul played drums on a song - this was the first ever time Paul Cook and his daughter Hollie had been on stage together. Clash-man Mick Jones also guested on guitar.

Sonny Vincent & Spite 'Clouds' Video - includes guest Glen Matlock.

23rd November
Channel 4, Wednesday 26 November, "Posh Pawn" at 8pm (UK) has "....a rare Sex Pistols guitar" on the show. channel4.com / channel4.com/programmes [thanks George Barry]

Keith Levene - CZ2014 released today...

20th November
John Lydon Oxford Book Event
John Lydon will be doing one last 'Anger is an Energy' book event on December 8th at Oxford's Sheldonian Theatre.
This event will NOT be followed by a public signing, pre-signed copies of John's book will be available ONLY at the event on the evening for £20. There are two buying options for this event.
Option 1 costs £20 and gets you entry to the event and a pre-signed copy of 'Anger is an Energy'.
Option 2 costs just £5 and is a general, unallocated seating ticket for the event
. See Blackwell website.

Sonos: Musical Darts with Steve Jones.
Sonos: Behind the scenes with Steve Jones.

Sonny Vincent talks about his new album ‘Spiteful’ which includes guests Glen Matlock, Rat Scabies and Steve Mackay.

18th November
NME.com. Lydon article. John has spent 10 grand on iPad apps the past couple of years.
Widely reported in the media, including The Telegraph, who have a video.

Sex Pistols 100 Club 1976 - a fan's story.

Small Business Trends: What the Punk Rock Band, The Sex Pistols, Teaches Us About Branding.

12th November
Site Updates. Rock 'N' Roll Swindle Single LP
Australia Second Pressing
France First/Second Cassette Pressings

11th November
10 foot high posters advertising John Lydon's book are starting to appear on London Underground tube stations....

Paul Cook & family went to see Billy Idol at his Hammersmith Apollo London show this week.

Sydney Morning Herald: Legal action looms over Vivienne Westwood biography.

Johnny
Site Updates

Vinyl Rarity: No One Is Inncocent New Zealand mis-press.
Cassettes: Rock 'N' Roll Swindle UK 1979 & 1993.
Bootleg update: No More Feelings: Phoenix Festival 7" picture disc single Bodies/No Feelings; 50 copies.

4th November
Site Updates.
1979 Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle LP with two conflicting cover stickers.
Added to vinyl bootleg guide: Sex Pistols - Bogarts, Birmingham 1976/1/2. (Note; date given makes no sense - should be 20th October 1976). 5 pressings on clear vinyl, 5 in black vinyl.

2nd November
Sex Pistols: Växjö Sweden 23 July 77, live tape found! Posted online today. [thanks Stefan Nyström]

November issue of Record Collector has an article on the top 50 Debut Albums with NMTB  (SPOTS stickered and blank rear) copy at 31, valued at £700.

Vh1 Daniel Radcliffe Guess Who? Sid Vicious.

1st November
John Lydon Interview Round-up.
The Guardian: "My family values"
ShortList.com
Evening Echo
NME

30th October
John Lydon three page interview in current NME.
On Jessie J; "She's God's gift to songwriting". Modern football; "£75 a ticket these days to go to Arsenal? For that money, you should get to have sex with all the footballers wives". On the future: "I'll be making music until the day I die".

John Interview: www.youtube.com/

Another copy of 'God Save The Queen' A&M single up for auction.

28th October
Site Update: The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle Ultra-rare Single LP Philippines.

27th October
'From Sex To Punk' John Tiberi's Pistols Photos Exhibition in Malaga.
Teaser Video: www.youtube.com/
Promo Advert: www.youtube.com/
Feature: www.youtube.com/

Glen Matlock plays on the forthcoming Chris Spedding album, Joyland.

The Guardian: Anger is an Energy review – John Lydon's autobiography is a ripe, breathless romp.

23rd October

Old Truman Brewery


Exclusive.
John at Old Truman Brewery.

Pictures by Michele Mervin

Patrice Guino's blog: John in Paris
19 October, Paris, "Thé des écrivains"
21 October, Paris, "Fnac Saint Lazare"

22nd October

John in Paris


Exclusive.
John yesterday in Paris.

Pictures by Geant-Vert

John in the Media...
Lydon Will Never Reunite With 'Talentless' Sex Pistols.
Interview Flux Magazine.

Glen Matlock with Mickey Leigh and members of Dictators and Blue Oyster Cult: Breast Cancer Research Foundation Benefit Concert October 31 New York.

20th October

JJohn in Paris


Exclusive.
John Book Launch Picture Special.
Last night in Paris, plus, Birmingham, Nottingham, London.

Pictures submitted by Geant-Vert, Jason Insley, Kev Harris, & Urban Lundqvist

Best of John in the Media...
RTE Radio 1 Podcast audio.
'Newstalk' Irish Radio Podcast Pt 1
Interview in the Irish Times.
YouTube: 'Anger is an energy' chant at Rough Trade East.

YouTube: Q&A at the Old Truman Brewery in London.
Kisses Andrew Neil on TV.
[thanks to Simon Leppington, Gavin Walsh & Carlos Lopez]

15th October
The Guardian: John Lydon's full Q&A's webchat.
The Guardian: Anger Is an Energy review.

Paul Cook DJ set in Malaga, Spain October 23rd. 'From Sex To Punk' event: John Tiberi photos to be exhibited.

Bombed Out! Punk and New Wave Memoirs book by Peter Alan Lloyd. Pistols influence on the Liverpool scene covered in the book.

13th October
John Lydon Media Round-up.
The Guardian Web Chat tomorrow 1-2PM. Post your questions.
Never Mind The Bollocks 2. John talks about the fate of NMTB 2
BBC Radio 2 interview, 8 October
Radcliffe and Maconie Radio 6 interview, 9th October
BBC 5 Live Radio Interview
Channel 4 Jon Show TV Interview
Talks about Sid on BBC 5 Live
NME: Cheltenham Talk: Sid's death
BBC Breakfast TV, 9th October
Sheffield Press Preview Interview
Manchester Book Launch Review
The Register Book Review

Vivienne Westwood also has a book out....
The Sunday Times extracts: [thanks Keith Ruel]
Pretty violent: Westwood reveals McLaren as cruel lover
The Rule Breakers

12th October


Exclusive.
John pictured at Royal Albert Hall, Manchester Book Launch 9th October.

Pictures submitted by Andrew Brooksbank.

11th October

John Lydon - Chester Town Hall 10th October 2014

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