British Library Punk 1976-78 Exhibition
Friday 13 May - Sunday 2 October
God Save the Sex Pistols Book Review
Anarchy In The Year Zero. The Sex Pistols, The Clash & the Class of '76
by Clinton Heylin
Published 4th June 16
- Burning Sounds (Rich Kids) Rough Trade West - London Record Store Day
Saturday 16th April 2016
Backstage Auctions (www.backstageauctions.com) Rock 'n' Pop auction starts this weekend and ends Sunday, May 1. Includes Sex Pistols related collectibles e.g. John Lydon interview cassette from 1985 & Pistols band itinerary from 2007 backstageauctions.com/catalog/sex-pistols/
Sex Pistols chart again in USA. NMTB hits #13 on Record Store Day 2016
Sid Vicious: Live at the Electric Ballroom, London, August 15th 1978 was a low key RSD release.
Only 300 copies in
Capturing a Culture. British Rock Tribes. Janette Beckman talks about her photos of youth culture in the UK; Sex Pistols included
Ruen Brothers Join Jonesy's Jukebox at the Festival of Books in LA.
The Ruen Brothers share a story about their Dad & The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle singers auditions. "They called us foul mouthed yobs"
Glen Matlock 'I'm Not Your Steppin Stone' Live at
Rough Trade (Record Store Day 2016)
Glen appears on The International Swingers' Gun Control 7" Record Store Day release
London Live TV Glen Matlock & Paul Cook together
Discussing the Rich Kids / Professionals Shepherds Bush show 19 May
Sharks reform with Paul Cook
British rock band
Sharks have reformed with three original members Chris Spedding
(guitar), Steve (Snips) Parsons and Nicky Judd (keyboards). Also
on board are Sex Pistol/Professionals drummer Paul Cook (drums) and
Toshi Ogawa from Kingmob and Hey! Hello! on bass. Sharks were
originally formed in 1972 by Andy Fraser after the demise of Free.
Sex Pistols - April 1976: The Art of PT Madden is at the Wilkinson Gallery, London, from 16 April.
Exhibition of unseen photos of Sex Pistols at The Nashville is previewed in The Guardian
Rolling Stones EXHIBITIONISM: Saatchi Gallery, London
Glen Matlock with Donovan
Steve Jones to appear at Adopt the Arts Rock & Roll Hall of Fame event 12 May 2016
"Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductees Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH) and Robin Zander (CHEAP TRICK) will be honored by Adopt The Arts on Thursday, May 12 at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
Hosted by Jane Lynch and Matt Sorum (GUNS N' ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER), the event will feature a host of special musical guests such as: Corey Taylor (SLIPKNOT, STONE SOUR), Dean and Robert DeLeo (STONE TEMPLE PILOTS), Billy Duffy (THE CULT), Gilby Clarke (GUNS N' ROSES), Steve Jones (SEX PISTOLS), Steve Lukather (TOTO), Chad Smith (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS), & Geezer Butler (BLACK SABBATH). All proceeds benefit Adopt The Arts."
Steve Jones: Multiply The Cash In Your Bank Account! 955KLOS Promo Video
London Live TV Friday 8th April. Paul Cook will appear to talk about The Professionals / Rich Kids 19th May gig at Shepherds Bush Empire.
Watch out for the interview around 7:15pm (Freeview 8 Sky 117 Virgin 159 YouView 8) [thanks London Live]
I Swear I Was There:
Published 2nd June 2016
Message from The Professionals: "Due to unforeseen circumstances, The Professionals have had to cancel their forthcoming shows in Leeds and Newcastle (31 March / 1 April). We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused and we hope to return later in the year."
The Independent: "Sex Pistols graffiti helps Tin Pan Alley building to Grade 2 listed status. The cartoon drawings and graffiti he scrawled all over the 1970s hangout of the Sex Pistols" Decision by the Department of Culture is a major victory in campaign to maintain Denmark Street.
McLaren's son - Joe Corre - has been in the news regarding his wish to
burn his £5m punk memorabilia collection. It sounds like he wants to
raise his profile! Daft.
Plus others of the same....
"Sex Pistols" by Johan
Kugelberg and Jon Savage
"A definitive celebration packed with previously unseen material of the original punk band... an unprecedented wealth of material - from McLaren’s handwritten letters to never-before-seen photographs of the band, Jamie Reid’s iconic album artwork, and a range of ephemera from concert tickets to fanzines - to produce the most comprehensive visual history of the band ever produced and a bible of popular culture for years to come."
unofficial vinyl recently released
Winterland Concert - a double LP of 14 Jan 78 gig, plus soundcheck on side 4
Never Mind The Bollocks box set (LP, poster, and t-shirt)
Record Store Day Saturday 16 April, sees the release of PIL Live at Shepherd's Bush Empire 2015 (Let Them Eat Vinyl), on clear vinyl
Save Tin Pan Alley Petition
"The famous Sex Pistols home and former recording studio filled with their 1977 cartoon murals is under threat from development into flats at the outbuilding to the rear of 6 Denmark St. Glen Matlock, Captain Sensible and Rupert Orton have come to say "No! Save the building for the National Trust in this the 40th Anniversary of Punk."
See also: London Weekly News Feature
[thanks Stu Craig]
Glen Matlock returns to
play Camden Rocks. Carl Barat & The Jackals, The Godfathers, Glen
Matlock and Billy Bragg lead the latest acts announced for Camden Rocks
which takes place on Saturday 4th June 2016 in over 20 venues in NW1,
Chunk of Punk Exhbition: A
Barbican Music Library Exhibition
Rockarchive founder and world renowned music photographer, Jill Furmanovsky, opens her archive to share her mainly unseen collection of anarchic Punk images. Featuring The Buzzocks, The Clash, The Sex Pistols and many more, A Chunk of Punk is a photographic celebration of 1970's subversive culture.
Runs from March 2 to April 28
Evening Standard - "Picture this: photo show takes visitors backstage with the stars of punk."
[thanks Ray & Keith Ruel]
GSTQ "Japan A&M" 7"
Pistols first Wycombe gig 20th February 76 recollections, courtesy of Wycombe Wanderers FC [thanks Graham Britten]
Glen Matlock & Paul Cook were at The Who's gig last night at Wembley Arena
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