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So Tough: The Boy Behind the Sid Vicious Myth

So Tough: The Boy Behind the Sid Vicious Myth

The punk rock version of James Dean, Sid Vicious solidified his fame by dying young, leaving behind memories of his notorious behavior and the mystery of his girlfriend’s murder.

Counterbalance No. 10: ‘Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols’

Counterbalance No. 10: ‘Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols’

The Spirit of ’77 abounds as Sex Pistols round out the Top Ten on the Big List. Counterbalance take a cheap holiday in other people’s misery. Right. Now.

Punk Hybrids: Back in the Garage

Punk Hybrids: Back in the Garage

Punk's idea(l)s may have been fostered in Art schools, but its musical foundations were cultivated in garages.

Good to Go: An Interview with Former Sex Pistol Glen Matlock

Good to Go: An Interview with Former Sex Pistol Glen Matlock

The Sex Pistols' Glen Matlock talks about that famous punk band he was in, his new project Good to Go, a little football, and David Bowie.

New Wave: Turning Rebellion into Money

New Wave: Turning Rebellion into Money

If 1977 was New Wave's breakout year, by 1979 it had become an industry force, all but replacing punk as a viable vehicle or term of currency.

The Rebel Rockin’ Roots of Punk Rock Humor

The Rebel Rockin’ Roots of Punk Rock Humor

Humorists have served as the conscience of cultures ever since (and before) court jesters ridiculed omnipotent royalty for its hypocrisy, pomposity, and corruption. Punk continues to fulfill that essential social role in relation to the powers-that-be of the modern world.

The Sex Pistols’ Steve Jones’ Memoir ‘Lonely Boy’ Leaves One Wondering

The Sex Pistols’ Steve Jones’ Memoir ‘Lonely Boy’ Leaves One Wondering

If punk died the day the Clash signed to CBS, what were Rotten, Jones, Cook, and Matlock doing reforming the Sex Pistols in 1996?
Language Is an Energy in John Lydon’s ‘Anger Is an Energy’

Language Is an Energy in John Lydon’s ‘Anger Is an Energy’

Sex Pistols and Public Image Ltd. frontman John Lydon spills his guts with sloppy but delightful syntax and riddle-like onomatopoeias.
The Rest Is Senseless: A Conversation With Citizen John Lydon

The Rest Is Senseless: A Conversation With Citizen John Lydon

With a new PiL album and an autobiography out, the former Johnny Rotten looks back on his 59 years, calling them “strange” with “a serious learning curve” in his earliest days.

What James Bond Can’t Teach You About British Music History

Abandoning the Ear? Punk and Deaf Convergences Part I

We Made Ugliness Beautiful: ‘Punk Rock: An Oral History’