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  • Britain's most notorious villain is dead: Ronnie Biggs dies in a London care home

    12/18/2013 6:44:50 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 6 replies
    Daily Mail US Edition ^ | 12/18/13 | Hugo Gye and James Rush
    Britain's most notorious villain is dead: Exactly 50 years after the Great Train Robbery and just hours before BBC drama tells story of his infamous heist, Ronnie Biggs dies in a London care home Legendary criminal dies at North London home at the age of 84 He had been in poor health since returning to Britain from Brazil in 2001 Found fame as he taunted the authorities during his decades on the run Biggs was part of the gang which targeted a train in 1963 and made off with £2.6million in cash - worth £40million today
  • God Save Wills and Kate by Johnny Rotten (Sex Pistols frontman Lydon wishes Royal couple well)

    11/18/2010 12:42:14 PM PST · by Stoat · 6 replies
    The Sun (U.K.) ^ | November 18, 2010 | SEAN HAMILTON
      Well-wisher ... John Lydon famously railed against the monarchy in Sex Pistols anthem God Save The Queen By SEAN HAMILTON AS snarling punk idol Johnny Rotten, singer John Lydon famously railed against the monarchy in The Sex Pistols' Seventies anthem God Save The Queen. So you might not expect him to join well-wishers queuing to congratulate Prince William and Kate. Here he tells SEAN HAMILTON why he wishes them well. WHEN I heard William had popped the question to Kate, I had a nice cup of tea for them. Later on, I might even put some bucks fizz...
  • A Great Rock'n'Roll Funeral (Malcolm McLaren - England)

    04/30/2010 8:47:12 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 10 replies · 558+ views
    Mojo Magazine ^ | April 23, 2010 | Phil Strongman
    GORDON SWIRE IS SUPPOSED to be sitting next to Ben in this Cadillac. Gordon's the man who inadvertently changed rock'n'roll history - and a good few other things - by introducing his art school pal Malcolm McLaren to his married sister Vivienne Westwood back in 1966. And Ben? He's the art photographer who's Vivienne's son and thus McLaren's step-son. Ben is driving his American motor in the McLaren funeral cortège - a horse-drawn hearse, a dozen limos and a double decker battle bus - that's heading towards Highgate Cemetery. But Gordon Swire's not in the front passenger seat because...
  • Malcolm McLaren gets flamboyant send-off at funeral

    04/22/2010 1:42:50 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 18 replies · 516+ views
    BBC News ^ | 22 April 2010 15:51 UK | no byline
    ...His coffin, emblazoned with the slogan "too fast to live, too young to die", was carried on a horse-drawn carriage. Mourners included his former partner, fashion designer Dame Vivienne Westwood, and Sir Bob Geldof. McLaren, who died earlier this month aged 64, will later be buried at Highgate Cemetery in a private service. ...Beverley Gardener, 47, from Camden, went to Sex Pistols concerts in the late 1970s and said: "I just thought I'd come down to see him off. "It's sad, but he was a beautiful man - the king of punk. That is all I can say about him....
  • Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren dies in New York aged 64

    04/08/2010 12:49:19 PM PDT · by Frantzie · 55 replies · 1,134+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 4-7-2010 | aily Mail Reporter
    Malcolm McLaren has died in New York, aged 64. The former Sex Pistols manager and impresario had been suffering from cancer and died this morning after complications arising from his illness.
  • Sex Pistols At Dawn (Mark Steyn: A Massachusetts Musical Numbers Interlude Alert)

    01/19/2010 8:17:39 AM PST · by goldstategop · 22 replies · 1,196+ views
    National Review ^ | 1/19/2010 | Mark Steyn
    For some reason, Boston's Jules Crittenden is channeling "Anarchy in the U.K." this election morn in Mass: I am an anti-hack! I am an democracist! Know what I want but dunno how to get it I wanna destroy the hackery cos I I wanna BE democracy! Democracy for the MA, it’s coming sometime and maybe . . . Maybe. If you're a Martha Coakley supporter, the Pistols's other hit may seem more pertinent: God save the Queen It's the Democrat machine They made you a moron Ted's seat gaffe-bomb God save the Queen She ain't no human bein' There is...
  • JOHN LYDON: "I'M FAT, I'M 50 AND I'M BACK"

    05/29/2008 12:40:33 PM PDT · by sinanju · 36 replies · 144+ views
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | June 1, 2008 | Olga Craig
    "...John Joseph Lydon, founder member of the iconic 1970s punk band the Sex Pistols, the group that laid down a new template for rebellious youth when they pogoed onto the music scene in 1977 with their anti-royalist song God Save the Queen and their best-selling album 'Never Mind the Bollocks', is just as much the master of the raucous rant as ever he was. ...At seven, Lydon developed meningitis and lapsed into a coma for several months. When he finally came round, he suffered complete memory loss. The effect of the trauma has been lifelong. It brought home, at an...
  • Holocaust song title has firm squirming

    09/18/2007 6:41:08 PM PDT · by oblomov · 7 replies · 562+ views
    Reuters ^ | 9/17/2007 | Reuters
    TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's biggest phone company has apologized after a punk-rock reference to the Holocaust appeared on billboard advertisements for its cellphones. The ads for Bell Canada's Solo discount service showed a young woman decked out in flashy punk rock attire, with a button that reads "Belsen was a gas" -- the controversial title of a song by the Sex Pistols, and a reference to Nazi Germany's Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. "It was inadvertent," Bell Canada spokesman Mark Langton said on Friday, noting that the dozen ads were taken down as soon as the company realized its mistake. "Obviously, we...
  • Controversial Cell Phone Ad Pokes Fun at Holocaust

    09/14/2007 4:32:54 AM PDT · by timsbella · 27 replies · 3,690+ views
    City News Toronto ^ | 14 September 2007 | City News Staff (Toronto)
    It was supposed to be a harmless advertisement for a telecommunications company, but all it ended up demonstrating was an advertiser's negligence and extremely poor taste. The Solo Mobile ad, which Thursday hung high above the crowds inside Downsview Station, depicts a tearful woman wearing a series of buttons, one of which reads "Belsen was a gas," a reference to Bergen-Belsen, a Nazi concentration camp used during the Second World War. CityNews was notified of the offensive ad by an angry viewer, who like many we spoke to, had little to say in favour of the tasteless display. "I was...
  • Blondie, Sex Pistols, Black Sabbath Join the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    03/12/2006 9:31:15 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 20 replies · 534+ views
    ABC NEWS 7 ^ | 03-12-2006 | AP
    NEW YORK - Between the Sex Pistols and Ozzy Osbourne, there's an air of malice associated with this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class. Blondie is doing its part, too. The band being inducted Monday includes two members, Nigel Harrison and Frank Infante, who unsuccessfully sued their former colleagues for being left out when Blondie reformed in 1999. Deborah Harry's voice turns hard when she's asked if the two men will be invited to perform again with Blondie for old time's sake at the Waldorf-Astoria ceremony. Even the Police and Talking Heads managed to set aside bad feelings...
  • Less Swearing on TV, Demands Former Sex Pistol

    03/04/2005 3:34:16 PM PST · by Brainhose · 11 replies · 486+ views
    Lake Titicaca ^ | Today | Brainhose
    Former Sex Pistols performer Glen Matlock calls for less profanity in Music and TV now that he has children.HEY GLEN! could it be 30 years too late??I love how these aging Punk rockers have suddenly found themselves now that they have kids.The Sex Pistols were very popular when I was in High School. I never understood the attraction myself. I was into the Beatles, the Stones, the B52s, DevoNeil Young... etc. I never cared for the groups that used profanity at the drop of a hat. Call me an old fogey!
  • New York lockdown [Long, with details of riot plans]

    08/11/2004 6:46:35 PM PDT · by aculeus · 29 replies · 1,149+ views
    The Guardian [UK] ^ | August 11, 2004 | Michelle Goldberg
    While anti-Bush activists in New York are adopting new techniques to try and disrupt the Republican party convention later this month, the police have got some new strategies of their own, writes Michelle Goldberg If you're a delegate attending the Republican national convention at Madison Square Garden later this month, Jamie Moran knows where you're staying. He knows where you're eating and what Broadway musical you plan on seeing. For the past nine months, Moran has been living off savings earned as an office manager at a nonprofit and working full-time to disrupt the RNC. His small anarchist collective, RNCNotWelcome.org,...
  • Never mind the WMDs: here's the Sex Pistols

    07/15/2003 10:22:09 PM PDT · by Recourse · 5 replies · 295+ views
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | July 12, 2003 | ABC News
    Last Update: Saturday, July 12, 2003. 9:40am (AEST) Never mind the WMDs: here's the Sex Pistols British punk band the Sex Pistols want to bring their particular brand of anarchy to Iraq, vowing to play a live concert in Baghdad with the message that democracy has its pitfalls. In an interview posted on the MTV music channel website, Pistols' front man John Lydon, who was known as Johnny Rotten during the punk heyday, said the reformed band hoped to set up the concert for sometime early next year. "I am definite about it," Lydon said. "The red tape is lining...
  • IRAQ 'N' ROLL!

    07/15/2003 2:41:11 PM PDT · by xp38 · 6 replies · 249+ views
    THE SEX PISTOLS are promising to play a benefit concert in Iraq's capital BAGHDAD for the country's people. Along with announcing the dates for their US tour, the band revealed that they want to play in the war-torn country. According to Ananova, John Lydon - Johnny Rotten - said, "I am definite about it... The red tape is lining up thick and fast, and the more they put up, the bigger the scissors." He added, "If you are going to offer these people democracy, then offer it to them in their fullest extreme so they fully know what they're walking...