Sex Pistols to Rock Hall: 'We're Not Coming'

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There will be no anarchy at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony this year. Not from the Sex Pistols, at least.

"We're not coming," reads a handwritten post on the band's official site. "We're not your monkey."

Elsewhere in what appears to be a hastily-scrawled note, full of grammatical and spelling atrocities, the Pistols note: "Next to the SEX PISTOLS rock and roll and that hall of fame is a piss stain. Your museum. Urine in wine."

"Fame at $25,000 if we paid for a table, or $15,000 to squeak up in the gallery, goes to a non-profit organization selling us a load of old famous," the post continues. "Congradulations [sic]. If you voted for us, hope you noted your reasons. Your anonymous as judges, but your still music industry people. We're not coming. Your not paying attention. Outside the shit-stem is a real SEX PISTOL."

The Sex Pistols were to be honored on March 13 at New York's Waldorf Astoria hotel, alongside fellow inductees Black Sabbath, Blondie, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Miles Davis.

Sex Pistols official site
The Filth and the Fury official site

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