The Sex Pistols

The 35 Greatest Rock and Roll TV Moments Before the ’90s

From the Beatles to Iggy Pop, here are rock and roll's best television moments of all-time.
SPIN Staff / October 12, 2019

The Ramones: Our 1986 Cover Story

This article originally appeared in the August 1986 issue of SPIN. It was one of those humid summer days in 1979 when the…
Legs McNeil and John Holmstrom / October 8, 2019

XTC: Our 1989 Interview

This article originally appeared in the April 1989 issue of SPIN. XTC are sitting around the butcher block in Andy Partridge's eat-in kitchen,…
Rosemary Passantino / August 3, 2019

Siouxsie and the Banshees: Our 1986 Interview

This article originally appeared in the June 1986 issue of SPIN. I first interviewed Siouxsie Sioux eight years ago, just after the Banshees…
Jon Savage / July 26, 2019

The Jesus and Mary Chain: Our 1985 Interview

This article originally appeared in the November 1985 issue of SPIN. Every summer morning the jets dump several hundred Americans at Gatwick and Heathrow…
Sue Cummings / July 25, 2019

Rare Sex Pistols Record Previously Valued at £13,000 Up for Auction This Weekend

This weekend, a rare pressing of The Sex Pistols "God Save the Queen" 7" single will be up for sale at London's Music Mania record fair. Previously,…
Arielle Gordon / November 16, 2017

The Washington Redskins Referenced Young Thug and Limp Bizkit While Defending Their Name to the Supreme Court

On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously in favor of an Asian-American rock band called the Slants in their case against the U.S. Patent and Trademark…
Andy Cush / June 20, 2017

Read Chuck Berry’s Reviews of The Clash, The Sex Pistols, The Ramones, and More

In a 1980 interview with the now-defunct zine Jet Lag, Chuck Berry, who died Saturday at age 90, divulged that he was behind on new…
Dale Eisinger / March 19, 2017

Sex Pistols’ London Home Given Historic Designation by English Government

The London house where members of Sex Pistols lived and recorded trailblazing punk music in the 1970s has been awarded a special historic designation by…
James Grebey / March 22, 2016

Never Mind the Interest Rates, Here’s the New Sex Pistols Credit Card

How's this for the next "Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle"? Virgin Money, the financial branch of Richard Branson's money tree, recently announced a new line…
Colin Joyce / June 9, 2015

Johnny Rotten’s ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ Tour Has Been Canceled

That insane-sounding production of Jesus Christ Superstar featuring John Lydon of the Sex Pistols and Public Image Ltd., Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child, Incubus' Brandon…
Colin Joyce / June 1, 2014

Sex Pistols’ John Lydon to Star in ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ Tour

When Neil Young sang, "This is the story of a Johnny Rotten," he probably wasn't thinking that the punk icon would someday star in a…
Dan Reilly / April 4, 2014

See Bill Hader’s ‘SNL’ Send-off With Ian Rubbish, Kim Gordon, Steve Jones, J Mascis, and More

In addition to hosting the First Coming of Yeezus, May 19's Saturday Night Live was the season closer and the final episode to feature Bill Hader, and…
Chris Martins / May 19, 2013

Watch the Sex Pistols’ Most Notorious Interview (Reenacted By the Amish)

On December 1, 1976, one television host's career was ruined just as a band's was being launched. When Queen were suddenly unavailable to visit London's Today…
Chris Martins / April 3, 2013

Richard Hell Was a Patti Smith-Adoring, S&M-Enjoying Punk Pimp

As far as impressionistic memoirs by New York City-based poets-turned-punks go, Richard Hell's I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp has at least one…
David Marchese / March 4, 2013
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