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Son of Punk Icons to Burn $7M in Memorabilia

It's a protest against 'mainstream' celebrations of punk

(Newser) - Joe Corre's collection of punk memorabilia is worth $7.2 million—and it will soon go up in flames. The son of late Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren and punk fashion designer Vivienne Westwood says he'll burn his "vast amounts" of clothing and artifacts from the era... More »

The Sex Pistols' New Venture Is ... Not So Rebellious

Band will be featured on credit cards

(Newser) - From punk rock icons to ... credit card hawkers? Yes, indeed, the Sex Pistols will be helping a UK bank sell its credit cards, the Guardian reports. The band's name and album artwork will appear on a series of cards for Virgin Money, the bank founded by Sir Richard Branson,... More »

8 Musicians Kicked Out of Bands They Founded

The latest: Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots

(Newser) - Scott Weiland was confused when Stone Temple Pilots announced he'd been fired. "Not sure how I can be 'terminated' from a band I founded" was his response, according to the Week . But these seven other musicians experienced the same thing:
  • After just a year in Metallica, guitarist
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Save Sex Pistols Graffiti, Archeologists Plead

Johnny Rotten cartoons 'can be compared to cave paintings'

(Newser) - Graffiti scrawled on the walls of a London flat by the Sex Pistols' Johnny Rotten in the '70s is worth preserving and can be compared to ancient cave paintings, top archaeologists are arguing. Researchers who studied the graffiti in an apartment once occupied by the punk pioneers call the... More »

NYC's Storied Chelsea Hotel Closes Doors

Guests barred in landmark that once housed legends like Dylan and Hendrix

(Newser) - It looks as though rock and roll could lose one of its most storied landmarks. The Chelsea Hotel in New York City will be closed to guests for an indefinite period of time, reports the New York Times . A developer is set to spend $80 million on the dingy throwback... More »

Johnny Rotten Open to Sex Pistols Reunion

Pioneer punk frontman thinks band could record again

(Newser) - It's been 33 years since the Sex Pistols recorded their now-classic Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols—and the band, despite its legendary status, hasn't recorded any new music since then. However frontman John Lydon—better known as Johnny Rotten—tells Stereogum that could all change. After a... More »

Jihadist Records Bin Laden Bromance Tune

Voice 'enhanced' with infidel technology

(Newser) - A jihadist has recorded a song mooning over Osama Bin Laden using voice-enhancing technology developed in the infidel West. Amir of the Ansar , devoted to Bin Laden, is sung on a jihadist site by "Asadaullah Alshishani" using a form of Autotune. "How beautiful you are; your sword gleams... More »

Sex Pistols Manager Dead

Malcolm McLaren helped launch punk rock

(Newser) - British music personality Malcolm McClaren, who managed the Sex Pistols and helped define the '70s punk rock movement, has died of cancer at age 64. In the mid-'70s, McLaren was running a clothing boutique, which he'd renamed from "Let It Rock" to "Sex," when he became aware... More »

Rock's Worst Comebacks

(Newser) - Some bands just shouldn’t—or couldn’t successfully—get back together. The Independent takes a look at the 10 most ill-conceived rock reunions.
  • The Sex Pistols: Sure, the punk progenitors honestly named their 1994 comeback tour "Filthy Lucre," but still "tarnished their own lawless chapter in
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8 Infamous Hotel Rooms

(Newser) - Eliot Spitzer put Washington’s Renaissance Mayflower Hotel on the map with his Ashley Dupre tryst—and before Spitzer, televangelist Jim Bakker did a similar service for Florida’s Sheraton Sand Key Resort with Jessica Hahn. Travel + Leisure takes a look at a few other famous—or infamous—hotels:... More »

Obamas Inherit Sweet Record Stash

White House album collection contains landmarks from Zeppelin, Stones, Beatles

(Newser) - President Obama’s new digs not only grant him access to chefs and a bowling alley, but an LP stash that includes Led Zeppelin IV and the Ramones’ Rocket to Russia, Rolling Stone reports. Banished to the basement during the Reagan years, the White House vinyl vault contains Obama favorites... More »

9 Hotels Haunted by Celebs

(Newser) - In the mood for upscale Halloween chills? If a plain old haunted house isn't swanky enough for your tastes, consider checking into a room from Travel and Leisure's list of hotels that come complete with a resident celeb spook:
  1. Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, Los Angeles: Marilyn Monroe and Montgomery Clift
  2. Las
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Johnny's Still Rotten, Says Foe

Fellow musician accuses John Lydon of Sex Pistols in racist attack

(Newser) - The lead singer of British band Bloc Party says he was the victim of a racist attack by the frontman of punk legends the Sex Pistols and his cronies. Kele Okereke, of Nigerian descent, was left with a split lip and bruises after the incident Saturday in Barcelona with John... More »

Fashion Icon Enlists Kiddies

Designer Westwood collaborates with 7-year-olds for Paris show

(Newser) - Children proved the future indeed for Vivienne Westwood at this year's Paris Fashion Week, with the British designer enlisting three dozen 7-year-olds to help with her latest collection. The British schoolkids painted bugs, plants, and snakes on Westwood’s eco-minded show "Chaos Point," which took to the runway... More »

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