Fred Armisen's Fake Sex Pistols 'SNL' Band Made a Real EP
... mates, Derek Gash and Keith Grimshaw. Well, it turns out Armisen and co. recorded four of those tracks and are now offering them as free downloads: "Maggie Thatcher," "Sweet Iron Lady," "Living in the Gutter," and "Hey Policeman!," which includes the clutch sneer, "Special delivery: My boot to your face!" The four tracks are packaged as a fake Best of Ian Rubbish EP, and the website has a "co.uk" designation. The music is fairly solid, but we'd expect nothing less from a guy who's kept time for Trenchmouth and Les Savvy Fav Fred Armisen's Fake Sex Pistols
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Watch: Sex Pistols' Johnny Rotten yells 'sexist' abuse at TV host
... sexist." Watch the bizarre rant below: Lydon was definitely aiming to make a name for himself in Australia, as he had earlier that day shouted obscenities during another radio interview before hanging up on the host. In a phone interview with ABC Melbourne radio broadcaster Red Symons, Lydon ranted, "Shut your f**king mouth! You a**e hole!... You only want to talk about yourself... You 've got your career, I've got mine. I think mine is a bit more interesting than yours... Goodbye."Never seen before and rare photos of The Sex Pistols
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Sex Pistols' John Lydon accused of sexism after TV rant
... and institutions, certainly not women. I've been married to one for 30 years. We love each other," he said. Last summer, Lydon made another memorable TV appearance on BBC's Question Time political debate programme, where he called for legislation to legalise drugs. "I don't see why these things (drugs) should be illegal if the correct information is out there," he said. "Here's the problem - you can kill yourself with two tablespoons of table salt. Are you now going to ban table salt? Let us as human beings determine our own journey in life." Sex Pistols
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The Sex Pistols (1975-1979)
Johnny Rotten (vocals)
Steve Jones (guitar)
Glen Matlock (bass) 1975-1977
Paul Cook (drums)
Sid Vicious (bass) 1977-1979
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Sid Vicious is credited with inventing the "Pogo," where you bounce up and down to the music. This eventually led to moshing.
Sid's real name was John Simon Ritchie; he and John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten) were part of a gang called The Johns. He got his new moniker when Rotten's Hamster Sid bit John Ritchie's finger; he yelped and said "Your Sid was vicious."
Sid Vicious died on February 2, 1979 of an overdose of heroin his mother had bought for him. It was likely an intentional suicide as Sid was extremely depressed about his role in the death of his girlfriend, groupie Nancy Spungen. The couple were the subject of the 1986 film Sid and Nancy.
After Johnny Rotten left The Sex Pistols he formed a new band, Public Image LTD (PiL) and reverted back to his original name, Lydon. (thanks, Sam - Bristol, England)
In 2004, John Lydon appeared on a British reality TV program set in an Australian jungle called I'm a Celebrity, get me outta here! He caused controversy by saying the C word live on British TV. (thanks, Tom - Trowbridge, England)
In 2005, they were voted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. In true Punk Rock form, they refused to attend the ceremony and sent a note to Rolling Stone magazine voicing their displeasure with the institution ("Next to the Sex Pistols, that Hall Of Fame is a piss stain"). Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner read the note in its entirety at the ceremony.
Johnny Rotten was known to wear a shirt that said "Pink Floyd sucks" as Punk was rebelling not only against society, but also the complex progressive music which Pink Floyd were a perfect example of. David Gilmour (guitarist of Pink Floyd) has said that when he met Rotten that the Sex Pistol singer apologized for the stunt and admitted he was a fan of Pink Floyd. (thanks, Benny - Sac, CA)
They were known first as The Strand, then The Swankers before settling on The Sex Pistols.
Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols is the only studio album they released. All others were live albums, compilations or movie soundtracks. (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France, for above 2)
In November 2007 The Sex Pistols reformed to play 5 nights at Brixton's Carling Academy and also gigs in Glasgow and Manchester. They also played on The Craig Fergurson Show and The Jay Leno Show.
Also in 2007, they rerecorded "Anarchy In The UK" and "Pretty Vacant" for Guitar Hero. (thanks, Andrew - Thrapston, England)
When the band was conceived, Steve Jones was the lead singer. He moved to guitar when original member Wally Nightingale left, which left an opening for a frontman. Rotten got the job when he auditioned for their manager Malcolm McLaren by lip-synching to the Alice Cooper song "I'm Eighteen
Johnny Rotten has described the band as "musical vaudeville" and "evil burlesque," admitting that their image and stage shows are as important as their music. Alice Cooper
was a big influence on him.
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