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The Unintended Consequences of Brexit

David de Sola | Posted 06.24.2016 | World
David de Sola

Congratulations, Brexit voters. You got what you wanted and opened the proverbial Pandora's Box. Now you get to own the consequences of your actions.

If Walls Could Talk at the Chelsea Hotel

J. Michael Welton | Posted 11.05.2015 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Those days are pretty much done with now. The hotel changed hands a few years back and has been closed for renovations. It's transitioning away from a residential hotel, toward a more traditional role for overnight guests.

Chris Morris Writes the Book on a Great American Band

Michael Sigman | Posted 08.25.2016 | Books
Michael Sigman

By the fall of '81, Los Lobos, inspired by dynamic roots rockers like the Blasters, had incorporated punk's rawness into their folk sound. Bill Bentley, the newly installed music editor of LA Weekly (arch-rival to the Reader) helped put them on the Hollywood map.

10 Things I Loved About the 2015 Hollywood Fringe Festival

Xaque Gruber | Posted 06.28.2016 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

Here's a question for you Angelenos: What has a 2000 person workforce, puts on more shows than any other theatre festival in the country, runs for over three weeks in June in dozens of theaters, and is probably Hollywood's longest party of the year?

Sex Pistols To Be Featured On Credit Cards, Punk Officially Dead

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business

Sid Vicious is rolling in his grave as Virgin rolls in money. Virgin Money, the bank owned by Sir Richard Branson, announced Sunday that punk is of...

Hauntology and Psychogeography Inspire New Album From Drew Mulholland of Mount Vernon Arts Lab Fame

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 10.31.2014 | Arts
Helen I. Hwang

Timing is everything and it's probably no coincidence that we scheduled our interview right before Halloween, which has its centuries-old roots in Gaelic and Celtic regions, like Scotland where we meet.

All Mod Cons!

Dusty Wright | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Dusty Wright

Author Tony Fletcher's excellent new memoir draws from that well in this charming page-turner about his experience in London from 1972 through 1980. So charming is his narrative that I forgot I was reading about his life during his most formative teenage years.

My Most Embarrassing CBGB Moment: I Piss Off Johnny Rotten!

Binky Philips | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

In light of this impending hoopla about 315 The Bowery, I thought we'd revisit a night at CBGB that ranks as one of the great Rock 'n' Roll Faux Pas Moments, perp-ed by yours truly... Here's the story...

HUGE Honor For Sex Pistols Frontman

Reuters | Posted 09.17.2013 | Entertainment

July 18 (Reuters) - Johnny Rotten may not like it but he is starting to become Johnny Icon. The 57-year-old former frontman of the ana...

We Love Malcolm...

Nancy Cohen-koan | Posted 08.28.2013 | Entertainment
Nancy Cohen-koan

When Andy Lee and I decided to do a film about London's first mayoral race and particularly front runner Malcolm McLaren, I was under no illusions. Ma...

Punks and Professors in Slovenia

John Feffer | Posted 04.25.2013 | World
John Feffer

In Yugoslavia, and particularly Slovenia, a particularly close relationship sprang up in the 1970s between punks and professors.

Fresh Copyright Fight Over Artist's Sex Pistols Appropriation Ends in Bad Review

ARTINFO | Posted 04.01.2013 | Arts

Over the last two years, the art world has been engrossed with photographer Patrick Cariou's copyright infringement case against appropriation art superstar Richard Prince, hearalded as promising a defining legal judgement on copyright and fair use in visual art. This week, according to the Hollywood Reporter, U.S. District Court judge Dolly Gee has issued a ruling on another appropriation art case, Morris v. Young, which is eerily similar to the hotly debated Prince v. Cariou.

Long-Lost Sex Pistols' Demo Found

Posted 09.11.2012 | Entertainment

Once believed long lost, a "legendary" demo of Sex Pistols' highly controversial song "Belsen Was a Gas" has now surfaced on the Internet. Reported...

Dennis Morris on Bob Marley and Flirting His Way to a Good Photograph (VIDEO) | Posted 10.14.2012 | Arts

For renowned music photographer Dennis Morris; taking that legendary picture all comes down to timing: "Photography, the essence of it, will always be...

Quand l'ex-Sex Pistols Johnny Rotten revient, PIL fait face

Jean-Paul Gavard-Perret | Posted 10.04.2012 | France
Jean-Paul Gavard-Perret

PUNK - John Lindon (aka Johnny Rotten) en a fini avec les publicités pour le beurre anglais! 20 ans après le dernier album de Public Image Limited, il sort This Is PIL sur son propre label. Enregistré l'année dernière au Studio de Steve Winwood et après une série de concerts au mois de mars, l'ex-Sex Pistols s'offre un jubilé.

Sex Pistols Vinyl Single Sells For Big Bucks

The Huffington Post | Crystal Bell | Posted 06.11.2012 | Entertainment

A rare Sex Pistols 7-inch vinyl single sold for just under $20,000 at auction over the weekend, reports The 35-year-old vinyl r...

Sex Pistols Ink 2012 Record Deal: The Story of John Lydon (VIDEO)

Michael Vazquez | Posted 04.29.2012 | Home
Michael Vazquez

What becomes a legend most? It depends on how accurate the legend is in relation to the person. In the case of John Lydon, you might start with h...

A Classic Sid Vicious Love Letter To Nancy Uncovered

Huffington Post | Lucas Kavner | Posted 02.07.2012 | Home

If we sifted through your old drawers and boxes and published all the love letters you wrote at 20 years old, chances are there would be some embarras...

Is This Sex Pistols Graffiti An Archaeological Gem?

Telegraph | Posted 11.22.2011 | Arts

Dr John Schofield, of the Department of Archaeology at the University of York, said they are worthy of being preserved as heritage pieces and should b...

Poly Styrene Returns With New Album, Generation Indigo

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

"Some people think little girls should be seen and not heard. But I think....OH BONDAGE UP YOURS!" ~ X-Ray Spex, 1977 Photo Credit: Fabrizio Rainone ...

WATCH: Steve "Jonesy" Jones Talks New Radio Show, Being Passed Over As Idol Judge

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

The demise of LA's Indie 103.1 In early 2009 took with it one of the few beacons of hope for local radio in Los Angeles, as Jonesy's Jukebox went down...

I Saw Elvis in His Coffin

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

When Elvis fell off a toilet and straight into rock'n'roll heaven, I was the reporter the paper called to drive up to Memphis to cover it. But I didn't want to go.

"Who Shot Rock & Roll" at the Brooklyn Museum

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

What fascinates is remembering the B-52s as in George DuBose's 1978 photograph, or Ike and Tina in 1962, as in Ernest C. Withers' photo, or Amy Arbus' 1983 Madonna before Kabbalah.

What's an Out-of Work Entourage to Do? Groupies, Sycophants, and Hangers-On

Shawn Amos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Shawn Amos

As the King of Pop's posse heads for the unemployment line, here are a few stories of other groupies and hangers-on. May they serve as inspiration and cautionary tale.

John Lydon On Marriage, Losing A Child And Gargling With Brandy

Details | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Q: How long have you been married? A: Nearly 30 years. I never take any commitment lightly, and I certainly don't take my wife lightly. I never did an...