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It was 1975 when fashion maven and self-styled music impresario Malcolm McLaren had his first fateful encounter with the then-17-year-old John Lydon, soon to be notoriously rechristened Johnny Rotten. The precocious Lydon was wearing an old Pink Floyd T-shirt that he had refurbished with the words “I HATE” scrawled across the band’s name. This a… More »

When M.I.A. held up her middle finger during Madonna’s Super Bowl Halftime Show last weekend, she dominated blog chatter for a few days and incited a few minor cable-TV debates. She could have to pay a fine, and she’s definitely changed the narrative around her next album. But she hasn’t gotten anywhere near the pantheo… More »

Last month Death Cab For Cutie returned to the spotlight with “You Are A Tourist,” the great first single and video from their forthcoming Codes And Keys. A sunny addition to our spring playlist, it recalls brighter moments of mid-period Cure when it’s not channeling “Float On.” That’s fitting given how Ben Gibbard’s got five… More »

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Miles Bowe | March 19, 2014 - 11:03 am

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Last week the Animal Collective bros released an official mixtape for their new … sneakers. That is a thing now. Gotta keep fans on their…
Scott Lapatine | April 6, 2011 - 12:31 pm

Sex Pistols Perfume, Finally

The Daily Swarm reports that this new Sex Pistols Fragrance offers a “fresh, restless bite of lemon, sharpened and intensified by a defiant black pepper."…
brandon | August 16, 2010 - 2:50 pm

R.I.P. Malcolm McLaren

Strangely, shortly after posting about PiL’s first US television appearance since 1992, we got word that Sex Pistols svengali/manager/promoter Malcolm McLaren died of cancer at…
brandon | April 8, 2010 - 3:55 pm

Shane MacGowan, Nick Cave, Johnny Depp & Friends Record Haiti Single

Like I said the other day, in times like these we judge not the artists who are joining to make whatever difference they can i…
Amrit Singh | February 4, 2010 - 9:29 am

Punk For Sale

Beating Hot Topic at its own game, Christie's has scheduled their first full-scale auction of punk memorabilia. The lots, which go up for sale o…
brandon | October 29, 2008 - 9:30 am

Never Mind the Butter, Here’s The Sex Pistols

Bloc Party and Coldplay fan John Lydon is taking a break from revisionist history (remember, you ripped off Richard Hell, Johnny, not vice versa) to…
brandon | October 2, 2008 - 10:19 am

John Lydon And Kele Okereke’s Punch Out

While we were flying back from Chicago, news spread hard and fast about a spat between outspoken post-punk kid Kele Okereke and outspoken punk-punk grandaddy…
Amrit Singh | July 22, 2008 - 11:27 am

“I Used To Rule The World”

Speaking of… Here’s Johnny Rotten on Coldplay: “I pity the poor bastards who have to watch them. They are utterly humourless. I met them a…
Scott Lapatine | June 16, 2008 - 2:42 pm

More Dead Rock Star Shoe Endorsements

Come on R.I.P.ped rockers, it’s getting really hard to keep track of this now. P4K reports that Ian Curtis and Sid Vicious will be amongst…
Amrit Singh | February 26, 2008 - 6:23 pm

Anarchy In The Corporate Boardroom

Last time we checked in on Johnny Rotten, we thought he came off like a prick. This time it’s more a whorish vibe, finding Lydo…
Stereogum | November 29, 2007 - 5:51 pm

Johnny Rotten Is Still A Prick

The October issue of SPIN includes a feature about 1977 and the ol' punk explosion. Of course, Johnny Lydon's dusted off to say a few…
Stereogum | September 24, 2007 - 3:15 pm

Tom Snyder’s Greatest Rock Moments

We pulled this together just in time for your lunch break. Make it a long one. In memory of Tom Snyder, who passed yesterday at…
Stereogum | July 30, 2007 - 12:20 pm

Tears In Heaven

This is news-y not only 'cause it's yet another posthumous appropriation of Kurt's likeness for corporate ends, but also 'cause Courtney had nothing to do…
Stereogum | May 23, 2007 - 10:37 am

God Save Naveen

Today’s installment of Stereogum’s ongoing, dire attempts to find excuses to post about LOST is, well, considerably less dire than posts past. In a flashback-worthy…
Stereogum | April 14, 2007 - 5:24 pm

Punk’s 50 Greatest Albums

Twenty five years into its publishing history, the UK's most widely circulated weekly music mag Kerrang! offers up its list for the finest punk record…
Stereogum | November 29, 2006 - 11:16 am

Time’s All-Time 100 Albums

The music mavens at the venerable Time magazine have compiled their list of the "ALL-TIME 100" albums -- unranked and broken down by decade. We're…
Stereogum | November 14, 2006 - 6:22 pm