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“You’re only as good as your drummer,” Clash singer/rhythm guitarist Joe Strummer lamented in their documentary Westway To The World, as he recounted Nicky “Topper” Headon’s firing ahead of 1982 breakthrough LP Combat Rock’s tour. “Drumming…like nailing a nail into the floor,” he continued. “It’s so precise—the beat has to be there!” Mind you, the […]

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He didn't want the band's material in FX's upcoming 'Pistol.' Continue reading…

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The legal quarrel concerns the songs' use in FX's upcoming 'Pistol.' Continue reading…

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Earlier this year, it was revealed that Danny Boyle would be directing a miniseries centered around Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones, based on his 2016 memoir Lonely Boy: Tales From A Sex Pistol. John Lydon, aka Johnny Rotten, expressed his displeasure at the existence of the miniseries soon after it was announced, saying it is “the most disrespectful shit” and threatening legal action. But Jones and former Sex Pistol drummer Paul Cook have taken to court first. Per Associated Press, they are suing Lydon over the rights to use the band’s songs in the show after he refused to grant them a license.

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Earlier this year, we learned that director Danny Boyle is directing a new Sex Pistols mini-series called Pistol exclusively for FX. Now, Sex Pistols fans are getting their first look at the actors portraying Steve Jones, Sid Vicious, Johnny Rotten, Glen Matlock and Paul Cook in the upcoming limited series. Read more: Bad Suns are performing […]

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Anarchy on the TV. Continue reading…

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You would think television (the medium, as opposed to Television, the band) and punk rock were a match made in heaven. After all, the music and culture are sharp, edgy and visually arresting. This should have made punk flawless televisual fodder, right? Truthfully, punk and TV collisions have more often resulted in mutual incomprehension and […]

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On Jan. 11, FX announced it’d ordered a six-episode limited series about British punk spark plug the Sex Pistols. Titled Pistol, the show will be based on guitarist Steve Jones’ 2016 autobiography Lonely Boy: Tales From A Sex Pistol, relating the catalytic events of the band’s history and the scene they largely ignited from Jones’ […]

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sex pistols 70s punk trivia quiz

This week, FX confirmed that a limited series based on the Sex Pistols is officially in the works called Pistol. The upcoming series has a star-studded cast that includes a Games Of Thrones star and a familiar face you may recognize from Netflix. Read more: Donald Trump is now the first president to be impeached […]

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