As the Sex Pistols' founding bassist Glen Matlock was becoming unhappy with hysteria around the band, Johnny Rotten was encouraging his pal Sid Vicious to join.
After a few rocky months, featuring only one single and lots of controversy, EMI dropped the Sex Pistols from their record contract in January 1977.
The Sex Pistols unleashed a barrage of obscenities when they appeared on the U.K.'s 'Today' show in 1976. The punk band instantly became famous in Britain.
The son of former Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren burned his valuable collection to protest punk's acceptance by the mainstream.
The Sex Pistols could have written new music during their 1996 reunion, but one member was against it.
'Sid and Nancy' premiered on July 20, 1986 at London’s Limelight Club. Directed by Alex Cox, the film starred Gary Oldman as Sid Vicious.
When asked if they still hated each other, bassist Glen Matlock replied, “Yes, with a vengeance..."
Morrissey proved to the world with his 2013 autobiography that his clever writing went beyond his lyrics. But decades before the book, he frequently wrote unsolicited letters to NME, Melody Maker and other British magazines.
The Sex Pistols have compiled four shows from their 1976 U.K. tour, including the legendary Manchester concert.
The late Malcolm McLaren's son, Joe Corre, is opposed to celebrations honoring 40 years of punk planned by the British Library and British Film Institute.