:: Tuesday, February 28, 2006 ::
The Great Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Swindle
The Sex Pistols announced on their official website that they'll have none of this Rock and Roll Hall of Fame business. They posted their reaction to the hall's induction invitation in a hand-written note that says, in part: "Next to the Sex Pistols rock and roll and that hall of fame is a piss stain. Were not coming. Were not your monkey and so what?"
Sex Pistols note to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - click to enter Sex Pistols website

(Click on image to go to the Sex Pistols' announcement.)

Punks to the bitter end, they are.

This is what Punk magazine's John Nikolai wanted the Clash to do when they were selected in 2003. In Turning Rebellion Into Money, he wrote:
Groucho Marx once said he wouldn't want to belong to any club that would accept him as a member. In "1977," an early Clash song, Joe Strummer sang "no more Elvis, Beatles or Rolling Stones." With their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, The Clash are now members of the same country club. For whatever reasons, Joe Strummer, who died in December of last year, was psyched that The Clash were being inducted. He even wanted to reform the band to perform at the ceremony. I was puzzled and unhappy when I heard this. For The Clash to reform for a charitable cause would be one thing. An anti-war concert or rally might be another. Maybe for the fans or just for the fun of doing it. But to reform to play before a closed room of record company executives at a black tie industry event that diehard Clash fans couldn't possibly attend? That doesn't sound like The Clash.
As for what the Sex Pistols are doing? They're sticking to the script.

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:: Andrew 06:47 + ::

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