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2011-11-21 05:00:56

Archaeologists typically record and analyze the traces of past human activities. The caves of Lascaux in southern France are celebrated as a place where early humans made their marks on cave walls. The cave is now protected, and an exact replica is what the public now encounter. But a new study by archaeologists has been examining marks made much more recently -- graffiti by the Sex Pistols now discovered on the walls of the flat the punk group rented in London in the mid-1970s. The...

2011-03-02 09:56:00

NEW YORK, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Palladium Alliance International (PAI) and Vivienne Westwood are proud to unveil Christina Hendricks as the face of the new Vivienne Westwood "Get a Life" Palladium Jewelry Collection. The award winning actress is lending her classic beauty to the collection, modeling the limited edition jewelry for a photo shoot styled by Dame Westwood in London. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110302/NY57777) Featured in the collection are both...

2009-02-02 12:07:05

Director Alan G. Parker says his new U.K. film Who Killed Nancy? makes a strong argument that punk rocker Sid Vicious didn't stab Nancy Spungen to death. Spungen, Vicious' 20-year-old girlfriend, was found dead Oct. 12, 1978, at New York's Chelsea Hotel, where she and Vicious had been staying. Vicious, bassist for the Sex Pistols, was arrested, but died of a heroin overdose Feb. 2, 1979, at age 21, while awaiting trial for Spungen's slaying. Police reportedly closed the case on Spungen's...

2008-10-01 12:30:00

British rock 'n' roll singer Johnny Rotten said he couldn't resist starring in a commercial for Dairy Crest's Country Life butter because it was made for him. Rotten, whose real name is John Lydon, is best known as the irreverent front man for the punk band the Sex Pistols. The Daily Telegraph said his latest gig is starring in a $9 million advertising campaign for butter, marking the first time the 52-year-old performer has appeared in a television commercial. The 30-second spot shows...

2008-09-08 18:00:25

By nathan bevan HE was an antichrist, he was an anarch-ayst, but now he's selling Country Life Butter. That's right, a new telly advert is set to show the once great Johnny Rotten forsaking the Vivienne Westwood bondage trousers and safety pins for a tweed jacket and plus fours to flog the tasty dairy comestible. What next, Jimmy Pursey from Sham69 advertising Arthur Llewellyn Jenkins? By the way, that sound you can hear as Rotten cavorts in front of the cameras is probably the...

2008-09-05 21:00:14

By Andria Lisle Over the past 30 years, the punk-rock "do-it-yourself" ethos helped jump start a legion of bands as diversified as the Sex Pistols and Fugazi. Now, that same DIY attitude is helping to revitalize the careers of forgotten Southern soul singers Herbert Wiley and Ralph "Soul" Jackson, who play the Hi-Tone Caf tonight. In Wiley's case, it's been a direct influence: The Oxford, Miss., resident, who dominated the local frat circuit in the 1960s, had, by the start of the next...

2008-09-03 09:00:26

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Guitar Hero(R) fans will have a unique opportunity to unleash their inner rockstar as they come together and kick out some jams with exclusive re-records by MC5's Wayne Kramer, Motorhead and The Sex Pistols in Activision Publishing, Inc.'s Guitar Hero(R) World Tour. Just shy of the 40th anniversary of the seminal performance in October 1968 when "Kick Out the Jams" was originally recorded, founder and lead guitarist Wayne Kramer went...

2008-07-28 18:00:27

THE Sex Pistols swearing during an early evening live broadcast of Thames Television's Today programme is an archive's most requested TV clip. The show, aired in December 1976, created a storm of publicity. FremantleMedia Archives, celebrating its 40th anniversary, said former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson's running on the beach scenes are the second most popular clips. (c) 2008 Daily Post; Liverpool. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2008-06-17 15:00:35

The British punk rock band the Sex Pistols reportedly is mulling over releasing a second album, more than 30 years after its first debuted. The group's only studio LP, Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols, was released in 1977. The Daily Telegraph quoted lead singer Johnny Rotten as saying: There could be a new record. That would be nice. But I won't do anything in a patronizing way. The music, the subject and the attitude all have to be right at the same time. Everything has...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'