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Meet the Artists Who Refused Their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductions

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How Axl Rose, Johnny Rotten and Ozzy Osbourne all turned down their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame invitations.

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John Lydon Reveals the Fate of the Lost Sex Pistols Reunion Album

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New music periodically seemed like a possibility during the Sex Pistols' sporadic reunions throughout the '90s and '00s, but it never materialized.

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John Lydon Feels a ‘Bit Responsible’ for Sid Vicious’ Death

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Out on the publicity trail to promote his new autobiography 'Anger Is an Energy: My Life Uncensored,' former Sex Pistols singer John Lydon has unburdened himself of lingering guilt he's long felt regarding the 1979 death of the band's bassist, Sid Vicious.

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35 Years Ago: Sid Vicious Found Dead

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On Feb. 2, 1979, the Sex Pistols' infamous bassist Sid Vicious was found dead. He was 21 years old.

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36 Years Ago – The Sex Pistols Break Up

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Virgin Records/SexPistols.com

"Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?" asked a weary Johnny Rotten at the very end of the last show of the Sex Pistols' first (and last) US tour. The show took place at the one-time hippie haven of the Winterland in San Francisco on Jan. 14, 1978 and would be the band's final performance. Well, at least until their 1996 reunion, anyway.

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Mick Jagger Praised for Secretly Helping Punk Rock Legend

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Frank Tewkesbury/Express Hulton Archive, Getty Images

In a recent interview, the legend that is John Lydon revealed an interesting tidbit concerning Sir Mick Jagger. It turns out that while Sex Pistol Sid Vicious was awaiting trial for the murder of his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen, Jagger stepped in the pay the legal fees.

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35 Years Ago: Sid Vicious Charged With Murdering His Girlfriend

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Express/Hulton Archive, Getty Images

On Oct. 12, 1978, the body of 20-year-old Nancy Spungen was found in a room at New York's famous Chelsea Hotel. She and her boyfriend, Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious, had been living in Room 100 for abound a month and a half when Vicious called the front desk, saying that something had happened to his girlfriend. It turned out that she was dead from multiple stab wounds to her stomach. 

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Top 10 Sex Pistols Songs

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Evening Standard/Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Everything that can be said about the Sex Pistols has probably been said about a thousand times already. From the filth and fury to the scandals and headlines, the pioneering punk band impacted both music and society during its brief run in the '70s. But among all the hype and hate was a batch of great songs th

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The Beatles Dominate List of the Most Expensive Records

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A rare or limited pressing of a record can draw a pretty penny, and if it's a major rock band the price can really go through the roof. As you might expect, the Beatles dominate Record Collector's new list of the most expensive records in the world. But what might surprise you is that the Sex Pistols also turn up several times in the Top 10.

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35 Years Ago – The Sex Pistols Release ‘Never Mind The Bollocks’

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Evening Standard Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Thirty-five years ago today, the Sex Pistols' one and only album was released. For many, it was the definitive game changer. Their impact  in their native England can not be overstated. A truly defining moment in U.K. culture:  life before, and life after punk rock. Though you obviously have to draw the time line  from the Ramones to the Stooges and even back to Elvis to get the whole picture, the public definition of "punk rock" sort of begins and ends with the Sex Pistols.

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