God Save the Sex Pistols
The Sex Pistols, the infamous punk band that changed the face of pop music, has told the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame to sod off. Did anyone not see this coming?
The British band -- at their height of fame featuring singer John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten), drummer Paul Cook, guitarist Steve Jones and on bass, the immortal Sid Vicious -- was inducted into the Hall of Fame last year. The ceremonies are set for March 13 in New York.
However, the band -- best known for songs like God Save the Queen and Anarchy in the U.K. -- announced they wouldn't be attending and posted this note (spelling errors included) on its website Friday: "Next to the Sex Pistols, rock and roll and that hall of fame is a piss stain. Your museum. Urine in wine. Were not your monkey and so what?"
The Hall of Fame is taking the snub in stride. Susan Evans, the executive director of the Hall of Fame Foundation, told the Associated Press: "They are being the outrageous punksters they are, and that's rock and roll."