Glen Matlock: ‘I heard The Beatles and immediately wanted to start the Sex Pistols’
As the Sex Pistols’ original bass player, Glen Matlock wrote some of the most iconic punk songs of all time. He tells us what inspired him.
How Mark E Smith’s DIY ethic let him do what he pleased
Mark E Smith, singer of legendary post-punk band The Fall, understood the shifting plates of language, writes Bob Stanley. And that’s what made him great.
Sex Pistols punk seer Jamie Reid searches for our new spirit of rebellion
Jamie Reid’s artwork for the Sex Pistols shocked society and inspired rebellious young Britain in 1977, defacing the monarch for ‘God Save The Queen’ and creating the punk template of day-glo colours and cut-up type for ‘Never Mind the Bollocks’