|Rock & Roll Hall of Famer|
Inducted in: 2006
Inducted by: Jann Wenner
First Eligible: 2002 Ceremony
Inducted Members: Paul Cook, Steve Jones, Glen Matlock, Johnny Rotten and Sid Vicious
Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 2004 (ranked #81) .
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Hahahaha....they're in already...but they rather not be in.
Posted by maplejet on Wednesday, 05.2.07 @ 18:31pm
God that note they wrote was funny
Posted by FinalWish on Tuesday, 07.24.07 @ 10:57am
The funny thing about the Pistols' situation is that they shouldn't have been chosen to be in the hall. They were famous but didn't do enough to get it imo. I love the Pistols and thought their note spoke for many people as to the foolishness of these characters electing bands into a stupid hall of fame.
Posted by Greg on Thursday, 08.9.07 @ 16:13pm
Well put Greg - I hae been saying the same thing for quite some time. The whole concept of a RHOF is a bit cheesy and dumb. But, the "talk" and debate at this site is at times interesting
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, 08.9.07 @ 16:58pm
Good Gosh! Moody Blues no, Pistols yes? What a joke!
Posted by StarMan on Monday, 10.1.07 @ 12:36pm
Is anybody on the select over 40?
Posted by JerryA on Monday, 10.1.07 @ 12:58pm
"They were famous but didn't do enough to get it imo"
Posted by liam on Wednesday, 10.17.07 @ 12:45pm
Now that the Sex Pistols are in, I'll be expecting such one shots as Blind Faith, Derek and The Dominoes, Band Of Gypsies, Al Kooper and Mike Bloomfield, The Stills-Young Band, Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation, Ciconne Youth, among others to be inducted to the Hall Of Fame.
Posted by qoz on Sunday, 11.18.07 @ 20:29pm
Wait a sec....it says that Jann Wenner inducted them, when I SWEAR that I read somewhere that it was him who only listened to a few minutes of "Never Mind the Bollocks".
Posted by liam on Saturday, 12.29.07 @ 11:39am
What a joke. There a more deserving artists than these knobheads. Besides Sid's dead.
Posted by Lovetheme on Sunday, 04.20.08 @ 21:37pm
^Like who? Please say why. And since Sid being dead means they can't be in, I presume that you disagree with the induction of Frank Zappa/Mother of Invention, The Beatles, The Clash, The Who, Led Zeppelin and many others who have had a member die.
Posted by Liam on Monday, 04.21.08 @ 10:38am
There was an old Greek philosopher who said there are four absolutes: beauty, knowledge, love and truth. I see none of these in the Sex Pistols.
Posted by classicrocker on Friday, 05.2.08 @ 23:26pm
Just a total shame for you that "beauty, knowledge, love and truth" aren't induction criteria.
Posted by Liam on Saturday, 05.3.08 @ 03:12am
Posted by Philip on Saturday, 05.3.08 @ 03:49am
Posted by classicrocker on Saturday, 05.3.08 @ 22:30pm
Interesting for me; maybe already known by a few of you. A band called Man Raze which consists of Paul Cook (Pistols), Phil Collen (Def Leppard) and a mate of Phil's (Laffey) from his first band (Girl)will be releasing their first CD come the first week of July.
Posted by Dameon on Monday, 05.19.08 @ 18:50pm
Just go back and listen to the album. It's one of the best ever. Stop with the ridiculous commentary. The songwritng was brilliant, the production was better. It was 1977. They aren't in because of Sid. It's Malcom and Johnny.
Posted by Stephen C. Salinas on Thursday, 06.5.08 @ 23:51pm
THERE TOP 10:
Posted by David on Sunday, 10.12.08 @ 18:53pm
Top 5 for me:
Posted by Mike on Thursday, 10.16.08 @ 13:53pm
Madonna, The sex Pistols, you must be kidding. as Liam aptly puts it "beauty, knowledge, love and truth". Try listening to a band called badfinger who should be in RHOF but if this is the latest company they would be in i am glad they are not.
Posted by james on Saturday, 11.1.08 @ 07:11am
The Sex Pistols get inducted. I always thought those dumasses were fake hypocrites. Their music also sucks.
Posted by Crapper on Saturday, 12.20.08 @ 15:35pm
Ridiculous band no one gives a rats ass about
Posted by Punkster101 on Tuesday, 12.23.08 @ 13:19pm
Here's another crappy "punk" group. Punk sucks and the Sex Pistols are leaders of the crap known as punk
Posted by robbie on Wednesday, 12.24.08 @ 12:02pm
Just wait until 2016, Pearl Jam will get in. That will pave the way for Mother Love Bone later on (1 LP, 1 EP).
Posted by pablo on Sunday, 04.5.09 @ 13:12pm
Appalling that they got in so quickly, especially considering how many more worthy bands have had such a long wait.
Posted by Jazzy on Tuesday, 05.26.09 @ 20:02pm
Jazzy, I think you should talk to all of the young men in Manchester who formed important bands in the late seventies.
Posted by Elastic Man on Tuesday, 05.26.09 @ 22:07pm
So John Joseph Lydon was inducted but not Stephen Peter Marriott?
Posted by What_is_going_on on Sunday, 11.29.09 @ 19:38pm
(For those that haven't seen the poisoned fax:)
Posted by Joe on Tuesday, 03.9.10 @ 21:09pm
If anyone is offended by the language in my prior posting, I sincerely apologize. I wasn't attempting to disgust; I quoted the fax verbatim, or at least as verbatim as I could (although, if I want to be REALLY verbatim, there should be an unexplained period after "stem" in the last sentence).
Posted by Joe on Tuesday, 03.9.10 @ 21:14pm
I just learned (admittedly, I am not much of a rock and roll historian) that Sid Vicious's death may not have been an accident; I only recently heard that his mother may have confessed (on her deathbed) that she administered the fatal heroin overdose because she knew he wouldn't survive in prison. Though there is probably no way to find out for certain, is there anything more to this than rumor? Thanks for all information you care to reveal.
Posted by Joe on Saturday, 03.13.10 @ 19:07pm
RIP, Malcolm McLaren
Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Thursday, 04.8.10 @ 16:51pm
The Pisstools (Stools of Piss)
Posted by Wombotron on Friday, 04.9.10 @ 19:26pm
Sid couldn't play anyway.
Posted by GFW on Saturday, 05.15.10 @ 06:34am
"Seriously, does anyone who was alive and aware in 1977 ever even listen to the Sex Pistols anymore?"
Posted by Sam on Saturday, 06.26.10 @ 16:20pm
One more note: There is one bit of their influence that isn't as well documented. When they played Manchester in '76 they arrived at the time when the city was on a downward spiral. Unemployment, small and stale music scene, and in general a dead-end. Their first gig there had a Velvet Underground type of effect: Only 40 people showed up, but those 40 people either formed bands or got involved in the music industry in someway. Out of that show formed The Buzzcocks, the third UK punk band, the first Manchester punk band and Britain's answer to the Ramones, and they opened for the Pistols when they came to Manchester a second time. Those two gigs were enough to inspire Joy Division and Factory Records, and that of course revitalized Manchester's music scene, and eventually the Hacienda gave the city an income and an outlet. So in a way they helped revitalize an entire city.
Posted by Sam on Saturday, 06.26.10 @ 17:07pm
I remember the first time I heard the Pistols and thinking "Boy, this is gonna piss some people off"...what a hoot!!!
Posted by Gitarzan on Saturday, 06.26.10 @ 17:11pm
They are by far one of the worst punk rock bands I've ever witnessed in my life, and I listen to a lot of punk rock. Johnny is nothing but a hypocrite. All he does is complain about how other punk rock bands; like Green Day are worthless and don't deserve what they've accomplished, that's bullshit. Green Day's been around since 1987, some of the people who love to criticize them probably didn't know they were around for that long. I had this girl ask me if Green Day came out in 2004, I wanted to slap her. My point is, yes The Sex Pistols have contributed a lot to punk rock, but that doesn't give them the right to put down other punk rock bands that are just as deserving as they are, that's not right.
Posted by Brittany on Wednesday, 12.22.10 @ 21:44pm
And why would they name their band The Sex Pistols? That still gets to me.
Posted by Brittany on Wednesday, 12.22.10 @ 21:49pm
I dont get why people always point to the sex pistols as an "didnt sell much but were influential" dunno about america but in britain they had a fair bit of commercial sucess
Posted by GFW on Friday, 12.31.10 @ 07:13am
"(How old is Johnny now? Is he in his 60's, 70's? Someone help me out here.)"
Posted by Sam on Thursday, 01.20.11 @ 13:03pm
Posted by GFW on Friday, 01.21.11 @ 09:57am
The Sex Pistols declined the invitation to the Rock Hall ceremony, so Velvet Revolver couldn't give their induction speech for the Sex Pistols, so Jann Wenner got up and read the letter that the Sex Pistols sent to the Rock Hall. Still, the Rock Hall should have produced and showed a Sex Pistols video bio introduction at the ceremony, but they didn't. Maybe they should have let Velvet Revolver give the speech anyway and perform Sex Pistols music. And still induct Van Halen and perform for them the following year.
Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 01.25.11 @ 16:45pm
For those of you who haven't seen it, the very man who never bothered to listen to more than 3 minutes of Never Mind the Bollocks inducting the Sex Pistols into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame:
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Monday, 03.28.11 @ 08:54am
^ Not sure what that mysterious "get" is doing in my comment between "didn't" and "care." Must've been dropped there by Martians or something right before I clicked the "submit comment" button and so I had no way of fixing it in time.
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Monday, 03.28.11 @ 08:58am
The Sex Pistols honestly werent every good. sorry
Posted by Mike on Friday, 04.29.11 @ 10:13am
Sid Vicious: Undeserving cult figure.
Posted by Chalkie on Monday, 02.27.12 @ 14:16pm
Agreed. He was just an untalented junkie and the fact he's more known than the rest of the group apart from maybe Lydon is tragic.
Posted by GFW on Monday, 02.27.12 @ 15:30pm
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Posted by Rey Bogatitus on Saturday, 05.12.12 @ 15:01pm
Sid Vicious: Undeserving cult figure.
Posted by Zach on Thursday, 12.13.12 @ 22:01pm
Sid Vicious was an untalented idiot, the fact so many people associate him with the sex pistols over the other members of the group who did so much more for the band is sad.
Posted by GFW on Friday, 12.14.12 @ 10:49am
For all you idiots that said that "the pistols are a one hit wonder" I hope you go die in a hole because YOU SUCK. NMTB changed rock and roll history. If there were no Pistols, there would be no Nirvana, no Greenday, no Guns 'n Roses, hell you can even see their influence in the Beastie Boys and Public Enemy. NMTB is the best album since Revolver.
Posted by Rednax on Sunday, 12.8.13 @ 18:47pm
Sid made it!
Posted by BulmaPunkRocker on Sunday, 07.6.14 @ 21:45pm
I'm in agreement with questioning the romanticism of Sid. Glen Matlock was the main talent in the band apart from Lydon, and they pretty much imploded after firing him. It's a shame Glen doesn't get more credit.
Posted by Sam on Wednesday, 09.10.14 @ 17:54pm
Yes, that's exactly the comment I was referring to, Sam.
Posted by Zach on Tuesday, 09.30.14 @ 17:06pm
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