John Lydon to represent Ireland in Eurovision Song Contest? I just wanted to up the ante. For the yaoi manga titled Sex Pistols in Japan, see Love Pistols. The Sex Pistols were an English punk rock band that best sex pistols in London in 1975.
They were responsible for initiating the punk movement in the United Kingdom and inspiring many later punk and alternative rock musicians. Steve Jones, drummer Paul Cook and bassist Glen Matlock. Matlock was replaced by Sid Vicious in early 1977. In January 1978, at the end of a turbulent tour of the United States, Rotten left the band and announced its break-up. The Sex Pistols evolved from the Strand, a London band formed in 1972 with working-class teenagers Steve Jones on vocals, Paul Cook on drums and Wally Nightingale on guitar. According to a later account by Jones, both he and Cook played on instruments they had stolen.
Glen Matlock, an art student who occasionally worked at Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die, was recruited as the band’s regular bassist. In August 1975, Rhodes spotted nineteen-year-old Kings Road habitué John Lydon wearing a Pink Floyd T-shirt with the words I Hate handwritten above the band’s name and holes scratched through the eyes. Early Seventies Britain was a very depressing place. It was completely run-down, there was trash on the streets, total unemployment—just about everybody was on strike. Everybody was brought up with an education system that told you point blank that if you came from the wrong side of the tracksthen you had no hope in hell and no career prospects at all. Out of that came pretentious moi and the Sex Pistols and then a whole bunch of copycat wankers after us.