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Interview: God save John Lydon
When Sex Pistols impresario Malcolm McLaren coined the phrase "cash from chaos," he may have been describing his own filthy lucre, but for the members of rock's most explosive group, the fiduciary comeuppance was and has been eternally forthcoming.
| October 12, 2012
Photos: All Tomorrow's Parties Festival at Ashbury Park, NJ
Bands perform at the All Tomorrow's Parties Festival at Ashbury Park, New Jersey on September 30-October 2, 2011.
Ashbury Park, New Jersey | September 30-October 2, 2011
| October 07, 2011
The Big Hurt: Johnny's mansion, Noel's singles, Keith's fragrance, Big Boi's boner, Alice's maze, Hype's erotic thriller, Nicki's boob
Johnny Rotten's mansion burnt down. A tragedy, but made sadder still by the fact that it happened two weeks before the riots, denying anarchists in the UK the chance to properly thank him for appearing in butter commercials and licensing official Sex Pi
Music news in brief
| August 19, 2011
Gaga's eau de bloody load, Diddy exposed as 9/11 mastermind, and other music news in brief
Smell ya, shouldn't have to tell ya!
The Big Hurt
| February 11, 2011
The Big Hurt: Sex Pistols perfume
I think I’d be a much happier person if I disabused myself of all my quaint expectations about artistic integrity.
Plus ELO death and Moz racism
| September 17, 2010
Review: Public Image Ltd. at Royale
Terrifying, ridiculous, glorious
PiL, live at Royale, May 7, 2010
| May 14, 2010
Photos: Public Image Ltd at Royale
PiL at Royale, courtesy of The Bowery Presents
PiL, featuring Johnny Rotten, at Royale | May 5, 2010
| May 14, 2010
The Big Hurt: Attention whoring and headline parsing
Slow news week.
Music news in brief
| September 18, 2009
Watchmen 's brutal alternative history
As a reimagining of the past, Watchmen is at times jaw-dropping.
| March 03, 2009
Interview: Greil Marcus
Greil Marcus on rock-and-roll photography
Rock's critic-in-chief talks rock and roll photography
| January 21, 2009
Wilderness | (k)no(w)here
This could prove strenuous, but the album is more contemplative than didactic — a (k)no(w)here that’s difficult to study but easy to inhabit.
| October 28, 2008
The Big Hurt: Rotten butter
John Lydon spreads it on thick. Plus, intrusive devices and CGI pissoirs
| October 08, 2008
Smoking the terrain with a heavily radical nose-wheelie
This article originally appeared in the May 30, 1978 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
In which we try to understand the skateboarding subculture
| June 02, 2008
This article originally appeared in the August 23, 1977 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
His death will change nothing: He had already expanded forever our notion of what was possible
| August 20, 2007
Along came the Police, packing cold, steely hits with flashes of heat.
Many little things they did were magic
| July 25, 2007
Crossword: 'Heard of animals'
Sounds like there's a few in here
| December 06, 2006
Nevermind the Bollocks
This article originally appeared in the January 17, 1978 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
The Sex Pistols arrive
| November 14, 2006
Making the cut?
The Slits were a band attached to a time and a place.
The Slits, the Apes, Life Partners, Squids, and Adrian Orange, Great Scott, October 30, 2006
| October 31, 2006
Anarchy in Medford
Sitting in on Tufts lecturer Michael T. Fournier’s course “History of Punk Rock,” offered via the university’s Experimental College, one can’t help but think of Johnny Rotten’s famous final words: “Ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated?”
History of punk rock
| October 18, 2006
Many of us like to say that rock and roll saved our lives. In Michael Patrick MacDonald’s case, the common hyperbole may be simple truth.
Michael Patrick MacDonald’s Southie exodus
| September 26, 2006
Flashbacks: September 1, 2006
These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Ian Sands and Paul Babin.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
BOSTON PHOENIX FLASHBACKS
| August 30, 2006
Indie-film icon Kevin Smith is, above all else, a religious man. WFNX's Keith Dakin interviews Kevin Smith (mp3) Back from rehab: Clerks II is just another sequel. By Brett Michel
Getting laid and laying back
| July 25, 2006
On the Racks: May 23, 2006
Plus new releases by Osaka Popstar, PJ Harvey, and the American Idol kids.
Def Leppard, Dixie Chicks, Damone
| May 23, 2006
Of beats and beatitude
What the hell happened to ambient music?
Jah Wobble’s Zen dub meditations
| January 25, 2006
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