Sex Pistols Turn Down Hall of Fame

From the Hollywood Reporter

Feb. 25, 2006

Sex Pistols turn down Hall of Fame honor

By Chris Morris
The Sex Pistols have opted out on appearing at their induction into
the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The groundbreaking English punk rock group officially declined the
honor -- to be handed out March 13 at a dinner and performance at the
Waldorf Astoria in New York -- in a crudely scrawled, mispunctuated
handwritten message posted on the band's Web site Friday.

"Next to the SEX PISTOLS rock and roll and that hall of fame is a piss
stain," the statement read. "Your museum. Urine in wine. Were (sic)
not coming. Were (sic) not your monkey and so what?"

The statement slammed Hall of Fame voters as "music industry people,"
and excoriated the high price of attending the exclusive event
--$25,000 for a table, "or $15,000 to squeak up in the gallery."

It concluded, "Your (sic) not paying attention. Outside the shit-stem
is a real SEX PISTOL."

Other 2006 inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame include Black
Sabbath, Blondie, Miles Davis, Lynyrd Skynyrd and industry executives
Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss.

Susan Evans, executive director of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Foundation, said of the band's announcement, "They're being the
outrageous punksters that they are, and that's rock 'n' roll."

The complete statement is posted at


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