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Sex Pistols Insult Rock Hall of Fame
Feb 25th, 2006 at 8:26pm
 
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NEW YORK (Feb. 24) - For years, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame didn't deem the Sex Pistols, the revolutionary punk rock band, worthy of inclusion into its ranks. Now that the Sex Pistols have gained entry into the club, they've decided the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame isn't worthy of their presence.

The group was finally inducted into the hall late last year, along with Black Sabbath, Miles Davis, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Blondie, and induction ceremonies are scheduled March 13 in New York City.

However, in a crude letter posted on its Web site Friday morning, the group made it clear that they would not be attending.

Comparing the rock hall to "urine in wine," the handwritten letter said: "Were (sic) not coming. Were (sic) not your monkeys and so what?"

"Fame at $25,000 if we paid for a table, or $15,000 to squeak up in the gallery, goes to a non-profit organisation (sic) selling us a load of old famous," the letter read, apparently referring to the cost of attending the dinner, although a representative for the hall said each inductee gets two free tickets, and other tickets are $2,500.

When informed of the group's statement, Susan Evans, the executive director of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, said: "They are being the outrageous punksters they are, and that's rock and roll."

The Sex Pistols had been eligible for the Rock Hall since 2001, but voters snubbed the groundbreaking punk rock band in favor of contemporaries like Clash, Police and Talking Heads. They broke up after just one album but left a lasting legacy in rock, as Johnny Rotten and late Sid Vicious shocked the rock establishment with songs like "God Save the Queen" and "Pretty Vacant."




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Reply #1 - Feb 25th, 2006 at 11:51pm
 
That's the reaction I would expect from Johnny Rotten. They deserve to be there. In the short time they were around, they made a huge impact. I really like not only the one album they did, but much of the other material that leaked out later. How can you not like the Sid Vicious version of "My Way" and the Pistols version of "I'm Not Your Stepping Stone"?
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Reply #2 - Feb 26th, 2006 at 1:20am
 
Finally bands are starting to realize that the RRHOF is complete crap.
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Reply #3 - Feb 26th, 2006 at 1:37am
 
I'm glad they're shunning it.  It's total B.S.
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Reply #4 - Feb 26th, 2006 at 3:27am
 
rotten is feeling rotten. they should have been in no hesitation....no 5 year wait.
but either way there in. it is a honor either way and perhaps should let it go and attend and enjoy what comes along with it, but again too. i would feel rotten myself if i was rotten and would have a sour taste in my mouth. its there call there choice.
either way too....sex pistols rock !!!
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Reply #5 - Feb 26th, 2006 at 5:55am
 
They most certainly deserve it!!  I surely don't blame them for shunning it.
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