If you’re a key member of a successful band, the solo bug will bite. Here we salute some of the most notable artists who found life after the band.
The six-part series is based upon Steve Jones’ 2018 memoir 'Lonely Boy: Tales from a Sex Pistol'
Music’s myriad subgenres have inspired some of the most enduring documentaries of our age. Here are the 37 best music documentaries of the past 50 years.
Fury's legions of fans included future punk guru Malcolm McLaren, who improbably exercised that admiration as he oversaw the Pistols' early rehearsals.
Recorded at a time when Frank Sinatra considered retiring, ‘My Way’ has become a timeless anthem for the generations that followed.
The satirical 'White Punks On Dope' became one of the enduring anthems of the new wave period.
Unsung musicians who are more than guns for hire, the best sidemen in rock don’t always get their due, but are crucial to shaping a band’s sound.
In November 1979, the UK chart welcomed a future Jam classic and one of Paul Weller's most incisive lyrics to date, ‘The Eton Rifles.'
Sex Pistols’ incendiary debut album, ‘Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols’, has lost none of its fury, nor its ability to inspire.
Urgent and driving, The Ruts’ debut album, ‘The Crack’, was an impressively diverse offering merging reggae influences and politically charged anthems.
Produced in Minnesota by Steve Albini, the album helped change the course of 1990s rock.
A question of boundaries lays at the heart of music censorship, but artists have always pushed back, fighting for the freedom to express themselves.
In the vinyl era, every genre of music developed its own visual aesthetic, a tip-off to the listener as to what could be found inside the album cover.
Supercharging punk with hardcore speed and bratty humour, the likes of Blink-182, Sum 41 and Green Day took skate-punk into the mainstream in the 90s.
Were the censors right? These banned songs caused controversy at the time, but they ultimately beat the authorities, earning their place in music history.