So I'm not really a fan of the Sex Pistols. I don't think I've even listened to anything other than "Anarchy in the U.K." To be quite honest with you I don't think I've even listened to the whole song. I do remember seeing something on MTV awhile back tho, when MTV was really worth tuning into, in which Kennedy was interviewing them and Johnny Rotten was a fucking douche. I think he did the same to Kurt Loder or John Norris. However he is who he is and that's what makes this post rather interesting. I never knew they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I'm not surprised to find out as Kotaku put it "politely declined" the offer to attend the ceremony.

Johnny Rottens statment Kotaku took from USAToday:

Next to the SEX PISTOLS rock and roll and that hall of fame is a piss stain. Your museum. Urine in wine. Were not your monkey 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 organization selling us a load of old famous. Congradulations. If you voted for us, I hope you noted your reasons. Your anonymous as judges, but your still music industry people. Were not coming. Your not paying attention. Outside the shit-stem is a real SEX PISTOL.

How Sex Pistols is that. Then Kotaku continues by saying this:

Strong, if poorly-written, stuff. Barely a year later, though, this pops into my mailbox:

Activision announced today that Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees The Sex Pistols, who famously turned down the award, recently returned to the studio to re-record "Anarchy in the U.K.," which will be included in Guitar Hero™ III: Legends of Rock as a master track.

That's right. They're recording their first material in 30 years (Anarchy and one other track) for a music videogame.

As I said I'm not Sex Pistols fan by any strecth of the term, so my statement will come simply from a musicians standpoint. I can totally see how rejecting an offer like that would make sense. The politics of music and all. At the same time tho, I also see how getting your MASTER track on a video game would just fucking rock. Emphasis on MASTER. The reason I say this is like I mentioned, with all the things that happen in the music industry, I'm sure Actvision probably came into some problems trying to obtain the master, which I assume is why they decided to go in and record it themselves. I could be wrong tho. It could just be that the original sounds fucking terrible or maybe they just wanted to make a couple of extra bucks. The world may never know.

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