Sex Pistols Sell Out
Legendary punk band THE Sex Pistols have turned their backs on their anti-establishment roots by signing away their back catalogue to Universal Music Publishing Group. Thirty years after the band challenged capitalist culture with ANARCHY IN THE UK, the JOHN LYDON-fronted group will cash in on multi-million dollar (pound) deals with blue chip companies such as British Airways and Range Rover. And the tracks will be used for anything from mobile phone ringtones to movie soundtracks. Universal president PAUL CONNOLLY says, "We are delighted to conclude this deal to represent the Sex Pistols back catalogue, one of the most influential in rock. "The band members must approve every opportunity put to them but we believe they will want to maximise the income we can generate."