The Sex Pistols Say No to the London Olympics
The Sex Pistols have turned down an invitation to play during the Closing Ceremonies of the 2012 London Olympics, shocking no one with their decision (via The Guardian). The Closing Ceremonies end the 2.5 weeks of Olympic madness (and Tube congestion) on August 12. During the Closing Ceremonies, there will be a Symphony of British Music, for which the Sex Pistols were asked to play. Singer Johnny Rotten aka John Lydon, who is now in the terribly named Public Image Ltd (PiL), told the organizers ‘no’. The band would’ve represented the punk era. Now, they will ask One Direction to fill in. I’m kidding, and I REALLY hope they don’t appear in any capacity.
New White Stripes Concert DVD, and Unreleased Tracks from The Raconteurs Coming Our Way
Jack White’s Third Man Records is dipping into the Vault – capitalized because it’s a name of their subscription series – to release their 12th item in the series (via Consequence of Sound). The goodies? A new live White Stripes DVD called Under New Zealand Lights, which consists of footage from their November 2000 show in Auckland and their October 2003 show at Freeman’s Bay Primary School. Presumably very few young kids knew who the White Stripes were back in 2003.
Also being released is a 7″ record with 2 unreleased tracks by one of Jack White’s other band, The Raconteurs. The two tracks are leftovers from Consolers of the Lonely album, but appeared on fellow Raconteur Brandon Benson’s solo albums. The tracks are You Make a Fool Out of Me (which is what I say to my shoelaces), and Open Your Eyes.