Son Of Sex Pistols Manager Burns Millions Of Dollars Worth Of Memorabilia In Protest

November 28, 2016

The Sex Pistols are known for being one of the most prolific bands to be born out of the English punk movement, despite only lasting two-and-a-half years together. What initially started as a rebellious movement to provoke and protest the mainstream, its imagery has since become part of the mainstream. Although many fans of the original punk rock movement celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Sex Pistols' single "Anarchy in the UK", Joe Corre, son of Sex Pistols manager Malcom McLaren strongly felt otherwise.

On November 26th, 2016, Corre made a public display of his distate for the current state of punk by burning a rare collection of punk memorabilia that was estimated to be worth between $6.2 and $12.5 million. According to the Huffington Post, "Punk was never meant to be nostalgic," Corre shouted to a crowd of about 100 onlookers. "Punk has become another marketing tool to sell you something you don't need."

As part of his protest, Corre outfitted dummies representing Prime Minister Theresa May, and former Prime Minister David Cameron and Tony Blair with Sex Pistols t-shirts and stuffed them with fireworks while standing them in front of signs of global corporations.

Meanwhile, Sex Pistols guitarist Glen Matlock did not see eye-to-eye with Corre's rebellious display. "I want to paraphrase Monty Python, in that he's not a savior, he's a naughty boy and I think Joe is not the anti-Christ, I think he's a nincompoop."

(source: Loudwire)