Malcolm McLaren

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'I wanted to be a living work of art': why Jordan is the queen of punk rock style
Adam Ant claimed she invented punk, with a take on clothes that still shocks more than 40 years later. Now, as Maisie Williams plays her in Danny Boyle’s new series Pistol, Jordan’s story is finding a new audience

Lauren Cochrane

06, Apr, 2021 @7:11 AM

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The Life and Times of Malcolm McLaren review – fallouts and fabulous disasters
From avant-garde fashion with Vivienne Westwood to the Sex Pistols to hip-hop … Paul Gorman pins down the talents of a disruptive visionary

Fiona Sturges

08, May, 2020 @8:00 AM

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The Life and Times of Malcolm McLaren by Paul Gorman review - punk's king of chaos
New biography chases down oddly elusive punk promoter

Sean O’Hagan

06, Apr, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Jordan, the face of punk: 'The things I wore made people apoplectic'
She was the rubber-knickered peroxide bombshell who put the sex into the Pistols. Now she’s written a memoir of her years causing outrage at the heart of punk

Paul Tierney

23, Apr, 2019 @1:12 PM

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Giant nappies, CD burning and 'perv bops': when girl bands go wrong
The history of girl group’s problematic pasts, from the shocking undertones of teen punks Bow Wow Wow to boycotting presidents and bloodied tampons

Leonie Cooper

08, Jan, 2019 @9:00 AM

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Joe Corré on his £5m punk ashes – and Malcolm McLaren's death mask
Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren’s son shocked the music world in 2016 by burning £5m of punk memorabilia. He talks about his new installation, which incorporates the ashes from that fire, as well as his father’s death mask

Paul MacInnes

20, Apr, 2018 @3:30 PM

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The Sex Pistols 1977: The Bollocks Diaries; Punk Is Dead, edited by Richard Cabut and Andrew Gallix – review
Two very different histories of punk help to explain why the controversial movement changed so many young people’s lives

Kitty Empire

19, Nov, 2017 @12:00 PM

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Readers recommend playlist: songs about fads and crazes
Short-lived dances and fashion gimmicks run through your suggestions this week – James Brown, Roxy Music and Sonic Youth all making an appearance

Guardian music

06, Jul, 2017 @11:00 AM

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'Punk is a McDonald's brand': Malcolm McLaren's son on burning £5m of items
Joe Corré and his mother, Vivienne Westwood, to light a pyre of rare memorabilia on Saturday in protest over punk ‘conning the young’

Hannah Ellis-Petersen

24, Nov, 2016 @7:06 PM

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Anarchy! The McLaren Westwood Gang review – scrappy tribute to Sex Pistols mischief-maker
Phil Strongman uses archive interview footage to place McLaren and punk in the tradition of anarchism, situationalism and pop art

Peter Bradshaw

15, Sep, 2016 @9:35 PM

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‘Heroic, sexy and a warrior bravado’: how Adam and the Ants redefined pop
They were a riot of makeup, feathers, tribal drums and surf guitars – and, for a brief, spectacular moment, they became the biggest band in the UK. Adam Ant and Marco Pirroni tell the story of their breakthrough

Alexis Petridis

26, May, 2016 @3:52 PM

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Joe Corré on burning his Sex Pistols collection: ‘It’s the ideas that are important, not the memorabilia’
The son of punk pioneers Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood is threatening to incinerate his £5m collection of collectables in response to movement’s 40th anniversary celebrations

Mike Pattenden

20, Mar, 2016 @4:58 PM

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