The British music business has started the year by trying to come to terms with the growing wave of brash, sometimes exciting and sometimes atrocious, new and very young bands who call themselves “punk” or “new wave.” EMI were first to wade in, and came badly unstuck on finding that the Sex Pistols were more than they could handle.
Protest songs thrive on combat.
Milan fashion week wouldn't be the same without Versace's unabashed high-voltage, rock-star glitz, and this season there was simply no stopping Donatella. For her new women's collection, she unleashed her latest look, which she has dubbed "vunk".
After claiming that their 2010 Christmas tour would be the last of their annual festive dates, the Pogues have, not unpredictably, reconsidered.
Pussy Riot, the feminist punk rock band three of whose members are being prosecuted by the Russian authorities for singing an anti-Putin song in a Moscow cathedral, have told the Observer they refused to be intimidated by the government's "brutality and cruelness" because they "had done nothing wrong".
Henry Rollins was commissioned to produce an album by Charles Manson, the punk rocker revealed last week.