It is no secret that licensing is a very lucrative way for bands to make money, but it’s been surprising to see which bands have now become brands.
The most surprising of them all? The Sex Pistols.
The Sex Pistols name/logo is listed as part of the lineup for Live Nation’s merchandise division, which also has U2, Nirvana, Led Zeppelin and Aerosmith on their lineup. While it’s not known how the Sex Pistols came into the merchandising fold, we have a hunch Sid Vicious, who would’ve turned 60 today (May 10), wouldn’t be a big fan of the Sex Pistol logo appearing on random objects.
In honor of the late bassist’s birthday, here are nine pieces of merch we think he’d (likely) hate the most.
2017 (12"x12" Square)
Pink Logo On Yellow (2 Piece Slap Band & 16oz. Glassware Set)
Allover Print Pink, Black & White God Save The Queen Collage Tank Dress (95% Polyester 5% Spandex)
Logo & England With Crown Above Bulldog/Logo & England With Crown Above Bulldog Grocery Tote Bag (13.5 Inches Tall x 12.5 Inches Wide x 8.5 Inches Deep)
Bodysuit/Never Mind The Bollocks Here's The Sex Pistols
Video Game Controller
Anarchy In The U.K. Union Jack Logo With Safety Pins RiffMaster Guitar Controller For Guitar Hero & Rock Band (Compatible Only With Sony PS2 & PS3 Consoles)
Click Pen With Logos & England With Crown Above Bulldog
4 Piece Set/Never Mind The Bollocks Here's The Sex Pistols/Distressed Union Jack Logo/Logo & England With Crown Above Bulldog On Union Jack/Oval God Save The Queen
God Save The Queen (20 Sticks Pack)
Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter. The first man she ever loved was Jack Daniel. (True story.)