Punk has died many times, most recently when "London Calling" appeared in an ad for a luxury automobile. Not sure if the Clash owned the rights or not, but it was still cause for angst.
Thankfully, the Sex Pistols are still spitting at the establishment, declining an invitation to their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
"Next to the SEX PISTOLS rock and roll and that hall of fame is a piss stain," according to a statement posted on their official web site. "Your museum. Urine in wine. Were (sic) not coming. Were (sic) not your monkey and so what?"
The statement ridiculed Hall of Fame voters as "music industry people," and blasted the high price of attending the exclusive event --- $25,000 for a table, "or $15,000 to squeak up in the gallery."
It concluded, "Your (sic) not paying attention. Outside the shit-stem is a real SEX PISTOL."