The Sex Pistols' New Venture Is ... Not So Rebellious

Band will be featured on credit cards
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 10, 2015 9:37 AM CDT
The Sex Pistols' New Venture Is ... Not So Rebellious
The Sex Pistols, signing a new recording contract outside Buckingham Palace in London, from left to right: Johnny Rotten, Steve Jones, Paul Cook, Sid Vicious, and the group's manager, Malcolm McLaren.   (AP Photo/PA)

(Newser) – From punk rock icons to ... credit card hawkers? Yes, indeed, the Sex Pistols will be helping a UK bank sell its credit cards, the Guardian reports. The band's name and album artwork will appear on a series of cards for Virgin Money, the bank founded by Sir Richard Branson, because, the bank says, it's "time for consumers to put a little bit of rebellion in their pocket." And to a degree, they will: One of the designs features their album "Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols." Adds the bank's director of cards, "The Sex Pistols challenged convention and the established ways of thinking—just as we are doing today in our quest to shake up UK banking." Branson's Virgin Records, of course, signed the Sex Pistols back in May 1977. (Read more Sex Pistols stories.)

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