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Malcolm McLaren’s Son Burns Original Sex Pistols Record

Joe Corré, the son of Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren and fashion designer Vivienne Westwood, burnt his original acetate of the Sex Pistols’ classic single “Anarchy in the U.K.” on Tuesday evening after it failed to sell on eBay.

Corré, who is the co-founder of lingerie brand Agent Provocateur, made headlines in March when he announced his plans to torch his entire extensive lot of punk memorabilia, citing disgust with how punk has been appropriated by the commercial sector and the state.

The single was placed on eBay last week, and reached a high bid of nearly $78,000 by Nov. 17. Corré took it down for failing to reach the reserve price, which he’d set at a million British pounds (around $1,243,000 USD), and proceeded to light the disc up in flames.

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