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Memorabilia torched on London barge to protest punk gone rotten

LONDON: Piles of punk music memorabilia went up in flames on a river barge in London on Saturday in a protest against the way the once rebellious genre has been subsumed into mainstream culture. Joe Corre, son of former Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren and designer Vivienne Westwood, set fire to clothes and paraphernalia he valued at between 5 and 10 million pounds ($6.2 million - $12.5 million), on the 40th anniversary of the band's debut single "Anarchy in the UK". Standing in front of flags bearing the names of…