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Friday, January 7, 2011

John Lydon Thinking About A Sex Pistols Reunion

By Jeffrey Hyatt

John Lydon Thinking About A Sex Pistols Reunion John Lydon Thinking About A Sex Pistols Reunion
John Lydon – aka Johnny Rotten – has let it be known that he’s game for a Sex Pistols reunion and co-writing new material with the band.
Lydon and fellow original members Steve Jones, Paul Cook and Glen Matlock haven’t spent any studio time together as the Sex Pistols since 1977’s Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols.
The band has reunited on five separate occasions for tours since their initial break-up in 1978, but those shows featured only the old songs and covers.
In an interview with Stereogum, Lydon said that the success of his recent gigs with Public Image Limited had led to him considering regrouping the Sex Pistols once more.
“For me, there wouldn’t be a PiL if it weren’t for them lads in the Pistols, so I feel responsive to their needs,” he explained.
“If they want me to go out on tour with them I’m happy to oblige… until three weeks later when I’m not. That’s how it is.”
Now that the Pil tour is wrapped up, it appears Lydon is comfortable kicking around the idea of not only touring again as the Sex Pistols, but actually working up new material.
Maybe the time is right for the Pistols to get back in the studio and see what kind of musical mayhem they come up with, perhaps something to counterbalance some of the pop trash out there.
Said Lydon:
“Because I’ve been able to get PiL back together – and because I’ve really been in a songwriting mode – can now look back on the Pistols and imagine writing with them too.”
As Lydon mentioned above, the whole idea of a Sex Pistols reunion could be kaput – like any minute now. But at least he’s thrown the idea out there. And no doubt it has folks talking and wondering what the Sex Pistols might deliver three decades removed from their classic debut.