News

Glen Matlock denies new Sex Pistols reunion

Glen Matlock denies new Sex Pistols reunion

John Lydon, right, and Glen Matlock of The Sex Pistols perform at the Roxy in West Hollywood, Calif., on Oct. 25, 2007. Photo: Associated Press/Chris Pizzello

Sex Pistols star Glen Matlock has dashed fans’ hopes of another reunion by insisting he hasn’t had any contact with frontman John Lydon in five years.

Fans of the iconic punk group had hoped the stars would regroup for another comeback tour, but bassist Matlock is adamant there is nothing planned and he is no longer in touch with his former bandmate.

He tells Britain’s Daily Mirror newspaper, “I haven’t seen John for five years and I’m quite happy about that. I’ve had no cause to speak to him. We don’t have anything planned. There is nothing I know of in the offing and I’m really not that fussed about it. I have no idea if we will reform but who knows… I wouldn’t write new Sex Pistols material, we’re fine with the old stuff.”

Matlock goes on to reveal he is still in touch with drummer Paul Cook and guitarist Steve Jones, but their meetings are rare.

He adds, “I see Paul every now and again and I see Steve once in a while, he lives in Los Angeles and I’ll look him up. He can be a bit of a miserable sod so I don’t always do that.”

The Sex Pistols split in 1978 but reunited in 1996 and have toured sporadically since. They last played together onstage in 2008.

Latest Stories

in Sports

Sepp Blatter wins re-election as FIFA president

Fresh
FIFA president Sepp Blatter speaks during a press conference in Marrakech, Morocco, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. FIFA will not reopen the vote for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, and will publish at least some of the confidential report into the bidding process, Blatter said Friday.

Sepp Blatter has been re-elected as FIFA president, despite criminal investigations into corruption.

in Entertainment

REVIEW: The Earth quakes, cleavage shakes in ‘San Andreas’

Fresh
17-overlay9

"San Andreas" is so over the top, Michael Bay might find it excessive.

in Viral Videos

Paralyzed student walks across stage at college graduation

Fresh
10-overlay5

Injured playing football in 2010, Christopher Norton walked across the stage with help from his new fiancée.