John Lydon, aka Johnny Rotten, Talks New Sex Pistols Material

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The Sex Pistols, for those of you unaware, were an English punk rock band that acted as pioneers of the punk rock movement in the United Kingdom.  Despite the Sex Pistols’ short career – 1975 to 1978  – the punk quartet had a large influence on the genre, as well as squeezing out at least a few notable singles, such as “God Save the Queen”.

In what may seem to be a late Christmas gift to fans, frontman John Lydon, known as Johnny Rotten in the Sex Pistols’ playing days (due to his poor hygiene), recently hinted at new Sex Pistols material surfacing in the forseeable future.  Lydon is now the frontman of Public Image Limited (sometimes referred to as PiL), and says that the success of his new band makes him think of reforming the Sex Pistols again.

I say again because since the group disbanded in 1978, they have met for reunion shows and tours every few years since 1996.  This time, however, Lydon stated that he was interested in writing new material for the Sex Pistols.  In the past several years, PiL has split and reformed, written new material and achieved some commercial success. In retrospect, Lydon stated this series of events was also likely to occur for the Sex Pistols.

Although new music from the Sex Pistols is likely to be enjoyable, it will missing some elements due to writing without Vicious, who died the year the band split. However, Lydon has proven himself more than capable of writing well with PiL.

Not much has been revealed at this point, but I don’t think Lydon would lead us on like this unless it were true.  I can’t wait to see what the Sex Pistols come up with…hopefully it won’t be too long before they do.

You can download music by the Sex Pistols right here and find Public Image Limited music right here.