Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Sex Pistols, the true bad boys of rock and punk and one of the more controversial and colorful bands of our time, are reforming for a one-off gig at London’s Brixton Academy on Nov. 8 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their debut album “Never Mind the Bollocks.” Their single “God Save the Queen” will be re-released on 7-inch vinyl.
Formed in 1975, the original members were John Lydon, Steve Jones, Paul Cook and Glen Matlock. Matlock left the group in 1977 and was replaced by the infamous Sid Vicious, who died in 1979 from a drug overdose. The quartet reformed in 1996 on their 20th anniversary with Matlock back in the band, but broke up again four years later.
“Maybe it’s because we’re all Londoners, but there would be no Sex Pistols without dear old London town,” Lydon told NME.com. “See you all at Brixton with proper feelings and proper people all around. From London Bridge to The Rose And Crown, all of Britain is welcome so come on down.”
Tickets go on sale on Saturday, Sept. 21.
The Sex Pistols were finally inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005 after being on the ballot for five years. However, they did not show up for the 2006 induction and in a long handwritten note to the HoF, dissed the Hall, comparing it to “urine in wine. Were (sic) not coming. Were (sic) not your monkeys and so what?”