Sex Pistols' Glen Matlock Doesn't Talk With John Lydon Anymore
Posted by Joseph Lee on 07.28.2014
They haven't spoken in five years...
In an interview with The Mirror, Sex Pistols bassist Glen Matlock said that he hasn't talked with singer John Lydon in five years. Matlock and Lydon reformed the band in 2008 with guitarist Steve Jones and drummer Paul Cool for several European festivals.
On not speaking to Lydon: "I haven't seen Jon 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 the secret of black magic box. I wouldn't write new Sex Pistols material, we're fine with the old stuff."
On Lydon promoting Country Life butter: "I think (the advert) was a bit cheesy. I think he was trying to move on from being Jonny Rotten. It's always measured against the Sex Pistols, whether he has moved on from that I don't know. That is his way of trying."
On why the Pistols turned down the Olympic opening ceremony in 2012: "I heard that they wanted The Who to do it, they wanted Keith Moon to perform. But he's only been dead 20 years. They had asked us to perform but the story about Keith Moon and The Who didn't help their pitch to us. That was one of the reasons we said ‘no'."