Never Mind The Bollocks, The Sex Pistols Have Reformed

Johnny Rotten leans into the crowd during the Sex Pistols final performance, which took place at Winterland in San Francisco in January, 1978.

Nearly twenty years after they broke up, the Sex Pistols have reformed, and are

expected to announce plans for a world tour at a press conference to be held in

London on March 18. The reformed group will, in fact, be comprised of the

original Pistols' lineup: singer/ranter Johnny Rotten (who you know these days

as John Lydon), guitarist Steve Jones, bassist Glen Matlock and drummer Paul

Cook. (Back in March of 1977, Matlock was fired and replaced by the late Sid

Vicious.) All four members of the Pistols are expected to appear at the press

conference, which should be quite a media spectacle. The group was added to

booking agency ICM's published client list on February 9; they have just hired

an American PR firm, MSO, to handle press in the U. S. According to one of our

sources, the group will begin with dates in Europe before mounting a major U.

S. tour. The powers that be at Lollapalooza are currently discussing having the

Pistols appear at a few festival tour dates this summer, although nothing has

been finalized. We hear that the group is doing the tour "for the cash," which

should be substantial. How punk of them. When approached for details about the

reformation, MSO president Mitchell Schneider could confirm only that there

would be a press conference in London on March 18. At that time "the Sex

Pistols will announce how they are planning to commemorate their 20th

anniversary," said

Schneider.