Since their acrimonious disintegration in 1978, John Lydon, along with fellow original members Steve Jones, Glen Matlock and Paul Cook, have reformed sporadically for a series of live shows, but have never given any indication of a desire to add to their classic debut ‘Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols‘.
However, in a recent interview with stereogum.com, Lydon has now said he can ‘imagine writing’ again with the Sex Pistols after recently re-starting Public Image Ltd. – the group he formed after leaving the Sex Pistols. “I’ve really been in a songwriting mode and I can now look back on the Pistols and imagine writing with them,” he said.
“I wouldn’t have been able to think about that if I hadn’t got the P.I.L. thing going again. You forget the wars and personal hate over time.”
With the Sex Pistols close to implosion during an ill-fated 1978 US tour, John Lydon famously effectively announced his departure to the world by declaring ‘ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated?’