Founding member of The Sex Pistols and Rich Kids, writer of hits ‘Pretty Vacant’ and ‘God Save The Queen’, Glen Matlock is a musical legend and raconteur extraordinaire.
Glen and his band are hitting Australian shores in November, celebrating the 40th anniversary of Never Mind The Bollocks, conducting exclusive Q&A’s and playing Pistols classics and choice cuts from his vast repertoire of innovative rock n’ roll.
Periodic Sex Pistols reunions have allowed the world the chance to see Glen reaffirm his rightful position as the cornerstone of the Pistols.
His next band, the Rich Kids, put out one of the most influential albums of the late 70s, Ghosts Of Princes In Towers.
Working with Iggy Pop during the 80s kept him sharp and sought-after with a body of work during this period giving rise to releases by bands such as The Spectres and Hot Club.
In the 1990s Glen emerged as a solo force to be reckoned with. His album Who’s he Think he is When he’s at Home? recorded for Creation Records, home of Oasis, was a full-on guitar album and he continued with a series of fine albums by his band project, The Philistines.
Invigorated in the wake of the Pistols re-emergence, Glen continued to record songs to rival those on Never Mind The Bollocks for swagger and craft. Open Mind, On Something, & Born Running were albums showcasing the full spectrum of Glen’s prowess.
History is, thank God, not what Glen Matlock is about. Embracing the past, but constantly seeking out the new, musically, professionally and personally, keeps Glen out of his comfort zone, and at his best. Alive and alert.