No future: Sex Pistols to record new material?

Some of you are going to think this idea has disaster written all over it in neon pink…

According to eGigs.co.uk, the reformed (again) Sex Pistols are set to record the new material in 30 years after the success of their recent reunion tour.

The legendary punk band played series of gigs in November last year and things went so well they have convinced themselves that recording is the way to go.

Johnny Rotten (aka John Lydon), Glen Matlock, Steve Jones, and Paul Cook hope to start recording their new material in the first half of this year.

Any gamers out there may be aware that the band actually re-recorded their signature tunes Anarchy In The UK and Pretty Vacant last year for inclusion on Guitar Hero III: Legends Of Rock (it's a music video game you play with a plastic guitar controller for those who don't know). Why? Apparently the required original master tapes of the 1977 original went missing.

Now that's what we call punk.

"I wasn't sure how it was going to turn out but it actually turned out great and I think everyone held their own," guitarist Jones said about the decision to allow their music to appear on the game. "I like ['Guitar Hero'] because my friends' kids like it. And I like what kids like."

There were rumours that the band also started work on tracking new songs while they were recording for the game. Drummer Paul Cook has also added fire to the rumour blaze: "There's talk of new material. The only problem is that it's a bit hard to work on anything as John and Steve are in America and Glen and I are in the UK. So, it's a case of finding the time to get together."

A whole album looks unlikely – although didn't they say they would never reform? However, Cook added that the band is hoping to have new material ready for their appearance at the Isle of Wight festival in June: "We might not pull together an album but hopefully there will be some new stuff in time for the summer," he said.

Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?

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