Johnny Rotten Open to Sex Pistols Reunion

Pioneer punk frontman thinks band could record again
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 7, 2011 6:17 PM CST

(Newser) – It's been 33 years since the Sex Pistols recorded their now-classic Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols—and the band, despite its legendary status, hasn't recorded any new music since then. However frontman John Lydon—better known as Johnny Rotten—tells Stereogum that could all change. After a successful tour with his other band, Public Imaged Limited, Rotten feels the creative juices stirring.

"Because I’ve been able to get P.I.L. back together—and because I’ve really been in a songwriting mode—I can now look back on the Pistols and imagine writing with them, too," he says. "I wouldn’t have been able to think about that if I hadn’t gotten the P.I.L. thing going again. For me, there wouldn’t be a P.I.L. if it weren’t for them lads in the Pistols, so I feel responsive to their needs. If they want me to go out on tour with them I’m happy to oblige."

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