Glen Matlock has said that he has not spoken to Sex Pistols frontman John Lydon in five years and that the band are unlikely to reform any time soon.
The Sex Pistols last performed together in 2008 and another reunion looks unlikely after remarks by Matlock, who criticised Lydon as being “cheesy” while also calling guitarist Steve Jones “a miserable sod.”
“I haven’t seen John [Lydon] for five years and I’m quite happy about that,” Matlock told The Mirror. “I’ve had no cause to speak to him. There is nothing I know of in the offing and I’m really not that fussed about it. I have no idea if we will reform but who knows the secret of black magic box. I wouldn’t write new Sex Pistols material, we’re fine with the old stuff.”
Matlock also made reference to Lydon’s appearance in the Country Life butter TV adverts a few years ago. “I think that was a bit cheesy. I think he was trying to move on from being Johnny Rotten. It’s always measured against the Sex Pistols, whether he has moved on from that I don’t know. That is his way of trying.”
John Lydon will release his autobiography, Anger Is An Energy, in October. The iconic punk frontman was recently involved in an arena tour production of Jesus Christ Superstar which was cancelled due to a lack of public interest.