Sex Pistols’ Glen Matlock seeks help locating stolen guitars

Three guitars were recently stolen from bassist's London home

Sex Pistols‘ original bassist Glen Matlock has asked fans for help in locating three guitars that were recently stolen from his London home.

Matlock played bass in the legendary punk band from 1975 to 1977, when he left and was replaced by Sid Vicious. He was part of the group’s first reunion in 1996 and the brief reunions that followed in 2002/2003 and 2007/2008.

Recently completing a solo tour of the UK, Matlock has now taken to Facebook to seek help in finding three stolen guitars. They include a 1961 Ivory Fender Precision Bass, a Modern Mexican Black Precision Bass and a Blonde Guild D37 Acoustic.


“Please keep an eye out for them,” Matlock writes. “A substantial reward will be paid for information leading to their recovery.” See the full post beneath.

The following 3 guitars have recently been stolen from near my London W9 home.1961 Ivory Fender Precision BassModern…

Posted by Glen Matlock on Saturday, December 10, 2016

Speaking to NME recently, Matlock talked about the possibility of another Sex Pistols reunion and revealed that the band considered working on new music when they first reunited in 1996.

Matlock revealed that the last time he spoke to frontman John Lydon was at Sex Pistols’ last reunion show at Azkena Rock Festival in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain in September 2008.

Recalling the gig in question, Matlock said: “I was quite friendly and politely pointed out to him between going on stage and doing the encore that the part of Spain we was in was actually Basque country, and they don’t like Spanish, and he went ‘Ah right, okay’. Basically I didn’t want to get hit on the head by a rock.”

On why the pair have not been in touch since, Matlock added: “He’s doing something, and I’ve been doing a bit of playing with Paul Cook with a project we kick-started for Teenage Cancer Trust. In all bands there’s all different, kind of, little mini soap operas.”