John Lydon to pen new Sex Pistols tracks
- Bang Showbiz
- 6 January 2011
John Lydon - also known as Johnny Rotten - is set to write new songs for the Sex Pistols as he thinks the time is right to reunite
John Lydon is set to write new songs for the Sex Pistols.
The 54-year-old punk legend - who performed in the group as Johnny Rotten - says the time could be right to reunite with his former band after touring with his other group, Public Image Ltd. (P.I.L.) last year.
He told website Stereogum: "I've really been in a songwriting mode and I can now look back on the Pistols and imagine writing with them. I wouldn't have been able to think about that if I hadn't got the P.I.L. thing going again. You forget the wars and personal hate over time.
"You have to be a real b*****d to make me change my views on you. And even b*****ds like me can be forgiven at times."
While he is considering reuniting with the Sex Pistols - who also comprised of Steve Jones, Paul Cook and Glen Matlock, who was later replaced by Sid Vicious - he recently revealed he "never liked" the group's name.
He said: "I know the lot of the, were all messing around with names before I went there.
"To be honest with you, I never even liked the name Sex Pistols. I always felt like it sounded a bit twee."