Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Johnny Rotten Unveils Facts About Cancelled Sex Pistols Album
Throughout the 90's and 2000's punk rock pioneers The Sex Pistols have sporadically reunited from time to time to do short tours. During those periods there have been plentiful opportunities to write, record, and release brand new material to the public. However, no such thing has ever happened. In an interview with Independent Singer Johnny Rotten aka John Lydon has weighed in on how come that is.
“[They] laid down some basic tracks without involving me at all, and then presented this cassette, not to my face, but snuck it under the bloody hotel door. To this day, I’m very bitter about that.”
However, that isn't what upsets Rotten (though it would not be surprising if it was) about this whole situation. Apparently he didn't feel that any of the new tracks the band had laid down without him were up to his standard.
“Those new tracks were hideously dull. ‘Go on, put the money-earner on this dross.’ It was always that cold indifference to the lead singer. You can’t end up just imitating yourselves, that’s preposterous to me.”
Perhaps Rotten may have made the right call. Some times bands will get to a certain point in their career where their new music just sounds like them trying to sound like the way they did 20+ years ago and ending up just sounding like a crappy cover band of themselves. (*cough* Metallica *cough*). Maybe if the Sex Pistols can just find that spark of life that made them what they are to begin with they can create something new, energetic, and relevant to the 21st century. It would be a shame to see them bow out forever without one more album for their fans both old and young.