John Lydon And Glen Matlock Excluded From Sex Pistols’ New Publishing Deal
Steve Jones, Paul Cook, and Sid Vicious’s estate from the Sex Pistols have signed a new publishing agreement with BMG, but singer John Lydon and original bassist Glen Matlock are not part of the agreement.
BMG’s Vice President of Music Publishing, Michael Howe, commented on the issue:
“Steve, Paul, and Sid’s works with Sex Pistols are among the most important cultural and creative music of the last half-century. Their impact on society and the performing arts is orders of magnitude greater than the group’s incredibly brief lifespan and recorded output would suggest. The band’s influence resonates as deeply today as it did in 1977.”
Thomas Scherer, who holds the position of President of Repertoire & Marketing in Los Angeles and New York, stated:
“We are honored Steve Jones, Paul Cook, and Sid Vicious’ estate have chosen BMG to be the publishing home of their musical works with Sex Pistols – the crown jewels of a generation. Cash from chaos!”
The deal with BMG includes tracks such as ‘Anarchy In The UK,’ ‘God Save The Queen,’ ‘Pretty Vacant,’ and ‘Holidays In The Sun’ from their only album, ‘Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols.’
Additionally, it features original and cover songs from ‘The Great Rock & Roll Swindle’ soundtrack album and important B-sides like ‘I Wanna Be Me’ (the flipside of ‘Anarchy…’), ‘Satellite’ (the B-side of ‘Holidays In The Sun’), and ‘Did You No Wrong’ (the B-side of ‘God Save The Queen’).