Bass player Glen Matlock has reportedly asked frontman John Lydon not to swear during upcoming Sex Pistols shows. Matlock apparently explained his request to Lydon, saying that his son will be watching the performances.
Lydon is apparently unwilling to do so, saying:
He's been saying that all this swearing should stop. I understand he's a father and doesn't want his son to have to hear foul language. I wrote in 'Bodies', 'F*ck this and fu*k that / F*ck it all, and f*ck the f*cking brat' and I don't think there's a clearer song about the pain of abortion.The juxtaposition of all those different psychic things in your head and all the confusion, the anger, the frustration, you have to capture in those words.
The band will be appearing in Los Angeles, London, Manchester and then London again to celebrate their 30th anniversary. To coincide with the anniversary, the band is reissuing several singles:Anarchy in the UK was released on October 01, 2007, God Save the Queen will be issued on October 08, 2007, Pretty Vacant on October 15, 2007 and Holidays in the Sun on October 22, 2007. The series will wrap up with a reissue of the entirety of Never Mind the Bollocks on October 29, 2007