Scene News: Glen Matlock touring Australia for the 40th anniversary of Never Mind The Bollocks’ release

Founding member of The Sex Pistols and Rich Kids, writer of hits ‘Pretty Vacant’ and ‘God Save The Queen’, Glen Matlock is a musical legend and raconteur extraordinaire.
Matlock and his band are hitting Australian shores in November, celebrating the 40th anniversary of Never Mind The Bollocks, conducting exclusive Q&A’s and playing Pistols classics and choice cuts from his vast repertoire of innovative rock n’ roll. Periodic Sex Pistols reunions have allowed the world the chance to see him reaffirm his rightful position as the cornerstone of the Pistols. His next band, the Rich Kids, put out one of the most influential albums of the late 70s, Ghosts Of Princes In Towers. Working with Iggy Pop during the 80s kept him sharp and sought-after with a body of work during this period giving rise to releases by bands such as The Spectres and Hot Club. In the 1990s Matlock emerged as a solo force to be reckoned with. His album Who’s He Think He Is When He’s At Home? recorded for Creation Records, home of Oasis, was a full-on guitar album and he continued with a series of fine albums by his band project, The Philistines. Invigorated in the wake of the Pistols re-emergence, Matlock continued to record songs to rival those on Never Mind The Bollocks for swagger and craft. Open Mind, On Something, & Born Running were albums showcasing the full spectrum of Matlock’s prowess. 

History is, thank God, not what Glen Matlock is about. Embracing the past, but constantly seeking out the new, musically, professionally and personally, keeps Glen out of his comfort zone, and at his best. Alive and alert. 

Friday 10th November 2017
Prince of Wales Hotel, Brisbane QLD
Saturday 11th November 2017
Airlie Beach Festival of Music, Airlie Beach QLD
Sunday 12th November 2017
Coolangatta Hotel, Gold Coast QLD
Wednesday 15th November 2017
Lizotte’s, Newcastle NSW
Thursday 16th November 2017
Lansdowne Hotel, Sydney NSW
Friday 17th November 2017
Enigma Bar, Adelaide SA
Saturday 18th November 2017
Yarraville Club, Melbourne VIC
Sunday 19th November 2017
Barwon Club, Geelong VIC
Friday 24th November 2017
The Tuning Fork, Auckland NZ
Saturday 25th November 2017
Valhalla Tavern, Wellington NZ

About Mary Boukouvalas 1483 Articles
Mary is a photographer and a writer, specialising in music. She runs where she endeavours to capture the passion of music in her photos whether it's live music photography, promotional band photos or portraits. She has photographed The Rolling Stones, KISS, Iggy Pop, AC/DC, Patti Smith, Joe Strummer, PULP, The Cult, The Damned, The Cure, Ian Brown, Interpol, MUDHONEY, The MELVINS, The Living End, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, Rage Against The Machine, The Stone Roses –just to name a few - in Australia, USA, Europe and the Middle East. Her work has been published in Beat magazine, Rolling Stone magazine, Triple J magazine, The Age Newspaper, The Herald Sun, The Australian, Neos Kosmos,,,, She has a permanent photographic exhibition at The Corner Hotel in Richmond, Victoria Australia.

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