The Sex Pistols Reunite and their 30th Anniversary

In a music industry that at the time is often being dominated by Disney stars and generic produced rock, we've ironically (or perhaps it's reactionary) also seen quite a return of early punk and proto punk bands. Both the Stooges and the New York Dolls released new material. I even saw the Dolls on SoundStage (Thankfully nix the full glam look they were known for... I don't think they could pull it off at their age, so I'm glad they didn't try). I've been writing about a lot of these bands in the past few months and that trend continues with the return of the epitome of punk rock: the Sex Pistols. For you fans out in L.A. start gearing up because it was recently announced that the legendary punk band would be reuniting for a one off show at the Roxy in Los Angeles. The band recently announced that they reuniting later in November to play a few shows in London's Brixton Academy. Those shows are long since sold out, but if you're in L.A. you might have a shot at this new show on October 25. I believe some additional shows were also added in London.

All of these shows are timed perfectly to coincide with a historic punk rock milestone.

That's right... October 2007 will be the 30th anniversary of the infamous Never Mind the Bollocks Here's the Sex Pistols, the album that launched the career of the Sex Pistols and has continued to fuel it to this day, making them not only a quintessential punk band, but rock and roll legends. To commemorate this event the original single, "God Save the Queen", is being re released on 7in vinyl and for download in October. I invite you to join in with NME.com (and now the Soul of Rock 'n' Roll as well I guess) to buy or download this single in an effort to send the single to the top of the music charts... something that would be both a fitting tribute (seeing they were denied it in '77) and a little ironic in the current music industry climate.

Overall, good news. Early punk is some great rock and roll, no question, and people who've seen previous Sex Pistols reunion tours, like those with the Clash back a few years ago, have said that the band is tight and as raunchy, snotty and gritty as ever... absolutely boiling over with energy. I wish I was going to show but unfortunately I don't live in L.A. or London and traveling to see rock concerts, even if I review them, is not in the budget. Good luck to everyone trying to get tickets, but it looks like it's going to be tough based on how already announced shows have sold out. Should be a great show... if anyone reading this ends up going to any of these reunion shows, shoot me an email and maybe you can write a little review to be published here on the Soul of Rock 'n' Roll.

Also, keep a look out for more on the Sex Pistols in the next few days (like around Oct, 2nd) because as I said, October 2007 is the 30th anniversary of the Sex Pistols debut album and so to celebrate, that album will be the Rock and Roll feature for October 2007.

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