"Didn't we have lovely time the day they came to England.!?" ...according to the message boards It seem's you all had a good time at the recent pistols show's in London, Glasgow & Manchester, we certainly did! Having caught two of the Brixton gigs, and played two after-show parties it was a great week for us, & good to catch-up with so many familiar faces all in one place.! We had a good natter & catch-up with as many friends & fans as possible both at the Pistols gigs & the after-show's. We also managed to catch a few words with Jones'y after one of the gigs, & Bones'y met-up with Glen, sharing a cuppa in the week before it all started. November also saw us making good use of the A.A membership, with us travelling up & down the length of the country several times again, with gigs up in the north, down to London, over to Falmouth, & up to Wales etc, zig-zagging around as usual, knackering up a cam-belt, a power steering unit, & a set of tyres due to the excessive mileage on the old bus - if anyone's got a nice reliable estate car they don't need - can we have it please!?
Hope your all looking forward to the Sex Pistols UK show's as much as we are? If you feel like a few more beers & some more of a 'Sex Pistols Experience' after the Thursday 8th, & Friday 9th Brixton gigs, why not turn left out of the Academy walk up the Brixton road & catch us on stage at midnight playing the Jamm club after show party, open to all with a late bar till 5am.! http://www.brixtonjamm.org/
Then if your still around town on Saturday 9th but can't get tickets for the 3rd Brixton gig, you could always catch a bus or tube the 7miles or so to Kingston-upon-Thames where you can catch the 'Sex Pistols Experience' return at the Kingsmeadow Stadium, http://www.kingsmeadowlive.com
Thanks to all who made the effort to come to the recent '100 Club' gig in London, we had people who flew in from as far afield as Austria, Italy, Sweden, France & Scotland, & many friends & fans drove long distances & had time off work etc, etc, just to be there. We can't thank you enough, it's very flattering & inspiring to know what efforts people go to to support us & the music of the Sex Pistols. A return to the 100 club is on for St Georges day Thursday 24th April 2008. www.the100club.co.UK
The documentary we took part in earlier this year is fanally due for release, titled 'Never mind the Sex Pistols' - here's the press release..
To celebrate thirty years since the release of their seminal album ‘Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols’, on November 5th, 2007 Demon VISION is releasing a brand new DVD documentary ‘Never Mind The Sex Pistols: An Alternative History’ chronicling the rise and fall of one of the most important bands to come out of the UK.
The film charts the rise of the band, from their early days at Malcolm’s shop ‘Sex’ to their first gigs, and subsequent record deals. The significance of the arrival of Sid Vicious is dealt with as well as the untimely demise of the band. Never Mind The Sex Pistols… also includes exclusive footage of Malcolm McLaren revealing for the first time that he never wanted to make the album in the first place!
The electrifying story of The Sex Pistols is told through in-depth interviews with those few who were close to the band during their phenomenal yet short-lived success.
Note: This film does not contain any music by the Sex Pistols and scenes from the band’s career are re-created by the premier Pistols tribute band 'The Sex Pistols Experience'.
Glen Matlock (original bass player in the band)
Malcolm McLaren (the manager)
Steve Diggle (lead guitarist from The Buzzcocks)
John ‘Boogie’ Tiberi (Tour Manager and member of the Glitterbest Management team)
Alan Jones (employee at Malcolm’s shop ‘Sex’)
Steve ‘Roadent’ Connolly (guitar roadie to both The Clash and The Sex Pistols, and a member of the Glitterbest Management team)
Alan Parker (Mr Punk)
George X (Punk on the scene)
Mick O’Shea (Noted punk writer, and author of ‘Only Anarchists Are Pretty’)
Cat No: DEMONDVDM014, RRP: 7.99 GBP, Format: DVD PAL, Duration: 100 Minutes
We we're just sat around Sex Pistols Exp' H.Q having a few beers watching the 'Kerrang!' channel 'Greatest ever Rock Albums', after sitting around for a couple of hour's going through all the classic rock bands from over the years we finally get to the top 3, Guns & Roses in 3rd, Led Zep in 2nd, all arguing over who could be responsible for the number one rock album of all time... Then on come's 'Anarchy in the U.k' - The Sex Pistols, Never mind the Bollocks album voted into No1..! & rightly so.
The Lumbreras Rock Festival in murcia Spain, with bands like Angelic Upstarts, The Anti Nowhere League, Abrasive Wheels, Last Resort, The Sex Pistols Experience and another 45 acts has been moved to Campo de Futbol de Yechar in Mula (Murcia). This is close to the previously announced festival site.
The organisation decided to find another site because the Puerto Lumbreras authorities wanted to cancel a couple of bands because of their strong lyrics (No name's mantioned.!!?). The promoters didn’t want to accept such a demand and decided that it was time to move the festival somewhere else.. ! & good on them.
Around 7,000 advance tickets have already been sold. So, it's expected to be a massive event next weekend (28th-30th Sept), & photos to follow..
It's was fantastic to hear 'the' Sex pistols will play live again in November, all three proposed show's at Brixton Academy sold out in minutes, the Sex Pistols Experience will be there for the Thursday night & look forward to catching up with many hundreds of familiar face's again. Our date at the London 100 Club on Saturday 27th October is now being touted as the 'official warm-up' for anyone with tickets, or as an alternative Pistols party for all those who missed out on getting tickets. We have some special guests coming along, some of whom may be guesting with us on the stage(!?), we also have 'The Delinquents' supporting. The gig is over halfway sold out, and we know people are flying in from Europe, coming down from Scotland, and travelling far & wide to be there, so anyone else wishing to come - advance tickets are recommended, & at only £10 it's great value for money, so come along & celebrate the 'Bollocks 30th birthday' with us. Door's open at 7.30pm, & will close when the last ticket is sold, so get in early, we have also arranged a late bar till half midnight. Get your ticket here.. http://www.wegottickets.com/event/19308
On Saturday 10th November, the last night of the Sex Pistols Brixton concerts, as coincidence would have it, the 'Sex Pistols Experience' will be playing just down the road at nearby Kingston-on-Thames, so anyone who is in the neighbourhood & unable to get tickets to the Academy or the 100 Club - here's another option for you.!!? http://www.kingsmeadowlive.com/ we'll no doubt head out into London to catch-up with everyone afterwards.
The Documentary film we took part in filming during summer 'Never Mind the Sex pistols' is due for Dvd release on October 29th by Demon Music, it should be in all major store's, or on Amazon, play.com etc, it documents the history of the band with interviews with those who were there at the time, & the S.P.Ex acted the parts of the band. The Sid & Nancy story is also touched upon.
Talking of Sid & Nancy - Casting has begun for 'Who Killed Nancy', a drama documentary based on Alan parkers latest book 'Sid Vicious - No-one is innocent', filming begins in London, New York & Paris during October & November, & due for cinema release during 08. Our very own Johnny Rotter is to play Rotten, & Kid's backing singer/merch' girl 'Nancy Pungent' is cast in the leading role. There's also an EMI soundtrack from the film which we hope to be involved in producing.
More Live date's have been coming in pretty much on a daily basis lately, there usually something new to be found on the tour dates pages every week, so keep checking back, we're seeing our myspace site is getting lots of hits too these days - so we keep that upto date as often as possible. Take a look if you haven't done so for a while :- http://www.myspace.com/sexpistolsexperienceontour recent additions of note are a return to the Robin2 in Wolverhampton after the triumphant double headder with 'The Jamm' recently, that'll be on 22/2/08, and we're looking into another Newcastle Academy gig for early 08, + loads more - so keep having a look, we'll start announcing next years show's in a month or two.
The band had a lot of fun throughout what little bit of summer we saw during august, the Holland Dickywoodstock festival was a blast, the trip over on the ferry is always alot of fun & we had a great time at the gig, we will be back over for more next year. There's a few photos in the gallery. We'll finish the summer off with a couple more festivals, firstly over in Belgium at 'Veusseleir Calling' with a whole assortment of other bands http://www.myspace.com/veusseleircalling, followed by the 'Lumbreras Rock festival' in Spain at the end of the month alongside none other than the 'Anti Nowhere League' & 'Abrasive Wheels' amongst many others, well worth looking into easyjet flights..!!
Steve Dior gave us a call the other day, the 'New' 2 C.D set Sid album 'SID VICIOUS - SID LIVES!' (Jungle FREUDCD095) is now due to be released 15th October 2007, featuring 2 full show's of unreleased live material, the taped recordings were thought to be lost until his recent house move from L.A back to London unearthed them, & now remastered onto C.D for your listening pleasure. Full review can be found on the 'God Save The Sex pistols' site. The 'London Cowboys' 'best of' C.D, & live dates featuring founder members Steve Dior & Barry Johns, sex pistol Glen Matlock & our very own Paul Crook is also on hold now until next spring due to more rumors of some Pistols live dates.!!?
There's plenty going on through August, starting with a return to Holland
Nancy , Gary Numan, Paul Crook
The Golden Jubilee sail's into History..
Thanks to everyone who came along to our 'little parties' throughout
Buzzcock - Steve Diggle Johnny Rotter holing it together
Russian MTV, who were along for the trip, were
If anyone has any photos of the day please send them to us 'HERE' or post
There are a few souvenir programmes left if anyone wants them?
The June edition of 'Distorted' magazine is out now to view for FREE on-line by clicking the link below. Check out an interview with SPEx Drummer Paul Crook... http://www.distortedmagazine.com/punk/issues/June2007/
Lookout for us appearing on BBC2 Saturday 1st June - the 'Culture Show' filmed & interviewed the Sex Pistols Experience for a feature about the band & tribute's in general, filming was done at the Glastonbudget Festival. We had a great time at the festival - lots of positive comments afterwards as we got swamped by the worlds press as we came off stage, lookout for articles in the 'Guardian', 'Making Music' mag', and some Internet site's - who's names escape us just now... There's also lots of new footage of us on the Glastonbudget stage that's appeared on 'youtube'. 'Moshing to the Sex Pistols Experience' is a good one!!
Many people also noticed us on BBC News last week - we apparently made two separate appearances in the same week! Firstly as part of the Glastonbudget festival story, & then a News item featured us playing from the Sid book launch party at London's 100 Club on Tuesday 22nd May - as that coincided with the 30th anniversary of the release of the 'God Save The Queen' single back in 77', including a breif interview with John lydon himself.
You tube news feature link:- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9GW7TiVWwg
Speaking of the 100 Club - we had a fantastic night out down there for the 'Sid Vicious - No-one is innocent' book party launch - a BIG thanks to the big fella Alan Parker for firstly putting pen to paper once again to put the final nail in the coffin of the Sid & Nancy story. Secondly for including a mention to the 'Sex Pistols Experience' & all the band members within the page's of the book - a huge compliment to us to be considered worthy to be mentioned forevermore within the pages of what has to be a 'must read' book for all Pistols /Sid fans. Go out & buy it now - 'Orion Books' -its out now!! - And then thirdly for inviting us to play at such a prestigious event, the highlight of the night had to be having former 'Idols' & Sid Vicious guitarist from the Max's Kansas days in New York - 'Mr Steve Dior' coming up on stage to play with 'Kid Vicious' & Paul Crook, to belt out 'Wanna Be Your Dog' & 'Born to lose' one more time - sounding just as it must of done back in the autumn of 1978. A real Rock'n Roll moment.!
We chatted all night long to Steve about his relations with Sid & Nancy, the New York Doll's - Jerry Nolan & Aurther ' Killer' Kane, as well as his theories on Nancy's murder, and best buddie of the day - Johnny Thunders. We'll be working with Steve Dior again in future - plan's are underway -but will reveal more at a later date.!!? -Watch this space!!
The 30th anniversary 'God Save the Queen' Boat party is all sold out for this year, everyone with tickets please make sure you bring them with you on the day - no ticket - no boarding - no excuses!! We are strictly limited to the numbers allowed on board, please also arrive on time, 6.30 embankment pier, right opposite Embankment tube station, the same pier the Sex pistols went from in June 77, and also used in the film 'Sid & Nancy'. We begin boarding all passengers from there at 6.45, leaving at 7pm prompt. We set sail up & down the Thames river, enjoying the city sights as we go, to the sounds of Vic Garbage's 76-79 punk disco.
We're very proud to have guitar hero of the Buzzcocks - MrSteve Diggle supporting us doing a rare solo spot, before the SPEx hit the stage - getting through as many songs as possible before the police will no doubt storm aboard & pull the plug!!? We have one or two guests coming along - you'll have to wait & see!? Also, on the lower deck you find Mr Alan parker who will be on hand to answer all your Sid questions, & signing copies of the new book 'Sid Vicious - No one is innocent'. Ron Watts should be knocking about too signing his book, stories of the world famous '100 Club' from his time's as manager there - with '100 Watts - A life in Music' - a highly recommended read. Don't foget to spare your loose change for Nancy's raffle too - we have a few cool prizes on offer for lucky winners - nothing major - just a bit of fun.!
We'll Finnish up the evening at midnight before heading off into the city to get completely wasted again no doubt!! Thanks to all who've supported the band & bought tickets for this event, we'll do our best to make sure we all have a great, trouble free, night of nostalgia!
May 22nd is a big day for Sex Pistols fan's - your going to be digging into your pockets soon to buy what has been pretty much the lifetime's work for Pistols/Sid biographer Alan Parker, who, due to the untimely death of Sid's mother Ann Beverley in 1996, is now free from the restraints of loyalty to her to be able finally to release the real undisclosed details of Sid's life & death, taken from many months of intensive research & interviews from all who were there at the time, leaving no stone unturned to discover the real truth about the Sid & Nancy story. The book will be a must for all Sid/Pistols fan's the world over, & promises to be the final last nail in the coffin to the 28yr saga. 'Sid Vicious - No one is innocent' is released by Orion books, & we're proud to have been asked to take part & play at the Invite only launch party at a secret location in London - but we'll have a full report & photos available right here after the event.!
'Sid Vicious - No one is innocent' released by 'Orion' books May 22nd -(film version to follow??)
We're also looking forward to a long awaited return to Doncaster & Cleethorpes this coming weekend (May 12th & 13th) - both gig's are expected to be very busy, if not sold-out, - we'd advise arriving early to people travelling to either night, or getting advance tickets from the venues to avoid being left out in the cold!!.
Highlights of April were two-fold really, firstly it was a lot of fun to be involved in the filming of the documentary Dvd -'Vive Le Rock' - we spent a few day's in London getting pissed.. erm... I mean... working hard filming at various locations around the city, in the streets of Soho, along 'Pindock Mews' (Sid's last UK address), and down various back streets, before heading over to the sound-stage for some studio mock-up's of the last few days of the 78 USA tour, & Sid's increasing heroin intake, it was all very interesting & made for some great footage, let's hope Malcolm doesn't waffle on too much for his interview and see it all on the cutting room floor again!!
Nancy & Sid (Kid) decide to go to America.
On the sound-stage, re-doing Winterland - (with a 96 drum kit!?)
Get your hand off my arse..!?
Second highlight of April for us had to be playing the Extremusika fest' in Spain, a long way to travel, but what a great party we had, the festival is now one of the biggest in the country, attracting in excess of 20,000 people over 3 day's of hot sun & live bands, The Sex Pistols Experience hit the stage in pole position on the Friday evening in front of an estimated 8 to 10,000 people - our biggest audience to date, & was a tremendous buzz, no festival would be complete without a fair bit of mud & beer slinging - & we got our fair share, but left the crowd heaving, sweating, and calling us back out for more, we duly obliged, with rousing renditions of 'God Save The Queen' & 'Anarchy', before retreating to the V.I.P Beer tent to catch the 'Toy Dolls' in action before they tour the UK in September. We have some exciting developments in the pipeline for tour's & date's for later on this year, which may see us doing more show's in Europe, and also travelling to the opposite side of our planet - but more about that once/if we have some confirmations in..
Johnny Rotter waits for the sun to go down, Then waits for the lights to dim,
Then its show time!!
There's a nice interview with Ed Tudor pole in this months edition of the Scottish publication 'Heaven or Las Vegas' click here to read all about what he's been upto lately.... http://www.heavenorlasvegas.co.uk/edtudorpole.htm
Advance Tickets are also on sale NOW for our show's with Ed Tudor Pole in Deal, Kent April 7th, Glasgow Cathouse may 31st, & Edinburgh Subway June 1st, York June 2nd , all are £8.00 adv/£10 on door, we highly recommend getting your tickets in advance for these gigs, further details on the tour dates page.
A 'happy new year' to all our friends & pistols fan's across the globe!
2006 proved to be the most amazing year for the Sex pistols Experience, the band starting the year out by throwing in their day-job's & playing Cain's Ballroom in Tulsa Oklahoma, site of the Sex pistols last gig before the infamous Winterland implosion, that gig led-on to a further 3 & a half months of solid dates all across the USA, playing all the major states & cities, & where we had the most amazing time & met up with some fantastic people, most notably of course getting the nod of approval, & chance to play live with none other then sex pistol guitarist 'Steve Jones' in Los Angeles, & later back in England with bassist Glen Matlock at the pistols convention. Throughout the year U.K gigs just seemed to get better & better, as more & more people got to hear about the Sex Pistols Experience. Playing London 100 Club 3 or 4 time's was a bit special, to play where it all started off & supporting the Damned with Rat Scabies & Brian James was a result of a lot of hard work. It's taken us a long time to gain the respect of pistols fan's & fellow 'punk bands' on the live circuit where we seemed to of found our home, more so, thankfully, than on the 'tribute band' circuit of venue's - who still, after all these years, seem to run to the hill's at the mere mention of the name The Sex Pistols! It's funny really...worried about having their venues wrecked, fights & trouble starting etc, it couldn't be further from the truth! As all the punks of today have grown-up & seem to be the nicest & most genuine people you could ever wish to meet! They can keep their Tina Turners, Elton Johns, Bon Jovi's....were having a great time filling out gigs everywhere else. They obviously don't have the ball's to give the crowds what they want!? ..or do they!?
Same can be said for Europe, where we'd received countless emails & invites to come over & play some show's, we touched on France, Spain, Austria, Holland, Belgium & Germany, all of it way beyond what we'd thought possible as the band started its first rehearsals in the freezing mid-winter weather in a farmyard barn in the north of England.! We'll be back for some festivals & show's in Europe over the coming months.
An interesting feature on the Caerphilly gig 30yr anniversary...