Sex Pistols: Where Are They Now? – The biographical drama series ‘Pistol‘ on FX on Hulu is about the formation and success of the English punk music band Sex Pistols in the 1970s. The limited series provides an incredible insight into the events that have shaped and influenced the band throughout the years. Sex Pistols, in actuality, went on to become one of the most important punk rock bands of all time, inspiring a number of performers.
With their artistic contributions in the late 1970s, lead guitarist Steve Jones, lead singer Johnny Rotten, bass guitarists Glen Matlock and Sid Vicious, and drummer Paul Cook established punk rock. Here’s everything you need to know about their present location if you’re curious!
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What Happened to Steve Jones and Where Is He Now?
Despite the fact that Steve Jones, the lead guitarist of Sex Pistols, hasn’t formally retired as a musician, he is now mostly a radio talk show host/podcaster. He is the host of ‘Jonesy’s Jukebox,’ a weekly radio talk show that airs on KLOS in Los Angeles. For the show, he interviewed former band members Johnny Rotten and Paul Cook, as well as a variety of other artists ranging from Brian May to Dave Grohl.
He’s also an executive producer on ‘Pistol.’ In 2021, Steve and Paul Cook won a case against their old bandmate John Lydon AKA Johnny Rotten, who attempted to block the use of Sex Pistols’ song in ‘Pistol.’
Steve had a heart attack in 2019 and reportedly underwent surgery as a result. In 2017, Steve published his memoirs, ‘Lonely Boy: Tales from a Sex Pistol.’ He reunited with his old Sex Pistols members several times in the 1990s and 2000s, playing shows throughout the decade. He also appears as a guest on various television episodes, including ‘Californication‘ and ‘A.P. Bio.’ Steve is currently residing in the city of Los Angeles, California. The musician is single and has never married.
What Happened to Johnny Rotten and Where Is He Now?
AKA Johnny Rotten Sex Pistols’ lead singer was John Lydon. Lydon is still active as a musician, most notably with his band Public Image Ltd. ‘The Public Image is Rotten (Songs from the Heart)’ was the band’s compilation album published in 2018. The band’s most recent studio album, ‘What the World Needs Now…,’ was published in 2015.
Following the publishing of his eponymous book in 2021, Lydon embarked on an “I Could Be Wrong, I Could Be Right” Q&A tour. In June 2022, he is expected to tour the United Kingdom with his band Public Image Ltd.
Lydon lost a case in 2021 against his former bandmates Steve Jones and Paul Cook for attempting to block the use of Sex Pistols’ music in the show “Pistol.” The musician suffered a significant financial loss as a result of the loss. “I don’t have any more savings, loans, or pensions.” I don’t have anything… “I’m ruined, and I’m scuppered in so many ways,” the musician told The Telegraph after his financial situation was revealed in court.
He went on to say, “This entire juggernaut of misunderstanding has cost me millions.” According to accounts, he primarily resides in the Venice neighbourhood of Los Angeles, California.
Lydon is the primary caregiver for his Alzheimer’s-affected wife, Nora Forster. Lydon performed in the sixth season of ‘The Masked Singer’ and was a member of the voice cast of ‘Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ from 2018 to 2020, in addition to his musical career. In 2017, he released a book called ‘Mr. Rotten’s Songbook,’ which contained a collection of his lyrics.
What Happened to Paul Cook and Where Is He Now?
Paul Cook was the Sex Pistols’ drummer. As a drummer and backup vocalist, he is currently a member of the English punk rock band “The Professionals,” which was founded by Cook and Steve Jones. ‘SNAFU,’ the band’s fourth studio album, was released in 2021. The band also released three EPs and a live CD called “Live In London” in 2020. Cook and his former bandmate Steve Jones won the aforementioned lawsuit against John Lydon in 2021.
Paul Cook, his wife Jeni Cook, and their daughter Hollie Cook are said to live in Hammersmith, England. The drummer is set to perform as part of The Professionals at the Rebellion Festival 2022 in August 2022 in Blackpool, England.
What Happened to Glen Matlock and Where Is He Now?
During 1975–1977, 1996–2001, 2002–2003, and 2007–2008, Glen Matlock was the Sex Pistols’ bass guitarist. Glen is now pursuing a solo career in music as well as collaborating with other musicians. Glen joined Blondie on her UK and US tours in April 2022. He inked a worldwide solo deal with Universal Music Group (UMG) in January 2022 to release a new album as well as re-release his previous solo albums.
“I am ecstatic to have now signed to Universal Music Group, who will be releasing my brand new album, and I can’t wait to get cracking with the team,” Matlock said in a statement following the signing.
In September 2022, Glen will play at the 100 Club in London. He published the album ‘Consequences Coming / Constant Craving’ in 2021, which contains two songs he recorded with Earl Slick. He released an album titled ‘Good to Go‘ in 2018.
In 2012, he starred in the film ‘The Paddy Lincoln Gang.’ Glen lived in West London, England, as of 2018. He also appears to be single. Glen has also performed in a number of musical events, mostly in England, over the years.
What Happened to Sid Vicious and Where Is He Now?
Following Glen Matlock’s resignation from Sex Pistols in 1977, Sid Vicious, (whose real name was John Simon Ritchie) served as the band’s bassist from 1977 to 1978. Sid died in New York City, New York, on February 2, 1979, at the age of 21. He passed away as a result of a drug overdose.
Michelle Robinson and his mother, Anne Beverly discovered his body at Robinson’s flat. Sid was charged with the second-degree murder of his lover Nancy Spungen months before his death. He attempted suicide by slicing his wrist a week after his arrest and was subsequently taken to Bellevue Hospital’s psychiatric unit in Manhattan, New York City.
In November 1978, Sid was released into the custody of his mother, Anne Beverly. Sid was apparently out on bond at the time of his death. There have been various theories about Sid’s death. According to stories, Sid struck a death pact with Nancy, promising to kill himself if Nancy died. Dr. Michael Baden, the chief medical examiner in New York, called the death “inadvertent.”
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