Sex Pistols bassist Glen Matlock is playing an intimate London show on the night of King Charles III’s coronation tomorrow (May 6).
The musician, who co-wrote the punk legends’ infamous anti-monarchist song ‘God Save The Queen’, will play at London’s 100 Club to support the release of his new solo album, Consequences Coming, which came out last week. Find tickets here.
“I wonder what kind of warrant I’ll get?! Come on down to the 100 Club this Saturday and find out…” Matlock said on Twitter.
According to reports, Matlock is set to play ‘God Save The Queen’, but he won’t change the words to what is arguably Sex Pistols’ best known hit to ‘God Save The King’ because it apparently wouldn’t rhyme well (via RadioX).
The song was re-issued for the Platinum Jubilee last year.
Speaking about the creation of his recent solo record upon announcing the news, Matlock said: “The album was written and recorded in Britain over the last 18 months or so with a posse of seasoned but on point performers.
“All done during the debacle that is Brexit and the rise and fall of the turgid Trump episode in the US. These songs reflect my take on the whole sorry mess that has ensued.”
He added: “Now the wheels of the music business can sometimes move at a lugubrious, glacial pace, and sometimes the moment might be lost but seeing no break in the clouds or clear light at the end of the tunnel, surely the only demand on people’s lips should be that there are ‘Consequences Coming’ for the fat headed oafs who have foisted their asinine warped sensibilities on us.”
Matlock is also set to perform with Blondie at Iggy Pop’s one-off show, Dog Day Afternoon, at Crystal Palace Park on July 1. The gig will also mark the first-ever UK appearance for Generation Sex, comprising Billy Idol and Tony James of Generation X, as well as Sex Pistols‘ Steve Jones and Paul Cook. Buzzcocks and Lambrini Girls will also be making an appearance.