Sex Pistols founding member Glen Matlock has inked a worldwide solo deal with Universal Music Group.
The deal will see Matlock release a new album in 2022, as well as UMG’s catalog division re-releasing many of his previous solo albums.
Glen Matlock said: “I am over the moon to have now signed to Universal Music Group, who will be releasing my brand spanking new album, and I can’t wait to get cracking with the team. Watch this space.”
Matlock is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist who’s also a Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductee.
The original bassist and songwriter of the Sex Pistols, Matlock is responsible for co-writing iconic songs including “Anarchy In The UK”, God Save The Queen” and “Pretty Vacant”. The band’s lone studio album, Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols is frequently listed as one of the most influential albums of all time.
Their single “God Save the Queen” was famously banned by the BBC and reached Number 1 on the UK’s NME chart, but appeared at Number 2 on the Official UK Singles chart, leading to accusations that the song was purposely kept off the top spot. For the only time in chart history, the track was listed as a blank, to avoid offence to the monarchy.
After leaving the Pistols in 1977, Matlock went on to form a band called Rich Kids with Midge Ure, who released the cult favourite album, Ghosts Of Princes In Towers in 1978. He has also collaborated with artists including Iggy Pop and Primal Scream. He has also played live with artists such as the reformed Faces, made up of Ronnie Wood and Rod Stewart, among others.
Matlock has released a string of acclaimed solo studio albums, most recently with legendary guitarist Earl Slick (David Bowie/John Lennon) and drummer Slim Jim Phantom (Stray Cats) for his 2018 LP Good To Go.