Sex Pistols release digital Bollocks

October 17, 2007  |  12:00am

By this time, NME, Slash and others hoped that the Sex Pistols-reissued "God Save the Queen" single would have hit No. 1 on the UK Singles chart, to "right the wrong" of "the authorities" denying the brash ditty a top spot thirty years ago. The absolute meaninglessness of this not-bloody-likely victory has already been noted, but it must be added that the group to usurp is the Sugababes trio -- a group that's had more top 10 hits than the Spice Girls, Destiny's Child or Bananarama. Looks like the authorities would have to step back in and outlaw bootylicious for this one to happen, guys.

Here in the States, where Soulja Boy's "Crank That" continues to dominate, there wasn't much of a rallying campaign around Tuesday's iTunes debut of Never Mind the Bollocks. Regardless, it happened, and the reunited Pistols will make some Late Show stops to heighten the relevance. Following a private Oct. 25 gig at the Roxy, Lydon and company will turn up on Leno (Oct. 30) and Ferguson (Oct. 31), which should excite all of the troublemaking punks that will be at home watching television on Halloween. Right.

As previously reported, the Pistols are also playing a few sets at London's Brixton Academy on Nov. 8-10, 12 and 14. Their re-worked versions of "Anarchy in the U.K." and "Pretty Vacant" can be heard in the latest Guitar Hero installment.

Related links:
JohnLydon.com
Paste: Sex Pistols Announce Bollocks Reunion
YouTube: Sex Pistols - "God Save The Queen"

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