Sex Pistols Original Members: Where Are They Now?

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The Sex Pistols will ever beryllium remembered for their power connected punk stone music. The British stone set formed successful London successful 1975 and initiated the punk question successful the U.K. Their archetypal vocation lone lasted 2 and a fractional years, but they inactive were wide palmy and influential. The band’s lone workplace album, Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols, reached fig 1 successful the U.K. They disbanded successful 1978 but reunited on-and-off implicit the years until 2008, which marked the group’s last euphony merchandise together.

Vocalist John Lydon (known arsenic “Johnny Rotten”), guitarist Steve Jones, drummer Paul Cook, and bassist Glen Matlock were the archetypal members of the Sex Pistols. Sid Vicious replaced Glen earlier the set disbanded. The Sex Pistols’ emergence to fame volition beryllium explored successful the TV miniseries Pistol, premiering May 31 connected FX connected Hulu. Here’s wherever Johnny Rotten and the remainder of the Sex Pistols are today.

Johnny Rotten

Johnny RottenTHEN: Johnny Rotten successful the Sex Pistols; NOW: Johnny Rotten connected ‘Good Morning Britain’ successful September 2021 (Ian Dickson/Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock)

Johnny Rotten, 66, was the pb vocalist of the Sex Pistols. After the radical disbanded, helium formed his ain palmy punk band, Public Image Ltd., which is inactive progressive today. His bandmates include Bruce SmithLu Edmonds, and Scott Firth. Johnny enactment retired 1 solo workplace medium successful 1997 called Psycho’s Path. He besides released a compilation album, The Best of British £1 Notes, successful 2005. Johnny precocious appeared arsenic a contestant connected play 6 of The Masked Singer. He was the Jester and was eliminated successful the eighth episode. Johnny is presently joined to German publishing heiress Nora Forster and they are the guardians of her precocious girl Ari Up‘s 3 children. Johnny is being played by Anson Boon in Pistol.

Steve Jones

Steve JonesTHEN: Steve Jones successful the Sex Pistols; NOW: Steve Jones astatine the ‘Pistol’ reddish carpet lawsuit successful May 2022 ( Ian Dickson/Frank Micelotta/PictureGroup for FX/Shutterstock)

Steve Jones, 66, was the pb guitarist of the Sex Pistols. He went connected to signifier the pinkish stone set The Professionals with his bandmate Paul Cook. Steve besides formed the stone supergroup Neurotic Outsiders with members of Guns N’ Roses and Duran Duran, but the set lone lasted for 3 years. Steve has enactment retired 2 solo albums, 1987’s Mercy and 1989’s Fire and Gasoline. He besides had his ain vigor show, Jonesy’s Jukebox, and helium continues to enactment arsenic a disc jockey connected section vigor stations successful Southern California. In 2019, Steve suffered a bosom onslaught but helium recovered. Steve is being played by Toby Wallace in Pistol.

Glen Matlock

Glen MatlockTHEN: Glen Matlock successful the Sex Pistols; NOW: Glen Matlock successful May 2018 (Andre Csillag/Wiktor Szymanowicz/Shutterstock)

Glen Matlock, 65, was the pb bass guitarist successful the Sex Pistols. He near the set earlier it officially disbanded to execute with galore different groups. He’s played for Rich Kids, Vicious White KidsIggy Pop, The Damned, and The International Swingers. He besides formed the set Glen Matlock & The Philistines that released euphony from 1996 to 2018. Since his Sex Pistols replacement Sid Vicious died, Glen has stepped successful arsenic bass guitarist for immoderate reunion shows with the group. It’s unclear if Glen has ever been married. He’s being played by Christian Lees in Pistol.

Paul Cook

Paul CookTHEN: Paul Cook successful the Sex Pistols; NOW: Paul Cook astatine the ‘Pistol’ reddish carpet lawsuit successful May 2022 (Paul Fievez/ANL/Frank Micelotta/PictureGroup for FX/Shutterstock)

Paul Cook, 65, was the pb drummer of the Sex Pistols. Once they disbanded, Paul started the set The Professionals with Steve and Andy Allan. As of 2021, the radical has released 4 workplace albums and assorted singles, EPs, and compilations. Paul has besides worked with the bands Bananarama and Chiefs of Relief over the years, positive his occasional reunions with the Sex Pistols. Paul is presently joined to Jeni Cook, a erstwhile subordinate of the British caller question set Culture Club. They unrecorded successful West London with their girl Hollie Cook, a solo musician. Paul is being played by Jacob Slater in Pistol.

Sid Vicious

Sid ViciousSid Vicious successful London successful 1977 (Photo: Elisa Leonelli/Shutterstock)

Sid Vicious, whose existent sanction was John Simon Ritchie, but besides went by John Beverly, joined the Sex Pistols successful 1977, replacing bass guitarist Glen Matlock. He was antecedently the co-founder and vocalist of the set Flowers of Romance. Sid Vicious played with the Sex Pistols until the radical dissolved successful 1978. Afterwards, helium struggled with cause and intoxicant abuse, slipping into a little coma successful January 1978. Later that year, Sid was accused of murdering his girlfriend Nancy Spungen, who was recovered dormant successful their edifice room. He was charged with second-degree murder, but was released connected bail. He ended up assaulting idiosyncratic astatine a New York City nine and got locked up successful Riker’s Island for 7 weeks. After Sid was released successful Feb. 1979, helium resumed partying and died of a heroin overdose astatine the property of 21. Sid is being played by Louis Partridge in Pistol.