Lifted from the News Of The World's (not known for it's reliability!) Website today.EXCLUSIVE:Legendary punk band reform for Live 8 gig
Nevermind the politics, here's the Sex Pistols (again!)
By Rav Singh
THERE'S a Rotten surprise in store this coming Live 8 . . . punk gods the SEX PISTOLS are reforming for the gig.
It's another extraordinary coup for the Geldof team who have already lined up the SPICE GIRLS for the Hyde Park concert.
And it promises to be one of the highlights of an already phenomenal event.
Live 8 organisers have been in touch with the remaining members of the band for the past fortnight in a bid to get the Seventies legends on the bill.
STEVE JONES, PAUL COOK and GLEN MATLOCK all agreed several days ago and now I can exclusively reveal that after much toing and froing JOHNNY ROTTEN has finally rubber stamped the deal. Johnny—real name JOHN LYDON—was considering the offer for most of the week but decided on Friday that he IS up for it. I'm told: "The others said ‘Yes' straight away but Johnny took his time.
"He knew the rest of the band had given the reunion the green light so in the end he agreed."
After a brief but infamous career crashing out albums like Never Mind The B******s, the Pistols disbanded shortly after bassist SID VICIOUS died of an overdose in 1979.
Sid had joined the band two years earlier, replacing Matlock, who then filled the void when the band reunited in 1996.
After some lucrative gigs in 2002 and 2003 (and an appearance for Johnny on I'm A Celeb...) the Pistols are now back again for the Live 8 gig on Saturday, July 2.
My source added: "No one ever thought they would see the day that the Sex Pistols would reform. But because Live 8 is such a special event it has made it possible.
"And it wouldn't have been the same without Johnny."
And there you have it. The pistols playing for Charidee - what ever next???