Sex Pistols Ink Record DealWith Universal


The Sex Pistols have signed a
record deal with Universal,
according to the BBC [ LINK]. An
“expanded and repackaged
edition” of the band’s Never
Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex
Pistols album will be released
later this year.
Universal said the release will tie
in with the record’s 35th
anniversary.
“To be given the opportunity to
re-evaluate the Sex Pistols
catalogue is every music lover’s
dream,” said Universal’s Karen
Simmonds.
“We’re looking forward to
working with the band and
celebrating their impact on
worldwide culture.”
The band, best known for hits
such as Anarchy In The UK and
God Save The Queen, formed in
1975.
Fronted by Johnny Rotten, the
group forged a reputation that
encouraged fans to rise and
rebel against the establishment.
In 1976 they signed a contract
with record label EMI, but the
deal became short-lived after the
group caused controversy
during an appearance on Thames
Television’s Today program.
The live interview was littered
with expletives and led to a
furor for days afterwards in the
national newspapers.
Further negative publicity led to
EMI, which has since been
bought by Universal and Sony,
releasing the band from their
contract.

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