Glen Matlock

Glen Matlock (born 27 August 1956, Paddington, West London) is an English bass guitarist most famous for being in the original line-up of the punk rock band the Sex Pistols. Drummer Paul Cook has said that Matlock came up with much of the music for the band's songs and most of the lyrics, while lead singer Johnny Rotten made some adjustments. Matlock is credited as a co-author on 10 of the 12 songs on Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols. He also continues to make his own records and tour with various bands, including the Sex Pistols. Matlock left the Sex Pistols in late February 1977, the legend being that he was 'thrown out' because he "liked The Beatles." Although Matlock has said that one of his biggest influences is The Faces, the Beatles anecdote is fictional. A claim made by the Pistols guitarist Steve Jones, regarding how he thought it was bizarre that Matlock was "always washing his feet", has also been misquoted and misinterpreted as the cause of Matlock's firing from the group. In his autobiography, I Was a Teenage Sex Pistol, Matlock stated that he left the band of his own volition as he was "sick of all the bullshit". In the 2000 documentary The Filth and the Fury, the band members generally agree that there was tension between Matlock and Rotten, which Matlock suggests was exacerbated by Malcolm McLaren's attempts to pit the two men against each other. Matlock was replaced by Sid Vicious, and went on to form The Rich Kids, a New Wave power pop band, with himself as bass guitarist and singer, Midge Ure (guitarist, singer and keyboard player), Steve New (guitarist and singer) and Rusty Egan (drummer). After The Rich Kids he formed The Spectres with Tom Robinson Band guitarist Danny Kustow, and then Hot Club with guitarist James Stevenson and singer Steve Allen.

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Camden Rocks Festival 2016

Various, London

Performing: The Cribs, SikTh, Young Guns, Billy Bragg and 149 more
CARL BARAT & THE JACKALS
Ginger Wildheart
InMe
Norma Jean
The Godfathers
Evil Scarecrow
New Years Day
The Virginmarys
The Qemists
Warrior Soul
Jim Jones and the Righteous Mind
Queen Kwong
Forever Never
As Lions
The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing
The Dirty Youth
SHVPES
Shields
Black Foxxes
Freeze the Atlantic
Asylums
The Lounge Kittens
The Carnabys
Press To Meco
Continents
Fathoms
Blood Youth
Scholars
Ashestoangels
Dorje
Cold in Berlin
Samoans
Bare Knuckle Parade
Dirty Thrills
Create To Inspire
WITTERQUICK
The Tuts
Moses
Counting Days
The Derellas
Black Casino and the Ghost
The RPM's
Hands Off Gretel
Bad Sign
Thunder On The Left
Role Models
Mercutio
Critics
Chinese Missy
the king's parade
Louise Distras
Suzie Stapleton
Leisure Tank
Hoodoo Daze
Matty James
Creeper
Glen Matlock
CC Smugglers
Tellison
Zoax
The Hell
Youth Club
Goldray
Reigning Days
Wearing Scars
Avagrace
Francobollo
The Hyena Kill
The Pearl Harts
JPNSGRLS
Faers
S.E.X.
Shea
Alive With Eyes
GUN!
Vukovi
Anita Chellamah Band
Staring Out The Sun
Yashin
Sonic Boom Six
JOANovARC
Desperate Measures
The Fallen State
Duchess
Emily Lee
Penetration
Johnny Foreigner
Sky Valley Mistress
Grumble Bee
Blurred Vision
The Ramona Flowers
Flight Brigade
Colt 45
Death Koolaid
Jolanga
Sarah de Warren
The Crooked Kings
ROOM 94
Deadcuts
The Amorettes
Amaryllis
Chapter and Verse
Them & Us
Reverted
Chasing Cadence
Stoneghost
This Be The Verse
Lost Gravity
Sisteray
Drones
Leika
Odd Rival
The Kut
Mystified
BLACK SPIDERS
Zebrahead
Reckless Love
Yuck
Heck
The Algorithm
Fort Hope
PALM READER
Wars
Fizzy Blood
Yonaka
The Bulletproof Bomb
Victoria
October Drift
Kenneths
L'animal
Franko Fraize
Electric Child House
Oxygen Thief
Cope
Coquin Migale
Nine Miles South
Naked Six
BRIGHTLIGHT CITY
The Dirty Mojo?s
Piano Wire
Oh Boy
Nova Twins
Zoe West
Rumble Fish
Dana Immanuel
One Man Boycott
IV
Damn Dice
The Step