The godfathers of punk are to release an expanded edition of Never Mind The Bollocks.
In the same year that the Queen celebrates her Diamond Jubilee, Never Mind The Bollocks turns 35. According to NME, the Sex Pistols have made arrangements with Universal Music Catalogue UK to issue a special anniversary edition of their definitive 1977 debut.
The label have promised an ‘expanded and repackaged’ edition of the record, although there’s no news as yet as to whether there’ll be any previously unheard and/or new material in the bundle. Universal’s Kate Simmonds said that she was “looking forward to working with the band and celebrating their impact on worldwide culture”. The NME also hints that more releases and events involving the band are to come in 2012.
It’s not the only piece of Pistols-related news to emerge in recent weeks. Earlier this month, Pistols figurehead John Lydon revealed that Public Image Ltd would be releasing their first new material in two decades.