The life and career of Sex Pistols legend Glen Matlock through the lens of thirty of his most formative songs: a one-of-a-kind insight into the ultimate icons of punk.

Courting controversy wherever they went, the Sex Pistols embraced shock value and pushed boundaries, generating headlines and public outrage. Sharing insider tales of the Sex Pistols' earliest gigs and stormiest reunions, as well as their most idiosyncratic inter-band dynamics, Glen Matlock tells his story through the impact 30 songs made in his life, including how “Starman” by David Bowie reminded him of his love for Anthony Newley or “Three Button Hand Me Down” by The Faces spoke to his hardscrabble early life in London.

Matlock’s story is the pioneering story of punk rock yet, having performed and recorded with so many musical luminaries over the decades, Glen also reflects on his time with the likes of Iggy Pop, David Bowie, the Faces, Blondie, Primal Scream, and many more.

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Glen Matlock is the original bass player and songwriter of the Sex Pistols. He co-wrote 10 of the 12 tracks on their sole studio album, Never Mind the Bollocks. After leaving the band, he formed the Rich Kids with Midge Ure. He and the Sex Pistols were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006.

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