Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook discusses potential live reunion
Paul Cook, the drummer and founding member of the iconic punk rock band the Sex Pistols, has been discussing the chances of an unlikely reunion.
Despite breaking up in 1978 after three fast and furious years as a band, the Sex Pistols went on to perform reunion shows in 1996 before calling it quits once more after six months back together. brief comebacks in 2002 and 2007 were met with huge crowds and lingering questions about their ability to do it on a regular basis.
Despite obvious calls for the group to make another return to the stage, Cook doesn’t envisage that situation happening any time soon. “I’ve hung up my go-between hat. I don’t get involved much any more,” Cook said in a recent interview with the Daily Record. “I’m still close to Steve [Jones, guitarist] but that’s as far as it goes.”
When asked directly if the band would perform live again, Cook replied: “I can’t see it happening again for the Pistols and I don’t think anyone wants it to.”
While some personal issues and broken relationships have healed over time, Cook believes that lingering arguments are not “worth the aggravation” despite his past attempts at reconciliation.
“It’s not just Steve and Johnny. There’s so much water under the bridge and so much history, I don’t think it would work out,” he added. “Glen feels aggrieved at being kicked out. You’d think people would let go of shit but they don’t.
“The reunion stuff was OK. There will always be a crowd for it. But I don’t think it’s going to happen again.”