Of course, he could just be trying to be ironic, but we suspect that John Lydon really doesn't see that The Police reunion and the latest in a long line of anniversary get-togethers by the Sex Pistols are the same thing. Lydon rails against The Police:
Whereas hearing a tubby estate agent trying to pogo his way through Anarchy In The UK would be... what, exactly, Lydon? At least Sting never pretended to be anything other than a dull old conformist.
Meanwhile, NME.com is embarking on a pointless bid to get God Save The Queen to number one:
As the single is reissued on seven-inch vinyl to celebrate its 30th anniversary, we are calling on all fans to buy or download it during the week beginning October 8 and hopefully we can send it back up the charts, where it rightfully belongs.
Perhaps it rightfully belonged at number one in 1977, but in what way does it have a claim to be number one in 2007? Besides, the record missed out on the number one slot not because of some Authoritarian sleight of hand, but because a number of chart return shops refused to stock the record, costing it sales.
Indeed, had the Sex Pistols really been as outrageous and shocking as they wished to be, it's arguable being in enough shops to get to number two was the failure they should worry about, not the missing out on number one.