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Last Updated: Tuesday, 18 September 2007, 07:31 GMT 08:31 UK
Sex Pistols to make live comeback
John Lydon of the Sex Pistols in 1996
The Sex Pistols first reformed for their Filthy Lucre tour in 1996
Punk legends The Sex Pistols have announced a concert to mark the 30th anniversary of the release of their seminal album Never Mind the Bollocks.

Original members John Lydon, Steve Jones, Paul Cook and Glen Matlock will play at the Brixton Academy in London on 8 November.

The group, who split in 1978, first reformed for a world tour in 1996 and last performed together in 2003.

Tickets, costing 37.50, go on sale at 0900 BST on Friday.

Never Mind The Bollocks... Here's The Sex Pistols, which included God Save the Queen and Anarchy in the UK, caused uproar when it was released in October 1977.

Single campaign

But it was one of the defining records of the punk movement and is now recognised as one of the most influential albums in rock history.

It is to be reissued to tie in with the anniversary, and four singles - God Save the Queen, Anarchy in the UK, Pretty Vacant and Holidays In The Sun - will be re-released on vinyl.

The NME magazine is running a campaign to get God Save the Queen to number one in the UK after it missed out first time around.

It was originally banned by the BBC and ended up reaching number two at the time of the Queen's silver jubilee - although some theories say the chart was manipulated to avoid embarrassment.

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