Universal Music has confirmed it will re-release Sex Pistols track ‘God Save The Queen’ on 28 May, ahead of the official celebrations for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
The re-release will come exactly 35 years after the original release of the song caused controversy amidst Elizabeth II’s Silver Jubilee celebrations. One assumes it will cause less controversy this time round. I wonder if Gary Barlow’s considered inviting John Lydon to do a live rendition at his Buck House concert?
The single re-release will precede the launch of a 35th anniversary edition of the ‘Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols’ album in September. There’ll also be a limited edition picture disc release of single ‘Anarchy In The UK’ for Record Store Day on Saturday.