God Save The Queen re-released for Queen’s Platinum Jubilee E! News UK

The Sex Pistols are re-releasing “God Save The Queen” in time for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The 1977 anti-establishment purveyor hit was released amid the Queen’s Silver Jubilee celebrations, and now it’s set to make a comeback in the same month as Queen Elizabeth turns 70 on the throne British.

The punk rock classic was notoriously banned by the BBC and just missed out on the number one spot on the official UK chart.

For the first time in chart history, due to its notoriety, chart bosses refused to list its title, while many record stores refused to stock the record.

Additionally, their A+M label destroyed 25,000 copies of the record, with a handful remaining.

Released May 27, fans of John Lydon’s band can get their hands on one of 1,977 copies of the reissued A+M version.

The “Pretty Vacant” rockers were later signed to Virgin, and 4,000 copies of the Virgin reissue will also be on sale to fans.

Both releases feature the original artwork, with the A+M edition featuring its generic sleeve and pressed on silver/platinum vinyl. The artwork for the Virgin single is designed by Jamie Reid.

The B-sides also reflect the original versions with “No Feeling” for A+M, and “Did You No Wrong” for Virgin.

A new compilation of 20 Sex Pistols tracks is also being released as a companion piece to the Disney+ series “Pistol.”

To celebrate Danny Boyle’s six-episode limited run on the streaming service, the famed punk rockers are releasing 20 of their 1976-1978 recordings on “The Sex Pistols: The Original Recordings” for the first time in over two decades.


The release includes hits from 1977’s highly influential “Never Mind The B*******” LP; ‘God Save The Queen’, Anarchy in the UK’, ‘Pretty Vacant’ and ‘Holidays In the Sun’.

The collection also includes album covers from “The Great Rock and Roll Swindle”, the soundtrack to the Pistols’ 1980 post-split documentary of the same name.

Plus, a slew of B-sides in “I Wanna Be Me” (the flip side of “Anarchy…”), “Satellite” (the B-side of “Holidays In The Sun”), and “Did You No Wrong” ( of ‘God Save the Queen’).

The compilation will be available on double vinyl, digital and CD and on limited edition clear green double vinyl as well as limited edition yellow vinyl and collector tapes.

“Pistol” is based on guitarist Steve Jones’ 2017 memoir “Lonely Boy: Tales from a Sex Pistol.”

Toby Wallace plays Steve Jones, Jacob Slater is drummer Paul Cook, Anson Boon is frontman John Lydon, Christian Lees is bassist Glen Matlock, and Louis Partridge is the late bassist Sid Vicious.

The compilation drops May 27, while “Pistol” premieres on Disney+ and Hulu on May 31.