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Glen Matlock joins Blondie for new album

By | Published on Tuesday 6 September 2022

Glen Matlock

Sex Pistols bassist Glen Matlock is to appear on Blondie’s upcoming new album, having stepped in to tour with the band earlier this year after Leigh Foxx suffered a back injury. As Foxx – who has been a member of the band since 1997 – continues to recuperate, Matlock has taken over bass duties in the studio too.

Unlike the band’s last album – 2017’s ‘Pollinator’, which saw Blondie collaborating with artists including Sia, Charli XCX, Dave Sitek and Johnny Marr – Matlock will seemingly be the only guest this time around.

Guitarist Chris Stein tells Classic Pop: “Glen has just been great. Unlike ‘Pollinator’, we’re mostly keeping this album in-house: it’s just the band and Glen playing on it. He’s fitted right in”.

No release date or title has yet been announced for the new album.

As well as Foxx, Stein also sat out the band’s tour dates earlier this year, due to heart issues. He was replaced on stage by KMFDM’s Andee Blacksugar, but has seemingly been well enough to play in the studio.