‘Never Mind The Bollocks’ Performed By Sex Pistols And Frank Carter To Save A Historic London Venue

Author Benedetta Baldin – 4.6.2024

On Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 August 2024 Frank Carter and the Sex guns Paul Cook, Glen Matlock and Steve Jones will work together to save Bush Hall, a historic concert venue in west London. The legendary 1977 album ‘Never Mind The Bollocks’ sex guns, one of the most influential rock bands of all time, will perform in its entirety at Bush Hall with the addition of an electric frontman Frank Carter. Proceeds from these must-see performances will be used specifically to sustain this venerable independent London theatre. Tomorrow is ticket sales day, click here.

Frank Carter and the Sex guns are passionate about supporting Bush Hall, an essential part of the music community. Paul Cook and Steve Jones grew up near the venue and went as fans, and Frank Carter made his live debut at Bush Hall in 2012 with his previous band, Pure love. Carterbeen a fan of the Sex guns, Steve Jones first spoke in 2008 during an interview on Steve’s radio show. Through mutual connections, Frank then got to know the other band members. They quickly became friends over their passion for live music and made the decision to play the venerable London venue as a way to support its preservation.

This was a delight from start to finish. When the Sex Pistols call, you answer. I’m very excited to be a part of it.

Frank Carter

We’re doing a benefit for Bush Hall with the famous Frank Carter. We’re going to play Pistols songs because they need support and they need the money. We thought this would be a good way to keep it from going under. This is my local location. I grew up in Shepherd’s Bush and still live here. It would be a shame if this were to disappear and we would like to keep it going. So everyone to the performance!

Paul Cook

If it all goes wrong, it’s Paul’s damn fault.

Steve Jones

I tend to agree with Steve. Smaller music venues are the lifeblood of new music. It’s in these intimate spaces where raw talent gets the chance to shine, where bands can really connect with their audiences and where the spirit of live music really comes to life, so we need to keep them going.

Glen Matlock

In the center of West London is a popular venue called Bush Hall. Protecting independent venues and encouraging this vital sector of the music industry is more important than ever as live music has become increasingly difficult to sustain since the epidemic. Bush Hall saw a 24.5% drop in live music bookings in 2023. Proceeds from ticket sales will go towards securing the musical future of Bush Hall, allowing the venue team to focus on improving internal facilities and revitalizing their Bush Hall Presents programs to support and upcoming artists.

Without beloved music venues like Bush Hall, we wouldn’t have the festival headliners of today. Bush Hall is where artists cut their teeth and hone their craft. It is essential that these venues survive so that the music industry can thrive and evolve. That is non-negotiable. Thanks to the Sex Pistols and Frank Carter for their efforts, this performance will be a great evening.

John Giddings, promoter

Many famous names have performed there, including BRAKE, Amy Winehouse, Florence and the machine, Toots and the Maytals, Adele, The murderers, kings of Leon, Michael Kiwanuka, Alicia Keys, Paul Weller, Nick Cave And Bombay Cycling Club.

We love putting on the music and giving musicians a platform to perform on our stage, in an intimate space, that is up close and personal with the audience. We want and must keep this up. So thank you from everyone in Bush Hall to the legends that are the Sex Pistols and Frank Carter.

Charlie Raworth, owner

The Sex Pistols were a life-changing band for me, so it’s an honor to work with them, along with Frank Carter, who shares the spirit of the Pistols but throws his own gas on the fire!

Shepard Fairey