In a career that has spanned more than 30 years, 2006 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Glen Matlock has made indelible contributions to music as the original bass player with the Sex Pistols, founder of the New Wave act Rich Kids, and collaborator with a variety of artists ranging from Iggy Pop to fellow original School of ’76 Brit Punk Rockers the Damned to neo-rockabilly singer Robert Gordon – all while pursuing his own musically distinctive direction. Matlock released Born Running in 2010, and has been taking the coveted bass playing role in the reformed Faces with fellow Hall of Fame Inductees Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood.
On the other side of the Atlantic from Matlock, before joining the New York Dolls in 1971, Sylvain Sylvain was a member of the band Actress, also featuring the Dolls' Arthur Kane, Johnny Thunders and former fashion partner Murcia. He played rhythm guitar in the proto-punk group the New York Dolls (replacing Rick Rivets), from 1971 until the group’s final dissolution in 1977.
On Tuesday, March 18 at 7 p.m., in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's intimate Foster Theater, Matlock and Sylvain will perform an acoustic set of songs from the Sex Pistols, New York Dolls as well as other punk rock classics. Howard Kramer, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s Curatorial Director, will sit down with the two and talk about their past exploits and rich punk rock history. Matlock will also be collecting his statue from the 2006 Induction Ceremony, which the Sex Pistols did not attend, making for one of the more infamous moments in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame history.
Tickets are $10. Tickets are available through the Rock Hall website at tickets.rockhall.com or at the Rock Hall Box Office.