John Lydon is set to write new songs for the Sex Pistols.
The 54-year-old punk legend – who performed in the group as Johnny Rotten – says the time could be right to reunite with his former band after touring with his other group, Public Image Ltd. (P.I.L.) last year.
He told website Stereogum: “I’ve really been in a songwriting mode and I can now look back on the Pistols and imagine writing with them. I wouldn’t have been able to think about that if I hadn’t got the P.I.L. thing going again. You forget the wars and personal hate over time.
“You have to be a real b*****d to make me change my views on you. And even b*****ds like me can be forgiven at times.”
While he is considering reuniting with the Sex Pistols – who also comprised of Steve Jones, Paul Cook and Glen Matlock, who was later replaced by Sid Vicious – he recently revealed he "never liked" the group’s name.
He said: "I know the lot of them were all messing around with names before I went there.
"To be honest with you, I never even liked the name Sex Pistols. I always felt like it sounded a bit twee."