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Punk rock legends heading to Congress

"Whatever happened to the heroes?" If you're talking punk rock, they'll be in Tucson.

Former Sex Pistol Glen Matlock, ex-Stranglers singer Hugh Cornwell and Blondie drummer Clem Burke have elected to make a Friday night stop at Club Congress.

While Matlock was ousted from the Pistols before they became notorious — replacement bassist Sid Vicious being the focus of much of the punk pioneers' publicity — he's the one who wrote most of the band's debut (and only real) album.

Matlock is credited with, among others, "Anarchy in the U.K.," "Pretty Vacant" and "God Save the Queen."

Cornwell was no slouch in the songwriting department, either. While less well-known that the Sex Pistols, garagey Stranglers songs like "No More Heroes" and "Golden Brown" are genre classics.

The two, playing separate sets, will be backed by a band that includes long-time Blondie drummer Clem Burke.


What, where & when

  • Glen Matlock, Hugh Cornwell, Clem Burke
  • Lenguas Largas and HAIRSPRAYFIREANDGIRLS open
  • Club Congress, 311 E. Congress St.
  • 8 p.m. Friday
  • Tickets: $12 at the door

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