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  SEX PISTOLS CLASSIC 'HOLIDAYS IN THE SUN' FINALLY GETS A VIDEO AFTER 35 YEARS
18th September 2012



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35 years on from its original release the Sex Pistols classic 'Holidays In The Sun' has finally received a promo video. The video - newly edited by longtime Sex Pistols collaborator Julien Temple - has been compiled from previously unreleased footage especially for use on the limited edition super deluxe box set 'Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols' to be released September 24th through Universal Music UK.

The song, first released as a single in October 1977, was inspired by the Pistols March 1977 trip to Berlin; where the band had decamped for a few days to help escape media glare after their infamous sacking from A&M Records (after just 7 days).

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The Pistols visit to the city - and particularly the Berlin Wall which looked onto the still communist East Berlin - provided John 'Rotten' Lydon with his inspiration for the lyrics:

"Berlin was a very different town then. It was like that scene in Apocalypse Now when they go up the river and they see the flares and the party going on, all the soldiers on acid... That's what Berlin was like, with a chaotic war-zone wrapped around it. The Communists were looking in on this adventure playground. Quite mental."

Prior to their Berlin trip the Pistols had tried a break to Jersey which resulted in them being given 24 hours to leave the Island by local Police. The band then flew into Berlin where footage included in Julien Temple's new edit was filmed by the band's tour manager and soundman John 'Boogie' Tiberi.

Unlike the Pistols other singles from 'Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols' ('Anarchy In The UK', 'God Save The Queen' and 'Pretty Vacant') no promo video for 'Holidays In The Sun' was ever filmed. Although one was planned featuring a recreation of TV holiday adverts of the time. 35 years later video director Julien Temple has been reunited with the Sex Pistols for the first time since 2007 to work on a brand new video edit of 'Holidays In The Sun'.

Acclaimed for his music video production and documentaries including directing 'The Great Rock And Roll Swindle' (1980), 'The Filth And The Fury' (2000) and 'There'll Always Be An England' (2007), Julien Temple has reignited previously unreleased footage of the Pistols playing live in Cornwall September 1977 that never previously had sound, cutting it with John Tiberi's shots of the band in Berlin back in March 1977.

"The live performance was shot using one camera and shows the extraordinary captivating quality of the band at the time." recalls Temple. "There was shock in the room, it was hypnotising, contagious, and unfolded right in front of you. It was filmed in Penzance in September 1977, the Pistols arrived unannounced and the audience couldn't believe what they were getting."

Limited edition super deluxe box set 'Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols' to be released September 24th through Universal Music UK.




WACKEN WINTER NIGHTS IS HEAVY METAL WONDERLAND

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Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.

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Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.



Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.

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MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.

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Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

If you are interested in going to Wacken 2018 and have questions, please fill out the form below and we will contact you with answers to all your enquiries. You are under no obligation whatsoever by filling this form out. We won't add you to any mailing lists or send you loads of spam - all we will do is help you get to Wacken as easily and inexpensively as possible.

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