Punk rock legend Glen Matlock is to make a cameo performance in new film The Paddy Lincoln Gang. This is the first time the former Sex Pistols bassist has acted in a film.

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Set in the vibrant Los Angeles music scene, The Paddy Lincoln Gang are a rock band who are standing on the verge of stardom but for a single problem. Their wayward Irish lead singer Rob McAllister (Dean S. Jagger) is suffering from paranoid suspicions that something is not quite right with the band, his manager and his girlfriend. When the band smash up the home of the chairman of their record label, success and fame looks like it could be over before it’s even started.

Controversy is something that Matlock is no stranger to himself. Part of the original line-up of the Sex Pistols, he walked out of the band at the height of their fame and notoriety in 1977. Since then he has played in a number of other bands and is the only Pistol still touring. Both Johnny Rotten and Steve Jones live in LA, but Matlock has said he didn’t visit Jones the last time he was in the city as “he can be a bit of a misery sometimes!”

The film’s star, Dean S Jagger, hails from Dewsbury, Yorkshire, and previously worked as professional skater, before going to acting school. He is also a trained MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) and Jiu Jitsu fighter, which gives the fight scenes (yes, his character really is a live wire) added authenticity. The Paddy Lincoln Gang is produced by Alistair Audsley, who previously worked as an advertising creative director. Audsley co-wrote the film with director Ben Jagger, who has a background in acting, stuntwork, rollerblading and cagefighting.

The Paddy Lincoln Gang won ‘Best in Festival’ at the SoCal Film Festival, as well as the coveted Platinum Award at the Oregon International Film Awards.

The Paddy Lincoln Gang will be available on demand and to download on August 25th.

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