John Lydon, the guy that used to front the Sex Pistols and go by Johnny Rotten, has announced that his band Public Image Ltd. will release a new album titled This Is PiL at some point in 2012. NME reported yesterday that the Lydon-fronted art-punks have been working on the album for the past two years. It will be their first since 1992’s That What Is Not.
Lydon talked to BBC 6Music about the album, where he said he had to tour for two years to raise funds to cover the recording costs.
“I was always full of ideas, but I had to wait until I had enough money to release an album,” Lydon told the BBC. “Everybody thinks I made such a fortune with the Sex Pistols. Well, unfortunately that is not true.”