John Lydon: 'Country Life ads are funding PiL reunion'

John Lydon has defended his decision to take part in the Country Life butter ads claiming that he has used his earnings to fund the Public Image Ltd reunion.

‘I'm permanently out of pocket, but I've got news for you, from the first day I started PiL I was out of pocket,’ Lydon told the NME. ‘For me it's an on-going process. For eighteen years I haven't been able to fund this, so when that butter advert came along I was more than ecstatic.’

The former Sex Pistols frontman also revealed that the post-punk legends are working on new material ahead of their tour of the UK later this year.

Never shy of speaking his mind, Lydon attacked his record label Virgin which failed to consult him before re-releasing PiL’s classic album ‘Metal Box’ last year.

‘There's been long enough now to ring me up, they know my phone number. I love that album but I love all my PiL albums. I could go on a very long rant here but Virgin are incredibly disrespectful.’

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