John Lydon reveals title of new Public Image Ltd album

Singer also dismisses the idea that he 'made a fortune in the Sex Pistols'

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John Lydon has revealed that the title of Public Image Ltd.‘s long awaited ninth studio album will be ‘This Is PiL’.

The band, who announced their reformation in 2009, have been working on their first album since 1992’s ‘That What Is Not’ for the past two years.

Speaking about the album to BBC 6Music, Lydon said of the planned title: “It is probably going to be called ‘This is PiL’ basically because it is, it is all the work, effort and energy we put into this record.”

The singer also spoke about the struggle he and his bandmates had gone through to create the album, saying that though people believe he is a wealthy man, he was forced to tour for two years with Public Image Ltd. to raise enough money for recording costs.

He added: “I was always full of ideas, but I had to wait until I had enough money to release an album. Everybody thinks I made such a fortune with the Sex Pistols. Well, unfortunately that is not true, to make this record we had to tour extensively for two years.”

Public Image Ltd.‘s new album is set to be released at some point in 2012.

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