Lydon has taken issue with the organisation thanks to a new compilation entitled ‘Never Mind the Dovecotes‘ which contains two Sex Pistols tracks, ‘Anarchy In The UK‘ and ‘Pretty Vacant‘, which he claims have been used without his permission.
“I would like to be able to trust the National Trust but from this point forward I can’t,” Lydon has said. “I was very proud to collaborate with The National Trust back in 2003 and voice a radio advert for them.”
“No-one however has even spoken to myself or my management or had a conversation with myself or my management about this album. Never Mind The…. Permission. Thievery as I have always thought seems to come from very high places. Whatever happened to the art of conversation?”
“As of yet, I am still not sure what the game is in all this. I love my England, my honest England. My heart is true, but this particular situation seems deeply sneaky and we are waiting to be supplied with information on this chain of events, and the answer better be good.”
The album, described as a ‘celebration of punk’ and compiled by the Trust in conjunction with Decca Records, is also set to feature the likes of GBH and Siouxsie and the Banshees.