Speaking at the launch of Julien Temple's Pistols DVD There'll Always Be An England, the punk icon claimed that his group are "Britain's finest".
Lydon said: "This is edited highlights, but anyone who is potentially interested in seeing true British genuine quality of work should pay attention to this, we are Britain's finest."
He added: "Always have been, alright? And there's only one man in England who really can save the Queen and it would be Johnny Rotten."
Lydon recently complained that music festivals have lost their excitement and dubbed Coldplay "utterly humourless".