In mid-December 1977 The Sex Pistols were scheduled to be on Saturday Night Live, but they broke up instead and Elvis Costello got the gig. Johnny Rotten and Elvis Costello both later were guests on Tom Snyder’s The Tomorrow Show. Public Image Ltd. was on American Bandstand, sure, and The Dickies were on a Don Rickles sitcom, but late night TV was where you found your punk bands.
Decades later, that’s still the case—with the same generation of bands. Buzzcocks! On Seth Meyer! Doing a new song, “Keep on Believing,” from their new album! With an online bonus of “Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t Have).
“Keep on Believing,” indeed. Though I do not like the beard.