Last night, The Tonight Show had Justin Bieber as its musical guest. And in what I guess you’d have to call counterprogramming, Stephen Colbert’s Late Show went a radically different direction, booking the newly reconstituted version of John Lydon’s once-great postpunk project Public Image Ltd. PiL just released the new album What The World Needs Now…, and they played the clanking, sputtering single “Double Trouble.” As the song ended, Lydon stared at the crowd and bellowed, “And don’t you dare vote Donald Trump.” That campaign is finished now! Johnny Rotten has spoken! While this is very much not the same group who once almost caused a riot by playing a New York show behind a screen, Lydon is still a formidable presence. Check it out below.
What The World Needs Now… is out now on PiL Official.