Friday, September 5, 2014

Joan Rivers' Best Interview

Among all her memorable celebrity interactions, one could lose track of how hip Joan Rivers was to cool bands. From giving Hüsker Dü their closest shot at stardom to getting good interviews out of David Lee Roth (not an easy task, as anyone who ever suffered through his radio show can tell you) to teasing young Beastie Boys to hosting the Osbournes ten years before The Osbournes, the comedy legend endeared herself to headbangers around the world. Best of all, she hosted the most metal moment in television history.

It makes sense that two of the world's most influential comedy acts should meet up, until you realize that this was in 1990, when Oderus Urungus and Beefcake the Mighty were Metal Blade signees on their second album, years away from appearances in Empire Records or on "Beavis and Butt-head." I won't give any of the jokes away, but I'll note that both Gwar and Joan are in top form. How many 50somethings could love this band? I can only think of one.

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