Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The Late Show with David Letterman Rocked Last Night

Way to come back from a scandal. The week started off rather serious with David addressing the current black mail scandal he's involved in. But as soon as the next day, he came back in style.

In what I think is a first for the show, David actually interviewed his band leader Paul Schaffer. Paul's got a new book out detailing his experience in the music industry. For example, he co-wrote the song, "It's Raining Men". I know! Paul turned out to be a very interesting interview. As a matter of fact, it was hard to shut him up.

They talked about the choices Paul makes for intro songs as each guest comes out. The night before, when Glee star Lea Michelle came out they played the Beatles "Michelle My Belle". After she revealed her Imagine tattoo, they played her off with the Beatles "Imagine". Genius.

By the way, if you ever get a chance to see The Late Show in person, I highly recommend it. The band alone is fantastic. You don't get to hear nearly enough of them on TV.

Following Paul was a charming interview with the lovely Eliza Dushku (Bring It On, The New Guy) currently starring in Joss Whedon's Dollhouse. Surprisingly just as adorable in person as she is on screen.

And if that wasn't enough, the musical guest was . . . KISS! Now, honestly, I'm not a rabid fan of the group, but I can really appreciate these aging rockers still, well, rockin' it. They performed a new song from their new album and managed to "blow the roof of the dump" as Letterman predicted.

Rarely do I enjoy all the guests on any given night of The Late Show, but I thoroughly enjoyed this particular episode. I'm going to buy Paul's book, watch Dollhouse, and maybe even catch KISS at The Staples Center.

Now let's see if Vince Vaughn and Roseanne Cash can top that on tonight's show.

– KISS my ReevesReel –

1 comment:

  1. Update: just found out that two members of KISS are not the originals. Of course, original depends on how far back you go in the band's history. Considering how many times Peter Criss alone has quit and come back, no wonder I wasn't up to speed. So, only Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley are the aging rockers.