Comedian, actor, director and writer Denis Leary made his first appearance on the Howard Stern Show, promoting Sex&Drug&Rock&Roll. Leary did the regulation celebrity ramble with Stern, telling him about meeting David Bowie (who loved comedian Steven Wright, by the way) and other rock and roll lifestyle tales that only celebs get to recount — like that time with Mick Jagger. (“That time with Mick Jagger” should really be a regular feature in the celeb interview world — everybody seems to have that anecdote.)
[Len Dykstra’s new book is: House of Nails: A Memoir of Life on the Edge]
But while Leary talked his history and his show, he was also fascinated by the down and dirty, totally uncensored, wild-ass interview Stern did the day before with baseball madman Len “Nails” Dykstra. The sex and drugs in the Dykstra interview would put most rock stars to shame. Stern, considered by a lot of industry people to be the best interviewer in the business, said flat out that the Len Dykstra interview is “the greatest” he’s ever done. There’s some evidence for that in Leary’s appearance: when your next guest comes on and can’t stop talking about what your last guest said, you’re doing something right.