Interview: Joe Rogan — "Stand-up comedy is like a living philosophy…Soundgarden is one of my all-time favorites…"
Thu, 06 May 2010 11:23:19
Joe Rogan is probably the most hard rocking comedian on the scene.
His brand new CD/DVD, Talking Monkeys In Space, plays out with a palpable, punchy energy that even few modern rock bands can conjure! Throughout the show, he rolls through a bevy of hilarious rants and observations that are often brutally brilliant and powerfully precise. The man's got rhythm as he rips through his routine. Given that presence, it makes sense that Joe's a rock 'n' roll fan. Also, with his sharp no-bullshit attitude, it's clear he hasn't lost a connection with Boston, where he spent his formative years.
Rogan laughs, "The Boston sense of humor is a dark, angry, mean sense of humor, and it's fucking great!"
The only way to describe Joe's comedy is "fucking great" as well. As for music, he's got some undeniably genius views. "There is a connection between drugs and music that's unavoidable. You can't make a Nickleback song if you're on heroin, whereas if you listen to Nirvana, it's all soul."
Joe Rogan sat down with ARTISTdirect.com editor and Dolor author Rick Florino for an exclusive interview about Talking Monkeys In Space, his favorite bands, a particularly inspiring story about Joe DiMaggio, why Boston equals badass and why Soundgarden rules.
Check out the interview here and below, pick up Talking Monkeys In Space now and don't miss Joe Rogan when he comes to rock your town.
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