Playlist: Denis Leary
Sun, 17 May 2009 11:51:50
Denis Leary Videos
Denis Leary has got a lot on his mind at any given time. Between his Rescue Me duties (writing, producing and acting) and bringing comedy to the masses across America on his headlining tours, the legendary comic/actor/writer has got his hands full. However, he still manages to immerse himself in as much music as he possibly can.
Right now, his playlist is completely devoted to Rescue Me. "Of course we've got some great music on the new episodes," laughs Leary with a big grin. "One of my favorite things about doing Rescue Me is finding the music. Most of my playlist is stuff that we're using or considering for the show. I listen to it when we're choosing shots or while I'm driving."
He shared his playlist with ARTISTdirect.com in this exclusive feature. Check out what Denis Leary is spinning below and don't miss him in Rescue Me and Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (July 4th).
Denis Leary's Playlist:
1. Greg Dulli
"We've been through so many incarnations of Greg Dulli on the show. We've used Afghan Whigs' old stuff, Dulli's solo material, songs from the Twilight Singers."
2. The Afghan Whigs
3. The Twilight Singers
4. The Gutter Twins
"Dulli and Mark Lanegan formed a group called The Gutter Twins. We're ending our opening episode with a song from them."
5. Tricky — Knowle Boy West
"We're using a track from Tricky's newest album, Knowle Boy West."
6. The Clash — "The Guns of Brixton"
"We're also using one of my favorite songs of all time, 'The Guns of Brixton' by The Clash. I'm a huge Clash fan. It's not a song a lot of Clash fans like because it's written by the bass player and sung by him. We were looking at a scene, and we knew we had to break out 'Guns of Brixton' for it though."
7. Mark Lanegan & Isobel Campbell
"We're thinking of using a track from Mark Lanegan's record with Isobel Campbell for the finale, because it's really good."