Doug Stanhope’s interview as John Lydon (audio)
WHEN Doug Stanhope got a early morning call, he didn’t answer. Then he checked his voicemail. The message went:
“Hey John it’s Mike Ragogna from KRUU & HuffPost – we have a phone interview scheduled if you can please call the studio line – it’ll be real easy, just a few questions about the new release and PiL.”
I had an interview scheduled with this same guy at noon so he’d obviously put the wrong phone number to the wrong guest – and although I don’t know shit about music I did catch the John and the PiL together and realized he was calling for John Lydon aka Johnny Rotten.
The caller called back:
“Hey John it’s Mike Ragogna from KRUU & HuffPost – we have a phone interview scheduled if you can please call the studio line…”
Stanhope played along.
Sadly they edited out the fun parts where I would pause to fake-vomit mouthfuls of water into the toilet our loudly take a piss with the phone just over the bowl but they left in the “Howard Stern” and “Baba-Booey.” How could they have ever guess they’d been duped?