Denis Leary was on Last Call with Carson Daly on Wednesday and when he walked out, the music played was Avril Lavigne’s ‘Complicated’. Denis wanted to talk about Avril and said he hated that song. Read on for a transcript.
Carson: I like the musical selection.
Denis: Yeah, very nice.
Carson: That’s nice.
Denis: Why is that? I hate that song.
[ Light laughter ]
Denis: I was so sick of that song.
Carson: That was Denis Leary coming out to Avril Lavigne.
Denis: My oldest son, Jack, has — what’s the name of the album?
Carson: “Let go”?
Denis: I don’t know.
Carson: Avril Lavigne’s album?
Denis: It’s the CD thing in the truck. And I my son drives in that with me a lot from the country. So, when he started playing it, I was like, all right, well, you know, “this song’s not that bad the first time you hear it.”
Carson: Right. How old is jack now?
Denis: He’s 12 1/2.
Carson: Okay, so it’s perfect. He’s into th–
Carson: — The pop.
Denis: He’s into girls. And he’s into — what is she, like, 14?
Carson: Yeah. She’s young.
Denis: She’s probably in his class at school. So, but, you know, you hear this song the first time, it’s okay second time, it’s kind of catchy. 3rd, 4th, 5th, 400th time. Yeah, you want to put a gun to your head.
Denis: So, he won’t be out, ’cause he’s trying to learn- he’s a drummer, he’s trying to learn how to play the drums —
Carson: To that song?
Denis: I think he secretly thinks at some point in the future he’s gonna meet her and date her
carson: Yeah, right. He has a good shot of joining the band, actually.
Denis: I mean, am I the only person that thinks when you write rock and roll songs, you should have some life experience? Right?
Denis: Audience: Yeah.
Denis: At 17, what do you have to say?
Avril Lavigne The Only Truly Hot Act On Fizzled Lineup
September 8, 2002 – Jon Bream of the Star Tribune reviewed yesterday’s KDWB’s fifth annual Last Chance Summer Dance at Canterbury Park in Minneapolis. Bream says much of the show, attended by only 12,000 compared to 23,000 the previous year was fizzle. “Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys made a special appearance to hype his new solo single. The crowd might have preferred Nick’s little brother, Aaron Carter,” he said. Bream added, “The only truly hot act on the bill was Avril Lavigne… she was polished and precocious with a periodic punk streak.”