Colson Baker Spotlight – Last Call with Carson Daly (Interview)

Colson Baker Spotlight – Last Call with Carson Daly (Interview)


♪♪♪♪ -People have been very late
and slow on me for many years, so to me, this is just kind of,
like, routine at this point. You don’t think, like,
when “Rap Devil” dropped and everyone was like, “Oh, my
God, he’s such a great rapper,” like, “Oh, I never knew that
this happened,” or like, “that he had this in him,”
and stuff, and you don’t think I’m just sitting there
the whole time like… Eight mix tapes and four albums
or whatever later, just sitting here like, “I’ve been doing this
for eight years nonstop, like, delivering
quality [bleep]” Like, this is when you choose
to tune in and get it, and that’s cool. ♪♪♪♪ What’s up, guys?
I’m Colson Baker. And I play Tommy Lee
in “The Dirt.” ♪♪♪♪ -It could’ve happened
to anybody. But it didn’t. It happened to us. ♪♪♪♪ -I work for Leathur Records. You guys like a record deal? ♪♪♪♪ ♪♪ -Oh, yeah ♪♪ ♪♪♪♪ -I think the title does a pretty
good job of giving it away. I mean, it’s the dirt on
one of the craziest journeys a band has ever had. The first people
to really put it out there on what’s going on backstage. This tells the real story. ♪♪♪♪ I would be very upset
if I watched a Motley Crue film and I was just watching
a bunch of actors acting like Motley Crue. It’s like you have to
become a Motley Crue. From the second
we got to New Orleans, Jeff Tremaine,
who directed the film, made me and the three other
actors come meet him at a bar. And he was like, “We’re gonna
call this place the office and you guys are gonna come here
every day for the next month until we start shooting, and we’re gonna live this life
for real.” We went out
the first time together, and Doug, who plays Nikki Sixx, poured his beer
into a random person’s purse, died laughing, bit Jeff Tremaine
in the shoulder so hard that he forever has purple,
black, and yellow teeth mark, gross things on his shoulder,
like to this day. And it was kind of on
from that point. I was already a rock star, man, so this thing just was easy
for me to fall into. [ Knock on door ] -Yep. -Hey.
-Hey. -So who’s on tonight? -Those dudes. They’ve been selling out
weekends at the Starwood, which is, like, huge. -Pretty rad, man. -[ Chuckles ]
Good try, Bob. -Your mom made dinner.
You coming down? -I’m already late
to pick up my girl. -Oh, you got a new girlfriend? -Yeah, but I think I’m in love
this time for real. -I went and auditioned for
Nikki Sixx before I auditioned for Tommy. So my first two auditions
were as Nikki Sixx, and the casting director
was like, “You have more of
a Tommy energy. You should come back
and try for him.” And then four more auditions
later, I ended up getting it. And Tommy and I
were already friends, so right before we went
and shot the movie, like, I just would pull up to his
house with a script and, like, throw it on his desk and be
like, “Did this really happen? And if it did,
how did you say it?” And he was like,
“Just like that, man. That’s exactly how it was.” Tommy would come down on set,
and, I mean, same thing. He’d, like, look in the monitor and see how the set was designed
and all that. He was like, “That looks just
like the house, man. This [bleep] is
blowing my mind.” Yeah, I always compared Tommy
to, like, a puppy dog. And he’s always excited just
kind of about — you know how,
like, when you show up and a puppy’s
just stoked on everything? Like if a human walks in,
he’s like, “Oh, this is sick.” If there’s food around,
they’re like, “I love food.” ♪♪♪♪ We’re shooting this huge concert
scene, and someone came up to me right before the last shot,
and they were like, “Yo, you know that that scene
that we showed you where Tommy Lee gets on stage
and he pulls his ass out? Dude, Jeff wants you to do that
right now.” We shoot the scene
at the end of it, the power goes off, and that’s
where I’m supposed to, like, jump in front of the drum kit
and just, like, moon the crowd. I looked at
every camera monitor. No one got the shot. Jeff Tremaine and everyone’s
around us watching. And I’m like, “What?
How did you not get the shot?” Like, “Damn it,
I had my ass out.” Da, da, da, da, da, da. And he just snaps back on me. He’s like, “We got the shot,
ass[bleep]” Look, all right?”
Da, da, da, da, da, da. “I promise you.” All this [bleep] ensuring me
we got the shot. We got this giant fight. And then we saw each other down
by the makeup and hair trailers like an hour later. He came up to me
and he was like… And we hugged out.
And he was like, “But I didn’t get the shot.” I’m like [bleep] ♪♪♪♪ I mean, if you ask me, like, I
want to be a EGOT one day, but, you know, if I would have said
that in an interview five years ago, you should have
seen the face people made. -So to get the T of the EGOT,
what are we talking about here? -Tony, right?
-Yeah. -What are the requirements
to get a Tony? All right.
We’re just gonna do that. [Bleep] ♪♪♪♪ I’m like a circuit, man. Like, my — even though I look
complicated, like, I know exactly where
all my wires are going. So, I know, like,
when I say EGOT, people are
probably looking like, “Whoa, what about
the Tony part?” It’s like, don’t worry.
I got that covered. I got it covered. We’ll check back in in 20 years,
see where we’re at.

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