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Which Rocker Should Succeed David Letterman? – Readers Poll

Lemmy Kilmister Chris Jericho Corey Taylor
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The news is out! David Lettermanhas announced that he’s retiring from ‘The Late Show’ in 2015 and already there’s plenty of buzz surrounding who might replace him. While many a talk show host and comedian has already been suggested, might we throw a few rockers into the mix, as well?

Lemmy Kilmister from Motorhead got the ball rolling with this tweet:

And we have to say that the iconic and outgoing legend would make a fine choice to interview celebrities. There’s no doubt he’d be able to turn on the charm for some of Hollywood’s young starlets and has a wealth of life experience that would enthrall and entertain an audience.

But who else should we have in the poll? How about Foo Fighters‘ frontman Dave Grohl? The rocker has long been a favorite of Letterman and ‘The Late Show’ and is mostly beloved (with the exception of Courtney Love) within the music industry. And let us not forget that when Letterman missed shows a few years back for heart surgery, he invited Elvis Costello to be one of the guest hosts, meaning that a rocker in the chair is not out of the question.

What about Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor? He’s knowledgeable and well respected on music, has a good sense of humor and is a published author speaking on things outside of the music genre.

While we’re at it, Fozzy‘s Chris Jericho and Anthrax‘s Scott Ian are names that frequently come up when it comes time to host a metal awards show. Jericho hosts his own ‘Talk Is Jericho’ podcast, has spent time in the wrestling world, has his own band and appeared on ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ showing his range for being in the public eye. Ian, meanwhile, is currently incorporating a spoken word tour into his repertoire, has appeared on VH1’s pop-culture ‘I Love the 70s, 80s and 90s’ series, has dabbled in the comics world and is the host of The Nerdist’ Internet series, ‘Blood & Guts.’

So if you had a choice, and we’ve given you several here, which rocker would you like to see enter the late night talk show world?

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