Here are the highlights from Friday’s Headlines on Dennis & Callahan with Kirk Minihane, John Dennis and Gerry Callahan. To hear the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.
– The nominees for the 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class were announced Thursday. Among the list were Green Day, rap group N.W.A., Nine Inch Nails and Sting as a solo act. To be nominated, the artists must have released their first album or song in 1989 or earlier.
The hosts argued that acts like Sting, who already are in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with a band, shouldn’t be nominated again as a solo act.
Said Minihane of Sting: “He’s already in with The Police. Eric Clapton is in three different ways. At some point, don’t you just say if you’re in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, you’re in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?”
Although Minihane said he’s a fan of Sting, Callahan said he felt otherwise.
“You can’t be great and have one of the five worst songs ever,” Callahan said.
Said Minihane: “I appreciate a good try and a whiff — if you have great songs.”
– A transsexual former inmate at Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada reportedly had oral sex with O.J. Simpson in 2013. Jazmena Jameson, a prostitute, said the two had a flirtatious relationship before the one-time event.
What Simpson did not know, Jameson said, was that she was HIV positive and could’ve given the 67-year-old Simpson the virus, though the chance he was infected is small.
“So this happened in prison?” Dennis asked.
“In prison. These things happen in prison,” replied Minihane.
Said Callahan: “She was definitely a guy when she was in prison. … She might’ve had the surgery [to become a woman] since she got out. She’s not that bad looking. She’s probably better looking than any other bunkmate of O.J.’s in the prison.”
– Comedian and former “Saturday Night Live” star Jan Hooks died in New York on Thursday at 67 years old. She worked alongside a talented cast on “SNL” that included Mike Myers, Dana Carvey and Chris Farley.
“I agree that the cast [Hooks] was in was the best,” Callahan said. “I love how Chris Farley is like an afterthought.”
“Those casts were unbelievable,” replied Minihane.