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James Corden: Ready To Host The GRAMMY’s Since He Was 15


WELCOME BACK, EVERYBODY. WE’RE HERE WITH OUR FRIEND JAMES
CORDEN. 60th GRAND IS COMING UP. SECOND TIME DOING IT.>>YES.>>Stephen: THAT’S FUN. YOU ALREADY HAVE A GREAT
RELATIONSHIP WITH A LOT OF MUSICIANS OUT THERE. YOU’VE INTERVIEWED A LOT OF
THEM. OBVIOUSLY CAR POOL KARAOKE IS A
PHENOMENON. ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
DO YOU REMEMBER THE FIRST INTERVIEW YOU HAD WITH A BIG
ROCK STAR?>>I THINK THE FIRST PERSON WE
HAD ON THE SHOW –>>Stephen: NOT THE SHOW. NOT THE SHOW.>>ON OUR SHOW.>>Stephen: NOT YOUR SHOW. WE HAVE A CLIP. WE HAVE A CLIP THAT WE GOT FROM
A SHOW IN ENGLAND CALLED –>>OH, SHUT UP. OH, COME ON.>>Stephen: “GOOD MORNING WITH
ANN AND NICK” IN 1995. HOW OLD WERE YOU?>>I WAS, LIKE, 15.>>Stephen: HOW DID YOU GET ON
THE SHOW?>>I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU’RE GOING
TO PLAY THIS. ( LAUGHTER )
>>Stephen: THIS IS YOU SPEAKING TO A BIG MUSICAL —
>>HI, THIS IS JAMES HERE AND THIS IS MEATLOAF AND WE’RE DOING
THIS ENGLISH BREAKFAST SHOW AND IT’S REALLY COOL.>>DO YOU PREFER PERFORMING TO
DOING ALL THE PROMOTIONAL SIDE OF THINGS? IS THAT WHAT YOU REALLY LOVE?>>ARE YOU KIDDING? PROMOTIONS ARE YOU WANT TO DO
THIS, JAMES. THIS IS WHAT YOU WANT TO DO. HOLD THIS FOR A SECOND. DURING A PROMOTION TOUR, THIS IS
EXACTLY WHAT YOU WANT TO DO. ( LAUGHTER )
( APPLAUSE )>>Stephen: DO YOU REMEMBER? OF COURSE! OH, MAN!>>Stephen: HOW DID YOU END
UP — HOW DID YOU GET A JOB INTERVIEWING MEATLOAF ON A
MORNING SHOW?>>IT WASN’T REALLY A JOB. THE SHOW IS SIMILAR TO I GUESS
THE “TODAY SHOW” OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT. THEY HELD A NATIONWIDE AUDITION
FOR PEOPLE TO FILL ALL THE SLOTS OF THE SIX OR EIGHT HOSTS, AND
YOU HAVE TO FILM YOURSELF AND SEND IN YOUR TAPE. SO I SENT ONE IN AND THEN I
ENDED UP BEING, LIKE, A SHOW BUSINESS CORRESPONDENT. BUT WHAT I REMEMBER MOST ABOUT
THAT IS NOT REALLY MEETING MEATLOAF — AND HE WAS LOVELY —
IS I REALIZED THE SECOND I DID THAT THAT I HAD NEVER BEEN IN A
HOTEL BEFORE. MY DAD HAD TOLD ME THAT WHERE WE
WERE STAYING WAS A HOTEL, AND IT WASN’T BECAUSE THAT WAS AN
ACTUAL HOTEL WITH CARPET AND EVERYTHING. ( LAUGHTER )
IT WAS LIKE BEING SHOWN A WORLD YOU’D BEEN COMPLETELY SHELTERED
FROM. LIKE SEEING FIRST CLASS ON A
PLANE AND GOING, OH! AND GOING BACK, GOING TO DAD,
GOING THOSE TRAVEL LODGES WE STAY IN ARE RUBBISH! THAT’S MY BIGGEST MEMORY.>>Stephen: WELL, WE’VE GOT TO
GO, BUT ONE LAST QUESTION, DO YOU PREFER PERFORMING OR DOING
ALL THE PROMOTIONAL SIDE OF THINGS? IS THAT WHAT YOU REALLY LOVE? ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
♪ ♪
GOOD LUCK ON SUNDAY! THE 60th ANNUAL
GRAMMY AWARDS WILL AIR LIVE THIS SUNDAY AT 7:30 RIGHT HERE ON
CBS. JAMES CORDEN, EVERYONE. WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK WITH ANN
CURRY.

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