James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem

  • Aired:  02/14/11
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James Murphy explains why he's walking away from fame in his last TV appearance as LCD Soundsystem. (3:06)

>> WELCOME BACK, EVERYBODY.

MY GUEST TONIGHT IS THE

LEADER OF THE BAND LCD SOUND

SOUNDSYSTEM.

PLEASE WELCOME JAMES MURPHY.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

THANKS SO MUCH FOR COMING

ON.

ALL RIGHT, SIR, I GOT A BEEF

TO PICK WITH YOU HERE, CAN I

GET RIGHT OFF THE 207.

ARE YOU READY FOR THIS?

>> YES.

>> Stephen: OKAY, YOU ARE A

ROCKER, RIGHT.

YOU'RE A ROCKER.

>> YES, I'M A-- .

>> Stephen: A ROCKER.

PRETTY SUCCESSFUL ROCKER.

>> MODERATELY SUCCESSFUL

ROCKER.

>> Stephen: MODERATELY

SUCCESSFUL, STILL.

>> YEAH.

>> Stephen: YOU'RE WALKING

AWAY FROM FAME, OKAY.

YOU.

THIS IS YOUR LAST APPEARANCE

ON TELEVISION, CORRECT AS

LCD SOUNDSYSTEM.

>> YES.

>> Stephen: OKAY.

THAT'S ALL RIGHT.

I'LL HAVE ANOTHER SHOW

TOMORROW.

THAT'S ALL RIGHT.

AND YOUR LAST SHOW IS COMING

UP IN MADISON SQUARE GARDEN,

CORRECT.

>> YES.

>> Stephen: WHY WALK AWAY IF

THE ROCK WORLD.

RETIREES GET VERY FEW HONEY

DIPPED COEDS WAITING IN THE

WINGS.

THE GROUPIES ARE OF A MUCH

LOWER CALIBRE, WHY ARE YOU

WALKING AWAY, SIR?

>> IT SEEMED LIKE THE RIGHT

THING TO DO.

I'M 41 AND AT A CERTAIN

POINT I THINK IT GETS

EMBARRASSING.

(LAUGHTER)

>> Stephen: YOU DIDN'T START

UNTIL YOU WERE IN YOUR 30s,

RIGHT.

YOU'RE NOT LIKE BIEBER AT

41.

SO-- THOUGH THAT IS SOME

LOVELY HAIR.

(LAUGHTER)

>> I'M NOW MANAGING BIEBER

AT 41.

>> Stephen: YEAH.

>> NOW THAT'S IN MY HEAD.

>> Stephen: BUT YOU'VE NEVER

BEEN LIKE YOUTH ROCKER.

YOU'VE ALWAYS BEEN KIND OF

DOING YOUR OWN THING.

YOU'RE POPULAR, MAN.

>> I MEAN, HI A

LIFE-- BECAUSE IT STARTED

LATER I HAD A LIFE

BEFOREHAND AND THERE ARE A

LOT OF THINGS I WANT TO

DO-- .

>> Stephen: LIKE WHAT, WHAT

DO YOU WANT TO DO

AFTERWARDS.

>> I REALLY LIKE-- I LIKE

MAKING COFFEE.

(LAUGHTER)

>> Stephen: SO YOU'RE GOING

TO WORK AT STARBUCKS, WHAT

ARE YOU GOING TO --

>> NO, I MEAN, I WANT TO

LIKE MAYBE GET-- I HAD A JOB,

I HAVE A LABEL I RUN, I

PRODUCE-- .

>> Stephen: YOUR OWN RECORD.

>> RECORD LABEL.

>> Stephen: SO YOU ARE

GOINGING TO BE THE MAN NOW.

YOU ARE GOING TO BE THE MAN.

ARE YOU GOING TO SAY TO

YOUNG ROCKERS, YOU KNOW WHAT,

I DON'T HEAR A SINGLE.

>> LET'S PUT A REGULAR AYE

BEAT ON THAT AND ADD

SOME-- WE'LL GET SHAGGY TO

SING WITH YOU.

THAT'S GOING TO BE YOU NOW.

I JUST THINK, I DON'T THINK

ROCKERS GET TO WALK AWAY.

THERE ARE ONLY THREE WAYS TO

END YOUR CAREER AS A ROCKER.

OVERDOSE, OVERSTAY YOUR

WELCOME, OR WRITE SPIDERMAN

THE MUSICAL.

THAT'S IT.

(APPLAUSE)

>> I WANT TO TRY TO DO ALL

THREE.

I DON'T WANT TO DO ANY OF

THOSE THREE.

>> Stephen: ALL RIGHT, SINCE

THIS IS YOUR LAST

APPEARANCE.

>> YES.

>> Stephen: ON TELEVISION AS

LCD SOUNDSYSTEM, YOU BROUGHT

THE EQUIP KMENT.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO A SONG.

>> YEAH.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

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