Paul Shaffer On Life After David Letterman
August 29, 2014 at 2:21 PM (PT)
PAUL SHAFFER, DAVID LETTERMAN's longtime musical director and sidekick for the past 32 years, reveals his future plans after the host retires at the end of the year in a recent ROLLING STONE article.
"I'm not retiring, as many people have assumed," SHAFFER said. "I gotta keep playing and want to keep making music. I'm excited about the fact that after almost 33 years, my schedule will open up a little bit."
SHAFFER will continue to host "PAUL SHAFFER’s DAY IN ROCK" and "PAUL SHAFFER’s 60-SECOND REWIND" on radio stations across the country. "DAY IN ROCK" draws on SHAFFER’s vast musical knowledge and ability to comment on the history of rock from his unique perspective. The daily 60-second vignette can be programmed throughout the day and offers sponsorship opportunities for radio stations that are looking to add informative programming to their lineup.
SHAFFER commented on his seven-year journey with "DAY IN ROCK."
“It’s what I love,” said PAUL. “I have a huge compendium of fun facts and comic rock trivia. Everything we talk about is accurate but we present it with a comic twist. Sort of like what JON STEWART does with the news on “The Daily Show," we do with rock history.”
In "60-Second Rewind," SHAFFER reveals fun pop-up facts about popular hit songs, movies and TV shows from the '60s, ;70s and ;80s, from THE BEACH BOYS to "Barney Miller" to "Beverly Hills Cop", PAUL takes a comedic look at the pop culture landscape spanning three decades.