|Screengrab via YouTube|
Joan Rivers didn't let anyone off easy -- especially musicians. The recently departed comedian's mix of haughtiness, impatience, and an occasional paternal remark stood in stark contrast to the way most talk show hosts handled rock stars. Either intentionally or out of general indifference, she'd botch song and album titles, and never fawned over her guests like precious commodities -- unless you count well-placed insults.
On The Late Show With Joan Rivers and her other talk show hosting gigs, she had access to a strange assortment of pop music notoriety of the '80s and '90s, and always seemed to take artists out of their comfort zone. Here are five crucial examples.More »