Comedian Doug Stanhope was recently interviewed by KRUU-FM for a program scheduled for Wednesday. The only problem was, only Stanhope knew he was accidentally impersonating Johnny Rotten...
'I get a call at 7:45 am a few weeks ago, that I only got up for to scream at whoever dare call at that hour. Missing the call, I check the voice message and it says: "Hey John it's Mike Ragogna from KRUU & HuffPost - we have a phone interview scheduled if you can please call the studio line - it'll be real easy, just a few questions about the new release and PiL."
'I had an interview scheduled with this same guy at noon so he'd obviously put the wrong phone number to the wrong guest - and although I don't know shit about music I did catch the John and the PiL together and realized he was calling for John Lydon aka Johnny Rotten.
'So I dialed the number he'd called me from, got voicemail and left a message saying who I was and that he'd called the wrong guest. Ten minutes later I'm woken up again to the phone ringing and now I'm fucking furious: "Hey John it's Mike Ragogna from KRUU & HuffPost - we have a phone interview scheduled if you can please call the studio line..."
'This time I said fuck it, wrote down the studio number, put on the best British accent I could muster (which is absolutely fucking awful) and called in to do the interview as best as I could, being still half asleep and not knowing shit about who I am pretending to be.' (Doug Stanhope blog post).