In that Bangs piece, asked how he felt about hipsters who
disdained him, he said he understood himself to be “a good
institution to play games off of,” but avowed that he’d outlast
his detractors in “the underground press … I’ll be here longer
than you will, is my attitude.” And he was. He outlived Lester
Bangs. He also outlived Don Cornelius, and Solid Gold, and Club
MTV, and Total Request Live.