Beck Goes Head To Head With Space Ghost

July 31 [10:00 EDT] -- Beck makes a rare talk show appearance this Friday night, on a rare type of talk show.

Beck turns up on the Cartoon Network's "Space Ghost Coast To Coast," which is the only talk show in the known universe hosted by a retired cartoon superhero.

Getting into the spirit of things, Beck dons a lampshade at one point while considering whether to take over for the show's insectoid bandleader, Zorak the mantis (who's just been incinerated by Space Ghost).

"Space Ghost Coast To Coast," which has hosted artists as far-flung as Metallica and Pavement, will air with Beck on-board Friday night at 11 p.m. Eastern time on the Cartoon Network.

By that point, Beck will have hooked up with the H.O.R.D.E. tour for two weeks worth of dates.