I saw this Beck interview in 1997 when it originally aired on the show, and then I never saw the interview again — until today, when I googled "Rosie O'Donnell Beck."
I've always vividly remembered the part where Beck perturbedly tells Rosie that the song "Loser" is his "old jam." After I found this clip today and pressed play, I eagerly awaited that moment (at 2:25) where he gets all pouty on Rosie and says the phrase "old jam."
I'm trying to think of why this TV moment — Beck talking to Rosie O'Donnell about his "old jam" — has remained so personally memorable for so many years. My best guess is it's because this was the first time I'd ever heard anyone refer to a song as a "jam."
I also remember feeling disappointed in Beck when he made Rosie stop playing "Loser." It seemed impolite, to me, for him to do that. ("Who does this guy think he is?," I think I thought.) Whether I was right or wrong to feel disappointed in Beck is another question, and up to you to decide.