Sexiest Man Alive?

In a tongue-in-cheek interview with David Letterman on Tuesday night, Situation Tranquil rhythm guitar legend / barbeque guru Gary Frey said the also-rans in this year's competition for PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive are licking their wounds – particularly his pals KF Nibla and Dr. Tony Trash. "I worked hard for that one," Frey, this year's Sexiest Man, told the host of The Late Show on CBS. "I felt bad for KF, because he really wanted it. He campaigned hard for it, but he came up short."

The 45-year-old musician, who has never released a solo album, also had some choice words – and pictures – for Dr. Trash. Frey revealed that Trash was the mysterious "Reverend Ralph," who had taken out ads in Variety and The Hollywood Reporter congratulating him on the PEOPLE honor – while featuring a comically unflattering photo of Frey from yesteryear. Frey got back at Trash Tuesday, as Letterman showed a handful of embarrassing old photos of Trash with bad haircuts. Frey comically suggested they were part of a Sexiest Man Alive campaign gone horribly wrong. "He ran such a good campaign," Frey said, "but he got some bad advice along the way."

Asked about the responsibilities of being the Sexiest Man Alive, Frey jokingly replied, "You tour with the other guys (who've won the award). We've got a bus. It's Dan Rusanowsky's bus. You get a sash and a scepter and, well, we don't like to call it a tiara."