Howard is off today for Memorial day but they return live tomorrow. Here are links to my archives for what they played today:
Today's show was over around 10:55am.
Howard was back live this morning. They had Mark the Bagger singing ''The Great American Nightmare'' as Howard started the show. He started off playing a clip of fake Gary the Conqueror announcing who they had coming up today. It was Steve Miller. Howard said he hasn't seen Steve since he was at WNBC in 1980-something.
Robin said she liked that Gary clip. Howard said it's a fake Gary. He was going to play it again but the guys took it down. Howard said that's Anniel Hernandez who participated in the impersonation contest.
Howard said he did nothing for a week and he loved doing nothing. He said he does a lot of thinking and relaxed. He said that he got the impression that Robin was running around in California. Howard said he got texts from her out there. Howard said she told him she found herself at a concert. Howard said it's like she was unconscious and found herself woken up there. Howard said she found herself at a rock concert. Robin said she didn't think it through and found herself at a festival. Howard asked if she's exhausted. Robin said no. She said she came back Sunday night. Howard said he got that update. He thanked her for that.
Howard said he found himself on a couch not moving. He said it shocked him how little he did. He said he got fat. Howard said he's disgusted with himself. He said now he goes for walks and he just wants to go lay on the couch. Robin said not that long ago he was doing mini triathalons. Howard said he can't do that anymore. He said he was going to take up biking again but he doesn't want to. He said it takes up so much time exercising. He said it's so mindless. Robin said he can think while he's doing that.
Howard said he got into using a Kindle. He said he loves it. He said he wasn't reading books because he doesn't put his glasses on. He said one eye can see and one is blurry. Howard said if you get a Kindle you can blow the font up big or small and it's really enjoyable. Robin said she'll have to do that. Howard said he loves it. He said he reads before going to bed now.
Howard said he read a book by a Navy Seal called ''Worth Dying For: A Navy Seal's Call to a Nation.'' He said it was really fascinating. Howard said the guy talks about how upset he is that people don't serve this country. He said it's like half a percent that actually does serve. Howard said it would be nice if everyone had to serve like a year just doing something. Howard said this guy was talking about the Navy and how many people who have been presidents have been military personnel. He said that they know what it means to go to war. He said civilians don't know what it's like. Howard said being president is to serve the country and not so much having power. Robin said it really is about service. She said it's that way for senators and congressmen too.
Howard said he was reading an article about a guy who had PTSD and shot up a place. Howard said people are wondering why it's happening now more than it did in World War II. Howard said this guy Rorke Denver talks about how now the people who are serving have to serve more time in the service. Howard said there are so many wars going on and a tour can last 18 months and they're doing 2, 3 or 4 tours of duty. Howard said Rorke said no man can take that. He said the whole family gets screwed up. He said now you come back with a broken brain if your legs aren't blown off. Howard said they're not giving them the help they need.
Howard said when he was in Viet Nam he only did a year. He said when he came back he had PTSD. He said he'd just repeat things. Robin asked if it was like Hodor. Howard said he had no idea he was being set up for a joke in that show with Hodor.
Howard said he read another book by another Navy seal. Howard said he was reading about setting goals for yourself and how you should only set about 11 and not 15. Howard said it's more about trying to change one thing instead of many. Howard said that's what they say these presidents should be doing. Howard said if they can change one thing then they could be huge.
Howard said he watched a movie that was so bad it was good. Howard said it was on iTunes. He said it was Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Howard said he used to joke about this stuff and how he'd go to Broadway plays if they added Spider-Man or something. Howard said he doesn't know anything about Pride and Prejudice. Howard said some genius figured out to put zombies in a Jane Austin novel. Howard said they change it up so zombies are attacking and the girls are Ninja. Howard said he loved it. Robin said she feels so bad. Howard said now he knows about Jane Austin.
Howard said he's writing a movie with The Great Gatsby and zombies. Gary said the guy who wrote that is a big fan of the show and he wrote Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter. Howard said he loved that too.
Howard said there was a movie about finance called The Big Short. Howard said if that had zombies in it he would have watched it.
Howard said he was over at a guy's house on Saturday night and he was watching the Met game. Howard said he was looking at the screen so he'd be like one of the guys. He said he has no interest in that game though. Howard said one of the guys appeared to have autism and he asked if he was okay. Howard said the guy was staring at the screen. He said he thought he had checked out. Howard said he was just watching the game. Howard said he started looking and he had no fucking clue. Howard said the guy he was with said it looked like the game was over. Howard said he wondered where the fuck he was that he had no interest in that game. Howard said he saw one of the players on the Dodgers is named Kike. Howard asked Gary if he's right about that. Gary said it is spelled Kike but it's pronounced Kiki. Howard said he should change his name. He said it's spelled Kike. He said that's bullshit.
Robin said she was told to watch the movie ''Son of Saul'' and it was about the Jews who put other Jews in the gas chamber and in the ovens. Robin said she had to turn it off. She said it was awful. Robin said they say there were only a few of them and they'd kill them every few months. Robin said it was a terrible job.
Howard said he read a story about this guy Daniel Craig who turned down 68 million pounds to play James Bond. Howard said that's even more than 68 million dollars. Howard said he didn't just turn it down but he seems to be angry about James Bond. Robin said she thinks he's right. Howard said just a foot note, that's what High Pitch Erik weighs. Robin said he might be doing the right thing. She said he didn't look great in the last one. Robin said he doesn't want to make 2 awful films. Howard said the people who put up the money didn't think he looked awful. Robin said the hired Roger Moore. Howard read the article and Craig says he's done. Howard said he thinks he's off his rocker. Howard read about how he helped ease MGM's financial problems by playing James Bond. Howard said Daniel said he'd rather slash his wrists than do another Bond movie.
Howard said he'd like to get into a conversation with this guy about that $68 million. Howard said Steve Miller said it best when he said take the money and run. Howard said he hopes he's in some shitty film next. Howard said good luck having no one watch you. Robin said money isn't everything and she applauds him. Howard said he's not saying that money is everything. He said if you're offered that kind of money you just take it. Robin said he's opened the door for someone else to take that money. Howard said he's an asshole. He said take the money and run. Robin said no. Howard said next you'll be seeing Daniel Craig in gay porn or something. They went to break after that.
Howard read about this guy who had PTSD and shot up a place over the weekend. Howard said the guy did 4 tours and that's just too much. Howard said that's what he was looking for.
Howard said he has so much to play and so much to do. He said he's completely bound up. He said he has so many things to get to. Howard said maybe he should go to a phony phone call first. Robin said okay for that. She asked if he watched the Billboard Awards. Howard said he did. He said he sat on the couch for a week. He said he gets into a mode of going back to work and he's very happy to sit alone. He said he's just sitting there watching the wheels go round like John Lennon wrote. Howard said he talks to Beth but she doesn't want to hear his thoughts. Howard said she tells him to quiet down. Howard said he doesn't crave an audience really. He said he enjoys doing the radio show with Robin and Fred but not so much with Benjy. Robin said the big controversy with the Billboard awards was if the Prince Tribute was good enough with Madonna. Howard said she was off her game. Howard said she probably loved Prince and gave it a shot but it didn't come off real well. Howard said it didn't work with Stevie Wonder. Howard said it was great that she did a tribute. He said the cover that Adam Levine did with Purple Rain got over 20 million views. Howard said it was a great tribute. Howard said it fell flat for Madonna. Howard said the reaction hasn't been great for her.
Howard said sometimes singing on TV can sound worse than it did live. Howard said most of the acts were lip syncing. Robin said Justin Bieber doesn't even bother moving his lips. Howard said when the guys are dancing around it seems like the guys are light in the loafers. Howard said it's not the kind of man he'd want to be. Howard said guys who dance now dance like chicks. Howard said if a girl is dancing like that it's fine. Howard said he wanted to be Mick Jagger or John Lennon but not Justin Bieber. Howard said he thinks if you dance like that you have to tuck your cock and balls.
Howard said he has a phony phone call Richard made to a political radio show. Howard played the clip and Richard calls into an internet radio show and talks about the election with the host and keeps asking him not to interrupt him even though the host wasn't interrupting. The host got upset and started yelling about people interrupting his show and told Richard to keep talking or he will hang up on him. The host called him an ignorant mother fucker and hung up on him. Howard went to break after that. They played a song parody about Ronnie as they went to break.
Howard said after Pete appeared with them they kept a microphone on him and he was recording stuff with Richard and Sal. Howard said Sal does this thing where he farts on people. He said that's not cool. Howard played a clip of Sal farting on Pete and Pete saying he's not cool with that. He said it smelled disgusting. Sal farted a couple more times. Pete said it's a good thing he has bad sinuses.
Howard said Sal says to Pete that he wants to touch his penis. Howard said this is good. Howard played a clip where Sal asked to see it and asked if he could touch it. Sal said he wanted to see what it feels like to hold a big penis. Pete told him he could if he wanted to. Sal said he'll give it one squeeze and one kiss and that's it. Pete said no pictures but he can do that. Sal said he doesn't want to. Pete said he's not gay. Sal said he knows that.
Howard said they had Pete sing Purple Rain as a tribute to Prince. Howard said Pete cried when he was done. Howard played that clip and Pete said he needed a Kleenex. Pete was sniffling. Howard said he should be doing that every day being unemployed.
Howard said he loves Medicated Pete. He said he didn't know he plays the drums. Howard said he claims he can play. Pete said he's been playing for 25 years. Howard played a clip of Pete talking about that. He said he goes to open mic's and plays. Pete said he can do ''Wipe Out.'' He drummed on something in Sal and Richard's studio. Howard said Richard said Pete is a pretty good drummer. Howard said they should have had him use his penis.
Howard said Pete has OCD and the ticks and all of that. Howard said Shuli will call Pete and he won't hang up. He played a clip of Shuli saying goodbye to Pete but Pete won't hang up first. Shuli will say goodbye but then Pete doesn't hang up. He'll just keep asking if Shuli is there. Howard wondered if he wants Shuli to have a good weekend. Pete kept saying he hopes he has a good weekend.
Howard said Underdog was getting upset about the whole Underdog thing. Howard said she got upset that he was retired from the Thanksgiving Day Parade. Underdog said she had to get a license to get into the parade herself and she wasn't able to get it. Howard said she wasn't able to get in touch with the entity.
Howard said Shuli uncovered some interesting stuff about her musical choices. Howard played a clip where Underdog said she purchased some old records and got Funky Town on one. She said it's good for figure jogging. She was near tears talking about how her parents would throw her stuff out.
Howard played the song Funky Town and said that came out in 1979. Howard said her whole life is like one long nervous breakdown. Howard said her parents threw that song out. Robin said she's never heard the term ''figure jogging.'' Howard said her poor parents. He said you never know how things will turn out.
Howard said to this guy Fred that someone is probably scamming him. He said carte blanche is gone. Howard said he'd be miserable meeting the guy. Howard said maybe he has one of those things like Asperbergers or something. Howard said most people who meet him don't want to do it a second time.
Howard said JD pulled a clip of Heidi Klum talking about how much fun they're having on America's Got Talent now. Howard said it freaked him out. He said the fun they have is stuff that he'd see and knew they'd never use on the show. Howard said this ''fun'' wasn't funny. He said none of it was ever televised. Howard said now she claims they're having so much fun. Howard said he's not fun and he knows that. Howard said he went there to work. He said he was there to judge. Howard said he was good at it too. Howard said if that radio guy Fred wants to meet with him, don't do it. Howard said that Heidi actually said the show is lighter now. He said she's probably right.
Gary said he thinks he figured it out. He said that a friend of theirs offered the guy the chance to come up there but only to be on the Wrap Up Show. Howard said he thinks the guy would be embarrassed that the guy reached out. Gary said the guy he knows is pretty trustworthy. Howard said it's best if he gazes from him from afar. Gary said it seems to be a miscommunication.
Howard said sometimes the topless thing doesn't work for him. He said he wasn't turned on by those topless shots. Howard said he can't imagine walking around naked like that. Howard said it's weird that women cover up all the time but then they go to the beach and want to be naked or almost naked. Howard said guys pay to go to the strip clubs and they should just go to the beach. Howard said it's like a free strip club. He said we should be at the beach every day. He said it's like girls are walking around in their underwear.
Howard took a call from a guy who said he heard on the news that a husband walked in on a sexual assault on his wife and he beats the guy to death. He asked what the outcome should be. Robin said this is a true story and the guy gave a terrible beat down on the guy. Robin said it was a rape. Robin said the guy beat the guy senseless and he died a while later. Robin said the guy is being charged. Howard said there must be something they don't know. Howard said if she's being attacked and raped you walk in and kill the guy. Howard said they should be giving the guy the key to the city. Howard said there must be something missing there. Howard said if someone breaks into your house you shoot him and leave it there. You don't shoot more than it takes to take the guy down. Howard said that's the law. Howard said if a guy is raping your wife how can you charge the guy. Robin said once he was down the guy kept beating him maybe. Howard said he doesn't know. He said that story is suspicious.
Robin said the guy was outside and he heard his wife screaming. He goes in and finds the guy stripping his wife's clothes off. Robin said he goes in and confronts the attacker and beats him to a pulp. Howard asked what they're charging the guy with. Howard said it sounds like self defense to him. He said the story is crazy.
The caller said he was listening to some radio and listened to Imus and he couldn't understand a word he was saying. He asked if Howard is friends with him. Howard said he saw Imus on the street and they waved hello to each other. Howard said that's it. He said he can't believe the guy is still on the radio.
The caller said he remembers back in 1980 or so he heard Howard and Imus in the same room at the same time. Howard said he would sit in on his show. Howard said Imus' show was very different before he met him. Howard said he was doing a talk format with some songs and Imus was doing it differently. Howard said Imus was an admirer.
Robin said she's reading more about this story and the woman had gotten away and she told her husband and the husband caught the attacker and beat him unconscious. Robin said he died later at the hospital. Robin said he's been charged with manslaughter. Howard said the guy broke into the house and he beat him. Howard said you don't know what the guy is doing in there. Howard said he doesn't understand this. Robin said the guy had left the house. He was in the hall at the time. Howard said he's not sure he follows the thinking there. Howard said that's fucked up if they're charging the guy. Howard said that's not right.
Howard said he was listening to Mad Dog Russo and he's into Karen Carpenter music. Howard said he's a fan. He said he wonders how he gets into that. Howard said you have to hear this. He played a clip of Mad Dog talking about what a fan he is of Karen Carpenter. Howard said he's not sure how you get into that and not rock and roll. Howard said Mad Dog is like his age so he should be into Led Zeppelin and things like that. Howard asked if OutQ merged with Mad Dog Radio. Howard said maybe he's trying to tell us something.
Howard said this went on for a long time. Howard played another clip of Mad Dog playing more Karen Carpenter music. Howard said he has to get Mad Dog in there. He said he's lost in the music. He's not saying a word. He said he does offer some surprises on that show. Robin said she's proud of him for coming out with this. Howard said he's not sure what he's talking about in the clip. Howard said he has to have a talk with him. Howard said that he is way into it.
Howard said Nick Cannon is becoming more and more radicalized. Howard said he has a new clip of Nick doing a spoken word thing. Howard said it has a beat to it but he sounds like he's completely radicalized. Howard said the guy he worked with at America's Got Talent seemed pretty chill. Howard said this one is called ''coughing up bullshit.'' Howard played the clip and said that this isn't the guy he hung out with at America's Got Talent. Howard said he has to talk to Nick. He said this is wild what's happening with Nick. Howard played the clip and you hear bongos playing and then Nick going into this spoken word thing where he talks about this ''coughing up bullshit'' thing. Howard said there is a different Nick inside. He said this isn't the guy he worked with at America's Got Talent. Howard said he has to tell Nick he's interested in this so he can get him in there.
Howard asked what happened to the Nick who got married at Disney World. Howard said it must be the pussy getting to him. Howard said he wants two channels for Nick there. He said one is happy Nick and the other is Nud-Nick for the angry Nick. Howard said he's getting worried about Nick. He said we should all worry about him. He said he enjoyed working with Nick. He said he's getting to be like a black Israelite.
Howard said according to the NY Post the guy who Robin was talking about was not arrested. Robin said this is later reports and he has been charged.
Howard took a call from a woman who said she's upset about some comments Howard has made about women not liking balls. She said Howard has said that women don't like balls but she does. Howard asked if she's really angry about that. She said she's not really that angry. Howard said she is not turned off by balls. She said she loves sacks. Howard said she should put some bongo to that and do a spoken word song about it. Howard said Madison says she's into guy's balls.
Howard said Mike Francesa doesn't like Sour Shoes. Howard said Sour Shoes called in as Gary Dell'Abate and Mike just hung up on him. Howard played the call and Sour was doing his Gary impression and Mike hung up. Mike said he knew that was a phony. Another caller said he loves Sour Shoes and Mike hung up on him too. Howard said he thinks Sour's Gary impression is the best. Howard said Sour does a great King of All Blacks impression too. Howard played that clip and Sour was doing a great impression of King asking what kind of headphones he uses. They cut him off but Mike said they didn't have to. He said he was playing along with him even if it wasn't funny. Howard said that's what's going on with Sour Shoes. He went to break after that.
Howard came back and said he has Steve Miller there. Howard said Steve is there after all these years. Steve said it's been 33 years. Howard said it's really him. Howard congratulated him on getting inducted into the Rock and Roll hall of fame. Howard said he's there to promote that his band is kicking off a tour on June 17th. Howard said you can find out more on SteveMillerBand.com
Howard said he was thinking about his massive career. He said from the time he was a little kid he was into music. Howard said it seems it was born in his blood. Howard said his father was a music aficionado. Howard said he loved music. Steve said he was born into a musical family. He said the family didn't have a lot of money. He said this was in like 1943. He said his dad was a pathologist and he was only 1 of 10 or so in the country. He said that's the kind of guy his dad was. He was very adventuresome. He said he loved music too. Howard said he had a professional recording studio in the house too. Steve said Howard read the bio for sure.
Steve said all of the love of music came from his mom and his cousin. He said she sang to him and he learned to harmonize by the time he was 3. Howard asked if they thought he was a musical genius. Steve said he doesn't think so. He said he always wanted to sing. He said he still loves singing. He said he loves what he does.
Howard said the one strange thing to him was that his dad made friends with someone named Les Paul and he made the electric guitar. Howard said he started playing with Steve and gave him his first guitar. Steve said that's close. He said Les came to Milwaukee and he had been recording stuff. He said he got a TV show in New York and it was a weird show for the time. He said Les and Mary came to work there in a nightclub just down the street from where he lived. He said his dad had a Magnacorder which was like the first professional tape recorder. He said it came from Germany. He said he went over to see Les' show and he asked if he could record the show and Les thought that would be great. Steve said he went with his dad to the night club to see Les Paul. He said his dad was recording the set. Steve said Les was the funniest guy. He said he was a sweetheart. Every show sold out. He said every musician from within 150 miles were there. He said that made him want to pick up a guitar and he was only 4 1/2 years old. Howard said that inspires you. Howard said thank god his dad brought him to those shows.
Steve said that Les and Mary spent their honeymoon at their house. He said he got to know Les and Mary because of that. Howard said his parents never invited anyone over. He said people didn't come in and hang out. He said it's like his father and mother were so open to the idea. Howard said it's like a hippy thing. Steve said Les always had jam sessions too. He said he thought that's what it was all about. Steve said that Mary sang great songs and Les was speeding the tape up and down and this was in 1949.
Howard said this is like great painters who started out early. Steve said Les showed him 3 chords and played them for Howard. Howard asked if they were in a different tuning. Steve showed Howard again. He said that he just started making up songs from there.
Howard said Steve met Boz Scaggs very early on too. Steve said that they moved to Texas and his dad was making like 30 grand a year. He said they were doing okay. Howard said Boz was his school mate. Steve said that Baron Cass was another school mate. He said he was playing drums from the age of 5. He said he was a total pro at the age of 12. Howard said to find other musicians at that age. Steve said T-Bone Walker used to come to the house too. Howard said not only that but a black guy coming to a white guy's house is kind of wild. Steve said that people thought that they were communist. Howard said befriending T-Bone Walker was almost scandalous. Howard said he got to sit and hang out with that guy. Steve said he was 9 when he met him. He said he showed up at the house in a flesh colored Cadillac. He said he thought it was so cool. He said he used to play all the time to practice. He said they'd play whenever they had free time. Steve said they had a barn so he had a place to play. Steve said he had all of this stuff going on and it was really fun.
Howard asked what T-Bone taught him. Steve said the one real lesson he gave was how to play guitar behind his head and to do the splits. Howard said he taught him how to play lead too. Steve said T-Bone would play all day and all night. He said he still has recordings of the parties he played at. He said he still has the recordings and gives a copy to every guitar player he knows. He said it's so great. Steve said he's doing a lot of work on Jazz at Lincoln Center and he's doing a show about T-Bone. He said that he was the bridge between jazz and blues.
Howard asked Steve who inspired him because there was no rock and roll at the time. Steve talked about how they got started and how they got booked for a year after sending out letters asking to play at places.
Howard asked if he was blown away by the Beatles when the came around. Steve said he was. He said he was so jealous. He said he was green to his toenails. He said he saw them and how great they were. He said the Stones bugged him even more than that. He said he looked at them like a fake blues band. Steve said he doesn't feel that way now. He said he was in competition with them and they pissed him off. He said that he was like ''Fuck this man'' when he saw Mick Jagger doing his thing.
Howard asked Steve about Boz following him to Wisconsin. Steve said they all wanted to get out of Dallas so of course he did. Steve said he went to college and he had a great band there and he was a big deal there. He said he became a beatnik there eventually. Howard said he went to Amsterdam and spent time there but he didn't have a band. That's when he went to Chicago and saw a blues band there that blew his mind. Steve said he went to Chicago to see what was going on and he saw Butterfield Blues Band and they were a great band. He said he figured he could make records after seeing them. He said he thought that he was going to get a job and go to work but after seeing them he figured he could do his own thing.
Howard said Steve was working in San Francisco and he had his own band. Howard said he opened for Chuck Berry for a while. Steve said they recorded with Chuck and backed him up on 15-20 gigs. He said the promoter hired them, not Chuck. He said that Bill Graham came to him and said they wanted them to be the band. He said they had been bringing all kinds of musicians out with them. He said they were like the only band that could back him up. He said they wanted Chuck to rehearse but Chuck shows up for 2 days of rehearsals. He said they were playing everything and killing it. He said they were going to make an album with them. He said 10 minutes before the first show this producer shows up and takes Chuck outside. He came back in and he was totally smacked up. He said the show went off in slow motion. He said that it was really slow. He said it was bizarrely slow. Steve said they did the shows and they put the record out and he was disappointed with it. Steve said they did more shows with Chuck and he would show up at 7:30 and had to be paid in cash. He said they'd play 45 minutes and then get off. He said he'd had a hard life. Steve said he became really rude and stopped them from playing one night. He said he eventually unloaded on Chuck. He said that he was totally cool with him until that day.
Howard asked what all of the anger is with Chuck Berry. Howard said maybe he's pissed that he had a tough life. Steve said that he had a really tough life. He said he was busted for a lot of things. He said there are a lot of serious reasons for him to be upset. He said he was a phenomenal musician though.
Howard said Steve spent a lot of time playing and he eventually ends up getting signed with Capital Records. Steve said that the people who put together the Monterey Pop festival came to San Francisco and set them up. He said they went down and played the show. He said they had played the Fillmore 120 times. He said they didn't get a record contract doing that. Howard said you'd expect the record company to find them while they're doing that. Steve said that they were so underground that they didn't know about them. He said when they did show up he had 14 record companies trying to sign him. Howard asked if that's the point when he knew that going to Denmark and all of that was paying off. Steve said he realized he was in a war. He said he had a record contract with a guy in Chicago and it turned into a fight for artist's rights. Howard said that artists today have benefited from his fight. He said they all lawyer up now. Steve said most do. He said he had a friend who was a prosecuting attorney and he told him what these companies were trying to do to him and he wanted to be able to own his music. He said he had written a lot and he had a lot he wanted to do. He said that the negotiations took 9 months. He said they finally gave him everything he wanted and then the guy who gave him the deal was fired.
Howard asked if he knew how to use a studio. Steve said he did. He said he had worked as a janitor in a studio in Fort Worth. Howard said then Steve goes into the studio to record. Steve said they got to the studio and they had to move their session time to Midnight. He said they get there and set everything up. He said they were ready to record at 2:30 in the morning. He said he had to stop around 4am. Then they had to move their stuff to another studio. He said that they just moved it thinking things would be okay. He said the engineering staff didn't like them so they walked out. Howard said things were going badly so they go to London.
Steve said that they were ready to walk away from Capital Records. He said they didn't want them to leave so they let them go to London to record there. Howard said it's a different scene over there. Howard said the Beatles were there and they knew who they were. Steve said he was stunned. He said Glen Johns was more famous than anyone they had hung with before. He said he had worked with the Stones and bands like that. Steve said he went to mix an album and the Beatles were staying at the house with Glen. He said that he met the guys and they played together. He said the really good stuff happened when he saw them do ''Get Back'' and some other stuff. He said he was watching the Beatles work in the studio.
Howard said that's generous of them to let him watch. Steve said they did everything so quickly too. He said they'd just do it and they were done. He said there were like 50 press people everywhere they went. He said they were going to record again the next day so Glen told him to come over that day. He said John and Ringo didn't show up but the gear was set up. He said John and Paul were there so he got to jam with Paul. He said Paul asked him to work with him on something and it was like they had known each other for their whole life. He said they did a tune called My Dark Hour. Howard had a clip of that song and said that Steve used that riff in ''Fly Like an Eagle'' later on.
Steve said that's when he knew he had it made. He said Paul found out that his manager's mother had just sold his publishing for 4.9 million pounds. He said he was sitting there with Paul and he was blown away. He said they were wondering if they should go with another publisher. He said he looked at Paul thinking about how fucked he was not owning his own publishing. He said that it was just gone.
Howard said Steve watched Led Zeppelin record too. Steve said that Jimmy Page actually watched them record. He said he was a really good cat. He said they were just hanging around watching them perform. Howard asked if he knew Procol Harum's ''A Whiter Shade of Pale'' was going to be a hit. Steve said that he was heart broken that he didn't write it. He said it's such a great song.
Howard asked if he was there when they recorded the song. Steve said he wasn't in the room but he was there when they played it back. He said London was a great place to be because everyone there was great.
Howard said that the album ''Children of the Future'' came out in 1968 and it wasn't a huge hit. Howard said he must have been glad he had a 5 album deal. Steve said everything they were doing at the time was underground. He said AM radio wasn't playing it and FM hardly existed. He said they didn't have a way to reach the masses. Steve said that they were doing underground progressive rock.
Howard said then the album Sailor comes out and they had some hits. Steve said they had a little play. He said the record company wasn't helping. He said they couldn't get anyone on AM radio to play it. Howard said Living in the USA was on that album. Steve said it wasn't played that much back then. He said it wasn't a hit.
Howard said when he wrote ''Gangster of Love''... Steve said he didn't write it. He told Howard who did. He said that song is one that he and his friends would play when they were starting out. Howard asked him to play a little bit of that for him. Steve played a little bit for him.
Howard asked Steve when he plays that does he get sick of it. Steve asked if he sounded sick of it. Howard said not at all. Steve said he loves playing and singing and there's a part of him that just loves doing it. Howard asked if he plays every day. Steve said he does. He said he moved to New York and figured he had to practice. Howard asked if it's a skill you can lose. Steve said you can. He said that they level they work at you have to. He said it's like the playoffs in basketball. He said that it's like the last 6 weeks of the season for them every night they play.
Howard asked if Steve gets resentful when he hears about bands collaborating when he's writing his own stuff. Steve said he's never resentful of good writing. He said he has been jealous though. Robin asked why he doesn't collaborate. Steve said there are some people he can collaborate with. He said he has a guy he can work with but if you're with someone who doesn't know how to do it then it can be frustrating. He said he and Carl Wilson got together and didn't write a thing. He said lyrics are the hardest part. He said they're the dumbest part of the whole thing. Howard said if you come up with a great riff you don't want to fuck it up with a vocal. Steve said he can't wait to hear the harmony. He said he loves the back up vocals.
Howard said Steve had a big car accident and he was laying there thinking about what he had to do career wise. Steve laughed. Steve said it wasn't quite like that. Howard said he made a few albums and he had monster hits. Howard said he was completely focused. Steve said he knew what radio needed. He said in 1978 it was AM, FM. He said leading up to that they had a lot of formats. He said that they had a lot of things going on and FM radio was his radio. He said he went to every station and they'd have two skinny guys like Howard there. He said they were doing all of that stuff and the FM guys were their guys. Steve said he knew what they needed. He said they played ''Fly Like an Eagle'' all the time.
Howard said ''The Joker'' came out and that was a huge hit. Steve said that was his last record for Capital records. He said they didn't talk to him about re-signing. Howard said that it could have been the end for them there. Howard asked if he wrote that album quick. Steve said that record was fast. He said he wrote it on his own and cut it in two days. He said the song ''The Joker'' was a piece of music he really liked. He said he had it in his head for like 6 months or so. He said he was working on Rock'n Me and that song and he was switching the lyrics back and forth. He said he had a guy in the studio who said he thought The Joker would be a hit and he just told him to get records in the stores. He said once the song came out it was a hit. He said he remembers driving to a theater to play a show and he was listening the radio and the song was on 4 out of 5 stations he tuned to. He said he was pissed it wasn't on all 5. Howard said the record company must have loved him for that. Steve said that he wanted a raise and they were cheap. He said he was auditing them and traveling with his lawyer so he was constantly at war with them. Howard said that must be rough. Steve said it's funny. He said he thinks about how he made it and how good he's had it. He said he doesn't think about how hard it is.
Howard asked Steve what his theory is about The Joker and how he thinks he needs 5 hooks in a song and not just one. Steve said he grew up thinking single records were cool things. He said he thought if you had a hit single then you had hit albums and that's how you did it. He said that he wanted to go out and make singles. Steve said back in the day they would cut solos out for AM radio. He said that way they had an extra 9 minutes of ad time during the day.
Howard asked Steve to do some of ''The Joker'' for him. Steve went into the song and played a bit of the song for him.
Howard said that was beautiful. Steve said it's a nice song. Howard played some of Steve's songs and said he has so many hits. Howard said Rock'n Me was a song he came up with when he was on tour with Pink Floyd. Steve said he didn't have a band at the time. He said he was in between stuff. Steve said after they did The Joker tour the guys all came up and quit. He said they did 370 cities in a year or something like that. Steve said they did the tour and he went into the studio after that. He said he just had to go home because he wasn't able to do anything. He said he went up to Seattle and did some stuff in a studio there. That's when everyone came in and quit. He said he told them not to say anything too shitty because they might want to come back. Howard said that's a crazy time to quit. Steve said that's what pissed him off.
Steve said they were playing in theaters and they'd hit places 3 times a year. He said when Fly Like an Eagle came out they were doing big shows in arenas and stadiums. Howard said that must be tough because they're used to playing in small rooms. Steve said it was tough playing in a stadium because no one had done it before. He said they were making it all up as they went along. Howard said he's amazed that they walked away when they did. Steve said the band walked away before all of that. He said this was 2 years later. He said he had to take 18 months off. Steve said he was exhausted and he had to take that time off. He said it turned into 18 months after he said he would take a year off.
Steve said he wrote a lot of songs in that time off. He said he knew he had to do it then or he wouldn't have time to do it. Steve said he put a new band together and went into the studio to record. He said they did a bunch of tracks and then he took the mixes and worked on them at home for 18 months. He said he kept working on them until he had two albums in the can. He said that's something he learned from the Beatles. He said he put a lot of songs in the can like they would do. Steve said that the people at Capital didn't know what they were doing in their jobs.
Howard asked Steve to do a little bit of ''Rock'n Me''. Steve played a little bit of that song for Howard. After that Howard said he's a show off. Howard asked who was rock'n him. Steve said that would be his wife Janice.
Howard asked if he recorded that song as a demo at a slow pace. Steve said he did. He sang it to Howard at that slow pace. Howard said it's almost a country song. Steve said it is. He said he has a bit of that in his songs. Howard said he's looking at all of these songs he did and how ''Fly Like an Eagle'' had that riff that he did with Paul McCartney. Steve said that he knew he had it made when he played with Paul and he had this great riff that they didn't use. He said he had to work at it again.
Howard read more of the songs that Steve had. Howard said he didn't write all of them though. He didn't write ''Jet Airliner'' so Howard talked to him about that. Howard played the original version of the song that Steve changed a bit. Steve said Howard has to get that whole album. He said there are some great songs on it. Howard said Steve covered the song and the guy was able to live off the residuals. Steve said they just paid Paul Pena's estate $450,000 six months ago. He said that guy was a really soulful guy.
Steve talked about taking a few years off and learning boating. He said he put all of his energy into that and he was so depressed. He said he enjoyed the boat but he missed the music. He said he knew a lot of people in Seattle and he was begged to come to a party and play guitar at a party. He said he really didn't want to do that. He said he agreed to do it and had a pretty good time. He said his friend the brain surgeon came up to him and said he didn't know he was a real musician and he was like ''Fuck you!''
Steve said he got a call to go on a TV show with Les Paul and he did that and met his wife there. He said he went to see The Beach Boys at Jones Beach and enjoyed that. He said he was sitting there wondering why he wasn't out doing it himself. He said he talked to the guys who were managing Pink Floyd and got some recommendations on who to use for his tour. He said they went out and did like 36 shows and they all sold out.
Howard said today there is so much negativity out there that it must chase people out of the business. Steve said the years he took off were good for him. He said he learned to do a bunch of things when he was off. Howard said he hates being on a boat. Howard said Billy Joel loves boats though. Steve said he loves designing boats. He said he went to Italy and met people who built yachts there. He said that he went all over the world doing that.
Howard said that when he did the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame thing he was so proud of him. Howard said that it was insulting that he wasn't in the hall of fame. Steve said that Jann Wenner has been fucking with people forever. He said that they're not really pals. He said he thinks the nominating committee is so fucked up and inbred and off course. He said he thinks there was a deliberate effort not to put him in there. He said it's all about the TV show. He explained what the night was about and how messed up it was. He said that he had a professional handler helping him out there and then they shuffled him out. He said that the sound sucked there and they only had a 12 minute sound check. He said it was terrible. He said they did their thing like pros but the sound was terrible.
Steve said they miss the point of the whole thing. He said they claim to have 100 million people watching the show and you know that's bullshit. He said he felt really bad for the other bands and the way they were used. He felt angry at the lack of interest in the whole thing.
Howard said he believes that Jann is a big music fan. He said he didn't understand him saying that he didn't know the Black Keys and didn't want them inducting him. Steve said it was worse than dealing with the worst manager or worst lawyer. He said they are all gangsters. He said they do everything wrong. He said Jann called him up once about doing a cover story about him with Cameron Crowe doing the story. He said he asked Jann to do the story himself. He said Cameron did the story. He said he didn't show up. He said he wanted to rebook it but he didn't show up a second time. He said that he was done with him after that. Then he does a gig and Cameron shows up at a gig to do an interview. He said he told him he didn't want to do it with him. He said he goes back to Rolling Stone that said Steve Miller is the biggest asshole in the world. He said Jann calls up and reads this thing to him. He wanted to print that letter and his rebuttal.
Steve said the dumb Black Keys get played like that. He said he was never introduced to them and didn't know them personally. He said he had a guy making eyes at him so he asked what he was doing that night. He said the guy told him he was reading his speech so he said that's great because he couldn't wait to get out of there. He said if he was introduced to them then it would have been fine. He said they were set up. He said he thinks Jann was behind all of that. Steve said he's going to get back at these guys. He said he's got things in the works. He said he wants to keep it in the news. He said he's planning on investigating them and he wants to see who is being paid and check it all out. Howard said that's amazing. Steve said he wants the public to get what they want.
Howard said what he's learned from this interview is not to ever give him an award. Steve said he's proud of the ward and he knows what it means to other people. He said for him he knew what was going on behind the scenes. He said that they've been running it for years. He said that it's a place where they sell postcards and they have to turn it into what it is. He said they had a great opportunity and they are too lazy to go to Cleveland. He said that they will fix it. Howard said he's a rebel.
Howard said they have covered a good portion of his life. Howard asked if he's amazed at how the music business has changed. He said it's really tough now. Steve said it makes you realize that things don't go past you as you get older. He said there are ways for kids to make music. He said things have changed so much. He said that his father used to make fun of him for only knowing three chords and there are kids making records using Garage Band. He said the future looks pretty grim right now. He said it really does look bad. Steve said things are looking tougher and tougher. He said his dentist asks him to look at his album now.
Howard gave Steve some plugs for his upcoming tour and web site SteveMillerBand.com. Howard said there's a lot going on over there. Howard said he's so grateful he came in. Steve said it's great to see Howard. He said he's a knucklehead and he has made it. He said it's like he's the last knucklehead standing. He said he remembers being on Howard's show the first time and how that went at WNBC. He said he thought he was going to talk to Howard for 20 minutes. He said he took a call from Richard Nixon and he was back out on the street in 4 seconds. Howard said he would want to spend 10 hours talking to him but they had to play 50 songs an hour. He said it was a fucking nightmare there. Steve said Howard has done a great job and thanked him for having him in. He said he enjoyed it and loved talking to his listeners.
Steve said he's not done yet. He played a little more on his guitar as he was saying goodbye. They went to break after that. They played Jack Bruce and Leslie West performing ''Theme for an Imaginary Western'' as they were going to break.
Howard said he might have to check out Steve's tour. Howard said that David Spade, Adam Sandler and others were doing shows in the area. Howard said he was on vacation and didn't get out of the house. Gary said he thinks Chris Rock showed up too.
Howard took a call from a guy who was at the comedy show. The caller, Rob, said that Norm MacDonald was there and he was definitely high on something. He said he saw the show and it was amazing. He said David Spade did a tribute to Chris Farley. He said it was amazing. He said he was very nervous. Howard told the caller he can go rest. He said he's glad he picked that up.
Howard said it's time for news. He played Robin in with a song parody to the tune of ''Jet Airliner.'' He said there were a couple of others to the tune of Steve Miller Band songs. Howard played another one to the tune of The Joker from Eli Braden. The first one was Little Mikey.
Robin started her news talking about the gorilla that was killed at a zoo in Cincinnati after a 4 year old fell into the enclosure. Howard asked why people are mad at the parents. Robin said they are mad that the parents weren't watching the child. Howard asked how the child got in there. Robin said they think the zoo doesn't have the proper security. Robin said the parents have been blasted on social media. Robin said they claim they do keep their eyes on their child. Robin said the child had time to climb and fall though. Howard said maybe this is the beginning of Planet of the Apes. Robin said the ape didn't approach the child right away. Howard asked why they didn't tranquilize it. Gary said they say that it takes 5-7 minutes to work and it may have spooked it. Howard said he likes animals better than people so he's always rooting for the gorilla. Howard said it does sound like they were probably afraid the kid would get killed. Howard said he hates killing animals but it sounds like maybe they had to. Robin said they say that maybe it was trying to protect the child but they don't know that. Robin had some audio of zoo officials talking about what happened. Robin said they spoke to Jeff Corwin who is an animal expert. Robin had some audio of him talking about how people shouldn't be judging the parents over what happened.
Howard took a call from a woman who said that they say the boy was telling his parents that he wanted to get down there with the gorilla and he did it. Howard said he doesn't get how they don't have barriers to keep people out. Robin said you're not supposed to be crawling in there. Howard said it should be impossible to get in. Howard said they need a fence like Trump is going to build. The caller now there will be an uprising with the female gorillas in the zoo. Howard said if his kid went in there he'd just leave them there. Howard said that would be it. Howard said cages have to be people proofed. Robin said then they get higher and higher. Howard said absolutely. He said you should just be looking.
Robin read about yesterday being Memorial day and how it appears that people were celebrating the right way. Howard talked about how our military are our sheep dog keeping the wolves from attacking the sheep that we are. Howard said the sad part is that when the wolves are attacking the sheep love the sheep dogs. Howard said they thank them for their service. Howard said anyone can say that. Howard said when the sheep feel safe they all hate the sheep dogs. Howard said try living your life without them. He said the wolves will eat you alive. Robin said it might be time to rethink what the term human being means. Howard said you can sit there all day with your pipe dreams. Robin said things aren't getting any better. Robin said the point is that things haven't gotten any better. Howard said sheep must honor their sheep dogs on Memorial day. Robin said a lot of people were doing that.
Robin read a story about a woman who told her boyfriend that the flag poll had fallen at a hospital so the boyfriend went out and held a flag for 12 hours in the rain to honor the vets. Howard asked Benjy what he did. Benjy said he ran to the Green Beret song a lot. Howard thought he knew what song he was talking about. Benjy told him he was wrong about a name mentioned in the song. Howard wondered who turned his microphone on and turned it off. Howard and Fred goofed on Benjy for a short time after that.
Robin read about the Citadel not letting a young woman wear a religious head dress while in uniform. Robin said they wear a uniform and she wears a head scarf because she's Muslim and they won't allow it. Howard said when you join the military there is a structure they've figured out. Howard said you can't wear a head scarf. Howard said you can't wear a beret or a yarmulke. He said that you wear what they have figured out to wear. Howard said you have to be in step. He said it's a group effort. Robin said this is a military school. Robin said they have their rules. Howard did a live commercial read after that.
Robin read a story about the checkpoints in airports getting very long. Robin said she was traveling and a dog was taking care of everything when she was going through security. Robin said you might have to take some things out of your luggage but the dog sped things up. Robin said they do an amazing job. Howard said it's going to be like Planet of the Dog.
Robin read about how Chuck Schumer is trying to get more TSA agents to help get the lines moving faster. Howard said that's why he likes this guy Chuck Schumer.
Robin read about a couple of soldiers who are donating money to a charity helping soldiers now that they have a hit song. Robin read about what they're doing and had Howard play some of their song. Howard asked Fred to write him a song like that so he can take full credit for. Fred played some music and Howard started to make up his own song singing about the sheep, wolves and sheep dogs.
Robin asked Howard if he knows when Beth wants to have sex and how much she wants. Howard said absolutely not. He said she just snuggles him and he knows it's time. Howard said he doesn't think she ever really wants it. He said he thinks she just does it because he knows he wants it. Howard did his George Takei impression talking about how he and Beth wrestle on Sundays. Robin read about how men in long term relationships might not know just how much their spouses want to get frisky. Robin said the men persistently underestimate it. Howard said we just assume you don't want it. Robin said women seem to know what men want but men don't know what women want. Howard said he feels like he's bothering women if he wants sex.
Robin read a story about how in Sweden they have determined that there are more men than women. Robin said generally women outnumber men. Howard wondered what happened there. Robin said it might have to do to longer life expectancy. Howard did a live commercial read after that.
Robin read a story about Snoop Dogg objecting to the remake of Roots. Howard said he's had it too. Robin had some audio of Snoop talking about that.
Robin read a story about breast cancers and how more than 1/4 can be prevented by avoiding 4 risk factors. Robin said one is body mass index. Robin said another is the use of menopausal hormone therapy and the others are smoking and alcohol use.
Howard took a call from a guy, Apples, who asked if Beth has ever caught him jerking off. Howard said no. He said he's not sure how guys do get caught. Howard said he does it in stealth mode. Howard said Beth has never caught him. He said even if the place is empty everything is locked down. Howard said he doesn't need to go into detail but he will never be caught. Howard said he has a safe room just for masturbation.
Robin read a story about Donald Trump being nearly even with Hillary Clinton in a poll. Robin read the details for that. Robin said that Stephen Hawking talking about Trump and saying he doesn't understand the appeal of Trump who appears to attract the lowest common denominator. Robin said Hawking is also talking about England possibly leaving the European Union.
Robin read about Mitch McConnell talking about Trump and how this is what the people are saying they want so he's looking for the GOP to get in line with Trump. Robin had some audio of McConnell talking about that.
Robin read a story about how they're saying that kids with ADHD could be helped with lifestyle changes. Robin said that Nick Cannon was talking about that in his song earlier. Robin said he thinks that it's just people not teaching well. Howard replayed the Nick Cannon thing that he played earlier. Robin read more of the story about ADHD and how people can try to help kids who have it.
Robin read a story about a Harvard student who had a commencement speech that was done in spoken word. Howard said he likes that. Howard played some audio from that commencement speech. Howard had Fred play some bongo over that. Robin did a little bit of her own spoken word thing before Howard did a live commercial read.
Robin read a story about a murder in Texas. Robin said a man is charged with murdering his girlfriend and then posting a picture of the body on Facebook. Robin said the guy posted them on her Facebook page.
Robin read a story about the Golden State Warriors heading back to the NBA finals. Robin had a few more details about that.
Robin read about the new Alice in Wonderland movie that Johnny Depp is in. Howard said the new X-Men movie got panned but he thought it was really good. Robin said they did $65 million. Howard said that's not a big opening. Robin said it's not for a super hero movie. Robin wrapped up her news and Howard ended the show around 11:25am.
Howard started the show farting. He said he knows he's going to be in trouble today. Robin asked why that is. Her voice was shot. Howard said here we go again. Howard said this is something else. Howard said he tells her she's doing too much and he knew she was. Howard said she went to Napa and didn't take a nap-a. He said she went through a lot medically and he told her not to take these trips. Howard said she was texting him over vacation. He said he is frustrated that she's not getting rest. Robin said she didn't do anything. She said she sat in a room. Howard said she should have found herself in a bed. Howard said he knew she'd come home sick. Robin said he cursed her. Howard said she sounds horrible.
Howard said Robin kept saying ''I found myself...'' in different places. Howard said she was fine yesterday. Robin said she was but she was coughing a lot last night. Howard asked what she's searching for. Robin said she has friends out in Napa. Howard said he sees everything he wants to at home. He said there are trees and all of that. Howard asked what she was drinking out there. Robin said she had maybe a glass and a half. Howard said he's going to give it to her after the show. Howard said he's going to yell at her.
Howard said you can see all you want on television. He said he's been all over the world and in space with Superman. Howard said he watched Superman again with Russell Crow. Howard said he liked that. He said General Zod was played by the guy who was on that show... He cut himself off saying he's such a nerd. Howard said he was reading books over vacation and he was all over the world with those too.
Howard said he waits until it's almost coming out so he doesn't take long in the bathroom. He said he doesn't push. He said he just eliminates, looks at it and spreads his ass cheeks so they don't stick together. Robin asked why he does that. Howard said he's doing that so the doody doesn't stick his cheeks together. He said then he'll flush the remains down. Howard said then he will blow out the remnants with water if he's using a Toto toilet. Howard said if he doesn't have that then he will stay bent over and he'll shove a baby wipe up his asshole to pull out everything. Then he goes in for a second or their time. He said he keeps digging until there's no more brown.
Howard said he inspects his doody too. He said he has read up on what to look for. Benjy said he likes looking too. He said he likes to identify what it used to be.
Howard said he's getting a belly so he's working out on a treadmill. He said he'll walk on a treadmill. He said he does that for 45 minutes and he feels like it's doing nothing. He said Ronnie claims to have lost 5 pounds doing that. Howard said he watches a lot of TV so he walks while they're on. Howard said he watches shitty shows during the walk. He said the good shows he'll watch when he's not on the treadmill. He said The Bachelorette is good. He said next week they have a double Bachelorette week.
Howard said he watched the season finale of Saturday Night Live where Fred Armisen hosted and it was really funny. He said Fred is really talented. Howard said he's glad they know him. Howard said it's a really good episode. Howard said his monologue was great. He said he's really good.
JD said he likes to be out of the way unless he has something to say. Howard said no one has anything to say but him. JD said he'll will say something then. Howard said he fills the guys in on his thoughts. He said they just touch base. Howard asked why he sits to the side.
Jason came in and said that JD likes to talk a lot during the meetings. He said one thing he does is rock back and forth during the meetings. JD said he doesn't like to be evaluated during the meetings.
Howard played a song parody about JD and talked about how odd that behavior is. JD said once he feels comfortable in a place that's where he'll go. Howard said in every meeting he won't sit with everyone else. Howard said he separates himself from the group. JD said he doesn't know why he does that. Howard said he does know. JD said he doesn't like meetings. He said he's not a fan. He said he will say something if he has something to say though.
JD said even when he sat up front he would sit in the back. Howard said he is like in Austria when the rest of them are in the United States. JD said he's in the same country but he's just not seen as much. Gary said he's like Sia so they can't see him. Howard said he should wear a wig and a big bow tie. Howard had JD repeat after him saying that he does matter. JD said he is conformable there so that's where he sits.
Howard said Jason likes to sit right in his view. He said he's so fat now that he's like a wall between him and the rest of the guys. Howard said he can't see anyone around JD. Gary said he man spreads too with his legs open. Howard said he likes to show him his junk.
Howard took a call from a guy who said JD has been accused of having bad breath so maybe that's it. JD said that's part of not being evaluated. He said he tries to limit all of those situations. The caller said he's begging to be evaluated by sitting so far. JD said no. Howard said he is. Howard said he should sit at the table. He said he's earned his place there.
Gary said Jon has asked JD to sit at the table and JD says no. JD said he likes that position so he can see everything. Howard said he's not part of it. JD said he is. Howard said he doesn't remember seeing him there. JD said he is part of the group if he has something to say. Howard said he has to talk to him off the air. He played another song parody about JD.
Howard took a call from a guy who said he's coming across like his mom talking to Robin. Howard said his mom is 88 years old and she's lived a long life. Howard said she's completely sequestered. Howard said she was talking about the 80 degree weather the other day and she didn't go because it was windy. Howard said Robin needs a lot of things in her life. Howard said she's trying but struggling. Howard said he's the world's aficionado of Robin. He said she had a tough childhood and she's still trying to figure the world out. Howard said he gets it. He said he has the answers for her. He said he can straighten her out. Howard said he'll put her in a school with JD.
Howard took a call from a guy who said this Bachelorette is the hottest he's seen. Howard said her body is a 10 and her face is an 8 or a 7. Howard said that's not bad. Howard said her personality is sweet but she has tremendous vocal fry. Howard said he couldn't take 5 minutes with her. He said that vocal fry is something that more and more women are doing. He said they say that stupid women who want to seem smart are doing that vocal fry thing. He said they think it makes them sound intelligent. Howard said she has to stop it. Howard said they start out normally and then break into the vocal fry. He did an impression of what that sounds like.
Howard said that girl is cute. He said she's like a 3 with that voice but she is cute. Howard said he's only a 2 himself and he's being kind. He said he's more like a 1. Howard went to break a short time later.
Howard took a call from Mariann from Brooklyn who said that her phone won't stop ringing. She brought up Simon Cowell and how bad America's Got Talent was. Howard said she watched it though. Mariann said that she only watched it for 10 minutes. She said it was awful. She said it was so bad and Simon has Botox in his face and can't even smile. Howard said he doesn't give two fucks about America's Got Talent. Mariann said it was their 4th anniversary together. Howard said he doesn't have animosity toward the show. He said normally he leaves because he hates a job and there is animosity but that didn't happen with that show.
Howard said he didn't watch it last night. He said it felt weird to him. Howard said there is a part of him that feels weird not being there. He said he did a good job there for 4 years. Robin said you see the other Nick Cannon on that show. Howard said there's street nick and then there's Nick who has to play by the Man's rules. Howard said he has to do that to make that green. Howard said he thinks he's torn. Howard said he did that Spike Lee movie and now he might be going down a dark path.
Howard said he saw that Sirius fired Glenn Beck from his radio show. Howard said he has a radio show he does that Sirius rebroadcasts. Howard said they took offense to what was said on his show and he's not sure what he did that was so bad. Robin said it wasn't even Glenn, it was a guest he had. Howard said someone on the show said that they might have to shoot Trump if he becomes president. Howard asked what the bottom line is. Gary said he's just suspended this week and he's on vacation anyway. Howard said he didn't hear the violence thing. Howard said he thought Glenn zoned out on this guy anyway. Howard played a clip of Glenn Beck talking to this guy on his show and tried to figure out what he was saying. Howard said he doesn't know what the fuck they're talking about.
Howard said he's been suspended a lot of times but not for talking about killing someone. Howard said he's not sure why Trump wants to be president. Howard said he has to worry about being assassinated. He said he's not sure why anyone would want to be president. Howard said he's not sure how they know how to deal with ISIS and things like that. He said if you get rid of them there will be another group that will replace them. Howard said it's all just too much.
Howard took a call from Tommy in Malden who asked if he thinks Harris Faulkner is hot. Howard said yes. He said she's a news woman on FOX. Howard said she has a hot body. Tommy said she is exotic looking. He said he wasn't sure though. Howard said her body is a 10. Howard said he wishes she had an afro though. He said she straightens her hair.
Tommy asked Howard about a woman named Ebony Williams. Howard said he has to move on. He said he's not sure how many more women they're going to go through.
Howard took a call from a guy who said he has a guy in his office like JD. He said he thinks he feels like he's unclean and he has shit in his ass or something. Howard said he might be on to something. He said that he kind of agrees. He said JD is afraid to sit near people because of his phobias.
Howard said they celebrate the birthday of Beetlejuice today. Howard asked Robin how old he is. Robin said 46. Howard said he's actually 48. Howard had a clip of Beet singing Happy Birthday to himself. Howard said he was reading that the Zika virus took its toll in New Jersey and a baby was born with a shrunken head like Beetlejuice has. Howard said he would think Robin would get an abortion if she had that going on. Robin said yeah. Howard said Beet had Zika before Zika was trendy.
Howard played some of the songs off the new Train ''Does Led Zeppelin II'' album trying to figure out the gong. Howard talked about how he got to know Zeppelin music when he was a kid. Howard said he couldn't believe his ears when he heard that album. Howard said he wonders if it was because he was high or what. Howard played the Lemon Song after Robin said that has a gong in it. Howard said he thinks they're doing that song today. He played the album version of it. Robin said the gong is at the beginning of the song. Howard replayed it and it wasn't there. Howard said that's not a gong.
Howard said they'll ask Train. Fred said it is on ''What is and What Should Never Be'' right before the guitar solo. Howard asked Robin if he was playing Zeppelin or Train. Robin said it was Zeppelin. Howard said it's actually Train. Howard said he has to ask them why they didn't do their own take on Zeppelin. He said they did it note for note. Howard said they could have done their own thing. He said he has a lot of questions.
Howard played The Lemon Song again and it did have the gong. Gary said they had given him an edited version to play so it wasn't in there. Howard went to break after that.
Howard finished up the commercial and came back. Howard took a call from a guy who said he never would have known how cool Steve Miller was until he heard that interview. Howard said people did enjoy that interview. Howard said he won't read all of the email. Robin said she wondered if he ever enjoyed being a rock star. Howard said the fun and games eluded him. Howard said he did get to retain the rights to his songs. He said he was smart that way. He was pretty down on the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Howard said he was also down on Jann Wenner. Howard said he likes Jann. Howard said he likes Rolling Stone and what they've done. Howard said Steve had a different experience. Howard said what he loves about Steve is that he's so honest. He said he just lets you know how he feels. Howard said that's in a world where people are guarded about their feelings.
Howard said Steve was a great guest. He said he had some life. Howard said he knew Les Paul, Boz Scaggs and T-Bone Walker.
Howard said he has some phony phone calls to play. He said he has one where fake Bernie Sanders calls a guy who is really racist. Howard said he also has Paul Scheer's grandma talking about President Obama with fake President Obama. Robin wanted to hear that one first. Howard played that one where the guys called Paul Sheer's grandma with fake Obama on the phone with him. They had Paul make the call to her. He said he had Obama there with him. She didn't want to talk to him because she thought he ruined this country. Obama asked if she dislikes him because he's black. She said that's not it at all. Fake Obama asked when she last called someone the N-word. Obama kept her going for a while talking about the Mexican wall and things like that too. She told Obama to get off the phone. He asked her to rub her breasts on the phone. She said she's glad he's getting out.
Howard said she's terrific. Howard said you'd think with the President on the phone she'd be a little reverential. He said she wasn't at all.
Howard said he has the Bernie Sanders phony phone call now. He said it's a two-fer Wednesday which makes no sense. Howard said Bernie calls a guy trying to get his vote but the guy is very racist. Howard played the call where Fake Bernie Sanders called a guy and talked to him about Hillary and the guy said he'd like to see her raped. Bernie asked him how he feels about blacks. The guy said the worst you can call them is a word that begins with N and ends with an R and that's Neighbor. Bernie and the guy were telling racist jokes to each other after that. Bernie would tell one and tell the guy to try topping that. Bernie asked if he'll give him his vote. The guy said no way and used the N-word as he was describing Bernie. Howard said people know it's Bernie and they don't tone it down at all. Howard said he thinks we're in big trouble.
Howard said the week they were on vacation Sour Shoes was giving Jon Hein a ton of voicemails. Howard said he calls Jon over and over again leaving messages as Gary and talking about how he misses working on the Wrap Up Show. Howard played one call where Sour was playing music and doing his Gary impression. He did his ''Noine'' thing over and over. He was singing a song as Gary saying ''noine'' over and over. Howard said he never takes a day off. Even for Memorial day.
Howard played a clip of Andrea talking about a guy asking a girl to sleep with him and how that's being a prostitute. She said that's not a Sugar Daddy. She said a real one gives you a monthly allowance. Howard asked why she's giving this advice. Howard played more of the clip and Andrea is giving more advice on how to work out a deal with a Sugar Daddy. She said that you work out a deal and figure out what you want from the guy and how you want it all to be paid for. She said you both have to agree and make that agreement. She said that's what it is.
Howard said she claims to have this going on. Robin said there are people who have that going on. Howard said he can't imagine. He said they want the guy to pay for clothing and a spa but the girl won't fuck the guy. Howard said that's crazy. He said that can't exist.
Howard played more of the clip and Andrea explains what the Sugar Baby's job is. She said you act like the wife by going out and dancing or sewing or go on a trip or something. She said the wives are too tired to do that stuff and they're not happy. Howard asked where you find a sugar daddy. Howard said he likes to dance. Robin said she's not sure you can go on a trip with someone and not have sex with them. Howard said Robin sounds like she's getting sicker. He said that hot water isn't working.
Howard said he has Healthy Robin on the phone. Howard picked up and the guys were playing clips of Robin speaking in her regular voice. Howard asked some questions but it wasn't working well so he hung up. Howard said they have to think those bits through.
Fred was playing some Richard Simmons clips. Howard said he was at a diner party and someone asked where Richard Simmons is. Howard said it's a big topic.
Howard said the theory is that Bobo claims to be a Superfan but he doesn't really listen to the show. Howard said the show is too high brow for Bobo. Howard said he thinks he just wants to hear himself on the show and he just calls in. Bobo asked who came up with that. Howard said some of the guys came up with that. Howard said he has some questions about yesterday's show. Bobo said he didn't hear the whole show yesterday. He said he was working. Howard said Bobo doesn't listen to this show. He said he's not a Superfan. Bobo just calls in. Bobo said that's not true.
Howard asked Bobo who the guest was yesterday. Bobo had to think about it. Bobo said he has to think because he has a lot going on. Bobo said he's working. Howard told him not to text his friends. Bobo said he's not. Howard said he has to answer now. Bobo said he can't think. Howard said Bobo is not a Superfan.
Howard asked Bobo about what kind of book he read over vacation. Bobo didn't answer. He said he's trying to think. Howard said he doesn't know. Howard said the theory is true. He said this mother fucker is a poser. Howard asked who bought the album Funky Town. Bobo didn't know. Howard said this is a heartbreaker. Howard said he's not even a Superfan. Bobo said he is but he can't retain stuff. Howard said Underdog Lady was the one who bought Funky Town. Howard said that he was complaining about a guy on the Dodgers. Bobo didn't know that either. Howard said it's time to come clean. Bobo said he forgets stuff. He said he was always like that.
Howard picked up on Bobo's Toupee who went off on him saying that Marlee Matlin listens more than he does. Howard said he was talking about Kike Hernandez yesterday. Robin asked what part he did listen to yesterday. Bobo said it was around Steve Miller.
Howard asked Bobo what makes classic literature better. Bobo didn't know the zombie thing Howard talked about yesterday. Howard said he did a whole Jane Austin rap yesterday. Howard said this is big news. Bobo's Toupee asked whose voice is fucked up today. Bobo didn't know it was Robin.
Howard said Bobo isn't a fan. Howard said Wolfie was the one who said that Bobo wouldn't know the answers. Howard said he thought that was fucking brilliant. Bobo said he's spent a lot of time with Wolfie. Howard said Bobo doesn't know the show. Bobo said he gets senior moments and forgets. Howard said he doesn't know the show.
Gary said he was told if Bobo gets on the air he'll go back and listen to the entire show but maybe not so much if he doesn't get on. Howard said Wolfie came up with a winner. Howard asked what the name of the Boston DJ was who claimed to have an open invite. Bobo didn't know. Howard played a song parody about Bobo.
Bobo's Toupee said that Bobo is the number 1 fan but he's a fan of Bobo. Howard said Bobo claims to be an extreme fan but he's not. Howard asked how he didn't know Robin's voice is fucked up. Howard asked if he knew who played the Karen Carpenter song on his show. Bobo did know it was Mad Dog Russo. Howard said that's some Superfan. Howard asked who the sheep dogs are. Bobo didn't know that either. Howard said that he knew one thing. Howard said he did a half hour on the sheep dog thing.
Bobo's Toupee asked who they called a bald asshole yesterday. Bobo didn't know. Howard asked what Medicated Pete agreed to let Sal do to him. Bobo knew it was kiss his dick. Howard played another Bobo song parody.
Howard asked what his question is today. Bobo asked who Howard would say would give him a good in depth interview. Howard laughed and played a couple more song parodies about his bad calls. Bobo said he wants to know who could interview Howard. They kept playing clips about how bad his questions are. Bobo said that's a good question.
Howard said he has Wolfie on the phone. Howard said he has to give mad props to him. Wolfie said he had a theory that he just wants to hear his own voice. Howard said that's it. Bobo said he has notebooks. Wolfie said he's not sure what he has in there but it has nothing to do with listening to the show. He said he has no job that interferes with the show. Bobo said it's after the show but he does have a job. Wolfie asked what song Benjy ran to on Memorial day. Bobo didn't know. He kept claiming it was just because he can't retain stuff and other fans have that problem too.
Howard said he knew Wolfie might be right when he presented that theory. Howard said he didn't know one thing about yesterday's show.
Wolfie said he spent a day with Bobo and his notebooks look like something Jeffrey Dahmer would have. He said he has it all color coded and it's all insane. Howard said he's knocking Bobo down to the 30 millionth fan. Howard said he's not an extreme fan. Bobo said he is though. He said he has trouble retaining stuff. Howard said he couldn't have heard the whole show yesterday.
Howard said fans of Wolfie will be hearing him doing an expose on JD. Howard said he's going to observe JD and take notes on him. Bobo's Toupee said he sure knows how to shoot fish in a barrel. Howard said he also exposed Bobo for not being a superfan. Bobo did know that Robin went to California. Howard said she went to Napa. Howard said he heard it on hold. Bobo said he has a problem retaining stuff.
Wolfie asked if Bobo would listen to the show if he didn't call in. Howard said no. Howard said he has to take his title away from him.
Howard took a call from a guy who said that Bobo is an extreme scam artist. He said he listens to the show at work and Bobo is a bullshit artist. Howard said that this caller is an extreme fan. Bobo said you can't fault people if they can't retain stuff. Bobo told Howard to hang up on the guy. Howard didn't do it though. He said because Bobo told him to he won't do it. Bobo said he's been around since the NBC days.
Howard asked what celebrity was doing spoken word yesterday. The caller didn't know. Bobo didn't either. Howard said it was Nick Cannon and they did a half hour on it. Robin asked who came to Johnny Depp's defense. Bobo didn't know. Bobo's Toupee asked who the host of the Howard Stern Show is. Bobo laughed. Howard said he has poor retention. Howard said Wolfie has done it again.
Howard said Wolfie went to an Insane Clown Posse concert. Howard said he will have to get to it next week though. He said Bobo is an ex-extreme fan. Bobo told him not to do that to him. Howard played Bobo off with a song parody about his awful calls. They went to break after that. As they went to break they played ''Those Teeth'' song parody about Gary.
Howard came back and had the guys from the band Train sitting in. Howard said the whole band is there. Howard asked Pat why he says he's nervous coming there but nowhere else. Pat said this is where he's a fan. Howard asked if he's an extreme fan. Pat said he will have Flat Ronnie on stage at their show tonight. Howard said it's great how viral the video of Purple Rain went with him playing with Adam Levine. Pat said they're playing Prince songs in every show lately. He said it's really touching. Howard said he loves Prince. Howard said they say he was a dick. He asked if Pat ever met him. Pat said he didn't but he did have a guy who worked with Prince and he said it was incredible. He said Prince didn't know how to say goodbye to people so he just ended relationships. He said he'd just humiliate people and kick them out of his studio.
Howard said Prince was such an oddball that he'd sabotage a relationship. Howard said he's not sure why he didn't get therapy to learn how to say goodbye. Pat said there are a lot of stories like that. He said there's the other side of the story where he liked playing Ping Pong and things like that. Pat said he made a comment about his fans once and his dad told him he just doesn't get it. Pat said he changed after that. He said the fans are who make you who you are. Howard asked if he can look him in the eye today. Pat said it would be better if he didn't.
Howard asked why they remade Led Zeppelin II. Pat said they played Zeppelin all the time when they were starting out. He said that's how they got people to come out and see them. He said they'd play for 3 hours and do a Zeppelin set at the end and that's when everyone showed up. He said he's not sure doing 3 hours of Led Zeppelin is possible. He said it's rough on the singer's voice.
Howard asked the guys about rehearsing in the green room and how they were doing harmonies. Pat said they were trying to get their morning voices going. Howard asked if they can show how they warm up. Pat said sure. He sang a little bit and the other guys took the harmony. Howard said that was nice.
Howard asked where the fuck Jimmy is. He's the guitar player. Pat said he's still in Train and he will do their summer stuff. He said that he sat him down and said that it's not as fun for him as it is for Pat. Pat said Jimmy has a young family and he thinks they work too much. Pat said he's nervous for the fans. He said that there aren't a lot of bands out there. He said that sometimes you know the bass player. Howard said he knows what he's saying. Howard said he likes to see the whole band. Howard said that's part of the dynamic.
Howard said it can get weird if you have a new guy on the stage. Pat said he thinks Luis can do it for them today. Pat said Jimmy will be back with them this summer and it's all good. Howard asked Luis if he's cool with that. Luis said it's all good. He said it's not awkward at all. Howard said they should not feel weird about it. Pat said he doesn't.
Howard said it must be nice to try new people. pat said he does like to work. He said Jimmy didn't want to do the Led Zeppelin record or a Christmas record and that's what they've done. Pat said he just wants to record the record to get it out of his system.
Howard said Cheap Trick did this with the Beatles. Howard asked if they could have done this in their own way and not done it note by note. Pat said he likes going for the original. He said that he has done other performances the way the artist wrote it and they appreciate that. Howard said it's like using the lyrics and creating a whole other song out of it. Pat said people are going to bag it either way so he's just honoring what he thinks is the greatest rock and roll band of all time. He said the proceeds of the album are going to charity. Pat said his manager thought that would be a good way to do it. He said they wanted to give it to the right people instead of the band.
Howard asked if they had to ask permission to do this. Pat said no but he did write a letter to the band. He said he's told that Jimmy looked at it and he's cool with it. He said if they're okay with it that's great. He said if it's shit to them and they don't like it then it's bad for him. Pat said they're not challenging them at all. Pat said they are doing 4 cities doing this Led Zeppelin thing. Howard said they're doing in for Howard 101 as well. Howard said Jimmy Page will be sitting home playing video games while they're doing this.
Pat said Drew is only 30 years old so he wasn't inspire by this stuff. Drew said he's 33 and he grew up in the 90s listening to grunge rock. He said that you hear where those guys came from when you listen to Zeppelin.
Howard remembered hearing Led Zeppelin for the first time and it blew his mind. He said he was high at the time but he didn't know if it was good because he was high or not. Howard said it's one of the greatest albums ever. Howard said it might be their greatest. Pat said that it's a great production. He said they tried doing a lot of things to make it sound authentic.
Howard said the guys have the whole set up today. Howard said they're going to play live right now and duplicate Led Zeppelin. Howard asked to hear the gong. They do that one on The Lemon Song. Howard asked who uses a gong anymore. Pat said he's trying to incorporate it.
Howard said it's time to have some fun. He asked pat if it's torture for him doing it this early. Pat said that singing Zeppelin is never torture. He said being around Howard and the guys is great too. Howard asked what they're doing first. Pat said it'll be The Lemon Song. Howard asked if this is about jerking off. Pat said he hopes so. Drew said he thinks it's about making love to a woman. Howard asked the guys to do the song after that. They went right into The Lemon Song.
After the song Howard said he was speechless. He said that was awesome. He said it's so much fun to watch. He said that is not an easy song to play. Pat said he blew the middle of the song. He said the big fans will know and they'll call him out on it. Howard said the song changes up to like 10 different songs. Howard asked how much they have to rehears it. One of the guys said he's been practicing for like 2 weeks now.
Howard said he thinks they can just play it magically but they really have to go and rehears it. Howard said they have to do it over and over again until it's part of their DNA. Howard said he was smiling the whole time because he hasn't seen that song performed before. Fred said he was impressed with some of the Bonham rolls they were doing. Howard said it was impressive. Pat said doing Prince is even harder. Howard asked if Purple Rain is that hard. Pat said it's not but there are some songs that are.
Howard asked what fans are going to show up. Pat said he hopes both because they're sold out. He said they're only doing Zeppelin so he hopes their fans can handle it. Pat said this isn't the band he started with but they are world class musicians. He said they should be heard doing stuff like this. Howard asked Luis about how he rehearsed for it. Luis said he had to get that muscle memory for the songs. Howard asked if it's fairly easy to get it right. Luis said it takes about a week before it becomes comfortable. Howard had him play some of the lead where he takes over. He did that and Howard said he wants to know how to do that.
Howard asked Pat if he can play guitar. Pat said he can't. He said that he has people who write the music and he does the lyrics. He said Drops of Jupiter came to him in a dream and he had to convey it to someone. He said he and Jerry work on those type of things.
Howard said that he feels like he's in a tub of feces and can't get out when he dreams. He said he never has a song like Drops of Jupiter come to him.
Howard said he heard Led Zeppelin II came to Jimmy Page when they were doing Dazed and Confused and they were improvising. Howard said that Pat should dress up like Robert Plant and come out like that on stage. Pat said that might be bad.
Howard asked if any of the Train songs were an homage to Led Zeppelin. Pat said he's been trying to write Ramble On for 20 years. He said he can't imagine any of the songs on Led Zeppelin II being on radio today. He said it would be so hard to get it on the air. Pat said that his competition today is Drake and Bieber and it's getting tough.
Howard said that they run two songs together on this album and he wonders why they did that with the two that they did it with. Pat said it's in the same key and they hit the same note.
Howard asked the guys to do Heartbreaker and Living Loving Maid next. The guys went right into the songs.
After that performance Howard said that was masterful. Howard asked if it takes a lot of energy to do that. Pat said it does but it's super intense and then he can take a break for a few minutes with the solos. Howard asked Pat if he dances at all. Pat said he doesn't. He said he goes to the guys because he really likes them. He said pop shows are all about the singers but he has to do other things. Howard said he has to direct vision to the other guys. Howard said he is in the direct line of Luis playing guitar. He said it loves seeing that. Howard said he's mesmerized by that. Pat said when they do Thank You it's beautiful. He said they get to see Jerry doing his thing.
Howard asked the guys how much time they put in when they decide to do this album. Pat said it's part of their DNA and they just know it all so well.
Howard asked if they've ever done the entire album before. Pat said they do a cruise every year and they have done it there. Howard asked if they have fun on the cruise. Pat said he made his family come last year and they will never not come. Howard said he would jump off the boat. He said he'd get stir crazy.
Howard asked if Pat is drained after doing the entire album. Pat said they did Led Zeppelin II and then they did 45 minutes of Train songs. He said they are going to do the Train songs first from now on. Howard said there's a lot of instrumentation in Heartbreaker where he has to come right back in after a break and he has to get it just right. Howard had them replay that part again. They knew what he was talking about.
Howard said he has to get in a band. Howard told Fred to get the guitar ready. Fred said they need 3 more people. Howard said they're going to air Train doing this album on Howard 101 on Friday night at 11. Howard said their new album ''Does Led Zeppelin II'' comes out on June 6.
Howard said they have a web site at SaveMeSanFrancisco.com. They sell a ton of wine through that site. Howard asked if Jimmy is stomping the grapes now that he's not in the band. Pat said he's not sure about that.
Pat said he loved a gag Howard said when Robin was checking out Medicated Pete's penis. He said Howard said ''Wow! Your penis is like my penis' father.'' He loved that.
Howard said he knows it's too late for him to start but when did they start playing guitar. The guys were saying they were like 5 or 6. Howard asked if they still practice every day. The guys said they do and said there is always something new to learn. Howard said he wishes he could go back and learn Karate and learn guitar. He said he'd play every day. Pat said Howard is pretty god damn good at what he does. Pat said he has been the best interviewer in the world for years. Howard said he would get a face transplant to look like Pat too. Howard said he thinks that he looks good filled out a little bit. Pat said he's up about 10 pounds. He said he's around 152 pounds. Robin asked what it does to his voice. Pat said it doesn't change it. Pat said he looks at Pavarotti and wishes he could get there. Howard gave the guys some more plugs and wrapped up.
Gary came in and said that the album is actually available this Friday the 3rd. Howard said that was great. Howard spent a title more time talking to the band and asked to hear a drum solo from one of the songs. Pat said they can do the intro to the song too. They broke into Moby Dick and went through the drum solo for Howard. Howard said he was channeling the man himself. Howard said Drew is only 33. Pat asked when they last let someone do a drum solo on Howard's show. Howard asked if Fred is getting off on this. Fred said he is. He said that was an impressive solo. He was only using a single pedal. Howard asked why Drew took off his ring during the song. Drew said it was hitting the side of the drum and it was affecting the sound. Howard said he'll let them get the hell out of there. Howard said it was a lot of fun. Pat said Howard is a big supporter of theirs so they appreciate that.
Howard said he went to see Prince one time and he turned the lights out during the show. Howard said he left because he wanted to see him perform. Howard said he was there to see the guy. Pat said he heard a story about a guy showing up to a private show after having a face reconstruction. The people there didn't know who was performing for 3 songs. He said it turned out to be Barry Manilow. Howard said he does look a lot different.
Howard asked Pat if the fame thing is a big problem for him. Pat said not at all. He said that people don't care out where he lives. He said they don't even ask for pictures. Howard thanked the guys for doing the show and gave them some more plugs before going to break. They played Don Henley performing ''The Boys of Summer'' in the Howard Stern Show studio as they went to break.
Howard came back and said that was a lot of fun. He said it shows what kind of musicians the guys in Train are. He said it's not simple stuff they were playing. Howard said he told Jason to get the drum solo video and ask Train if they can post it. Howard said they'll be posting that later today on their social media.
Howard asked if they're on Snapchat. Jason said they are @SternShow. Howard said he's not on Instagram himself but Beth is. Howard said he might have to try that out. Howard said the guys yell at him to send out a tweet from Twitter. Howard said he doesn't give a fuck though. He said he does tweet some stuff.
Howard asked how Robin is doing. Robin said she's doing okay. Howard asked if she's going to rest this weekend. Robin let out a squeak of a ''yes''.
Howard said he has some audio of someone playing Destiny online. He said that these kids scream and it's the most horrible sound. Howard said this is a kid playing Destiny and he gets a Zen Meteor and freaks out. Howard said he doesn't play this stuff but Yucko the Clown does. Howard played the clip and the kid stars screaming so loud that the microphone cuts out. He was freaking out about getting the Zen Meteor.
Howard asked how old these kids are. He said that his destiny is to be a virgin until he's 40 years old. Howard said Benjy didn't even scream that loud when he got fingered by Perez Hilton. Fred played a clip of Benjy screaming. Howard said these boys scream like girls. He played another clip of a kid screaming when he got a Zen Meteor. Howard said he wants to be that ecstatic over anything in his life. Robin said she doesn't think she has. Howard said she sounds like she's been screaming for a couple of hours.
Howard took a call from a guy who said that he just made his fucking day with the Train thing today. He said that might be one of the best bands he's ever heard. He said he turned him on to them 10 years ago. Howard said it's impressive what they can do. Fred said they have 8 other albums to cover too. The caller asked how old Pat was when he first came in. Howard said he's not sure. He said after Drops of Jupiter they had more hits and their career started to fall off. Howard said Pat is so talented though. He said then they had a resurgence with Hey Soul Sister. He said he was so happy for them after that. Howard said he's glad they made some money and they're doing well.
Howard said they have to start playing Destiny. Howard asked Robin if she can do the news today. Robin said she hopes so. Howard said they can have JD read some stories for her. Howard said they can do it like the news anchors.
Howard took a call from Jeff the Drunk who said ''Fuck Bobo. That bitch.'' He said he doesn't know shit about nothing. He said it's funny that he picks up on him every fucking day. Howard told him to stop it. Howard said Jeff counts everyone's appearances. Howard told him to get over it. Howard said he doesn't want to have this argument right now. Jeff said he doesn't either. Jeff said he's started drinking wine. Howard said good for him. He said he should be drinking water when he's so unproductive. Howard played him off with a song parody.
Howard played another clip of a kid screaming when he got a Zen Meteor in Destiny. That kid was screaming for a good minute or more. Howard asked how he's playing the game. The kid kept screaming higher and higher. Howard said he signed a huge 5 year deal and he should have been screaming like that. Fred played a clip of Benjy screaming ''Change my diaper!'' over and over. Howard said his parents would have smacked the shit out of him if he did that. Fred played a bunch of people screaming. He had Sal, George Takei, Yoko Ono and more. Howard said that's how you scream if a priest molests you. He said maybe when a bear attacks you. He played a bear growling to the kid screaming. Howard said that's what you sound like when you fall in an ape cage.
Howard said he has a whole opinion on the ape cage thing. Howard said the zoo is full of shit and no 3 year old should be able to breach their security. Howard said of course they had to take down the ape but it never should have gone down. Howard said the parents should be watching the kid. Robin said they're trying to determine if the parents should be charged.
Howard said he thinks he has the mother on the phone. Howard took a call from the mother of the child. They had a woman talking about how her kid is in the car with the windows up right now. She said he's so precious. Howard said people are questioning her parenting skills. She said that's some bullshit. Howard asked how her other kids are handling it. She asked ''Who?'' and said she has a baby sitter there now. It was a lion. Howard spent a little more time going through the script with the fake mom of the ape cage kid.
Howard said his feelings are that the zoo should have better security. Howard said they have a barrier that a 3 year old can get through. Robin said he climbed up over it. Howard said the kid should not be able to get over it. Robin said she's not going to leave it to someone else to protect her children.
Benjy asked how much you can do to protect people. He asked if there should be walls on every highway. Howard said no but in a zoo they should have more of a way to keep people out. Howard said they can have a clear cage with plastic or something. Benjy said that this isn't a common thing. He said we can't protect everyone. Howard said you can't have a cage where a 3 year old can get through. Robin said they have parents how think that it's other people's jobs to take care of their kids. Robin said she likes being able to see animals in their natural habitat. Howard said he does too. Howard said he goes to the zoo in Central Park and you can't get in to see the polar bears. Howard said you can make an environment like that. Robin said if they built the wall too high you can't see anything. Howard said they can put Plexiglas there. Gary said that's what they have there at the zoo. Robin said people are stupid and they have to mark this stuff ''dangerous.'' Robin said she was at a sea side restaurant and they had to post a sign that there is a danger of drowning if you fall in the water. Howard said at least they heard from the mother about all of this. Howard did a live commercial read after that.
Howard said while Train was there doing Led Zeppelin Sour Shoes was calling in doing his Gary impression. Howard played some audio of Sour doing his thing as Gary singing Led Zeppelin.
Howard took a call from a guy who said Robin needs to chill the fuck out. Howard said she's running around a lot. He said it has to stop. The caller asked what Robin is doing this weekend. Howard said Pocket wants to know. Robin said she was supposed to do something but she will have to consider how to do it. Robin said she'll be at home. Howard said she has to relax a bit. Howard said she should lay in bed. Howard said she's going to Bonaroo and she doesn't care. Howard said she loves life. He said she's always busy as a beaver. Howard said the presidential candidates have a less busy schedule. Howard said that Robin loves it all and she has to learn to say no to herself. Robin said she has to build up her immunity. Howard said she went through a major health issue and she has to face it. Robin said she didn't have this problem before that. Howard said she has to stay home and read a book. She said if that's life she doesn't want it.
Howard said Robin hopped on a plane and went to Napa and ended up at a music festival. Howard said this weekend she'll be running with the bulls.
The caller said that Howard contradicted himself with the Daniel Craig thing. He said Howard has said that he has turned down things in his career. Howard said he doesn't turn down his radio show. Howard said Daniel Craig is full of shit. Howard said he was rolling in dough and he turns down $65 million for 2 films. Howard said you just do it. Robin said life is about enjoying it. Howard said he would enjoy not doing this radio show. Howard said there is no choice. Howard said he was given a great offer and he took it at Sirius.
Howard said Daniel Craig should have taken the deal. Robin said she's glad he didn't. Howard said he should learn to love it. Howard said he doesn't love this but he's there doing it for the fans and everyone who works there. Howard said this guy Ian Ziering was on Beverly Hills 90210 and now he's fighting flying sharks in Sharknado. Howard said he stuck with it. Howard said this kid would give his left ball to play James Bond. Howard said you do it for every struggling actor. Howard said he hopes Daniel Craig's next movie is fighting flying sharks. He said he's a jerk off.
Robin started her news with a story about the gorilla that was killed and had some audio of another parent saying that this is the parent not watching their child. Howard said you have to figure out a way to keep kids out of that enclosure. Robin had another clip of someone faulting the zoo for having an opening that the child could get through. Howard said she's right.
Robin read a story about a Christian rock band coming out gay. Robin said he knew from an early age he was attracted to other males but he tried to suppress those feelings. Howard said there's a lot of that going on. Robin said he married a woman. Howard said that's the problem with the closeted life. Howard said women marry closeted homosexuals. Howard said this poor guy is living a life that he shouldn't be. Howard said being involved in Christian Rock is pretty gay itself. Robin had some examples of the band the guy was in.
Howard took a call from a guy who brought up how fucked up the son of that guy is going to be after all of that. Howard said he was going to play a clip of some religious nuts going into Target and preaching to people. Howard played a clip of a woman yelling at the store employees about letting men go into the women's bathroom. She said God is angry with Target. She was screaming this out. Howard said that the employees are all laughing at her as she's doing that.
The caller said he knew when Howard said that Robin was texting him from California that she was going to get sick. He said she has to think of her voice and the fans. He said she can do whatever she wants but she has to think about that first. He said it's just 3 days a week she has to sound good. Howard said he's trying to teach her but she won't listen. Robin said she's a bad student.
Robin read a story about a young girl who was surfing and lost an arm years ago. Robin said that happened in 2003. Robin said she's 26 and just came in third in a tournament for surfers in Fiji. She has a child now too. Howard said Robin would get back on that surf board too. Howard said then the shark would take her leg and then the other arm. Howard said she'd be a one legged surfer. Howard said he wouldn't set foot in the ocean. He said if he was a surfer and he lost an arm his father would have taken that arm and smacked him in the head with it. Howard did an impression of his dad yelling at him about that. He said it's a lot to give up your arm.
Robin read about Johnny Depp and how there are more stories about the abusive relationship between him and Amber Heard. Howard said one day they say it's bullshit and it's all set up and then they have Amber Heard saying that it's happened before. Robin said she said that she doesn't know Doug Stanhope. Howard said Doug will be in soon. Howard said he doesn't have a good feeling about a guy if he beats a woman if that's true.
Howard took a call from a guy who said Train kicked some ass today. Howard said they did. The caller asked what's going on with Howard 360. Howard said it's going on but it's about 195 out of 360. He said he's working on it. The caller asked if they can ban Bobo now. Howard said that was pretty wild today. He said Bobo didn't know a thing about the show.
Robin read a story about a blind man suing McDonald's because he can't have drive-thru service. Howard said he's not sure what they're supposed to do about that. Howard asked what they should do? Robin said he's suing them over not allowing blind people to get food when the place is closed but they have late night hours for the drive-thru.
Robin read about an ad Donald Trump has out against Hillary Clinton where they talk about Bill Clinton's sexual history.
Robin read about the upcoming primaries in New Jersey and California and how Hillary and Bernie Sanders are visiting to try to get their votes up.
Howard took a call from a guy, Apples, who asked if he saw the story about the woman who was kicked off Jet Blue for not wearing pants. Howard said she had short shorts on. Howard said we can't have a law for everything. Howard said there are obvious rules of society and it's the law of obvious. Howard said she almost had no bottoms on. He said you can't walk around half naked on a plane. The caller asked if Bobo has to take his hair piece off to go through the TSA. Howard hung up on the guy after that. Robin said the woman's name was Maggie McMuffin. Benjy said Jet Blue apologized to the woman. Howard said there are nudniks out there and she should be wearing pants. Howard said a guy would be thrown off for wearing something like that. Howard said her lips were almost showing Robin said no. Howard did a live commercial read after that.
Robin read a story about a case of a gang rape in Rio de Janeiro where a woman may have been raped by up to 30 men. Robin said they have arrested at least 2 men. Howard said they should all be executed. Robin said people are so in love with videoing that they tape themselves doing the wrong thing.
Howard took a call from Wendy the Slow Adult. Wendy said that it sounds like he's killing Robin or something. She said she doesn't understand. Howard asked what he's doing. Wendy said Robin sounds like she's dying. Howard said if she keeps up living this way... He said Wendy knows as well as he does that she over dose it. Wendy agreed. Wendy said Robin has to relax and doesn't need to do all of this yelling and stuff. Robin said she was not yelling.
Howard said he heard that Wendy was up all night. Wendy said that her brother was fighting with his girlfriend. She said she told them to shut the F up. She said they kept going. Howard asked how she's calling if her brother took her phone. Wendy got it back somehow. She told Howard she has to listen to her music on the phone. She told Howard about some of the bands she listens to like Elvis Presley and old bands from back then. Howard asked if she would like to do a radio show where she plays her own stuff. Wendy said she would. Howard told Gary to make that happen. Howard let Wendy go a short time later. Howard said he's not the one killing Robin.
Robin read a story about Periscope having a new tool where people can report comments that are abusive. Robin said that they will be able to vote on the comments and they can block the person for 60 seconds. That can lead to the person being banned if they keep doing it.
Howard took a call from a guy who asked if he would ever return to America's Got Talent to do a special spot. Howard said no. He said he's done with the show. Howard said he worked there for 4 years and it's enough. He said he's not looking to do that. He said he did the fourth year under protest. He said when Howie started Periscoping him he knew it was time to leave. Howard said they'll be fine without him.
Robin read a story about a study that was done about how men are as disappointed in their appearance as women are. Howard said he's more feminine than he is masculine. Robin read more about the study. Howard said he was watching The Bachelorette like a real man watches a baseball game. Howard said he's really into The Bachelorette.
Howard took a call from Little Mikey who said that High Pitch Erik is threatening to kill him. Howard picked up on Erik too. Howard asked if he threatened Mikey's life too. Erik said he did because he was starting trouble with him. Howard asked what Mikey could have done. Erik said he was starting trouble with his friend Lisa in Arizona. Howard said he just avoided jail with Elephant Boy and now he's doing it again. Erik said he got that dismissed. Robin said that doesn't mean he can threaten people again. Howard said he can't threaten to kill people. Mikey said that he and Lisa pretended to be married a few years ago and Erik got all upset about that. Erik said they don't have to do that to him. Mikey said they weren't even thinking of him when they did it. Howard asked Mikey if he's in love with this Lisa person. Mikey said he likes her but he's not in love.
Mikey said he told Erik to stop sending Lisa messages about jerking off to her. He said that's what started all of this. Shuli came in and said this chick is a different one than the one he's in love with. He said Erik has this weird possession thing with chicks he'll never fuck. He said it's like he doesn't want guys to be friends with the girls. He said it's fucking weird. Howard said Erik is also in love with Donnie Wahlberg and guys who do the weather. Howard asked what he is. Shuli said he's into a black guy who does the news. Erik said his name is Mike Woods. Howard said Erik must be Bi. Erik said he's not. Shuli said he's into guys in uniforms too.
Howard asked if he knows what Bi means. Erik said it's when you're into guys and girls. Howard said he jerks off to Donnie Wahlberg. Erik said he loves women. He said he loves Donnie more than weather men.
Erik said Mikey has been playing games with him and he doesn't like that. Howard said he can't control who is friends with Lisa. Erik said he doesn't have to play with him like that. Shuli said he has to stay off social media or stop threatening to stab his fans. Howard said if he keeps doing that he's going to end up in jail.
Howard asked Erik who he would blow, Donnie Wahlberg or the black weather guy. Erik said ''Uh. Wow!'' He said he's very tight with Donnie. Howard said he'd blow him then. Erik said he would. He said Donnie got him on Blue Bloods. Shuli said Erik loves Steve Lacy too. He said he's really creepy with news dudes. Howard said Erik is going to end up in trouble. He said now he's demanding an apology from Mikey.
Howard asked what Mikey did that was so wrong. Mikey said he was talking to Erik's friend and Erik got upset. Howard said he has to get out of this. Howard asked Erik if he would spit or swallow if he was with Donnie. Erik said he would spit. Howard told him not to threaten Mikey or anyone else. Erik asked him to tell Mikey not to fuck with him. Howard asked Mikey to get out of his life. Robin said they can't have everyone stay out of his life. Howard thanked them for calling in and let them go a short time later. Howard said one of these days he's going to play tape of Erik's new business recoding messages for people.
Robin said she was thinking about how Beetlejuice didn't know the words to Happy Birthday. Howard said he'll play that again but he had to do a live commercial read first. Howard replayed the Beetlejuice singing Happy Birthday clip he played earlier.
Robin read a story about a baby at a New Jersey hospital having birth defects due to the Zika virus. Robin said they got the virus traveling to Honduras. Robin said the baby was diagnosed with an unusually small head and a partially developed brain. Robin said it has other problems with its vision and other things as well. Howard played another Beetlejuice clip where he's warning people about the Zika Virus.
Robin said the next Star Wars film is going into production for reshoots. Robin said the executives are in crisis mode over going over budget. Robin said they needed to lighten the mood for ''Rogue One a Star Wars Story.'' Robin said it's still due for a December release.
Howard took a call from Sour Shoes who was doing his Gary voice and talking about Train and Led Zeppelin. Howard asked if he was amazed by the band performing. ''Gary'' was talking about how they pull everything off in one take. He threw in a lot of ''noine'' references in the call. Sour was doing his Gary clearing his throat thing and giving Robin advice on that. Robin wrapped up her news and Howard ended the show around 11:10am.
Today's replays were over around 11:05am.
Today's replay show was over around 11:05am