Jay-Z has a couple of Andy Warhols. He collects art and he buys what he likes. Growing up was tough in some ways, his dad abandoned him, and he says he uses his music and lyrics as therapy.
As a kid, he was on the streets a lot. Once, he was in a car that contained a large dubious supply in the trunk. The cops were waiting for K-9s to sniff it out, but the dogs were a no-show, and they were free. That was the inspiration for “99 Problems.” He told Howard you can hear the K-9 reference.
Eddie Vedder joined Pearl Jam in 1990. He had been discovered by Red Hot Chili Peppers’ drummer Jack Irons. His connection also found him recording with Chris Cornell’s Temple of the Dog. They released the single, “Hunger Strike,” in duet. Cornell was already established in the grunge scene with his band Soundgarden.
Howard asked Pearl Jam’s lead man about the loss of Cornell. Sadly, Vedder said his death in 2017 came on the heels of losing his youngest brother a year earlier. Vedder said it took concerted effort to not let the double loss drag him into a really dark place.
Stern asked Neil Young if he’s still irritated about the filming of the movie at Woodstock. On stage with David Crosby, Stephen Stills, and Graham Nash, he was trying to play music and they were in the way. Apparently, no one had told him about filming ahead of time and he made his objection clear.
So, when the Woodstock movie came out, there is footage of Crosby, Stills, and Nash, but no Young. He still finds it funny that they had to smudge his name out of the introduction recording.
She’s a television personality and the other half of Wilson Philips with her sister. Their father is Brian Wilson from the Beach Boys. But when Carnie Wilson did the Howard Stern Show, he was cruelly disrespectful. She said he literally made her step on a scale and made fun of her weight on air.
The radio program secretly weighed her. The producer told her to step on a spot and then the number 233 came up. She had recently gone through surgery for her weight.
He went to The Actor’s Studio and has won accolades for acting and directing, including making the Oscar-winning movie “Silver Linings Playbook.” He and Jennifer Lawrence’s chemistry came out in that film. They work together great, but Cooper emphasized the point that the two would never be a couple.
When he visited the show, he was promoting “Burnt.” But he also got into it about voicing Rocket Racoon in “Guardians of the Galaxy.” Stern confronted him saying he heard Cooper would not do Rocket for the second “Guardians of the Galaxy,” but Cooper said that was untrue.