Howard Stern commemorated the official opening of SiriusXM Hollywood Studios this week with his first broadcast in almost 20 years from Los Angeles, and by interviewing several Hollywood stars including Jennifer Aniston, Robert Downey, Jr., Jimmy Kimmel, Adam Levine, and Arnold Schwarzenegger. The live broadcasts represented a special week of “The Howard Stern Show” recorded at SiriusXM Pandora’s Los Angeles facility.
Stern’s conversation with Aniston revealed whether a Friends reunion is in the works, and his talk with Downey, Jr. touched on his Iron Man legacy and Martin Scorsese’s criticism of Marvel movies. Maroon 5‘s Adam Levine and James Valentine also performed their new song “Memories,” a tribute to the band’s manager who recently passed away.
Subsequent shows featured interviews with Seth Rogen and Snoop Dogg, and a 75-minute interview with Demi Moore. The special week ended with Green Day performing a fully electric set in the Howard Stern Studio created for the week at SiriusXM Hollywood. The band performed two of their hits, “American Idiot” and “Wake Me Up When September Ends” plus latest single, “Father of All…” which is also the title-track from their forthcoming thirteenth studio album.
“We knew there was only one way to launch SiriusXM Hollywood. It could only have been Howard Stern,” said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. “Howard has never been bigger and brought the excitement, skill, energy, and star power to our new Los Angeles headquarters that put us instantly at the forefront of Hollywood media. Now that our official launch has been an unparalleled success, we’re looking forward to delivering more world-class entertainment across talk, comedy, and music to our 100 million SiriusXM and Pandora listeners from SiriusXM Hollywood.”
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